Holness to take ‘Most Hon.’ Title

JLP leader, Andrew Holness, will be sworn in as Prime Minister this afternoon in a ceremony at King’s House starting at 4.

Invited guests are asked to be seated by 3:15pm.

In accordance with the constitution, Mr. Holness will take the oath of allegiance and the oath of office of Prime Minister.

Mr. Holness will also be conferred with the Order of the Nation, the country’s second highest honour and will be referred to the Most Honourable on official occasions.

This is the second time that Mr. Holness will be sworn-in as Prime Minister.

He served briefly in that office from October 23, 2011 to January 5, 2012.

The Police have advised that while no traffic changes are contemplated for the duration of the two-hour ceremony, motorists should expect some delay in the vicinity of King’s House.

The Prime Minister-elect addressed the issue of cross party cooperation and spoke of a desire to end garrison politics, during his swearing in ceremony 5 years ago in 2011.

Mr. Holness, delivered a speech that lasted for 58 minutes.

On the afternoon of Sunday, October 23, 2011, Mr. Holness told an audience of 4,000 guests gathered on the lawns of Kings House that politicians were bound to discharge their duties and conduct themselves with responsibility.

Mr. Holness got the biggest cheer of the afternoon when he called fort an end to garrison politics.

Mr. Holness was also applauded when he issued a public invitation to then Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller to join him on a walk through a garrison section of his West Central St. Andrew constituency.

Mrs. Simpson Miller did not accept the invitation which Mr. Holness said late last year was still open.

Given the wafer thin majority that the JLP will have in this new parliament, Mr. Holness may well repeat tomorrow, a call he made during his first inauguration almost five years ago.

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