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In his New Year's Message, Prime Minister Bruce Golding gave his assurance that job creation will be the focus of Government for 2011. He said that consultations on policy direction had already started with the private sector and trade unions.

"Our focus must now be on stimulating growth and creating jobs through investment and expansion. This, of course, must be driven by the private sector but the government has an important enabling role to play..This effort will benefit from the consultative machinery of the Partnership for Transformation which brings together the leadership of the private sector, trade unions and government. It will inform the policies on which the new budget will be constructed and presented in April," Prime Minister Golding said.

Mr. Golding noted that the economy was already benefitting from the lowest interest rates in 30 years, and the agriculture and tourism sectors recorded growth.