Government of Jamaica
MINISTRY OF FINANCE & THE PUBLIC SERVICE
Kingston, Jamaica: Monday, November 1, 2021
The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service is advising the public that there is a fraudulent message being circulated on social media, purportedly on behalf of the Government of Jamaica, for persons to access the “COVID19 COMPASSIONATE GRANT.”
Please ignore the message and DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK. There is no new COVID-19 compassionate grant. All messages from the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service are circulated through official channels (mass media and the Ministry’s social media channels) with proper contact information.
Please visit www.wecare.gov.jm for updates on the current legitimate COVID-19 CARE programmes of the Government of Jamaica and how to access them.
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Civil servants in leadership roles across central government are being urged to effectively engage in coaching and mentoring employees within the public service so they too can be effective leaders. The call came during the Civil Service Week Public Forum held at the AC Hotel by Marriott on Tuesday, November 21, 2023.
The Government of Jamaica and the World Bank signed a loan agreement for USD 30 million to support the Jamaica Education Project (JEP) which is programmed to conclude on June 30, 2029. The Government of Jamaica and World Bank representatives participated in a visibility ceremony for the loan agreement held at the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service on Monday, November 20, 2023.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of Jamaica have signed a Project Preparation Facility (PPF) Technical Assistance agreement to generate a pipeline of investment projects in Jamaica. The total project is valued at US$1.25 million.
On November 3, 2023, the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) issued the first ever Jamaican Dollar (J$) linked international bond in the amount of J$46.6 billion, equivalent to USD 300 million. The issuance, which was oversubscribed 1.4 times, consists of Senior Unsecured Notes due 2030 which are registered with the Securities Exchange Commission in the United States.