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Gov't sets up Economic Growth Council

Published:Tuesday | April 26, 2016 | 4:47 PM
Businessman Michael Lee-Chin will chair the Government's Economic Growth Council.

The government has set up an Economic Growth Council as part of its efforts to grow the economy and create jobs for Jamaicans.

The Council is to be chaired by businessman Michael Lee-Chin.

The body will fall under the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation which is led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister says details about the council and its mandate will be outlined at a press conference at Jamaica House which is scheduled for 1 o’ clock Wednesday afternoon.

Recently, Prime Minister Holness announced the appointment of Deputy President of the Senate, Aubyn Hill, as special investment ambassador to India, with responsibility for facilitating economic, commercial and social ties with that country.

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He said the move to deepen relations with India was significant, considering the Jamaican Government's economic agenda and development imperatives.

Just today, former Opposition Senator, businessman Dr Nigel Clarke was appointed Ambassador Plenipotentiary for Economic Affairs.

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As Ambassador Plenipotentiary, Clarke will have the power to make decisions on behalf of the government.