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CPI 2020: Jamaica Still Lagging, Let’s Get Moving!

Opening Statement on Corruption Perceptions Index 2020

The Most Hon. Andrew Holness Swearing-in Speech for Four Ministers Sworn into the Cabinet of Jamaica

Ministers are Servants, is a theme I would like to stress today. You are appointed to serve, it is a selfless task and everyday you give of yourself. It can also be a thankless task but that should not deter you from service. Excellency, I have had the opportunity to serve with the four Ministers who have been appointed today, and like the others who will be appointed shortly, I know that every day, they give of themselves, and I am satisfied and I am indeed, honoured and privileged to have served with them. And I make the recommendation to…

The Most Hon Andrew Holness Swearing in Speech September 7, 2020

September 7, 2020
Your Excellencies the Governor General, the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen, Dr. Floyd Morris Representing the Leader of the Opposition, Sir Kenneth Hall Former Governor General, Mr. Bruce Golding former Prime Minister, Honourable Chief Justice, my fellow Jamaicans good afternoon. There is no certain of victory, so we must work diligently on the people’s behalf, and place our faith in God, that He would reward our efforts according to his Judgement and Grace.  So, I say to God be the glory. For all that we have achieved and all we ever hope to achieve, we give God thanks. In 2016 you,…


January 30, 2020
2020-01-30 Presentation to Portland Lay Magistrates Association - January 30 2020

Opening Statement on Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2019

January 23, 2020
Before looking at Jamaica’s Corruption Perception Index score and rank for 2019 allow me to say a few words about the CPI itself. The Corruption Perception Index draws on and is a composite of thirteen data sources from twelve independent institutions specialising in governance and business climate analysis. For a country to be included in the CPI in any year, at least three of these independent institutions shall have had to provide a score over the previous two years for that particular country. In Jamaica’s case seven of the thirteen institutions provided a score on the basis of which the…

2019-10-10 Presentation by ED at EU Launch – Terra Nova Hotel

2019-10-10 Presentation by ED at EU Launch - Terra Nova Hotel