The Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, ON, MP and Mr. Luis G. Moreno, US Ambassador to Jamaica, officially turned the first dirt over to break ground at a special ceremony to commemorate the beginning of construction for an independent living apartment complex for young women leaving State care.
The Kitson Town Community Development Committee (CDC) in St Catherine is putting together an economic enterprise to earn from some of the fruits produced in the area at the $15-million resource centre now under construction.
To address threats and strains on growth and stability, Jamaica must become a more cohesive and inclusive country. Social cohesion is a driving force for political change and a mechanism that consolidates democratic values into social institutions, thereby strengthening government, public, and private sectors while building confidence among citizenry in their country’s ability to thrive.
The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the U.S. Government initiative to help save the lives of those suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world. This historic commitment is the largest by any nation to combat a single disease internationally, and PEPFAR investments also help alleviate suffering from other diseases across the global health spectrum.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) established its Mission in Jamaica in 1962 and since that time USAID has been one of the largest bilateral donors to Jamaica, committing more than $2 billion (USD). Over the fifty-three years, USAID/Jamaica consistently developed programing in partnership with the Government of Jamaica (GOJ), the private sector, civil society as well as stakeholders and beneficiaries in order to ensure sustainable development outcomes.
Last updated: November 03, 2016