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New hospital for St James

Thursday, March 20, 2014    

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Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller (second left) is joined by (from left) Chairman of Hospiten Group, Dr Pedro L Cobiella, Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Dr Wykeham Mc Neill, Spanish Ambassador Celsa Nuno and Pedro Cobiella Beauvais, managing director Hospiten Group as she participates in a ceremony held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre last week, to announce plans for the construction of a US$20-million hospital at Cinnanon Hill, Rose Hall, St James.

In welcoming the announcement, Simpson Miller said the decision to construct the facility in the heart of the country's tourism industry comes at a time of improving economic stability, supported by positive ratings by the international ratings agencies.

Meanwhile, Cobiella said construction of the16-room, 28- bed facility is expected to begin shortly and is scheduled for completion during the second half of 2015.

The project, he added, has been designed to create some 300 direct jobs during construction, and more than 300, when it is completed.

(PHOTO: PHILLIP LEMONTE)

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