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Finance Minister, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips Presentation for 2013/2014 Budget: “Restoring Hope, Expanding Opportunities”

DBJ to Provide $2 Billion for Micro and Small Business Sector

No New Taxes

DBJ Providing US$20 Million for ICT Expansion

Gov’t Provides $94 Billion for Welfare and Development Assistance

Government to Advance Programme to Modernise Public Financial Management

Gov’t Lowers Debt Servicing Costs

Final Negotiations Underway for Divestment of Wallenford Coffee Company

Current Account Deficit Improves

$1.1 Billion Expected from Agro Parks This Financial Year

Reversal of Low Growth Objective of Reform Agenda – Finance Minister

SLB Loan Repayments to be Deducted at Source

Government to Begin Accepting Bids for Casinos on June One

Several Tourism Properties Being Upgraded

Some Public Sector Entities to be Merged

Opposition Backs Agro Parks Project

Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Budget Presentation 2013-2014: “Fuelling Our Own Growth”

Thousands of Students to be Provided with Tablets

Gov’t to Accept Bids for 115 MW Projects in June

Energy Efficiency Project Drives Down Consumption at Jamaica House

Gov’t to Keep Stake in Clarendon Alumina Partners

Local Companies Urged to Bid for Contracts Under Energy Efficiency Project

ALPART to Resume Operations Early 2016

OUR to Recommend Preferred Bidder for Power Plant in 30 Days

PETCOM to be Divested

Rural Electrification Programme to be Renamed

Gov’t to Start Granting Electric Power Wheeling Licences July

E-Government Initiative Moving Ahead

More Energy Saving Devices Duty Free

Prime Minister’s 2013-14 Budget Presentation ‘JAMAICA: Going for Growth and Development – Unleashing Our Potential’

31,000 Public Sector Mortgagors to Benefit from NHT Refunds

Government to Restart Inner City Renewal Programme

CISOCA to be Relocated to Make Way for Housing

UDC Being Repositioned

Cheaper Energy Urgent Imperative of Growth Agenda – PM

Task Force to Coordinate Rural Development Strategies

Four Major Crime Fighting Bills for Parliament This Year

UWI Principal to Lead Logistics Hub Coordinating Team

Logistics Hub a Central Plank in Growth Strategy – PM

Jamaicans at Centre of Transformation Process – PM

Commission for Creative Industries to be Established

$10.6 Million for Micro-Enterprises in NHT Schemes

250 Acres of Land Identified for Public Sector Housing

Gov’t to Boost Provisions for Most Vulnerable

CHEC to Invest US$1.5 Billion in Transshipment Port

Closing Budget Debate Presentation by Minister of Finance, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips

IMF Approves EFF for Jamaica

Gov’t Delivers on Housing Promises

Clarendon Alumina Partners No Cost on Budget – Finance Minister

PM Outlines Strides Made by Government

Government Spends $344 Million on Sports

$360 Million Provided for Energy Efficiency Projects

Finance Minister Calls for Opposition Input on Public Sector Transformation

Gov’t Ready to Accept Proposals for Integrated Resorts

Gov’t Will Not Tax Basic Foods – Dr. Phillips

NDX Saves Gov’t $17 Billion in Payments Per Year on Domestic Bonds

Opening of Sectoral Debate Parliamentary Year 2013/2014

37,000 Persons Benefit from JEEP

CHEC to Invest US$1.5 Billion in Port and Other Facilities

Local Contractors to Benefit from MIDP

Land Transportation Authority to be Established

Contribution to the Annual Sectoral Debate by Mr. Andre Hylton, MP

Budget Presentation 2013 Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon. Roger Clarke, MP

Contribution to the Annual Sectoral Debate by Raymond Pryce, MP

Agriculture Minister Outlines Initiatives to Improve Service to the Sector

Agriculture Ministry to Join with Tertiary Institutions on Research Project

Work to Begin on Ferry to Linstead Highway in September

Gov’t to Work with Pan-Caribbean to Increase Sugar Production

Fish Sanctuaries Working

Significant Production Activity Under Agro Park Project

Inspection of Retail Outlets to be Increased to Tackle Praedial Larceny

Fisheries Bill for Parliament this Fiscal Year