JIS: Cabinet has approved the awarding of a contract, valued US$1,941,848.34, to Carlong Publishers Limited to supply and distribute textbooks for students in grades one to three islandwide, under the Government’s 2018/19 Primary Textbook Programme.
The company has also been awarded a contract in the sum of $110,593,387.65 to procure and distribute textbooks for students under the National Textbook Loan Scheme for the new academic year.
This was disclosed by Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, during Wednesday’s (August 29) post-Cabinet media briefing at Jamaica House.
He advised that Carlong is one of three companies contracted under the National Textbook Loan Scheme for 2018/19.
The others are Kingston Bookshop Limited and Book Wizard Limited, which have been awarded contracts valued $210,517,535.14 and $65,587,200, respectively
Meanwhile, Senator Reid advised that Cabinet approved the annual reports and audited statements of seven State entities for tabling in Parliament.
These are the 2016/17 annual reports and audited statements for the Casino Gaming Commission, Kingston Freezone Company Limited, Rural Agricultural Development Authority, and Nutrition Products Limited; the 2016/17 annual reports of the Overseas Examinations Commission and the Management Institute for National Development; and the 2017/18 annual report of the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons.
CAPTION: Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid (left), converses with Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Fayval Williams, at Wednesday’s (August 29) post-Cabinet press briefing held at Jamaica House.