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Cabinet approves increase for pensioners

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Cabinet has given approval for increases to be granted to Government pensioners.

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid, said details will be provided in the 2019/20 Budget Debate by Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr Nigel Clarke. Reid was speaking at a post-Cabinet press briefing held at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) today.

The minister also informed that Cabinet has agreed to the award of a contract by direct contracting methodology, for the supply of: 980 couplings, 1,480 flanged adapters, and 58 end caps, to the National Water Commission (NWC).

“The contract, in the sum of €429,916.92, was awarded to Georg Fischer Waga NV,” he noted.

Reid said Cabinet also approved the publication of 'A Citizen's Guide to the 2019/2020 Budget'.

“This is an innovation to present the Budget in simple non-technical terms for the benefit of the Jamaican people,” the minister explained.

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