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Economy | GROWTH AND JOB CREATION

Create a special council of investment ambassadors

Achieved

Source: Jamaica Labour Party Manifesto pg.6 February 18, 2016

Tuesday April 26, 2016 | Jamaica Gleaner

Gov't Sets Up Economic Growth Council

The government has set up an Economic Growth Council as part of its efforts to grow the economy and create jobs for Jamaicans.

The Council is to be chaired by businessman Michael Lee-Chin.

The body will fall under the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation which is led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

Friday February 5, 2016 | The Jamaica Observer

Andrew's Promises

Opposition Leader Andrew Holness last night said a government led by him would create a special council of investment ambassadors who would be tasked with seeking out investors worldwide and bringing them to Jamaica.

He also promised that the island’s foreign missions would engage in economic diplomacy as their main objective, and reiterated his party’s commitment to tax reform in order to help stimulate growth.

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