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IMF head visits Jamaica

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

IMF head visits Jamaica

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KINGSTON – Managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde and her delegation are to meet with Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller and Minister of Finance and Planning Dr Peter Phillips on Friday, June 27 during a visit to the island.
The ministry of finance said that Lagarde will also participate in a number of outreach activities before departing the island on Saturday, June 28.
According to the Finance Ministry the visit by Lagarde emphasizes the IMF’s support for Jamaica’s Economic Reform Programme, and signals its commitment to assisting the wider Caribbean.
The most recent IMF review mission to Jamaica from May 5 through 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. (Observer)