Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves outlined the programmes and strategies of the Government for the year 2014, as he presented the 2014 Budget Address in Parliament yesterday.
The 2014 Budget amounts to 911-million, 571-thousand and 46-dollars, representing a 14.1-percent increase, over the approved budget for 2013.
During his presentation, the Prime Minster said the natural disaster of December 2013 has altered the socio-economic context of the 2014 Budget.
The Prime Minister pointed out that the Supplementary Estimates would reflect a re-shaping of budgetary priorities, to take account of the developments which have arisen as a result of the severe weather in December.
Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.