Saturday 19 September, 2020

WATCH: Holness goes to churches out west with messages of hope, advice

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (File photo)

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (File photo)

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is expressing confidence that the Jamaican economy will bounce back and become even stronger from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic like the Mount Carey Baptist Church which was razed by fire in 2010.

"We are in uncertain times, going through a crisis of unprecedented magnitude, a crisis that has had global impact and has taken many lives. We have not been spared, but as a people who believe in God, and by the grace of God we know that Jamaica will recover stronger," Holness said.

He argued that if the nation unites and put its collective faith in God, this will be accomplished.

"We are a resilient people and through our own works and with strong faith in God I am sure that if we remain unified as a people and we stay together, and we set aside divisiveness, and we set aside petty differences and we focus on that critical pathway to recovery, then we will achieve the new Jamaica that we have always desired. We can recover and this church is a symbol of recovery," the prime minister remarked.

He was bringing greetings at Mount Carey Baptist Church in St James on Sunday morning.

A day earlier he had more strident words for the church community in relation to flouting of the Disaster Risk Management Act in respect of the established safety protocols in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of his address on that matter is carried in the video below.

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