Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves House Of Assembly

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves says the vast majority of persons on the current Voters List are persons who reside out of the state.

Dr. Gonsalves gave the explanation, during a Ministerial statement in parliament this morning, in response to concerns being expressed at the size of the list

The Third Quarterly Voters List published on the 14th of July 2014 reflected a total of 105-thousand, 919 eligible registered voters

The Prime Minister disclosed that, of this number, 68-thousand 624 either updated their voter registration or were registered for the first time as voters between the 12th July 2009 and the 11th July 2014

Dr. Gonsalves made it clear that the names of persons who have died are removed from the Voters List on a regular basis.

The Prime Minister said the Supervisor of Elections has proposed a solution to the current problem, relating to the size of the Voters List.

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, making a Ministerial Statement in Parliament this morning. Just before the suspension the Prime Minister presented a Resolution to raise a loan of 15-million dollars from the National Insurance Fund, to liquidate outstanding contributions owed by the Government to the National Insurance Fund.