Feb 17, 2019 Last Updated 12:27 PM, Feb 15, 2019

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The Hon. Nigel Clarke, DPhil., MP, is Jamaica's Minister of Finance and the Public Service and is Member of Parliament for St Andrew Northwestern. ...

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14th Regional Investment & Capital Market Conference
14th Regional Investment & Capital Market Conference

Minister of Finance, Dr. The Honourable Nigel Clarke, addresses the Jamaica Stock Exchange's 14th Regional Investments & Capital Markets Conference on 'Life after the IMF: Preserving the Benefits from the IMF, Through Sustainable Growth & Development.' Dr. Clarke highlighted that for the first time in decades all economic variables are positively aligned: low, stable and predictable inflation; increased employment with more Jamaicans being employed than ever before; fifteen (15) consecutive quarters of positive growth; and historically high Central Bank reserves. The Finance Minister also stated pointedly that, the Government was committed to institutionalising the gains of the reforms through the establishment of an Independent Fiscal Council to be the arbiter of Jamaica's Fiscal Rules, modernising the Central Bank and making inflation targeting the primary objective of monetary policy and developing the technical capacity of those in charge of crafting policy at the Ministry of Finance, Bank of Jamaica and the Planning Institute of Jamaica.

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Dr the Hon Nigel Clarke making his Keynote Address at University of the West Indies Research Day 2019
Dr the Hon Nigel Clarke making his Keynote Address at University of the West Indies Research Day 2019

Dr the Hon Nigel Clarke , Finance Minister during his Keynote Address at the opening ceremony for the University of the West Indies Research Days 2019 stated that, the Government of Jamaica would be making funds available for Research and Development in the national budget as of financial year 2019/20. The Finance Minister also spoke about the research done with UWI which gave rise to the Mosquito Control Unit and efforts in vector management, as well as developing predictive models which can assist with predicting where the next outbreak is likely to exist. The event was held under the theme, 'Driving Research for Social and Economic Development'.

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Minister Fayval Williams speaking at the 37th Annual Conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean
Minister Fayval Williams speaking at the 37th Annual Conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean

Minister Fayval Williams addressing the Media Launch of the 37th Annual Conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean which is themed, 'Navigating Global Disruption, Creating Opportunities.'

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Minister Williams with Graduates of the Financial Investigation Training and Accreditation Programme (FITAP)
Minister Williams with Graduates of the Financial Investigation Training and Accreditation Programme (FITAP)

Minister Williams (centre) shares a proud moment with the graduates of the Financial Investigation Training and Accreditation Programme (FITAP). Minister Williams during her remarks challenged the graduates to reflect on the Rights, Responsibilities and Privileges associated with being certified as Financial Investigators. She encouraged the graduates to make good use of the knowledge particularly as they are the first graduates of the FITAP. "You have joined a long line of distinguished international professionals," Minister Williams said.

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Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Honourable Nigel Clarke giving his remarks at the Compete Caribbean Dialogue on Policies and Instruments to Unleash Innovation
Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Honourable Nigel Clarke giving his remarks at the Compete Caribbean Dialogue on Policies and Instruments to Unleash Innovation

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Honourable Nigel Clarke outlines that research is an investment rather a cost while giving his remarks at the Compete Caribbean Dialogue on Policies and Instruments to Unleash Innovation at the Courtyard Marriot Hotel in New Kingston recently.

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Dr. the Honourable Nigel Clarke with other members of the panel at the Compete Caribbean Dialogue on Policies and Instruments to Unleash Innovation
Dr. the Honourable Nigel Clarke with other members of the panel at the Compete Caribbean Dialogue on Policies and Instruments to Unleash Innovation

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Honourable Nigel Clarke has an engaging conversation with other members of the panel, Mrs. Therese Turner-Jones, Caribbean Department Manager of the Inter-American Development Bank (right), Her Excellency Laurie Peters, Canadian High Commissioner (left) and Mr. Daniel Best, Director of the Projects Department of the Caribbean (far left) at the Compete Caribbean Dialogue on Policies and Instruments to Unleash Innovation at the Courtyard Marriot Hotel in New Kingston recently.

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Outsource2Jamaica Symposium and Expo VIP Luncheon and Awards
Outsource2Jamaica Symposium and Expo VIP Luncheon and Awards

Minister Without Portfolio, Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, the Hon. Fayval Williams speaking on the potential of the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Sector in providing gains for national competitiveness at the VIP Luncheon and Awards held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre recently.

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Outsource2Jamaica Symposium and Expo VIP Luncheon and Awards
Outsource2Jamaica Symposium and Expo VIP Luncheon and Awards

Minister Without Portfolio, Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, the Hon. Fayval Williams gives address on the Government of Jamaica's (GOJ) support of the Business Process  Outsourcing (BPO) Sector through JAMPRO  and HEART Trust NTA by providing business opportunities and training respectively.

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2018 Labour Market Forum
2018 Labour Market Forum

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, the Hon. Dr. Nigel Clarke makes his first public speech as Finance Minister on the need to accelerate the rationalization of public bodies. Minister Clarke made his debut presentation as Finance Minister at the 2018 Labour Market Forum held recently.

