May, 2005

Jamaica Moves Closer to Importing Liquefied Natural Gas

Jamaica’s goal of reducing its dependency on fossil fuel and importing cheaper, more environmentally friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG) is another step closer to reality as potential bidders for the construction of a terminal and storage facility toured the proposed site at Port Esquivel recently.

PRISON RECEIVES THREE COMPUTERS

Prison authorities here are now in a better position to work with the courts and manage their inmates more efficiently following the presentation of three computers today.

Disabled Farmer Receives Prosthetic Legs

Ransford Whyte, a 67-year disabled farmer from the Mafoota community in South St. James, has received a new lease on life, with the presentation of prosthetics legs by the United States-based Jamaica Relief Ministries (JRM) at a cost of US$15,000.

Strong Performance in Manufacturing Last Year

Jamaica’s manufacturing and food processing sectors continued to thrive during 2004, growing by some 3.6 per cent, and contributing 13.8 per cent to gross domestic product.


Jamaica’s manufacturing and food processing sectors continued to thrive during 2004, growing by some 3.6 per cent, and contributing 13.8 per cent to gross domestic product.