Andrew Holness

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Andrew Holness

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9th Prime Minister of Jamaica
Assumed office
3 March 2016
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralPatrick Allen
Preceded byPortia Simpson-Miller
In office
23 October 2011 – 5 January 2012
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralPatrick Allen
Preceded byBruce Golding
Succeeded byPortia Simpson-Miller
Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party
Assumed office
20 November 2011
Preceded byBruce Golding
Minister of Education
In office
11 September 2007 – 1 January 2012
Prime MinisterBruce Golding
Himself
Preceded byMaxine Henry-Wilson
Succeeded byRonald Thwaites
Personal details
Born
Andrew Michael Holness

(1972-07-22) 22 July 1972 (age 47)
Spanish Town, Jamaica
Political partyJamaica Labour Party
Spouse(s)
Juliet Holness (m. 1997)
Children2
Alma materUniversity of the West Indies

Andrew Michael Holness, ON, MP (born 22 July 1972) is a Jamaican politician.[1] He is the 9th and current Prime Minister of Jamaica since 3 March 2016.[2] Holness served as Prime Minister from October 2011 to January 5, 2012 until his defeat in the 2011 elections.

Holness is the youngest person to have become Prime Minister in Jamaica's history. He is also the first Prime Minister to have been born after Jamaica gained independence in 1962.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Andrew Michael Holness - Jamaica Information Service". Jamaica Information Service. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  2. Holness Sworn In As PM, Takes 'The Most Honourable' Title. 3 March 2016. Accessed 3 March 2016.
  3. Robinson, Claude (23 October 2011). "When Andrew Holness becomes prime minister today". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 2011-12-04.