Dr Gene Leon, in his new post as president of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), is now leading a delegation from the institution on his first official visit to Jamaica.
During his stay, Dr Leon will meet with government officials, including Prime Minister Andrew Holness, as well as members of the development finance community and the business industry.
“The CDB is seeking to engage in continuous dialogue with our borrowing member countries and this visit is an opportunity to strengthen the partnerships with our stakeholders in Jamaica to ensure we continue to provide effective assistance and also to explore new and innovative ways of expanding our support for the benefit of the entire country,” he explained.
Included in the team from the CDB are: Vice-President — Operations Isaac Solomon, Director of Economics, and Presidential Advisor Dorla Humes. The team’s engagements commenced on Tuesday with a meeting with the Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and the Public ServiceDr Nigel Clarke, who is also CDB Governor for Jamaica, at the ministry’s office in Kingston. Joining Dr Clarke was Financial Secretary Darlene Morrison.
In welcoming the delegation, Dr Clarke noted, “I think there is great scope for working more closely with the CDB particularly as it relates to the bank’s advisory role and the provision of technical support, and I look forward to greater collaboration in the very near future.”