he Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), in its latest review of the country’s macro fiscal programme, has maintained a positive outlook for the economic reform programme (ERP) despite the uncertainties surrounding the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking at a quarterly press briefing held yesterday, Keith Duncan, chairman of EPOC, said that based on the reports presented at the last EPOC meeting held on December 4, the country was on track in meeting all its fiscal quantitative targets as set out under the programme as the work continues.

“The implementation of the majority of the Priority Actions for the ERP continues to be delayed relative to the timelines established in November 2019, due in large part to the impact of the pandemic.

“While the timelines and scope of some of these action items are to be reviewed, the work continues,” he said.