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Cabinet approved a contract to Madden’s Funeral Home for the provision of funeral home/morgue services, specifically for the storage of bodies.

Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, made the disclosure at on (February 23) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.

He said that the contract is for one year starting November 1, 2010 and ending October 31, 2011, at a proposed rate of $875 per body, per day.

Minister Vaz said that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is also seeking to formalise arrangements with qualified funeral homes/morgues island-wide.

In the meantime, Cabinet approved two variations to the contract with the Kinley Construction Group for the relocation of the fuel hydrant system at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA).

He said that the variations, which total US$336,930, will cover the replacement of paint markings on the airport apron, and the placing of new markings at the parking gates. In addition, two eight-inch diameter gate valves will be installed to allow for lock-off of the pipe that conveys fuels to the hydrants on the apron.

Cabinet also approved a contract to Taylor DeJongh for a sum of US$631,600 to provide financial advisory services to the Cabinet Office for the Liquefied Natural Gas Project.

A financial consultant will be contracted to provide “timely and technically sound analyses of the financial and economic environment in relation to project development, ownership, execution, and operation. Equally important related outputs are reports on the fluency of the project and potential delays,” Minister Vaz said.

The contract was recommended by the National Contracts Commission and the Infrastructure Subcommittee.

 

CONTACT: CHRIS PATTERSON