Nationwide News understands that General Manager of the Inter-American Development Bank’s Caribbean Group, Therese Turner- Jones, has been relieved of her duties at the multi-lateral lending agency.
It’s unclear at this time as to the reason behind her removal.
The move comes as the IDB President is set to hold high level talks in Jamaica with the government later this week.
Attempts to get confirmation from the IDB regarding the decision to relieve Mrs. Turner-Jones as head of its Caribbean division have been unsuccessful.
However, Nationwide News was able to confirm that the IDB’s President, Mauricio Claver-Carone, is due in Jamaica this week for talks.
It’s understood that he’s expected to meet with Prime Minister Holness and Finance Minister Nigel Clarke.
A national of the Bahamas, Therese Turner-Jones, is the General Manager of the Country Department Caribbean Group, which oversees the bank’s operations in Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, The Bahamas, and Trinidad and Tobago.
While serving in this position, she continued to carry out the functions of Country Representative for Jamaica.
Ms. Turner-Jones joined the IDB in 2013 as Jamaica’s Country Representative.
Attempts to contact her were also unsuccessful.