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KINGSTON — Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, said that some 14,000 jobs were created during the last quarter, as a result of prudent management of the country by the Government.

Mr. Vaz was responding to questions posed during a recent post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.

“The figure that I have is that there have been some 14,000 jobs that have been created in the last quarter based on the improvement in the economic situation,” he stated.

He said that Jamaica has done well in sustaining itself through the global recession compared to other countries. “The indicators have to be right and they have to be sustained in order for the country to grow, and once the country grows, obviously jobs will be created. I think that we have done extremely well as a country in comparison to several other countries,” he pointed out.

Mr. Vaz noted that while the effects of the global economic downturn still remains a challenge for individual persons and families, “Jamaica is on the way to better health and obviously, it will mean that every Jamaican will benefit from that in one way or the other."

                                                          

By CHRIS PATTERSON, JIS Reporter