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The Montego Bay Community College has received four parcels of land and buildings as a gift from the Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation and the waiver of Transfer Tax and Stamp Duties in respect of the transaction. The acceptance of the gift was approved by Cabinet recently.

Minister with responsibility for Information, Daryl Vaz said the lands total 4.13 acres and is located at Queens Drive, Montego Bay.  The land was donated to the Montego Bay Community College Trust to be held on behalf of the College.

Speaking at yesterday’s April 6 post cabinet press briefing, Information Minister Daryl Vaz said the Reismans’ connection with Jamaica started in the mid-1950s when Mr. Reisman purchased the franchise for Avis Car Rentals for Jamaica which he operated until the early 1970s. Mr. and Mrs. Reisman maintained their winter residence in Montego Bay from the early 1960s until Mr. Reisman’s passing in 2009.

The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation was founded in 1991 to continue the Reismans’ long tradition of giving.

 

Issued by: The Office of the Prime Minister