According to the Jamaica Gleaner, “Prime Minister Andrew Holness has ordered the suspension of the practice by ministries, departments, and agencies to prohibit persons wearing sleeveless attire from entering government buildings.”

PM Holness made a public statement on Friday August 10th, indicating that his Cabinet took note of the public concerns about women being denied access to certain facilities and government buildings because of their sleeveless clothing.

The Jamaican Prime Minister highlighted that there is no law, act or policy governing the attire of women entering government buildings. PM Holness indicated that such practices were only instituted by the government agencies on their own,

In the interim, the Prime Minister states that he has already given orders for a full review of those practices with an aim of formulating a standard government dress code policy.