The Honourable Minister Audley Shaw, Minister of Finance and the Public Service, opened the 2016/17 Budget Debate today. The Minister started by highlighting that over the past 40 years, the economy has seen only marginal growth with an annual growth in the Gross Domestic Product of no more than 1% in recent years. The Minister emphasized that the unequivocal commitment of the Government of Jamaica is to move the country forward through economic growth and job creation.
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