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Holness speaks with Bloomberg on Blue Mountain Coffee, Jamaican economy today

Gavin Riley

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness addresses a United Nations (UN) High-Level virtual event entitled “Jobs and Social Protection for Poverty Eradication and a Sustainable Recovery,” on September 28. (Photo: Yhomo Hutchinson, Jamaica Information Service)

Prime Minister Andrew Holness will be a special guest on US publication Bloomberg News on Friday (January 14), using the invitation to speak on Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee as well as efforts to put the local economy back on track. 

According to a statement from the Consulate General of Jamaica in New York City, the interview will be broadcast at 2:50 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). 

“The prime minister will use the opportunity to celebrate the fourth anniversary of Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee (JBMC) Day, an occasion which is observed annually on January 9 since 2019. The celebration [highlights] the significance of JBMC to the Jamaican economy, its people and the country’s relations with Japan, the USA and [wider] international community,” the Consulate General of Jamaica in New York City said.

The Consul General’s office, which finalised arrangements for the interview, also indicated that Holness would further speak on the economy, climate change and the rebound of tourism in Jamaica. 

“We are profoundly grateful to Bloomberg for facilitating this annual, important tradition, as we seek to spotlight the legendary flavour of Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee at the highest level,” said Consul General Alsion Wilson. 

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