Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (Wednesday, July 20) hosted a delegation from the International Monetary Fund headed by Mr. Nigel Chalk, Deputy Director of the Western Hemisphere Department, and Ms. Uma Ramakrishnan, Mission Chief for Jamaica. The Prime Minister was joined in the discussions by Minister of Finance, Hon. Audley Shaw, Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Brian Wynter and other members of the economic team.
After the meeting, the Prime Minister stated, “We had open, positive and fruitful discussions with the IMF team. We agreed that the government’s focus on growth and job creation, poverty reduction and national security should be reflected in, and central to, any future programme with the IMF while ensuring that macroeconomic discipline is maintained. We thank the IMF for their continued support of Jamaica.”