The programmes and policies of the Government for the 2019 fiscal year will be outlined by Minister of Finance Camillo Gonsalves this afternoon, during the 2019 Budget Address in Parliament today.

The Budget Address will be preceded by the Throne Speech from Governor General Sir Frederick Ballantyne, following the ceremonial opening of the 4th session of the 10th Parliament.

Last week, Members of Parliament approved a Motion to adopt the 2019 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure, which were presented by Minister of Finance, Camillo Gonsalves.

The 2019 Estimates amount to: one-billion, 67-million, 343 thousand, 283-dollars, representing an increase of 7.4-percent  over the approved Budget for 2018.

The ceremonial opening of the 4th Session of the 10th Parliament is scheduled to begin at four this afternoon, and will be broadcast live on NBC Radio.