The Jamaican economy has registered its largest growth in a single quarter for the past 14-years.

It grew by 2.3-percent in the quarter which ended in September.

This has resulted in growth projections for the current fiscal year being revised upwards.

Finance Minister Audley Shaw told the House of Representatives this afternoon that he has good news concerning the country’s economy.

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Mr. Shaw says the last time the economy grew by so much in one quarter was 14 years ago in 2002.

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The Finance Minister says the Holness administration’s push to grow the country’s economy is on track. He reported more good news concerning the agricultural sector.

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Shaw says consequently the Planning Institute of Jamaica, the PIOJ, has adjusted upwards its forecast for the economy.

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