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Signing Ceremony for the World Bank Access to Finance for Micro, Small And Medium Enterprises Project
Signing Ceremony for the World Bank Access to Finance for Micro, Small And Medium Enterprises Project

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, the Hon. Audley Shaw (Centre) speaks about the achievements of Jamaica’s economy during a Signing Ceremony between the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) and the World Bank in respect to the World Bank Access to Finance for Micro, Small And Medium Enterprises Project recently. Also seated are: Galina Sotirova, Country
Manager, World Bank (Right of Minister Shaw), Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, the Hon. Fayval Williams (Left of Minister Shaw), Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, the Hon. Rudyard Spencer (Left of Minister Williams), Darlene Morrison, Acting Financial Secretary, Ministry of Finance and the Public
Service (Left) and Milverton Reynolds, Managing Director of the Development Bank of Jamaica (Right).

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Public Sector Corporate Governance (PSCG) Awards ceremony
Public Sector Corporate Governance (PSCG) Awards ceremony

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 held the first Public Sector Corporate Governance (PSCG) Awards ceremony. The awards were open to all public bodies governed by the Public Bodies Management and Accountability Act, inclusive of statutory bodies, regulatory bodies, authorities, commissions and government-owned entities. The Awards aim to recognise public bodies that have established high standards of corporate governance disclosures and practices.

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Senior Vice President of the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) Courtesy Call at the Finance Ministry
Senior Vice President of the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) Courtesy Call at the Finance Ministry

Minister of Finance and the Public Service the Hon. Audley Shaw poses for a photo opp with Shigeru Maeda, Senior Vice President of the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) in the office of the Finance Minister during a Courtesy Call recently.

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Senior Vice President of the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) Courtesy Call at the Finance Ministry
Senior Vice President of the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) Courtesy Call at the Finance Ministry

Minister of Finance and the Public Service the Hon. Audley Shaw listens attentively as Shigeru Maeda, Senior Vice President of the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) discusses partnership between the Government of Jamaica and JICA during a Courtesy Call at the Finance Ministry recently.

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Energy Management and Efficiency Programme (EMEP) Signing Ceremony
Energy Management and Efficiency Programme (EMEP) Signing Ceremony

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley (right) gives his remarks on  Energy Management and Efficiency Programme (EMEP) at a Signing Ceremony at the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service for the Loan Agreement of the Energy Management and Efficiency Programme (EMEP). Also seated are: : Minister of Finance and the Public Service, the Hon. Audley Shaw (centre), Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, the Hon. Rudyard Spencer (right of Minister Wheatley), Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, the Hon. Fayval Williams (right of Minister Shaw), Ambassador of Japan to Jamaica, His Excellency Hiromasa Yamazaki (left), Darlene Morrison, Acting Financial Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service (right of Minister Spencer), Hillary Alexander, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology (right) Shigeru Maeda, Senior Vice President, JICA (left of Minister Shaw).

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The Honourable Fayval Williams at the Annual Audit Committees’ Conference
The Honourable Fayval Williams at the Annual Audit Committees’ Conference

Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, the Hon. Fayval Williams addressing Internal Auditors on the importance of their role in Jamaica’s economy at the Annual Audit Committees’ Conference at the Knutsford Court Hotel recently.

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The Honourable Fayval Williams speaking at the 6th Annual Anti-Money Laundering/ Counter Financing of Terrorism Conference
The Honourable Fayval Williams speaking at the 6th Annual Anti-Money Laundering/ Counter Financing of Terrorism Conference

Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, the Hon. Fayval Williams speaking about the ten measures that the government is putting in place to prevent money laundering in Jamaica at the 6th Annual Anti-Money Laundering/ Counter Financing of Terrorism Conference at the Spanish Court Hotel recently.

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Signing Ceremony for the Exchange of Notes
Signing Ceremony for the Exchange of Notes

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, the Hon. Audley Shaw exchanges notes with the Ambassador of Japan to Jamaica, H.E Masanori Nakano during a Signing Ceremony for Energy Management and Efficiency Programme recently.

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the Honourable Minister of Finance and the Public Service greets Ambassador of Japan to Jamaica
the Honourable Minister of Finance and the Public Service greets Ambassador of Japan to Jamaica

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, the Hon. Audley Shaw greets Ambassador of Japan to Jamaica, H.E Masanori Nakano during a Signing Ceremony for the Exchange of Notes and Record Discussions for Energy Management and Efficiency Programme recently.

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Energy Management and Efficiency Programme
Energy Management and Efficiency Programme

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, the Hon. Audley Shaw (Centre) speaking about the Energy Management and Efficiency Programme and the relationship between Jamaica and the Embassy of Japan in Jamaica, at a Signing Ceremony for the Exchange of Notes (E/N) and Record Discussions for Energy Management and Efficiency Programme between the Government of Jamaica and the Embassy of Japan. Also seated are Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and the Public  Service, the Hon. Rudyard Spencer (Left of Minister Shaw), Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and the Public  Service, the Hon. Fayval Williams (Left of Minister Spencer), Acting Financial Secretary, Darlene Morrison (Left), Ambassador of Japan to Jamaica, H.E Masanori Nakano (Right of Minister Shaw), Second Secretary/ Director of Economic Cooperation, Hideki Shinozaki (Right of Ambassador Nakano).

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The Honourable Audley Shaw meets with the British High Commissioner, His Excellency Asif Ahmed
The Honourable Audley Shaw meets with the British High Commissioner, His Excellency Asif Ahmed

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, the Hon. Audley Shaw meets with the British High Commissioner, His Excellency Asif Ahmed during a Courtesy Call at the Ministry recently to discuss the relations between Jamaica and Britain.

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