Category: Jamaica Created on Wednesday, 19 October 2011 07:29
On Sunday October 23, Prime Minister Bruce Golding will officially resign his post as Prime Minister of Jamaica. His resignation will clear the way for a new leader, the Hon. Andrew Holness, to be sworn in by the Governor-General, starting at 4:00PM on the same day at Kings House in Jamaica.
Prime Minister Golding held his last Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, October 18, during which he thanked his Ministers for their support during the tenure of his leadership. He also mentioned the important reforms yet to take place and urged his colleagues to follow through on the plans that are already in the making. According to the Prime Minister, much remains to be done to push forward the pace of economic recovery so as to help reduce the critical social dilemmas that Jamaica faces.
Andrew Holness will be assuming the role of Prime Minister as the youngest ever head of government in Jamaica.
In preparation for the task ahead, he has made assurances towards fighting crime and corruption and improving efficiency. Additionally, he has mentioned that Jamaica will meet all of its requirements to its international partners.
Reports from many of Jamaica's political analysts are generally agreed that the selection of Andrew Holness as the new Prime Minister will give the JLP a good fighting chance for the next general elections in Jamaica.
Prime Minister Golding, in an earlier statement, since the announcement of his pending resignation, blamed the controversy surrounding the extradition request from the United States for Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, as one of the main reasons for his decision to step down.
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