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Holness to headline JNBS forums overseas

Published:Tuesday | October 14, 2014 | 12:00 AM

LEADER OF the Parliamentary Opposition in Jamaica and former Prime Minister Andrew Holness will headline the 11th series of the 'Outlook for the Future' meetings to be held in New York, in the United States of America and Toronto, Canada, on October 21 and 23, respectively.

The Outlook for the Future series, organised by the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), has been held in the USA, Canada, and the United Kingdom since 2003. The meetings have successfully brought together representatives of successive administrations and key leaders overseas to engage in frank discussions about issues of national importance to Jamaicans locally and in the diaspora. In addition, the forums provide an environment in which investors can network and explore opportunities for investment in Jamaica.

The 2014 series will focus on the theme, 'The Jamaican Economy: A Vision for Transformation'.

"These meetings will allow Jamaicans in the diaspora to get another perspective on the vision our leaders have for the social and economic future of our country," said Earl Jarrett, general manager of JNBS.

He noted that the vision would be discussed within the current context of the country's ongoing programme with the International Monetary Fund and other critical economic initiatives.

"The presentations will, therefore, explore critical issues such as the nation's relationship with multi-lateral agencies; plans for the productive sector; plans for the achievement of economic growth; as well as initiatives to improve education and strengthen the health system," he explained.