Abolition of Slavery: Jamaican Prime Minister, Chief Guest for 183rd Anniversary

The Ministry of Arts and Culture would organise a series of activities to mark the 183rd Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery in Mauritius, commemorated on 1st February. In the context of the celebrations, the Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Andrew Michael Holness, ON, MP, will be the Chief Guest.

Mr Holness became Jamaica’s ninth Prime Minister in 2016. He is a holder of a Master of Science in Development Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Management Studies from the University of the West Indies.

Prime Minister Holness has pledged to build partnerships with the private sector, the civil society, the Diaspora, and International Partners in order to achieve the vision of shared prosperity for all Jamaicans through inclusive economic growth and meaningful job creation.

Prior to assuming the responsibility of leading the nation, Mr Holness has worked at various levels of the political and governance systems. He has focused on several key areas comprising: social welfare, community development, housing and education.

Prime Minister Holness has also brought national attention to literacy and has instituted several programmes to place Jamaica on the path to universal literacy at the primary level.

Source: Government of Mauritius