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Jamaica set for further draw-down from IMF

Jamaica seems set to receive approval for draw down of SDR 45.95 million (US$71 million) from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This follows a successful fifth Staff Review of the country’s performance under the four-year Extended Fund Facility (EFF), which was conducted from August 12 to 22. The IMF mission…

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Government Open To Public/Private Partnerships

Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, says the Government is open to accommodating stakeholder participation in projects under public/private partnership (PPP) arrangements. Speaking at a PPP conference at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston, on Thursday, February 20, Dr. Phillips said the administration is advancing the institutional…

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Ministry Looking to Build New Secondary School in Montego Bay

The Ministry of Education is looking at lands close to Montego Bay, St. James for the establishment of a new public high school to meet the demand for secondary places in the western region. “We hope to advance these plans to some level of completion in 2015,” said Portfolio Minister,…

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Relations between Jamaica and Haiti to be Strengthened

Bilateral relations between Haiti and Jamaica are expected to improve, following  the State Visit of the President of that country, His Excellency Michel Martelly and his delegation, last week. Speaking with JIS News, Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Arnaldo Brown, said the…

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