Budget debate… US$15M thrown on chopping block

Budget debate… US$15M thrown on chopping block

APRIL 18, 2012 | BY KNEWS | FILED UNDER NEWS  By Gary Eleazar

… Granger declares Budget will be re-tailored to reflect will of the people

The Leaders of the Combined Parliamentary Opposition made their intentions clear yesterday as the presentations to the 2012 Budget debates came to an end by sending an unwavering message that it will be altered and tailored to reflect the will of the people at the recently concluded General and Regional Elections.

Today, the House will dissolve itself into the Standing Committee of Supply, where each allocation will be addressed specifically by the Members of Parliament, at which time various amendments can and seemingly will be made.

Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition, Brigadier (retd.) David Granger, in his maiden presentation to a Budget Debate, declared that March 30, 2012, represented the end of an era.

The date that Granger referred to was the occasion of the presentation of the 2012 Budget by Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh.   [more]


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