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Experts meet in Jamaica to unlock economic growth

Senior government ministers are meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica, later this week to discuss ways to unlock economic growth in the Caribbean region.

The meeting from 23 to 24 October is being hosted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the government of Jamaica.

The issues to be discussed include the reliability and efficiency of energy provision and a tax regime to encourage investment and steps to strengthen the financial sector.

Caribbean economies have been slow to recover from the global financial crisis.

Officials hope that everyone will be brought together to discuss how to generate growth in the Caribbean at a time when it has been slow to recover from the global economic crisis.

Among the issues is how to address debt related to fiscal imbalances and fiscal indiscipline.