The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is to form the next government after defeating the People's National Party (PNP) in Thursday's general election. After being booted from power in 2011, the JLP, led by Andrew Holness won 33 seats to the PNP's 30.
Holness also outlined some of the other plans of the incoming administration.
"We will also address the water problem, we will address your housing problems, we will address your education problems and we will fix your health care problems. We know it is not an easy task because we have to do all of this while balancing the fiscal accounts of the nation."
PNP leader commends JLP
Out going Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, in her concession speech, acknowledged the JLP's victory but said her party was awaiting the recount of ballots.
"Do not be angry. What happened happened, You must always know that we, the leaders, are here. The other side won. We must send strong persons at every constituency recount when they go through the ballots. Who we send are persons who must pay attention to everything, every detail; leave nothing to chance," she told supporters.
And PNP has warned that it intends to hold the JLP to the commitments it made on the campaign trail.
"The doubling of the minimum wage, we know all the things that were promised. The People's National Party and the Jamaican people is (sic) going to hold them to those promises," said PNP General Secretary, Paul Burke.