KINGSTON, Jamaica — In his inaugural address, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said his vision is to make Jamaica the centre of the Caribbean.
Speaking after being appointed Thursday by Governor-general Sir Patrick Allen on the lawns of King’s House in St Andrew, and taking the title ‘The Most Honourable’ after being conferred with the Order of the Nation, Holness said geographically Jamaica is the centre of the Caribbean.
However, the prime minister’s vision is to “truly make Jamaica the centre of the Caribbean” — a centre for finance, trade and commerce, arts, culture and lifestyles, among several other areas.
The new prime minister said this can be achieved “in our lifetime”.
My dream is to fulfil your dream. We must create a Jamaica where there is hope and opportunity, where we can encourage our children to dream big…” Holness said.
Prime Minister Holness insisted that Jamaicans must start now as it is a “time for partnership, time for action”.