Crime reduction 'surest route' to ECONOMIC GROWTH for Jamaica

The IDB says crime and corruption cost the Jamaican economy some four percent of GDP so any talk about serious economic growth must address this issue squarely.

The issue was thoroughly ventilated in a panel on National Security and the Growth Economy at the third annual Business and Management Conference of the Mona School of Business and Management held in Montego Bay last November. The panel included Professor Anthony Clayton, Alcan professor of sustainable development at The University of the West Indies and Dr Wayne Henry, Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ).

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