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Kingston, March 11, 2020 – The Houses of Parliament wishes to inform the public that all tours of the parliament by schools and other groups have been suspended until further notice.  The public will be advised when these resume.  The suspension is a precautionary measure in light of Jamaica’s first confirmed case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and in adherence to guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Wellness regarding public gatherings.

Teachers and students are being encouraged to download resources for students from the Parliament’s website, www.japarliament.gov.jm, and follow Parliamentary proceedings through the following media:

·     Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica cable channel

·     PBC Jamaica Facebook page and YouTube channel

·     Jamaica Information Service website

The Houses of Parliament urges members of the public to take the necessary precautions and follow the guidelines posted by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.


Contact:          Tashana Sewell Alcock 
Public Relations Officer – Houses of Parliament 
Tel:  (876) 922-0200 Ext. 304 (Office) / (876) 564-7754 (Mobile) 

Please be advised that the opening of the Budget Debate will be on, TuesdayMarch 102020 at 2 p.m. at Gordon House. 


Please see attached schedule below:

Download this file (Budget Debate 2020 Schedule.pdf)Budget Debate 2020 Schedule.pdf