Pan-Caribbean Sugar Company awards $750,000 in scholarships
Pan-Caribbean Sugar Company Ltd (PCSC) held its second annual scholarship awards ceremony last Friday at the Altamont Court Hotel where seven scholarships valued at just about $750,000.00 were issued to seven children of employees of the company across its three divisions situated at Frome, Monymusk and Bernard Lodge.
The names of the recipients were Marc Douglas, Michael Joehill, Donald Matalie, Chavenesse Powell, Shanice Smith, George Stewart and Twila Wheelan.
These scholarships were in addition to the nine scholarships valued at just under $1,000,000.00 that the company issued last year, bringing the company's current scholarship commitment for this financial year to approximately $1,750,000.00.
The funding of the scholarships to the awardees will continue for the duration of the recipients' studies, and additional scholarship awards will be disbursed by the company to additional recipients each year.
Gov't yet to release information on Goat Islands proposal
Opposition Spokesperson on Housing, Water and the Environment Dr Horace Chang today said that the Government has to date provided no information to the public that could justify the proposed development of the Goat Islands, or that they have even done the work needed to inform such a decision.
St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital to begin expansion project
Minister of Health, Dr Fenton Ferguson, on Friday broke ground for the expansion of the St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital in St Ann, at a cost of $140 million.
The project, which is being funded by the National Health Fund (NHF), will provide additional theatre facility and recovery area, and improve overall care to patients. Phase one will cost some $59 million and will entail construction of a 3, 572- square foot building, which will house two additional theatre sites, staff lounge, and consultants' offices, along with a six-bed recovery area.