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  • August 20, 2015

    Phillips and the PNP have done all they can to make Jamaicans poorer

    Opposition Spokesman on Finance and Planning Audley Shaw, today described a recent reported statement by Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips that "the government has done all it can for poor people," as an insult to the poor, unemployed and working class people of Jamaica.

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  • August 4, 2015

    THE NEW DEBT INSTRUMENT IS STILL A BAD DEAL – JLP

    Last Thursday we learned through various media outlets, both local and international, that the Jamaican government had borrowed US$2 billion on the international capital markets in the following tranches:

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  • July 21, 2015

    PNP’s Lobbying efforts to Change IMF Programme is an Admission that the Programme is failing

    Shadow Spokesperson on Finance and Planning for the Jamaica  Labour Party, Audley Shaw, said that despite the worse global recession in 2008-2009, the JLP returned the Jamaican economy to 1.7% real GDP growth in 2011, a significantly stronger growth rate than the PNP’s anemic 0.13% average rate. Mr. Shaw said that since coming to office, the PNP government has set th (More...)

  • July 8, 2015

    SHAW CALLS ON CREDIT UNIONS TO LEND MORE TO SMALL BUSINESSES

    Opposition Spokesman on Finance and Planning Audley Shaw, today called on members of the Jamaica Cooperative Credit Union League (JCCUL) and the Jamaica Association of Cooperative Credit Union Managers (JACCUM), to urgently expand its membership and lend more money especially for small bus (More...)

  • June 17, 2015

    GOVERNMENT MUST DO MORE TO GROW THE ECONOMY AND CREATE JOBS

    The Opposition Jamaica Labour Party, through its Spokesman on Finance and Planning Audley Shaw, today said that the Government of Jamaica needs to take urgent steps to secure aggressive broad-based growth in the economy, in order to secure the long-term benefits from passing IMF tests.

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