US$89 MILLION WIND FARM AT MUNRO, ST. ELIZABETH

GROUND BROKEN FOR US$89 MILLION WIND FARM AT MUNRO, ST. ELIZABETH

MONTEGO BAY, Feb. 26 (JIS):

Ground was broken for the construction of a US$89 million 36.3 megawatt wind farm at Munro, St. Elizabeth, on February 25, by Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell.

He was joined by representatives of BMR Jamaica Wind Limited, the United States Embassy and the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPSCo).

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INFLATION AT 5.5 TO 7.5 PER CENT FOR 2015

The Bank of Jamaica (BoJ) is forecasting that inflation will be within the range of 5.5 and 7.5 per cent over the course of 2015.

BoJ Governor, Brian Wynter, said this will primarily result from movements in global prices for oil and other commodities.

Speaking at the BoJ’s quarterly media briefing at the institution’s offices in downtown Kingston on Thursday (February 26), Mr. Wynter explained that based on this forecast, inflation during 2015 “is likely to fall well below the range for the full year, before rising later in the year.”

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Tourism Ministry Moves to Safeguard Negril’s Pedestrians and Cyclists

NEGRIL, Jamaica: February 16, 2015: With Negril growing as a bustling resort town, the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment is responding to the need for amenities to give members of the commuting public a greater sense of safety.

To this end, pedestrians and cyclists are to benefit from a dual purpose pathway allowing them freedom of movement along Norman Manley Boulevard, without fear of the risk posed by increasing vehicular traffic along the town’s main thoroughfare.

Work is progressing on the shared pathway with funding from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) and supervision by the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo). The National Works Agency (NWA) is in charge of the project’s implementation.

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