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Published:Tuesday | April 12, 2016 | 4:37 PM
Holness: There are some that have said that we have heightened the expectations of the population. But I go for challenges; I go for difficult problems ...

Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Prime Minister Andrew Holness took back his prosperity message to the people of St James on Tuesday night, telling them that his government will not disappoint them in delivering on the promises made in election campaign.

Holness, speaking at a town hall meeting at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre  reiterated his stance that Jamaica will be a serious player on the world stage.

"There are some that have said that we have heightened the expectations of the population. But I go for challenges; I go for difficult problems," Holness said.

"We must be able to say that we took on the difficult things, bold in our approach and we not only survived but we transformed and changed Jamaica for the better," the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister said he was against the politics of poverty, adding that the government has already changed the mindset of the people.

According to him, everyone is now expecting news on the $1.5 million income tax break and it will be delivered.

"We know the expectations are there ....We have no intention to disappoint. We intend to deliver on what we have committed to in the elections," he said.

"Any expectation of prosperity is not just with those who have suffered in poverty, but is also with those who have invested and want to be assured that their investments will be secured," said Mr Holness.