Andrew Holness ‘sworn-in’ as Jamaica’s new Prime Minister

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Andrew Michael Holness, a Seventh Day Adventist by faith, was “sworn-in”  by affirmation on Sunday as the Jamaica’s ninth Prime Minister.

In a ceremony at King’s House on Sunday afternoon, the new prime minister did not swear on the bible as is the custom because of his faith. Rather, as is allowed under the constitution,  Holness ‘declared and affirmed” due allegiance to Jamaica and his intention to carry out his duties as Prime Minister of Jamaica.

He takes over from Bruce Golding who handed in his resignation to the Governor General earlier Sunday afternoon. Holness 39, is the youngest Prime Minister of Jamaica.

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11 Comments

  1. spring
    October 24, 2011

    A 39 year old man is a matured man indeed. Stop using skeritt as a benchmark for youth. skeritt is no younger a spring chicken

  2. So it be
    October 24, 2011

    Well now Skerrit is NOT the youngest Prime Minister in the Caribbean. Holness is just a few days younger.

    • Fairplay
      October 24, 2011

      He was the youngest in the world when he was first sworn in.

  3. justice to be served
    October 24, 2011

    Well done, let no man dispise thy youth.

  4. Sum Fing Not Wong
    October 24, 2011

    I noticed that the DNO excerpt focusses more on the young man’s faith than any other thing. Is Mr. Andrew a former believer?

    • EH??
      October 24, 2011

      What are you talking about?

      The man is a SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST!!

      • Justice and Truth
        October 24, 2011

        @ EH??

        He could have changed his religion. This is not impossible in this day and age of the Great Apostasy and sadly so.

  5. OH DEAR
    October 24, 2011

    another to young to be prime minister…

  6. just HAPPY
    October 24, 2011

    IF I WAS MR.HOLMS,I WOULD CHANGE WORK WEEK TO START ON SUNDAY. ALL GOVERMENT WORKERS SHOULD START THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK ON SUNDAY.ITS TIME FOR A CHANGE

    • Justice and Truth
      October 24, 2011

      @ just HAPPY

      What are you happy about? Some people will be laughing their way to Hell.
      There is a reason why the first day of the week commences on Sunday which makes good sense.
      The first day of the week on the Calendar of the western world, comprises of predominantly Christian countries commences on Sunday.
      After Our Lord Jesus Christ was resurrected He appeared to the disciples on Sunday. This is why the First established Christian Church, namely the Catholic Church, formed 2000 years ago worships on Sundays.
      Keep in mind Pentecost Sunday when Our Lord appeared to the disciples and they spoke in tongues. He sent His Advocate, His Holy Spirit to them on that day.
      You must read and study Holy Scriptures to know the truth as you practice the Christian faith. Otherwise you will always be in doubt and denial and will fail in this respect. Pray to God for moral and spiritual enlightenment which you appear to be badly in need of.

    • Justice and Truth
      October 24, 2011

      @ just Happy

      It also includes Easter Sunday.

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