PM says Support From Diaspora been a Critical Lifeline During Pandemic


Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, says support from the Jamaican Diaspora has been a “critical lifeline” for the country during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This, he said, is evidenced by a 70 per cent increase in net remittance inflows in March 2021, relative to March 2020; and a 36 per cent increase for the 2021 fiscal year, relative to 2020.

This is according to the most recent Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) remittance bulletin for March 2021.

Mr. Holness was addressing a Prime Ministerial town hall meeting, held as part of a virtual Jamaica Diaspora Sustainability Symposium, on Wednesday (June 16).