11/24/2007The God of Jacob is our stronghold God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.Prime Minister Andrew Holness in a meeting with World Investment News CEO Pascal Belda and World Investment News Vice President of Sales Stephanie Huertas at the Prime Minister’s offices in Kingston, in April 2016.— Photo: Stan Aron for World Investment News “Economic growth and fiscal responsibility are not mutually exclusive,” says the EGC, which recommends a successor arrangement to the IMF’s economic support program, enhancing the credibility and flexibility of the exchange rate regime, and pursue debt for asset swaps in order to accelerate Jamaica’s rate of debt reduction by 2 or 3 percentage points.Considering education and training deficiencies for high skilled workers as one of the main causes of low productivity, the council recommends training programs aligned with the labour market as well as financing such as loans, incentives and grants.They also favor further work and recommendations by the Labour Market Reform Commission (LMRC).
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire. I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth." The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.But after decades of slow and sometimes negative growth, the country is taking a strategic turn, with plans to leverage its countless other strengths — including its key geographic location and the largest English-speaking workforce in the Caribbean — to transform, diversify and strengthen its economy.Located at the center of the Caribbean, right outside the Panama Canal, Jamaica is at the crossroads of North-South and East-West shipping lanes and plans to join Singapore, Dubai and Rotterdam as the fourth node in global logistics.To keep assets from remaining dormant, which generates only small returns and does not contribute to jobs or employment, the EGC advises implementing mechanisms that promote greater utilization of these assets to induce economic growth.
This would include promoting privatization, public-private partnerships, and similar transactions.The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts.