(Jamaica Observer) – Prime Minister Andrew Holness is expected to announce a raft of infrastructural projects, further measures to improve security across the island, and more support for Jamaicans at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder when he makes his contribution to the 2023/24 Budget Debate today.
Jamaica Observer sources say Holness is to present several major projects to be implemented by his Administration over the next two years, while there could be good news for people receiving State support.
“Now that the economy is on the right track, the prime minister is in a position to move on a number of big ticket items, so you can watch for those announcements today,” said one Observer source close to the Holness Administration.
“These will not be things that we want to do but things that are set to be implemented and that will touch the lives of Jamaicans from Negril point to Morant point. This will be a budget presentation which will show Jamaica that this Government has plans to move the country to a different level,” the source added.
According to the source, while it will be left to Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke to dismantle the “illogical” economic arguments presented by Opposition Leader Mark Golding during his presentation to the Budget Debate on Tuesday, Holness will respond to some of the overarching issues raised by Golding.