Prime Minister Andrew Holness is advising the public that the environment portfolio is now situated within the Office of the Prime Minister, OPM.

This after Environmentalists fumed over it’s lack of mention among the 14 ministries which were announced by the Prime Minister at Kings House yesterday afternoon.

Prime Minister Holness says he has a keen interest in the environment and considers good and responsible environmental management and planning as critical to facilitating growth and sustainable development.

He says by assigning this key portfolio to his office he has taken a proactive role in environmental management and climate change mitigation efforts.

Prime Minister Holness says the portfolio’s current position will also benefit from effective planning and coordination and ensuing synergies in the land, water and housing portfolios which are also situated at OPM.