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Location: Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba
Capital: Kingston
Population: 2,758,124
Independence Day: 6 August 1962 (from UK)
Date Joined: 1962
Currency: Jamaican Dollar (JMD)
Total Area: 10,990 sq km
Languages: English, Creole
Head of the Government: Prime Minister Hon Andrew Holness(since 3 March 2016)
Web site: http://www.jis.gov.jm
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Prime Minister Andrew Holness Says Now Is The Time To Invest

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is encouraging investors to make Jamaica their place of choice to invest and do business, in a bid to boost the country’s economic recovery. “If you are a businessman or an investor, if you are into construction or you want to open a restaurant… now is the time to do it. If you don’t invest, then there will be a recession,” the Prime Minister said. Mr. Holness was speaking at the official opening of Island Grill’s new restaurant on King Street in downtown Kingston, on July 2.

News Source:jis.gov.jm
News Type:News Published date: 13-July-2020

'Enough is Enough': Jamaicans protest in support of George Floyd

Several hundred people stood outside the U.S. Embassy in Kingston with signs and t-shirts reading “Black Lives Matter” and “Enough is Enough,” demanding justice for Floyd as well as Jamaicans who have died at the hands of security forces. Floyd, a black American, died in Minneapolis after a white police officer knelt on his neck during an arrest. The Kingston protests were peaceful, and police mostly stood by watching as demonstrators voiced their concerns.

News Source:reuters
News Type:News Published date: 11-June-2020

Jamaica and Canada PM discuss COVID-19

Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has held talks with United Nations Secretary General, Ant?nio Guterres and Prime Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness, on the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for the developing world. A brief statement from the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada said the leaders on Wednesday reaffirmed the importance of coordinated multilateral action in responding to the health emergency and socio-economic impacts of the crisis.

News Source:jamaica-star.com
News Type:News Published date: 18-May-2020

Prime Minister Announces All-Island Curfew

In an effort to prevent community spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Government has imposed an all-island curfew, which will take place between April 1 and 8. The curfew will be imposed from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. each day for the duration of the curfew. This was announced by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, during a press conference at Jamaica House

News Source:jis.gov.jm
News Type:News Published date: 01-April-2020

Jamaica Poised to Unlock Tourism Potential in Latin America

Jamaica's Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett and a national delegation say they are optimistic about the future of tourism in the Caribbean nation

News Source:telesurtv
News Type:News Published date: 22-May-2018

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