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Jamaica gets €46 million grant from the European Union

Published:Friday | September 12, 2014 | 12:17 PM

Daraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Jamaica has secured a €46 million grant from the European Union which is to be used in the areas of advancing the rule of law, environment and climate change.

Jamaica's foreign minister, A.J. Nicholson, announced in the Senate today that he signed for the funds on behalf of the country at the recently held International Conference on Small Island Developing States in Samoa.

The funds were disbursed under the National Indicative Programme of the European Development Fund.

Justice minister Mark Golding said some of the funds would be used to modernise the justice system.

And he said the modernisation programme will include the greater use of technology in the court system.

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