Contributions to the Jamaica Hurricane Relief Fund


Jamaica House has released the names of private sector companies that have pledged contributions to the Jamaica Hurricane Relief Fund established by Prime Minister P.J. Patterson to deal with the recovery following hurricane Ivan.
The pledges were made at a special meeting convened by the Prime Minister with private sector leaders at Jamaica House on Tuesday, September 13, 2004.

COMPANIES

CONTRIBUTIONS

Digicel

$200M + Resources “in kind”.

BNS
(Parent)
US$250K
(15.5M) – Primary schools in Clarendon, Westmoreland,
St. Elizabeth, and in particular Cave Valley, St. Ann

BNS
(Jamaica)

J$300M to Development Bank of Jamaica @ 9-1/2% for farmers
for 7 years

NCB

$100M matching $150M loan facility four percentage points
above “low-base” rate

$200M facility to staff (up to $100K) for each at 5% for
four years.

Grace
Kennedy

Participating through Jamaica Chamber of Commerce in respect
of food items as needed to supply in collaboration with
Western Union

Supreme
Ventures

$5M to Red Cross and $5M ODPEM

Air
Jamaica

A-340 aircraft brought in relief supplies in co-ordination
with US relief agencies

Sandals

US$100,00

Cigarette
Company of Jamaica

US$100,000 “plus international connections”
to offer Agricultural experts in October

Caricom
Freight (Miami)
Will
offer free freight from Miami

Jamaica
Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce
Have
opened fund

Jamaica/US
Chamber of Commerce

Have opened fund

Jamaica
Money Market Brokers

$5M for relief $5M for reconstruction

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