Holness sends birthday greetings to Mike Henry after early gift

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, hopped on to Instagram (IG) early Thursday morning, June 19, to send birthday greetings to fellow politician Mike Henry.

The birthday big-up comes just a day after Holness announced he was promoting Henry to the role of minister.

Henry replaces Shahine Robinson, who recently passed away, as Minister of Labour and Social Security.

“Please join me in wishing the Hon. Mike Henry “Jah Mike” a happy birthday,” said Holness bright and early on IG as he shared a photo of a youthful-looking Henry. 

Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness

“Today, June 18, 2020, the Hon. Mike Henry will be appointed Minister of Labour and Social Security. Congratulations Minister,”added Holness.

Prior to Henry’s appointment, he had been a staple in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), as Minister without Portfolio in the Transport and Works and Mining portfolio.

Henry, 85, has been a sitting member of the house since 1980. 

The PM also yesterday appointed Karl Samuda as Minister of Education.