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IDB rep endorses 5% GDP growth plan for Jamaica

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2016 | 5:20 AM
Inter-American Development Bank representative for Jamaica and newly appointed general manager for the Caribbean Country Department, Therese Turner-Jones.

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) representative for Jamaica has endorsed an ambitious target set by the newly-created Economic Growth Council to grow the Jamaican economy by five per cent over the next four years.

Theresa Turner-Jones says setting such a target was a move in the right direction.

The IDB representative was addressing a public lecture in Kingston last week, which focused on: “The 4th Revolution – The Global Race to Reinvent the State”.

She says the IDB stands ready to help Jamaica and other Caribbean countries create vibrant economies that will make citizens productive, safe and happy.

According to Turner-Jones, a vibrant economy should provide employment, protects the vulnerable and be guided by clear rules.