The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, PC, MP, Prime Minister.
Office of the Prime Minister,
Dear Prime Minister,
As a personal friend and as the Speaker of the House of Parliament and on behalf of the Representatives, it gives me great pride and distinct pleasure to learn of your installment by the Queen to the Privy Council.
It was commendable to have read that Her Majesty The Queen has been graciously pleased to approve that you be appointed a member of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council. Undoubtedly, this sends a strong and convincing message that the evidence is clear of the caliber and erudite mind which the Privy Council seeks and will rely on for your guidance and advice.
Obviously, you are a stalwart and a nation builder who will be able to analyse, distil and deliberate on difficult issues which the Committee may face and make cogent and rational decisions for the better good of governance. It is worthy to mention that it has been an inordinate and protracted time since a Prime Minister of the Caribbean has been appointed.
It’s a magnanimous and significant achievement as you are now deemed an active member and participant of the body of officials and dignitaries chosen by the British monarch as an advisory council to the Crown. Your influence and decisions will be far reaching and has international impact and global effect. I am confident you will serve judiciously and fairly.
As the Prime Minister of Jamaica and as the representative of your people, you are highly respected and sought after in the Caribbean Region, the wider diaspora and the throughout the Commonwealth. To that end, this appointment is a clear indication of your value and contribution to society and influencing authorities to govern various jurisdictions. Your decision will be authoritative and mandatory within the Commonwealth and binding in other jurisdictions.
With your astute and reasonable mind, you will serve in that capacity profoundly with distinction. We are confident that as a noble and honourable leader you will represent the Caribbean region and the diaspora most admirably.
Hon. Dr. W. McKeeva Bush, OBE, JP, Hon. MSc, MP Speaker of the House