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Cabinet has given the go-ahead for the awarding of a contract to Matrix Engineering Works Limited, for the construction of a new female residence at the Westmoreland infirmary, at a cost of $16.5 million.
Information Minister, Colin Campbell, speaking at a post Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House yesterday (May 29), said the construction of the new wing would create much needed space at the facility, which currently houses 38 residents.
“The space has been getting tight and this new infirmary will allow the parish of Westmoreland to have a more comfortable infirmary,” he noted, adding that most of the funding would be allocated through the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund.
Meanwhile, Minister Campbell said that in keeping with the Government’s commitment to place “serious focus on the improvement of the Court and Justice Administration system”, Cabinet also approved a contract for the acquisition of land in downtown Kingston as well as Morant Bay, at a cost of $9.5 million.
The Minister said plans are to construct a new Traffic and Coroner’s Court in downtown Kingston, while a new Resident Magistrate’s court would be built in Morant Bay, St. Thomas.