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MPs to make rare Christmas eve appearance at Gordon House today

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2013 | 8:43 AM

Parliamentarians are to attend a sitting of the House of Representatives today as Jamaica seeks to ensure it meets International Monetary Fund (IMF) requirements.

Under the IMF agreement, Jamaica must pass critical pieces of legislation by year end.

The Houses of Parliament advised last week, that the 63 members of the Lower House are to meet briefly to consider two bills.

Those bills are the Civil Service Establishment (General) Order, 2013 and the Civil Service Establishment (General) (Amendment) Order, 2013.

Last month, the leader of government business in the House of Representatives, Phillip Paulwell said elected members should be prepared to be at work up until December 17 or later.

The sitting is aimed at ensuring Jamaica passes the next quarterly review under the four-year extended-fund facility with the IMF.


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