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Holness to meet with IMF next week

Published:Friday | February 26, 2016 | 2:40 PM
A release from the Jamaica Labour Party says Andrew Holnes has already had an initial conversation with the local reprresentative of the International Monetary Fund Bert Van Selm about the programme the JLP has committed to continuing.

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.