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St Lucia’s prime minister to table appropriations bill 2022/23, amid ‘rising uncertainties’

By Caribbean News Global contributor

CASTRIES, St Lucia –  Prime minister and minister for finance, economic development, and the youth economy, Philip J. Pierre will table the Appropriations Bill 2022/23 in the House of Assembly on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, amid rising uncertainties.

Notable, this is prime minister Pierre’s inaugural budget address, that affords him the occasion to sum-up nine months [to date] since the general elections of July 26, 2021, to deliver on his promises to the people of Saint Lucia.

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The highly anticipated budget address will commence at 5:00 pm and transmit via the National Television Network (NTN) and the government of Saint Lucia social media pages.

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), said Friday:

“ The debate on the Appropriations Bill will begin on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 10:00 am.” And per norms and procedure: “The leader of the opposition is expected to open the day’s debate and will also be allowed the latitude of time to respond to the prime minister’s address.”  

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The debate on the Appropriations Bill is expected to run until Friday, April 29, 2022, according to OPM, noting that during the three-days proceedings the “government will detail its plans to transform the economy and empower its citizens during these volatile economic times,” said the OPM.



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