Holness was sworn into office last Thursday, one week after he led the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to a narrow 32-31 seat victory in the February 25 general election. According to JLP General Secretary Dr Horace Chang, in preparation for the appointments, the new prime minister has been having consultations with several government agencies. Chang has also suggested that the JLP administration will be seeking to reduce the number of government ministries and the Cabinet will comprise a mixture of young and experienced Members of Parliament. The Jamaican Constitution requires a minimum of 11 government ministries.
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