Post-Cabinet Press Briefing Returns

The Government of Belgium will soon be able to extradite people from Jamaica following a request from the European nation.

It’ also been disclosed that Cabinet has committed to investing billions in Jamaica’s infrastructure.

Those are some of the announcements made today by Information Minister, Senator Ruel Reid, at the post-Cabinet media conference at the Office of the Prime Minister.

The media conference made a return after a hiatus of several months.

Also present at the media conference were Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie, Minister without portfolio in the Finance Ministry, Fayval Williams and Foreign Affairs Minister, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith.

In his address to the media today, Information Minister Reid, gave an almost 25-minute report on the activities of the government.

He says the Cabinet has approved instructions to include Belgium on the list of countries that can extradite people from Jamaica.

In addition, Minister Reid says the Cabinet has approved more than than $6-billion in spending on two separate developments with China Harbour Engineering Company, CHEC.

The government has also approved the spending of more than 900-hundred million Jamaican dollars on the installation and commissioning of a sea walk floating pier for cruise ships in Port Royal.

And, Minister Williams, reiterated the government’s delight with the growth of the economy. She says the Statistical Institute of Jamaica is reporting positive growth in the economy.

She says inflation is contained at 3.1-percent and consumer and business confidence is positive.

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