Jamaica will benefit from a US$30 million dollar investment; this development comes on the back of a meeting between U.S. Vice President, Kamala Harris, and Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, at the White House recently.
The investment by the U.S. government includes US$20 million to boost commerce between the two nations, and a further US$10 million to address human capital development and violence reduction for at-risk youth.
Prime Minister Holness said that the areas of cooperation discussed by himself and the Vice President included violence prevention through intelligence and information-sharing and investment in violence reduction programs, targeting at-risk youth; human capacity development, particularly in relation to cyber security and digital technology; and regional energy security and infrastructure.
He said that Vice President Harris has also committed further support for the health sector and the country’s coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery efforts.
The Vice President expressed agreement for the establishment of a working group between Jamaica and the US to discuss issues unique to the island and to continue the dialogue.
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