P.M. asks Jamaican Diaspora to Help Build New Parliament

Jamaica will be approaching members of the country’s diaspora for contributions needed to construct a new Parliament building in the capital Kingston. 

Holness headAccording to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, the new building, to be constructed at National Heroes Circle, soliciting support from overseas Jamaicans would incorporate them in the nation building process.

"When we think about Jamaica now, we must think about Jamaicans living everywhere,” Holness said last month.

“We have to find a way to finance it (new Parliament building) and I believe that is a way in which we could incorporate the diaspora.”

The designer of the new building will be selected from a competition. The prime minister believes it will inspire “national pride among the architects.”

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