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IMF delay tops issues civil society group wants PM to address
2013-01-05 18:09:40 | (0 Comments)
The civil society group Jamaicans United for Sustainable Development has listed six issues it describes as inescapable priorities it wants Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to address in her broadcast to the nation tomorrow.
Richard ‘Dickie’ Crawford
Topping the list is the economic dilemma facing the country caused by the delay in securing a deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
In a statement released this afternoon, convenor of the group Richard ‘Dickie’ Crawford said Jamaica should be prepared to implement an alternative economic plan if the terms being sought by the IMF are unworkable and self-defeating.
Crawford says the high cost of energy, fixing the justice system, reforming the political system and increased measures to protect the nation’s children were some of the other areas Mrs Simpson Miller needs to address.
He says it cannot be business as usual and the entire country has to be mobilised and unified to fight for its survival, growth and eventual sustainable development.
The Jamaica Information Service says the Prime Minister will provide the nation with a report on her first year in Office and disclose some of her administration’s plans for this year.
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