Jamaicans are considered among the coolest people on Earth, and many citizens, especially those traversing social media spaces, see Prime Minister Andrew Holness as our savviest leader in recent times.
Holness, the island’s eighth prime minister, continues to run one of the most engaging platforms on social media – with many drawing comparisons to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and former US President Barack Obama.
From the young to the young-at-heart, just about everywhere our PM makes an appearance, his seemingly calm and endearing aura is infectious.
As a man who understands the power of social media and digital engagement, Holness largely owes his shock 2016 general election win to his outstanding presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
He straddles a delicate balance between being Jamaica’s ‘everyman’ and leader of Government – in a way that demands your attention and provokes your thoughts.
But does Holness’ ‘cool factor’ really hold up?
It turns out that there are few holes in this plot, as time and time again, Holness and his team have evolved and adapted to capitalise on the use of social media and its impact on Jamaicans.
Rolling back the clock, BUZZ has delved deep into Holness’ timeline to share some of his ‘coolest’ moments since 2015.
Check out our gallery below.
Just a little extra BUZZ, here’s a sitdown between Andrew Holness and dancehall artiste Popcaan. The pair were on hand for the historic groundbreaking ceremony in St Thomas in June. See video below.
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