RICHARD Byles, the co-chair of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) which monitors the Government's budgetary performance, expects the Government to maintain its targets and resist the temptation to spend extravagantly ahead of a general election.
Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips is predicting that the improved credit rating issued on Thursday by international rating agency, Moody's, will help Jamaica in its economic recovery. The rating upgrade came on the progress made so far in the economic reform programme.
Washington DC April 20, - Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr Peter Phillips has described as successful the various meetings held with multilateral agencies in Washington DC while attending the just concluded International Monetary Fund (IMF)/ World Bank spring meeting.
WASHINGTON, DC, April 16, 2015 - Member countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) concluded their inaugural meeting with members of the G20 Development Working Group (DWG) in Washington DC on Monday, and welcomed the implementation of DWG and other G20 commitments noting that this will strengthen the development outcomes from these initiatives.
Washington DC, April 14, 2015 - Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. Peter Phillips, has welcomed the opportunity to co-chair yesterday’s first Caribbean Regional Dialogue with members of the G-20 Development Working Group, at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) spring meeting in Washington DC.