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Bush Fire Project Allocated $19 Million

The Government has allocated $19.5 million to a project that will enhance Jamaica’s resilience to bush fire hazards and reduce their negative impact on economic activities and livelihoods, infrastructure, human welfare and life. The allocation for the project, titled ‘Developing … Continued


Health Systems Being Strengthened

The Government has allocated $29.72 million towards the strengthening of health systems in Jamaica. This is outlined in the 2017-18 Estimates of Expenditure now before the House of Representatives. The specific objective is the crafting of a comprehensive 10-year Strategic … Continued


Support for EU Market Project

The Government has allocated $17 million for the completion of a project to facilitate increased production and more diversified exports of agricultural and agro-processed products to the European Union market. The allocation to the European Development Fund (EDF) Economic Partnership … Continued


Postal System to be Improved

The Government will spend $46.6 million to upgrade the country’s international postal system in the 2017-18 fiscal year. Funding for this initiative will be provided by the Universal Postal Union, an international organisation which helps to ensure a universal network … Continued

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