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Dr. Peter Phillips Declares Intention to Lead PNP in the Future

St. Andrew, September 5, 2016: Dr. Peter Phillips has declared that he will be a candidate for President of the People’s National Party (PNP) whenever current Party President Portia Simpson Miller steps down from that post and a vacancy for leadership of the 78 year-old political institution is created.
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Agricultural Sector Reaping Benefits of Economic Reform

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Nov. 18, 2015 - Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. Peter Phillips, says measures being undertaken by the Government to position the agricultural sector to maximise the benefits of the economic reforms underway are bearing fruit.

PM Thanks EU for J$2.3 Billion in Budget Support Payments

Government today received budget support payments from the European Union totaling J$2.3 billion to support debt reduction, growth enhancement and poverty reduction in sugar dependent areas in keeping with the commitments of the Government of Jamaica under the national Economic Reform Programme.

Jamaica passes ninth IMF Review, gets US40-million drawdown

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Jamaica has successfully completed the ninth review of its economic performance under the program supported by a four-year, SDR 615.38 million (about US$932.3 million at the time of approval) arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF).

Jamaica on course for 9th drawdown of funds from IMF

Jamaica is on course for a ninth drawdown of funds from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This is based on the country’s positive performance for the first quarter of the fiscal year under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF), despite the effects of severe drought.
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