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Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding, has placed on record the position that the Government does not intend to cut public sector jobs, despite its decision to return to a borrowing relationship with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Mr. Golding’s comments were made in an exclusive interview on All Angles, a current affairs programme, which will be aired tonight (Wednesday, July 22), at 9:00 p.m. on Television Jamaica Limited (TVJ).
“There are no plans to cut public sector workers’ jobs, nor has there been any insistence in the discussions with the Fund for that, so far,” said Mr. Golding in the hour- long interview with host, Dionne Jackson Miller.
The interview is Prime Minister Golding’s first major television interview since the global economic crisis began last year. Among the critical issues discussed on the programme are the Government’s spending during recent by elections and Mr. Golding’s plans for the Finance Ministry, with the imminent departure of Minister without Portfolio, Senator the Hon. Don Wehby.
The Prime Minister also revealed that the Government will not be rescinding some of its far-reaching social and developmental initiatives.
All Angles is a cutting edge current affairs programme, which was recently re-launched in its present 9:00 p.m. slot on Wednesdays. Each week, veteran journalist, Dionne Jackson Miller, grills guests on the burning issues of the day. It has a strong interactive element, with questions being taken from callers in the final segment as well as a growing Face Book audience.

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