Jamaica: Prime Minister of Jamaica- Andrew Holness delivered the keynote address at Young Jamaica’s Area Council 1 Youth Forum yesterday. Young Jamaica is the constitutional youth arm of the Jamaica Labour Party.
Among the things he shared with our bright young minds is that the hallmark of any democracy is that all voices can be heard, and a consensus can be taken on the issues raised.
While encouraging the youth of the country, PM Holness stated, “Making tough decisions ought not to be based on the premise of popularity, but out of the desire to improve the quality of life of the ordinary citizen. I encourage all our young people to be the best versions of themselves.”
Earlier, PM Andrew Holness also joined numerous cyclists covering long to explore Jamaica and appreciated the Discover Jamaica Bay initiative.
He added, “I have always been impressed with seeing cyclists covering long distances to explore our beautiful island. Discover Jamaica By Bike is a different and unique initiative that has the potential to blossom into something great.”
PM Holness extended full support and endorsed this exciting activity, and recognized its value in helping to get the country back into its rhythm. He encourages more Jamaicans to engage in activities that will have a positive impact on their health and allow them to connect with our natural environment.
He also cycled to meet up with Discover Jamaica Bay at the Emancipation Park ahead of their ride from Kingston to Montego Bay as part of activities commemorating the Jamaica 60. He called, “What an exciting and gruelling journey it promises to be.”
PM Holness also shared his meeting with Christopher Saunders, Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance and Economic Development and Minister of Border Control and Labour, and Kenneth Bryan, Minister of Tourism & Transport of the Cayman Islands, at his office.
Jamaica and the Cayman Islands have long enjoyed warm and friendly relations based on our shared history and close proximity as Caribbean islands.
He added, “We recalled the historic ties between our two countries and explored strengthening partnerships between Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.”