The Jamaica government today received a $2.3-billion grant from the European Union, the EU.
Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller says $1-billion will be used for debt reduction and growth enhancement.
The remaining $1.3-billion will be used to reduce poverty in sugar producing areas.
The Prime Minister says the EU’s continued support is a vote of confidence in the country’s Economic Reform Programme.
The EU says the grant was given to mark 40 years of continued partnership with Jamaica.
The European Union has also committed to providing another $3-billion to improve the country’s justice system.