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Revenues Up for April to September

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says preliminary numbers for the six-month period ending September 30 show that overall revenues were $8 billion or three per cent higher than budgeted in the First Supplementary Estimates.

The figures, however, were 18.8 per cent lower than for the corresponding six months of last year.

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Farmers’ Groups Urged to Take Advantage of Rural Economic Development Initiative

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, is encouraging farmers’ groups to take advantage of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund’s (JSIF) Rural Economic Development Initiative, Phase II (REDI II).

The US$42 million programme will run over the next five years with the aim to improve both the agricultural and tourism sectors by enhancing access to markets and building climate-resilient approaches for targeted beneficiaries.

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Significant Investment In Infrastructure In 2020/21

The Government will continue to make significant investment in infrastructure in the 2020/21 legislative year, under the Greater Infrastructure Development Programme (GIDP).

The GIDP is a multi-year comprehensive infrastructure programme, which includes not just roads but bridges and structures, street lighting, sidewalks and ramps, traffic lights, water and sewerage, fire hydrants and drainage.

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Company To Invest US$280 Million In Bamboo Farm

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, says a company is set to invest US$280 million in the development of a bamboo farm in Trelawny.

Mr. Green made the disclosure at the official launch of the 65th staging of the Hague Agricultural and Industrial Show, on Wednesday (January 22), at the Hague Showground in Trelawny.

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TransJamaican Highway IPO

TransJamaican Highway Limited’s (TJH) initial public offering (IPO) could commence next month.

“We are hoping sometime in early February or thereabouts,” said Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness.

The Prime Minister was speaking during the opening ceremony for the 15th Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Regional Conference on Investments and Capital Markets, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Tuesday (January 21).

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