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Bahamian IMF Head For Caribbean

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generic cialis times;”>The Jamaica Observer published the following:

At the end of last week, on April 16th, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) country representative for Jamaica, Therese Turner-jones, became the first Caribbean woman and only the second Caribbean person to become General Manager of the IDB’s Caribbean country department.

As general manager of the Caribbean Department, she oversees the bank’s operations in Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, The Bahamas, and Trinidad and Tobago, and is responsible for the IDB’s relationship with the Caribbean Development Bank, through which assistance is provided to the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

While serving as the new general manager for the IDB’s Caribbean Country Department, she will nevertheless also continue to carry out the functions of country representative for Jamaica.

Perhaps just as important (to Jamaica at least), Turner-Jones, a national of The Bahamas, will continue to be based in Jamaica, rather than Washington (as was the previous practice for this very high-level position), due to the IDB’s policy to get closer to their customers.