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2 day Debate of 2018 Budget starts April 26 to 27, 2018

The 2018 budget debate will be carried live on 90.9 FM CBN on April 26 to April 27, 2018 in the House of Assembly chambers. Photo: VINO/File
Leader of the Opposition, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) (right) has long argued that under Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL)( left) administration they have mismanaged public funds and it’s the result now of why the United Kingdom (UK) has to police the Territory’s finances. Photo: VINO/File
Leader of the Opposition, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) (right) has long argued that under Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL)( left) administration they have mismanaged public funds and it’s the result now of why the United Kingdom (UK) has to police the Territory’s finances. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After about two weeks of the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) of the whole House of Assembly (HoA) that wrapped up late last week, Parliamentarians are ready to debate the 2018 Appropriation Bill.

During the past two weeks, Government Departments and statutory bodies came before elected members when they were able to secure a quorum, to answer questions and appeal for more money and in some cases more staff.

This week the process of going through the SFC notes to verify what was agreed to have stated, however, House of Assembly (HoA) spokesman Linton V. Leonard announced in an email last week that the budget debate is set for two days from Thursday, April 26, to Friday, April 27, 2018.

What is there to debate?

The Fourth Sitting of the Third Session of the Third HoA is to get on the way at 10:00 A.M. on both days. However, the culture of late starts is now expected. With a Budget shortfall of some $50 million, and a recovery board set up as an alternative government to keep the ruling government’s hands off the recovery loans money and grants, it’s unclear how the debate will take shape.

Leader of the Opposition, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has long argued that under the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government they have mismanaged public funds and it’s the result now of why the United Kingdom (UK) has to police the Territory’s finances. Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) has claimed that his government has managed funds well and there is no corruption and if anyone has evidence of corruption they should bring it to his attention.

The 2018 budget debate will be carried live on 90.9 FM CBN Caribbean Superstation, on both days.

 

3 Responses to “2 day Debate of 2018 Budget starts April 26 to 27, 2018”

  • cay (16/04/2018, 15:29) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Where is the money?
  • SMH (16/04/2018, 21:47) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need to get the hell away from any more budgets until we see audited financial reports
  • vex (16/04/2018, 21:54) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    As soon as things are looking good we start spending to make everyone feel good and to win elections.


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