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Hon. Andrew Holness  Prime Minister of Jamaica • Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party • Member Of Parliament for West Central St.Andrew

Stay tuned to my Twitter and Facebook pages for a live stream of this afternoon's OPM Live London Edition.

Juliet and I had the great honour of meeting with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the Commonwealth Heads State Dinner last night hosted at Buckingham Palace. It was truly a rewarding experience for us and we are grateful to the Royal staff who made us feel welcome.

More than 500 young participants in the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) programme are to graduate by the end of June.

Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on April 18, National Coordinator of the HOPE programme, Lt. Col. Martin Rickman, said the participants will receive certificates for having successfully completed their training and apprenticeship by the end of the second quarter of this year. “The initial training, which is referred to as core skills training, includes a values and attitudes component, followed by a basic skills training component, after which they serve as an apprentice and are paid a stipend,” said Lt. Col. Rickman. - JIS

My wife @JulietHolness and I heading to the Commonwealth Heads, State dinner with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

We will be live streaming tomorrow's (Friday, April 20) Town Hall which begins at 1:00pm Jamaica time. I look forward to having you all join me for the discussions.

‪Press Release: No State Will Be Left Behind – PM Holness‬
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It was an honour to share the stage with a visionary and innovator Mr. Bill Gates @ThisisBillGates, co founder of Microsoft and philanthropist. We both spoke on the same panel at the Joint Forum in London on the topic "Towards a Common Future". I want to congratulate him on the work he is doing through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to eradicate malaria across the world.

Here are highlights from this morning's Formal Opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government at Buckingham Palace.

Climate change is a real issue across the world but particularly for small states like Jamaica.

Regrettably, several world leaders have been engaged in more talk than substance especially regarding funding on this matter.

Earlier this week I joined Rt. Hon. Theresa May, Prime Minister of the UK and Bill Gates co founder of Microsoft and philanthropist on a panel discussion examining "Prosperity and Sustainability" ahead of the start of the Commonwealth Summit in London.

I put squarely on the table that funding for resilience, adaptation and mitigation must be treated as strategic investment and not aid.

As a Commonwealth we struggle with big complex issues such as migration and climate change among others.

It is important that we gather around common bonds as we contemplate a common future - one that is fairer, more secure, more sustainable and ultimately more prosperous.

I was pleased to see the Jamaican contingent at the Commonwealth Summit in London. About 20 young people from various groups and universities, in Jamaica, are in London participating in the Commonwealth Youth Forum which is taking place ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting this week.

This morning, Rt. Hon Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and I held very useful discussions on trade, migration, climate change, trained skilled personnel and investment in the Commonwealth including Jamaica.

I was delighted to have met with His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Prince of Wales at Clarence House in London today. We had very engaging discussions on issues such as the environment, the blue economy, infrastructure, youth and community development infrastructure.

His Royal Highness also spoke on the Rose Town Foundation which he started on his last visit to Jamaica in 2008. The Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for residents of Rose Town. Prince Charles and I also exchanged thoughts on how to address the issue of waste to energy and to deal with the use of plastics in our societies.

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