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IMF talks blot record

Published:Friday | December 21, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Robert Pickersgill

PNP comfortable with one-year performance, admits shortcomings in Fund negotiations

People's National Party Chairman Robert Pickersgill yesterday admitted that the inability of the Government to, up to now, ink an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the first year of the administration is a blot on the record of the Portia Simpson Miller-led administratioin.

Pickersgill, however, said the "failed and flawed agreement" inked by the last government is the reason for a deal not being struck as yet.

The PNP chairman, however, said his government has so far delivered on the promise of 'People Power', the horse it rode to a landslide 42-21 win over the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) last December.

"I do not hesitate to say a resounding yes," Pickersgill told The Gleaner when asked if the Government had met its obligation to people power.

In the meantime, the PNP yesterday outlined what it describes as its achievements since taking state power and revealed that Simpson Miller is to give a report to the nation on the first anniversary of her inauguration.

As the prime minister prepares for that address on January 6, Jamaicans have also weighed in on who they think are the best ministers of Government.

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