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Primary schools celebrate Simon Bolivar in poetry

The Simon Bolivar Cultural Centre in Downtown Kingston celebrated the 203rd anniversary of Bolivar’s arrival in Jamaica with a Poetry Competition for primary schools on May 15, 2018. Students from three primary schools gave stirring renditions of their poems about[...]

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PetroCaribe staff brings Christmas joy to St Thomas school

It was smiles, laughter and fun galore at Bethesda Primary School in St Thomas where the staff of the PetroCaribe Development Fund (PCDF) joined the school’s staff and students for their annual outreach and Christmas Treat on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The[...]

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Renewable Energy Project at Glenmuir High Gets a Boost as PetroCaribe Development Fund Contracts UTech

The PetroCaribe Development Fund (PCDF) has contracted the University of Technology (UTech) to implement one phase of a renewable energy pilot project at the Glenmuir High School in Clarendon. The contract which is valued at just over JA$2 million was[...]

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Children from Poor Homes Benefit from Hope Zoo Initiative –Thanks to PetroCaribe Grant

Children aged 3 to 17 years old will continue to benefit from the Hope Zoo’s innovative educational initiative because of a grant from the PetroCaribe Development Fund. The initiative provides a therapeutic fun day for children from poor communities, children[...]

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PetroCaribe Provides $402 Million for Engineers Training Centre at Caribbean Maritime Institute

The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) has received $402 million in grant funding from the PetroCaribe Development Fund for the establishment of a Festo Authorised and Certified Training (FACT) Centre for specialised engineers. The centre, which is slated to become operational[...]

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Petrocaribe Fuels Development

As you may be aware, the PetroCaribe Agreement negotiated in 2005 is a bilateral arrangement between Venezuela and 18 other countries, including Jamaica. Read More.[...]

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(VIDEO) 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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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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J$2.0 Billion Disbursed to JEEP/JSIF Through PetroCaribe Development Fund

Since the Cabinet of Jamaica authorised the PetroCaribe Development Fund (PDF) in February 2012 to give support to the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP), Two Billion Jamaican dollars has already been disbursed in financing. This was disclosed by Client Relations[...]

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