Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness Monday began his second consecutive term after winning a landslide victory in the general election held on September 3rd.

The Labour Party (JLP), which Holness represents, won the election with 57.1 percent of the votes and 49 seats in parliament, followed by the People’s National Party (PNP) with 37 percent of the votes and 14 seats.

Holness assured that his administration will focus on growing the economy, creating a significant number of jobs, and reducing foreign debt.

He pointed out that the private sector’s investment in the local economy will be fundamental and added that the new government’s role will be to ensure the enforcement of law and transparency in public projects.

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