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Holness to headline diaspora 'Outlook for the Future' series

Published:Friday | October 10, 2014 | 6:39 PM
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KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Jamaica's Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness, will headline the 11th series of the Jamaica National Building Society's (JNBS) 'Outlook for the Future' meetings this month in the United States and Canada.




The American meeting will be held at the New York Hilton Mid-town Hotel at 7 p.m. on October 21 while on October 23, the Canadian meeting will be held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto also at 7 p.m.



The Outlook for the Future series, brings together representatives of successive administrations and key leaders overseas to engage in frank, open discussions about issues of national importance to Jamaicans locally and in the Diaspora.



In addition, the fora 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.”



JNBS general manager, Earl Jarrett says the meetings will allow Jamaicans in the Diaspora to get another perspective on the vision of the leaders for the social and economic future of the country.



He noted that the vision will be discussed within the current context of the country’s ongoing programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) 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; and plans for the achievement of economic growth; as well as, initiatives to improve education and strengthen the health system,” he said.



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