US to assist Jamaica’s energy, financial sectorsAugust 3, 2012

US to assist Jamaica’s energy, financial sectors

JAMAICA’S energy and financial sectors are two of the areas that are to be offered assistance by the United States Government in the immediate future, US Ambassador Pamela Bridgewater said Wednesday.

In an exclusive interview with the Jamaica Observer, Ambassador Bridgewater reflected on the close relationship between the two countries as the nation marks its 50th anniversary of Independence, and indicated that the partnership would continue to deepen.

She said that the development of renewable energy sources such as wind and sun could be an area in which the US would partner with Jamaica.

“We know there are problems with energy sources in Jamaica and the importance of trying to find new sources of energy to take advantage of the natural elements in Jamaica €” the wind and the sun €” and so [we are] looking to find way to capitalise on that,” she added.

Ambassador Bridgewater said the US would also be looking at Jamaica’s financial sector to see how some of its institutions could be improved.

“Those things will be revealed as they come on stream,” she said.

Jamaica Observer