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AUDIO: Jamaicans list issues they want Holness to address

Published:Thursday | March 3, 2016 | 3:08 PM
Holness is to be sworn in for the second time in five years as Jamaica’s Prime Minister at a ceremony at King’s House starting at 4 o’clock this afternoon.

Jamaica Labour Party leader Andrew Holness is just hours away from being sworn in as the country's next Prime Minister.

Holness is to be sworn in for the second time in five years as Jamaica’s Prime Minister at a ceremony at King’s House starting at 4 o’clock this afternoon.

Jamaicans have created a long list of issues they say they want him to address in his inaugural address. 

These are the views of some Jamaicans in Kingston. 

 

Views of some Jamaicans in Kingston.

Jamaica House yesterday said Holness would take the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of Office of Prime Minister after which he would receive the Instrument of Appointment to office from the governor general.

Four former prime ministers of Jamaica have been invited to attend.

They are Edward Seaga, who played a pivotal role in Holness’ political career; Bruce Golding; P.J. Patterson; and Holness’ immediate predecessor, Portia Simpson Miller.

Members of the diplomatic corps, the judiciary and other government officials are expected to be in attendance.