The ceremonial opening of the Fifth Session of the Ninth Parliament takes place later today, to be followed by the presentation of the 2015 National Budget by Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves
The session was originally scheduled for yesterday but was postponed, in light of the tragic accident in Owia.
Prior to the Budget presentation, Governor General Sir Frederick Ballantyne will deliver the Traditional Throne Speech to mark the start of the new Parliamentary Session.
The Prime Minister said in Parliament in December that this year’s National Budget amounts to some 971.3 million EC dollars.
He said the Budget is to be financed by current revenue of 532.3 million dollars and capital revenue of 439 million dollars.
This afternoon’s session is scheduled to begin at four the Assembly Chamber in Kingstown.
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