Cabinet Approves Funding for Labour Day Activities


Cabinet has approved $4 million to fund Labour Day activities, which will be observed on Thursday, May 23, under the theme: ‘Lend a Hand…Build Our Land’.

Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, made the announcement on Wednesday, May 15, at the weekly Jamaica House press briefing.

Projects will focus on children’s homes, day care centres, and basic schools. The national project is the St. Mary Infirmary, in Port Maria.

Meanwhile, Cabinet approved a contract of $84.1 million to Modern Investigation and Security Company Limited to provide security services at the Bellevue Hospital in Kingston for three years.

Minister Falconer noted that in approving the contract, Cabinet had raised concerns about the treatment of workers by companies that provide security services, and therefore mandated that measures be implemented to ensure that companies are compliant with the relevant regulations, before being awarded government contracts.

Cabinet also approved a contract of $46.6 million to Industrial Gases Limited to supply medical gases to the Western Regional Health Authority for 12 months.

The facilities which will benefit are Noel Holmes, Falmouth, Savanna-la- Mar, and Cornwall Regional Hospitals.

Senator Falconer said based on Cabinet instructions to the Ministry of Health, a Task Force has been established to prepare a framework document for the supply of medical gases to the public sector.

Contact: Alphea Saunders

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