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Portia banking on US $830m. funding

Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller at the PNP conference yesterday.

KINGSTON — Portia Simpson-Miller says her administration has secured more than a dozen investment projects with a projected capital expenditure of US $825.9 million to be rolled out during the 2012-2013 period.

In her presentation at the 74th annual conference of the People’s National Party at the National Arena yesterday, Simpson Miller said she has been working hard with Cabinet and the Economic Development Committee to pull these investments into the country.

“The state of the country requires that we go for every single employment opportunity because every single job counts. As we say, one, one coco full basket,” Simpson-Miller told thousands of supporters during her first conference speech since returning to office as head of government last December.

Simpson-Miller said her administration welcomed new investment by the Dolphin Cove group, which was working on a new dolphin attraction and an animal park. This, she said, was expected to create well-needed jobs.

Additionally, she noted the West Kingston Power Partners’ ongoing construction of a 66-megawatt energy plant; Hinduja Global Solutions, which start???

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