Prime Minister Bruce Golding, and the Minister of Education, Andrew Holness, will leave the island this afternoon (October 12) for Washington D.C. to hold discussions with the multilateral agencies: the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and World Bank.
The talks will focus on the government’s economic programme and the measures being taken to ensure that its long term objective of putting Jamaica on a path of sustained growth is achieved. During the Prime Minister's absence, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Ken Baugh, will be in charge of the government.
The Prime Minister will be accompanied by the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Miss Onika Miller. They are scheduled to return to the island on Friday.