CSA hopes Budget 2015/16 will address social problems

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CSA hopes Budget 2015/16 will address social problems
CSA President Mary Isaac. Photo credit: The Voice Newspaper (Saint Lucia).
CSA President Mary Isaac. Photo credit: The Voice Newspaper (Saint Lucia).

President of the Civil Service Association (CSA) Mary Isaac has said she is hoping that this year’s budget will be tailored towards addressing many social issues facing Saint Lucia.

Isaac told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that crime is a main issue that needs serious attention and therefore she is expecting the government will put more finance into combating crime, among other things.

Besides that Isaac said the health care, education and justice systems are not functioning properly.

“So I am hoping that the budget will put the necessary financing in place, so that these systems work and things can get better in our society,” she told SNO.

Isaac also pointed out that the newly-built hospital is yet to open its doors to the public and the only reason for this is inadequate financing.

Government has announced that it will be presenting the 205/16 annual National Budget in the House of Assembly on April 28, 2015.

Following the Throne Speech, the Standing Finance Committee of the House of Assembly will meet on the same day at 3:00pm to review the Estimates of Expenditure for submission to the House for debate.

The debate on the Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure will take place on Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday April 30, 2015.

On conclusion of the debate on the Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure, The House of Assembly will re-convene on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, for the presentation of the Budget Address by Dr. Kenny Anthony, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.

The Budget Debate will be held on Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15, 2015.

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  1. Mary is speaking on behalf of all Lucians and her comments are neutral so leave her out of your one sided party politics. Besides it's sad that the two parties are not mature enough to work with each other as responsible adults and tackle the social issues on behalf of all St. Lucians. Instead they're all at each others throats and are quick to point out their faults. We all have faults and fall short...

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  2. this is not the point, the important thing is should it address social problems or not......... but i guess this is a stretch for you....... all this needs is a civil discourse, but that's too complicated for you to comprehend.

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  3. Mary Mary. Are you speaking in your capacity of General Secretary of the CSA or as a UWP Senator?

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