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New session of Parliament opens next Tuesday

By Office of the Prime Minister

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Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy in this file photo.

Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy inspecting the guard at the opening of a new session of Parliament in this file photo.

PRESS RELEASE – The Second Session of the Eleventh Parliament is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

Members of the House of Assembly will meet at 10:00 a.m. and Members of the Senate will meet at 10:30 a.m., after which both Houses will meet in joint session to receive a message from Her Excellency, the Governor General, Dame Calliopa Pearlette Louisy.

The Standing Finance Committee will meet in closed session at 2:00 p.m. on April 25, 2017 to review the Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure 2017/2018.

A Sitting of the House of Assembly is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. where the debate on the Estimates of Expenditure 2017/2018 will take place. A report of the Meeting of the Standing Finance Committee will also be presented.

The following Motion is down for consideration:

BE IT RESOLVED that the House of Assembly do adopt the Report of the Standing Finance Committee on the Estimates of Expenditure for the financial year 2017/2018 in the sum of ONE BILLION, FIVE HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN MILLION, SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTY-TWO THOUSAND, TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($1,513,652,200) as a charge against the Consolidated Fund and other funds of the State of Saint Lucia.

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One comment

  1. Another season for unintelligent posturings by woefully incompetent and uniformed pseudo-intellectual called parliamentarians.


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