Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging Jamaicans to consider environmental issues when deciding where to settle.

Speaking during a tour of eastern Jamaica in the aftermath of the recent weather system, the prime minister says people are settling in dangerous areas.

While the system failed to develop into a full-fledged storm, it still brought with it significant rainfall when it passed over the island last week.

This resulted in flooding and land slides across the country.

The prime minister is reminding Jamaicans that similar weather events will be more frequent.

He says this must inform how the country approaches construction.

Meanwhile, Mr. Holness says the government must also do its part in enforcing proper settlement and construction.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

He was speaking after a recent tour of areas affected by inclement weather.