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Holness sworn in as PM, takes 'The Most Honourable' title

Published:Thursday | March 3, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Andrew Holness (right) receives the instrument of appointment from Governor General Sir Patrick Allen.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness will for the first time carry the title, "The Most Honourable" after being conferred with the Order of the Nation.

In 2011, Holness did not accept the order which is automatically conferred on Prime Ministers.

But at King's House today, He was pinned with the insignia by Chief Justice Zaila McCalla.

Only minutes before that, Holness took the Oath of Office as Prime Minister.

As Holness began to take the oath, cheers went up at King's House.

Earlier, Governor General Sir Patrick Allen told Holness that he was creating history as the youngest person to be sworn in twice as Prime Minister.

"Existing and predicted economic and social challenges will require strong and decisive leadership that understand the times and what must be done," he said.