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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Olivia Grange, says the public sector rationalisation plan, when implemented, will result in more efficient public sector entities across the island.
“We are creating lean and efficient public sector entities and so it (public sector rationalisation plan) is a precursor to certain changes that are going to be taking place,” she said.
The Minister was speaking at the official launch of the Social Development Commission (SDC) National 20/20 Community Cricket Competition, held at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston, on July 22.
A Green Paper on the public sector rationalisation plan, which was tabled in the House of Representatives on July 20 by Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding, contains the recommendations for the restructuring of Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
Minister Grange encouraged everyone to get a copy of the document in an effort to keep abreast and informed on the changes that will be made.
“We are going to end up with the public sector being much more efficient and smaller,” she said.
Based on the recommendations in the Green Paper, some of the entities to be privatised include: Caymanas Track Limited, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Petrojam Ethanol, Font Hill Properties, Factories Corporation of Jamaica, Parish Cemeteries, and Clarendon Alumina Production Limited.
Some of the entities that could be merged include: the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission and the Jamaica Racing Commission; the University Council of Jamaica with the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica to form the Jamaica Tertiary Commission; and the Creative Production and Training Centre, which deals with cultural productions, should be subsumed under the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica (PBCJ).

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