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IMF Mission Chief urging Jamaica to stay on course

Published:Thursday | February 26, 2015 | 10:09 AM
Jan Kees Martijn - File

With the country now successfully completing half of its programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Head of the IMF Mission to Jamaica, Dr Jan Kees Martijn is urging the government to stay the course.

A team from the fund visited the island from February 16-25 to review the island’s performance under the Extended Fund Facility with the Fund.

Yesterday, Finance Minister, Dr Peter Phillips and Martijn indicated that Jamaica is likely to pass its 7th quarterly review under the facility.

Martijn commended the government for its efforts under the programme.

The IMF official said if the programme is to be successful, the government must maintain this same level of commitment for the next seven quarters.


IMF Mission Chief, Dr. Jan Kees Martijn

Martijn was speaking at a media briefing at the Finance Ministry yesterday.