On Track to Passing 13th IMF Test


Finance Minister Audley Shaw says he’s confident Jamaica is on track to pass its 13th consecutive IMF test.

Mr. Shaw says the Government’s commitments under the IMF programme have not suffered any fallout from its successful roll out of the first phase of the income tax break initiative.

He says the country is on track to perform well when the next IMF test is due.

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Mr. Shaw says the feedback to the Government’s roll-out of the first phase of the tax break initiative has been positive.

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According to Mr. Shaw the Holness administration will continue its tax reform push which includes a move away from direct taxation.

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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.