Holness to meet with IMF next week
Prime Minister-designate Andrew Holness is arranging a meeting with the local representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Bert Van Selm, for next week in relation to Jamaica’s economic programme with the fund.
A release from the Jamaica Labour Party says Holness has already had an initial conversation with Van Selm about the programme the JLP has committed to continuing.
The release also outlined a series of actions taken by Holness today.
Among them was a meeting with Governor General Sir Patrick Allen to discuss arrangements for the transition of government.
The JLP says this morning Holness also requested a briefing from the Financial Secretary about the state of Jamaica's economy and is seeking from the outgoing Minister of Finance a briefing regarding the last proposed budget and matters related to the IMF Agreement.
Holness has also requested a briefing from the Cabinet Secretary to ensure that matters are transitioned appropriately and effectively.
Holness is set to be sworn in as Prime Minister on a date yet to be announced after the JLP took 33 of the 63 seats in the House of Representatives based on preliminary results from yesterday’s general elections.