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.