Economist at the JMMB Group, Theodore Mitchell, says the government should utilize part of its surplus for the April to July period to provide low interest loans to micro, small and medium sized enterprises.

Mr. Mitchell says a targeted approach is required to stimulate economic activity.

Finance Minister, Dr. Nigel Clarke last week said the robust revenue performance reflects the much higher than anticipated GDP growth.

However, financial analysts note a major portion of the $26 billion surplus, approximately $11 billion, was generated from import duties.

Mr. Mitchell says this cannot be expected to sustain revenues in the long term.

The economist also outlined some priority areas he felt required critical assistance beyond just health care.

Theodore Mitchell, Jamaica Sovereign Economist at the JMMB Group.