Finance Minister, Dr Nigel Clarke, has rubbished the Opposition’s attack on the government’s debt reduction priorities.

Mr. Golding, during his presentation last week, accused the government of attempting to prematurely reduce the country’s debt. He says this came at the cost of billions of dollars which could have been used to assist struggling Jamaicans.

Minister Clarke dismissed the argument.

The Finance Minister says unlike the United States, Jamaica cannot rack up trillions of dollars in debt.

Dr. Nigel Clarke.