Gov’t Hosts Seminar on Economic Growth and Debt Management

Photo: Michael Sloley Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (left), having a light exchange with World Bank Country Director, Ms. Sophie Sirtaine, ahead of a seminar at Jamaica House on July 12 with international experts and policymakers to discuss best practices and strategies for economic growth and debt management. The seminar is sponsored by the World Bank.

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  • The Government is today (July 12) hosting a high-level seminar with international experts and policymakers to discuss best practices for economic growth and debt managemen
  • Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, at the opening session at Jamaica House, said he is looking forward to learning from the examples, anecdotes and the sharing of experiences from the guests.
  • “We at the World Bank are extremely encouraged by the discussions that we will have today and by the commitment of the Government, and we would like to share our own commitment to continue supporting the Government of Jamaica and the country in this endeavour,” Ms. Sirtaine added.

The Government is today (July 12) hosting a high-level seminar with international experts and policymakers to discuss best practices for economic growth and debt management.

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, at the opening session at Jamaica House, said he is looking forward to learning from the examples, anecdotes and the sharing of experiences from the guests.

He said the Government is committed to acting on the ideas and strategies resulting from the seminar, which is being held through support from the World Bank.

“I am certain that at end of the seminar, we will all be pleased, we will all be committed and motivated and we can all say that Jamaica is now firmly on the path to economic growth and prosperity for its people,” Mr. Holness added.

Meanwhile, World Bank Country Director, Sophie Sirtaine, commended the Government for taking the initiative to organise the seminar and for seeking to accelerate the progress towards economic growth.

She said the global experts include former and active policymakers of countries that have successfully grown economies, such as Costa Rica, Latvia, Seychelles, Singapore and Chile.

While hailing Jamaica’s progress of macro and structural reforms, she said the seminar seeks to build on these achievements to identify additional initiatives, reforms, policies and investments that could lead to sustainable and inclusive growth.

“We at the World Bank are extremely encouraged by the discussions that we will have today and by the commitment of the Government, and we would like to share our own commitment to continue supporting the Government of Jamaica and the country in this endeavour,” Ms. Sirtaine added.

Also taking part in the seminar are members of the Cabinet and senior government officials.

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