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In advising that there will be no post-Cabinet Press Briefing this week, the Honourable Olivia “Babsy” Grange, Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports has also informed that the next meeting of the Cabinet will be on Tuesday, March 17 starting 9:00 a.m.
Minister Grange said that the Cabinet meeting will be held on Tuesday because the Prime Minister, the Honourable Bruce Golding, would not have returned from his attendance at the CARICOM Inter-Sessional Meeting in Belize in time for the usual Monday meeting.
The Information Minister said also that at yesterday’s meeting, the Cabinet noted the report of an official visit to London in February by three Government Ministers for the convening of the first Jamaica-United Kingdom Investment Forum.
The Ministers attending were the Honourable Dr. Ken Baugh, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and Deputy Prime Minister, the Honourable Karl Samuda, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Investment and Senator, the Honourable Don Wehby, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service.
The Investment Forum, hosted by Jamaica Trade and Invest, facilitated dialogue between the Jamaican delegation and a number of potential investors and strategic partners from the UK.
It was sponsored by Virgin Atlantic Airways, Grace Kennedy and Moneygram and received coverage from Reuter’s news Agency, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the Financial Times newspaper and the Economist magazine.
Minister Grange indicated also that one of the items that had been approved by the Cabinet two meetings ago on March 2 was the establishment of a National Education Trust. Approval was given for the establishment of a limited liability company as well approval for drafting instructions prior to the establishment of the National Education Trust.

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