Minister of Finance and the Public Service, the Hon. Audley Shaw, left for London Monday July 26, to attend the Commonwealth Secretariat’s first Global Small States Conference.
Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw
The Minister will update the international investment community on developments in Jamaica’s medium-term Economic Programme. The conference will be held at Marlborough House, July 28-29.
It is the first in a series of biennial events to provide a platform for small states to exchange views on challenges, to develop a common position on global issues and to advocate their concerns to international agencies and donors. Participants will deliver recommendations for promoting the interests of small states, with specific actions to be taken by the Secretariat, small states and the international community.
They will focus on the debt crisis of small states, financing sustainable development, private sector development and international trade and regional cooperation.
Financial Secretary, Dr. Wesley Hughes, and Technical Advisor, Sophia Whyte-Givans, are accompanying the Minister.
Mr. Shaw will also address members of the international investment community at a luncheon hosted in his honour by Geoffrey Bell, President of Geoffrey Bell & Company, consultants to central banks and governments around the world. Mr. Bell is the Executive Secretary of the Washington-based Group of Thirty, an influential and high powered council of private and central bankers.
While in London, the Minister will also participate in media interviews on developments in Jamaica, as well as on the outlook and prospects going forward. He is scheduled to appear on BBC World Service on Tuesday July 27 tomorrow, at an interview beginning at 9 a.m. GMT.