Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness has commended the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for embarking on a reform process to improve its effectiveness.
He cited the adoption of the Strategic Plan for Growth and Development as a step in the right direction.
“It is our expectation that the Plan will be fully implemented to strengthen governance, capacity-building and our regional economies,” Mr. Holness said.
The Prime Minister was addressing the opening ceremony of the 37th regular meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, being held in Georgetown, Guyana, from July 4-6.
Speaking on a national level, Mr. Holness said the Government has undertaken a number of growth initiatives, aimed at strengthening the Jamaican economy.
He pointed to the establishment of a Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation to eliminate the bureaucracy that stifles growth.