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Shaw heads to World Bank, IMF annual meetings

Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2016 | 10:13 PM
Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw.

The Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, is leading a delegation to Washington DC today to attend the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group.

The three-day Annual Meetings runs from tomorrow to Sunday and will include seminars, regional briefings, press conferences, and other events focused on the global economy, international development, and the world's financial markets.

The finance ministry say during his four-day travel overseas, Shaw will also attend the Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting, and the Joint Meeting of the Committees of the Boards of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Inter-American Investment Corporation.

He is expected to make an address and participate in a panel discussion on ‘Correspondent Relationships, De-risking and remittances in the Caribbean’ at the Small States Forum at the World Bank tomorrow.

Shaw will also participate in a breakfast meeting for Caribbean Governors of the IMF, with Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde.

Accompanying Shaw are Minister of State in the finance ministry, Fayval Williams;  Financial Secretary, Everton McFarlane, Senior Technical Advisor to the Minister of, Michael Thakur, and, Senior Technical Assistant and BOJ Liaison, Hilary Robertson.