Jamaica’s Finance Minister Dr. Nigel Clarke says a Procurement Commission is to be established by the end of 2018.Clarke who made the announcement while addressing an investor forum briefing here last week said the Commission will oversee the government procurement process. The existing regime is being revamped, consequent on amendments to the Procurement Act, which was passed in Parliament recently.The Finance Minister said the accompanying regulations will shortly be tabled and debated in the Houses of Parliament, thereby paving the way for the Commission’s establishment.This, he added, will facilitate work on other measures that “we need to take to put the Procurement Commission in place.”These will include recruiting suitable staff and undertaking the requisite training. Clarke emphasized the overall process “will usher in a new regime that will benefit many companies.”Among the benefits, are measures that will facilitate greater participation by small and medium-sized Jamaican manufacturers in the public procurement process.“So, when a procurement happens for a particular government product or service, there will be the opportunity to have differential treatment for small and medium-sized businesses that will make them more competitive in that procurement environment,” he said.
Margo O’Donnell has revealed that she has not visited her Co Donegal hometown since her mother died almost a year ago.Margo – hasn’t been back to Kincasslagh since death of her mother Julia.The older sister of Daniel O’Donnell said she finds it too hard to go back to Kincasslagh since Julia died last May.Julia was 94 when she passed away at Dungloe Community Hospital. Margo said “I used to go back [to Kincasslagh] a lot. I went back for her month’s mind [Mass] and I’ve never been back since.And she added “I don’t know when I’ll go. It’s too hard at the minute so I’ll stay away. I find it very difficult to live without my mam.“I miss her so much. I never thought it would be like this but I’m getting there. She is helping me.”She revealed last year that a build-up of stress and anxiety in the weeks following her mothers death led her to suffer a heart attack. MARGO REVEALS SHE HASN’T BEEN BACK TO KINCASSLAGH SINCE MUM JULIA DIED was last modified: April 5th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daniel o’donnelldonegalKINCASSLAGHMARGO