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DBJ, PIOJ support for AG's Department

Friday, May 19, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Attorney General's Department is to benefit from additional support under the Foundations for Competitiveness and Growth Project (FCGP), which is being spearheaded by the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) and the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ).Attorney General, Marlene Malahoo Forte, says the institutions have committed to providing support to boost the technology and research capabilities of the department's Commercial Task Force, among other inputs.

The task force was established to assist the department's Commercial Affairs Division to provide vital legal advice to the government on important strategic investment projects, privatisations and divestments.

Malahoo Forte said the provisions would put the AG's Department “in a better position to support the government's agenda”.

She was speaking during the 2017/18 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 17.

Malahoo Forte said the FCGP has already facilitated an increase in the task force's staff complement.

She told the House that an additional Senior Legal Counsel has been recruited to bring the number to two.

The Attorney General further said that the department has hired an administrative assistant to provide clerical support for the task force's activities.

“We continue to be grateful to the Planning Institute of Jamaica and the Development Bank of Jamaica for their support of this important (Commercial Task Force) initiative through the FCGP, which is intended to assist in the speedy implementation of the Government's growth agenda,” Malahoo Forte said.

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