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  • The Government of Jamaica has announced the visit of Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms. Christine Lagarde.
  • On Friday, June 27, 2014, Ms. Lagarde will meet with Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson-Miller and Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips.
  • The Managing Director will also participate in a number of outreach activities before departing the island on Saturday, June 28, 2014.

The Government of Jamaica has announced the visit of Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms. Christine Lagarde, and her delegation to Jamaica.

On Friday, June 27, 2014, Ms. Lagarde will meet with Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson-Miller; Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips and other senior officials in the Government.

Profile of Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF

The Managing Director will also participate in a number of outreach activities before departing the island on Saturday, June 28, 2014.

Ms. Lagarde’s visit underscores the Fund’s support for Jamaica’s Economic Reform Programme (ERP), and signals its commitment to assisting the wider Caribbean.

The most recent IMF review mission to Jamaica from May 5 to 16 concluded that the country’s overall economic performance under the programme remains strong; economic outlook is improving, crisis risks have receded, growth has picked up, net exports are stronger, inflation has been brought under control, and reserves are starting to recover.