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Cabinet retreat day one outcome

Published:Friday | December 6, 2013 | 1:47 PM

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has lauded her administration for making many of the difficult decisions that many thought it could not do.

A statement from her office on the outcome of day one of the Cabinet retreat, noted that Jamaica has been meeting the Macro Economic targets and the prescribed legislative agenda.

She also stated that the Government has been faithful in commitments made to workers and has paid all amounts in outstanding settlements and benefits in the sum of $13.8 billion up to November.

The Prime Minister says the other payments due to realignment of salary scales will begin in the fourth quarter of the Financial Year to Correctional Officers, Medical Officers and Consultants, and Firefighters.

Simpson Miller also noted that the Government has kept its commitment to expand spending on social protection, including additional benefits under the PATH programme and to increase the level of capital expenditure.

She said that was achieved with the Government remaining faithful to the promise to reduce the level of public debt and position Jamaica's economy to achieve growth and job creation, the Prime Minister said.

The Cabinet Retreat ends today.


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