Programme France Caraïbe

Programme France Caraïbe

IMF head in Jamaica 09/12/2008

The Head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to arrive in the island on Tuesday for high level talks with senior Government officials and technocrats.

The Finance Minister said the IMF boss will spend 24 hours in Jamaica.

"He'll be arriving in the island at about 2:30 and he will have separate meetings with the bank of Jamaica and myself and then he will meet with the Prime Minister on Wednesday morning. There will be other activities that culminate in a press conference on Wednesday and a luncheon with the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica. Thereafter he will depart from Jamaica," said Mr. Shaw.

Mr. Strauss-Kahn's visit comes as Jamaica increases its reliance on multilateral lending agencies which offer considerably lower lending rates.

The visit by the IMF boss is part of a three country tour of the Caribbean.

He will also visit the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica.

Domique Strauss-Khan, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is greeted by Audley Shaw, minister of finance and the public service, during a courtesy call at Shaw's National Heroes Circle offices in Kingston on Tuesday. The IMF chief is on an official visit to Jamaica. The two men will host a joint press conference today and Strauss-Khan will also be keynote speaker at the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica luncheon at the Hilton KIngston hotel. - Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer.

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