Nationwide News understands that Prime Minister-elect Andrew Holness is set to be sworn in at 4pm on Thursday at Kings House.

Mr. Holness is set to be inaugurated as the ninth person to hold the office of Prime Minister. Thursday will mark the second time Mr. Holness will take the oath as Prime Minister.

He was previously sworn in to that office in front of 4,000 guests on Sunday, October 23, 2011, following the resignation of Bruce Golding.

Nationwide News understands that several guests who are travelling from overseas, may miss the ceremony, due to the tight timeline.

Meanwhile the Chinese Ambassador, Niu Qingbao paid a surprise courtesy call on Mr. Holness today at his West Kings House road office.

Several pictures of the pair were shared on Facebook this morning.

It’s understood that Ambassador Niu came calling at a time when Mr. Holness’ staff were busy packing to relocate to Jamaica House later this week.