Ministry says $20-m donation promised to JC not transferred

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THE Ministry of Education, Youth and Information says the $20 million previously committed by former minister of education, Ruel Reid, as a contribution to Jamaica College (JC), remains with the Government.

In a release, the ministry said the money, which should have gone towards the school’s stadium, and which was referred by Prime Minister Andrew Holness at the opening of the stadium, was not transferred to the school.

“On the instructions of the prime minister, this planned contribution was halted as a review of the ministry’s systems and programmes continue,” the release said.

“As part of the review process, the ministry is assessing all requested, proposed or planned expenditure of this nature. So far, the Government has donated $10 million to the stadium project through the Sports Development Foundation. The school was also the beneficiary of a grant, which was used for repairs of the school infrastructure,” said the release.

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