Gov’t Push For More Growth

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Finance Minister, Dr. Nigel Clarke, says despite 18 consecutive quarters of expansion, the Government is intensifying efforts to realize more significant growth in the Jamaican economy.

Dr. Clarke says in a bid to achieve larger growth levels, the Government is escalating efforts to improve the productivity of capital.

The Finance Minister says a loan obtained recently from the World Bank forms part of the push to spur economic growth.

Dr. Nigel Clarke, Minister of Finance and the Public Service, speaking yesterday with Nationwide News.



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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