Budget Day 2015 To Be Held This Week

The ceremonial opening of the Fifth Session of the Ninth Parliament is set to take place here this week, to be followed by the presentation of the 2015 National Budget by Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves

The session was originally scheduled for Monday January 12th, but was postponed, following the fatal accident at Rock Gutter.

The opening of the session of Parliament will now take place this Wednesday January 28th from four in the afternoon.

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.