Economist and Executive Director of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute, CAPRI, Dr. Damien King, says a potential fourth wave of Covid-19 would not hold a significant impact on the country’s economic recovery.

The Planning Institute of Jamaica, PIOJ, has forecasted an economic growth of 6.3 per cent for the July to September Quarter of 2021.

This follows the previous quarter which recorded growth of nearly 14 per cent.

Dr. King objected to a possible decline in the economy if another surge occurs.

Dr. King indicated his surprise at the recovery as there was an expectation of a decline during the country’s third wave of Covid-19.

He says the growth percentage is more of an exaggeration.

Dr. King further added that the spread of Covid-19 across several other countries would have a weak effect on Jamaica’s tourism boost to the economy.

Dr. Damien King, Economist and Executive Director of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute.