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  • Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, left the island today (1 September 2014), for Washington D. C., to engage in a series of discussions with officials from the U.S. Treasury, U.S. State Department, the International Monetary Fund, (IMF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), and the World Bank (IBRD).
  • The meetings and technical discussions will focus on the macro-economic and fiscal path that Jamaica is pursuing in order to realise economic growth and development
  • The delegation will also engage in discussion with these organizations on how each of them can tangibly continue to support Jamaica’s development

Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, left the island today (1 September 2014),  for Washington D. C., to engage in a series of discussions with officials from the U.S. Treasury, U.S. State Department, the International Monetary Fund, (IMF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), and the World Bank (IBRD).

The meetings and technical discussions will focus on the macro-economic and fiscal path that Jamaica is pursuing in order to realise economic growth and development, the recent performance of the Jamaican economy and achievements under the IMF four-year Extended Fund Facility. The delegation will also engage in discussion with these organizations on how each of them can tangibly continue to support Jamaica’s development; particularly in terms of financing of the growth objectives and debt reduction initiatives.

Minister Phillips is accompanied by the Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Mr. Brian Wynter; the Director General of Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Mr. Colin Bullock; and the Financial Secretary, Mr. Devon Rowe.

He will return to Jamaica on Thursday, 4  September 2014.