Pence Calls Holness

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US Vice President-elect, Governor Mike Pence, today telephoned Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

Both discussed the strengthening of ties between Jamaica and the United States.

A statement this afternoon from Jamaica House says the Prime Minister congratulated Governor Pence on his administration’s election to the presidency of the United States.

Both men also discussed Jamaica’s strong relationship with the people of the US and stronger cultural links between both countries.

According to the statement, Prime Minister Holness also made reference to the strong ties between Jamaica and the United States in the areas of national security, trade and energy.

The Prime Minister also expressed an interest in strengthening relations particularly in investment.

Prime Minister Holness told the Vice President-elect that he’s optimistic about the future relationship between Jamaica and the US.

He also confirmed during the conversation Jamaica’s continuing interest in building stronger ties with the US and enhancing current partnerships for the benefit of Jamaica, the Caribbean and the world.

Jamaica House says both Governor Pence and Prime Minister Holness pledged to continue their dialogue on areas of mutual interest.

During the call, Prime Minister Holness noted Governor Pence’s strong Christian background and conveyed his best wishes to new administration.

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Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.