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NYOJ Breaks Down Barriers By Bringing Together 23 Schools ‘United In Harmony’ Through The Power Of Music

The PetroCaribe Development Fund is a proud sponsor of the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica, a social intervention programme targeting at-risk youth with the aim of changing behavior through the use of music.  See link below: NYOJ Breaks Down Barriers[...]

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PDF Celebrates the 200th anniversary of Bolivar’s arrival in Jamaica

The PetroCaribe Development Fund (PDF) joins in celebrating the 200th anniversary of “the Liberator”, Simon Bolivar’s arrival in Jamaica on May 9, 1815. We regard this visit as significant in that it was while in Jamaica, Bolivar penned his seminal[...]

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Venezuela reiterates commitment to PetroCaribe

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — Venezuela has again restated its commitment to PetroCaribe, the Caracas’ oil initiative with several Latin American and Caribbean countries that sees them purchasing fuel on terms of preferential payment, with some of the funds going[...]

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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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Caribbean Maritime Institute Benefits from Petrocaribe Investment

During the FY2013/14, a J$85 million grant was approved for the Caribbean Maritime Institute for the establishment of an Advanced Skills Training and Innovation Centre to support vocational training for maritime facilities and the planned build-out of the port facilities[...]

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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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Going Green Without Sinking into the Red

Most Caribbean countries are famous for their sun, sand and warm sea breezes. Far fewer are known for their wide use of solar, wind and other forms of renewable energy. It is one of the failings of the region, which[...]

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