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Petrocaribe Development Fund joins in celebrating Petrocaribe’s 10th Anniversary

The PetroCaribe Development Fund (PDF) was formed in 2006 to manage the proceeds which accrue to Jamaica under the PetroCaribe Energy Cooperation Agreement. Under this Agreement, the Government of Venezuela agreed to convert a portion of each payment due for[...]

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Downtown gets performing and visual arts facility

Jamaicans will soon have the opportunity to learn about and experience the culture of Venezuela when the Símon Bolívar Cultural Centre in downtown Kingston opens its doors in another week. The facility, which is a multi-purpose centre for the performing[...]

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PetroCaribe Development Fund’s Community Outreach at the Bethesda Primary School

In continuation of the PetroCaribe Development Fund’s Community Outreach Programme which began in 2012, the staff of the Fund organized a community outreach activity at the Bethesda Primary school in Llandewey, St. Thomas on December 4, 2014. The PDF’s involvement[...]

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THE PDF INVESTS IN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT THROUGH MUSIC

The National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica received a J$5 million grant from the Fund to further promote the musical development of disadvantaged youth in Jamaica through the development of a training centre at the St. Jago High School in St.[...]

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PETROCARIBE DEVELOPMENT FUND CELEBRATES YOUTH IN A TANGIBLE WAY

One of the overarching objectives of the PetroCaribe Development Fund (PDF) is supporting the development of human capital.  As Jamaica celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012, the PDF launched a scholarship programme aimed at supporting the education of students at[...]

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