Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica is positioned to become regional leader in coding.

Prime Minister Holness says the government is investing in a new industry.

He explained that this new industry will not fail.

More in this report from Hykel Nunes.

Speaking at the launch of Amber/HEART NSTA Coding Academy this morning, Prime Minister Holness said Jamaica will invest heavily in coding.

He noted that the country can become regional leaders.

Prime Minister Holness says the island will benefit from creating a new industry.

He adds that an additional source of income is a good thing.

Meanwhile the Prime Minister says attempts to introduce a new industry has previously failed.

But he says the country is better positioned for success at this time.