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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller (right), looks on as Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, updates the press on current negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), during a special post Cabinet retreat press briefing at Jamaica House on Monday, January 14.

The Growth Agenda

Only sustained economic growth can realize the objectives of Jamaica’s Medium Term Economic Programme, which seeks to secure growth in incomes and employment for Jamaicans. The growth strategy is driven by: Fiscal and monetary policy reforms aimed at creating a … Continued

The Prime Minister’s National Youth Awards salutes young persons, between the ages of 15 and 24, who have distinguished themselves in various sectors.

National Youth Awards

The Prime Minister’s National Youth Awards salutes young persons, between the ages of 15 and 24, who have distinguished themselves in various sectors. These sectors include journalism, entrepreneurship, agriculture, leadership, community service, academics, art and culture, sports and international achievement. … Continued

Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips (left), emphasises a point as he addresses a press conference at his National Heroes Circle offices in Kingston on February 15, at which the media was provided with an update on the IMF negotiations.  He is joined by the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission to Jamaica, Jan Kees Martijn; and Bank of Jamaica (BoJ) Governor, Brian Wynter.

Economic Reform Programme

The Economic Reform Programme has, as its major objective, the reduction of public debt in order to achieve sustained economic growth and job creation. Key to the programme is an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for support as the … Continued

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller (left); and Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke (2nd left), perform the symbolic ground breaking exercise, to mark the commencement of construction work on 80 houses at Hampton Court, in St. Thomas. Looking on are Spanish Ambassador to Jamaica, Her Excellency Celsa Nuno (2nd right); and Head of Operations, EU Delegation in Jamaica, Jesus Orus Baguena.

Housing Solutions Project

Over 800 residents of sugar estate barracks across the island are slated to be resettled in some 400 housing solutions under the Sugar Barracks Relocation Project. The houses, which are being developed in association with the European Union’s (EU) Sugar … Continued

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller (second left), signs the Partnership For Jamaica Agreement (PFJ) on behalf of the Government, along with President, Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions, Lloyd Goodleigh (third right); while President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), Christopher Zacca (left); and Youth Advocate, Jamaica Youth Advocacy Group, Kemesha Kelly (right), representing Civil Society, wait their turn to sign on behalf of their organizations. The agreement was signed at King’s House, on July 31, 2013.

Partnership for Jamaica Agreement – July 2013

  The Partnership Agreement is a consolidation of years of work and resolves to embark on a programme for the country’s stabilization, growth with equity and sustainable development through social partnership initially over the period 2013-2016. The priority areas include: … Continued

Minister with repsonsiblity for Information, Sen. Sandrea Falconer.

National Identification System

  National Identification System The Government of Jamaica is designing and developing a National Identification System (NIDS), that will provide a comprehensive and secure structure to enable the capture and storage of personal identity information for citizens and persons ordinarily … Continued

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