Prime Minister Holness is defending his decision to merge the Agriculture Ministry with the Industry and Commerce portfolios.
The Agriculture portfolio has always been given a stand alone ministry, often paired with responsibility for Fisheries. When Prime Minister Holness announced Karl Samuda as Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries, it raised several eyebrows. However, Mr Holness is insistent that the decision will reap significant benefits.
Prime Minister Holness is urging persons who take business risk to continue investing in Jamaica.
He says it should be recognized by all that Jamaica is open for doing business.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness speaking last evening at the opening of EXPO 2016 at the National Arena.
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