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Thousands gather for Holness swearing-in

Published:Thursday | March 3, 2016 | 3:45 PM
Holness ... this is his second time being sworn in as Prime Minister of Jamaica.

Thousands of Jamaicans are gathering at King's House to witness the swearing-in of Andrew Michael Holness as prime minister of Jamaica.

The Gleaner has been informed that some 7,000 persons including former prime ministers, members of the diplomatic corps, members of the judiciary and scores of dignitaries have been invited.

Specially invited guests include ambassador Alvin Curling, former speaker of the House of Representatives in Ontario, Canada and Alden McLaughlin, premier of The Cayman Islands.

This is the second time that Holness is being sworn in a Prime Minister.

In 2011, he succeeded Bruce Golding and served for a brief period before his Jamaica Labour Party Administration was voted out of government.