• He says the Council is intensifying its work to reduce impediments to significant growth in the Jamaican economy.

2% Economic Growth Significant But ‘Not Good Enough’ – Hill

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CEO of the Economic Growth Council, EGC, Senator Aubyn Hill, says the 2% growth the Jamaican economy recently recorded is significant but not good enough.

However, Senator Hill says the recent economic growth figure is unmatched when the past 20 years are assessed.

Senator Hill says the EGC is unapologetic about setting the 5 in 4 growth target.

He says the Council is intensifying its work to reduce impediments to significant growth in the Jamaican economy.

He was addressing a Private Sector Consultation seminar at the UWI Mona Campus today.

In the meantime, Senator Hill is urging business people and potential entrepreneurs to invest in Jamaica now and avoid being regretful in a few years time.

Senator Hill is also urging the universities in Jamaica and potential students to place their focus on areas which are in high demand.

Aubyn Hill, Government Senator and CEO of the Economic Growth Council, EGC.



Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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