Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, visited Jamaica for a three day working visit, arriving June 26.
Lagarde’s itinerary during her visit included meeting with Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller at the Office of the Prime Minister, the Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips at his ministry at Heroes Circle and she also met with Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness.
The Managing Director participated in a number of other engagements during her visit. These included:
- Delivering a lecture at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona
- A Reception in her honour, hosted by the Prime Minister at Jamaica House
- A special breakfast meeting with Women Leaders at the Terra Nova Hotel
- Touring the HEART College of Construction Services in Portmore, St. Catherine
The Managing Director departed the island on June 28, before departing she made it known that she intends on returning to “spend money” on the island as she was captivated with Jamaica’s attractiveness as a tourism destination.
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