Committed to 5% Economic Growth

Billionaire Jamaican-born/Canadian businessman and Chairman of the newly formed Economic Growth Council, ECG, Michael Lee Chin, says he’ll be striving to help Jamaica’s economy to grow by an average 5-percent per year over the next four years.

Mr. Lee Chin says if the growth push is to be successful there has to be a dynamic working relationship between Government, the private sector and the ECG.

Mr. Lee Chin is calling on all stakeholder groups to state clearly how they intend to contribute towards the push for meaningful economic growth.

Mr. Lee Chin was addressing the launch of the Economic Growth Council at Jamaica House this afternoon. He says the contribution of the Opposition and the youth in the growth agenda is also crucial.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Government is mindful that the people must feel tangible benefits from the economic growth that will be achieved.

Finance Minister Audley Shaw also addressed this afternoon’s launch of the ECG.

Investment, Economic Growth and Job Creation Minister, Daryl Vaz, says the Government was particular about securing the contribution of persons with significant corporate experience as it aims to improve the economy.

Daryl Vaz, Investment Minister speaking with the media this afternoon shortly after the launch of the Economic Growth Council

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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.