Prime Minister Holness sells Jamaica to investors

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is appealing to regional and international investors to bring their capital to Jamaica.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness

Speaking on the opening day of the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations (CHICOS) Summit at Secrets Wild Orchard and St James Resorts in Montego Bay on Thursday (Nov 14), Holness said that the current business climate in Jamaica makes it the best choice for businesses.

Among the factors he noted are the ease of doing business and being a model for public-private partnership (PPP) investment, which has resulted in Jamaica being ranked second in the 2019 Infrascope PPP Programme Index for Latin America and the Caribbean.

“We know that we live in a global economy and we strive to be recognised not only as the best in the Caribbean but as the best in the world.”

— Prime Minister Andrew Holness

Holness also highlighted the foreign direct investments of US$196 million and the creations of 29,900 news jobs in the fiscal year 2018/2019 as reasons for Jamaica being a choice destination for investors.

He said, “Jamaica’s achievements are being recognised on the world stage. We know that we live in a global economy and we strive to be recognised not only as the best in the Caribbean but as the best in the world.”