JIS News

Cabinet has approved a contract in the amount of $21.94 million to fence the outer perimeter of the Bellevue Hospital in East Kingston.
Making the announcement at yesterday’s (Jan. 15) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, Information and Development Minister, Donald Buchanan said the contract, which has been awarded to Fencing Associates Limited, was being financed by the National Health Fund (NHF).
He pointed out that the work would involve the construction of 725 metres of fencing. This project is to be completed over a period of 20 weeks.
In addition, Mr. Buchanan informed that students at the Maude McLeod High School in Westmoreland would shortly be enjoying more spacious facilities with the approval of a $27.10 million contract to undertake extension work at that institution.
The contractor, Donaldson’s Engineering Limited, is to construct six and one half classrooms atop an existing two-storey building on the premises.
“Maude McLeod is one of those high schools which came up through the secondary school system and which has been doing extremely well in terms of the quality of the students coming through that system, and therefore the government, on the request of that school fraternity, has made this investment in the future of that school,” the Minister said.