My Jamaican heritage got me where I am. It means a tremendous amount to me, someone who was born in the hills of Hanover, to be in this place where the government of Jamaica sees fit to honor my service to the diaspora and to Jamaica.
Holness, a real estate broker by profession, began his political career as a Commissioner for the city of Lauderhill. He later served as Lauderhill vice-mayor and then Mayor of Broward County in 2019. Throughout his career, Holness has consistently promoted brand Jamaica by leading missions to the island and by working with the Jamaica Promotions Corporation to open investment avenues for Jamaican-Americans, among other initiatives.