IMF team here
A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Nicole Laframboise, is here this week for a series of meetings.
The team, which last visited the island back in June, has already held meetings with Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler and other Government officials.
The visit, which has been described as “routine”, comes against the backdrop of recent calls for the Freundel Stuart administration to enter into a new structural adjustment arrangement with the Washington-based institution.
However, Government has not given any such indication to date, while it continues to rely on the IMF for technical support in reforming the domestic tax system and in pursuing urgent fiscal consolidation strategies.