Jamaica’s new Prime Minister Andrew Holness sworn in

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, during Thursday's swearing in ceremony. Photo credit- jis.gov.jm

Andrew Holness appointed Prime Minister of Jamaica

On Thursday, Andrew Holness was sworn in as Prime Minister of Jamaica for a second time in his political career at King’s House.

A former education minister, he has promised to create jobs, boost the economy and improve education and healthcare.

Prime Minister Holness took the oath of allegiance and the oath of office moments ago on the lawns of King’s House in St Andrew, in marking his appointment of Prime Minister.

 Prime Minister Andrew Holness, during  Thursday's swearing in ceremony. Photo credit- jis.gov.jm
Prime Minister Andrew Holness, during Thursday’s swearing in ceremony. Photo credit- jis.gov.jm

Governor General Patrick Allen, in his address, had declared Office of Prime Minister as vacant as Holness took the oath to cheers from the large crowd gathered at King’s House.

Holness becomes the country’s ninth Prime Minister and the youngest-ever to take the helm of government for a second time.

Outgoing Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is among the thousands who have amassed to witness Holness’ appointment as Jamaica’s next Prime Minister.

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