Senate Approves 2019-20 Budget

The Senate this afternoon approved the appropriations bill which outlines the Government’s spending plan for this fiscal year.

Acting Government Senate Leader, Pearnel Charles Junior, opened debate on the bill. He argued that the Government has tabled a budget before the Parliament which seeks to facilitate an expansion in the current economic growth figures.

Senator Charles says the growth numbers are in need of improvement but are encouraging.

Senator Charles says the budget shows that the Government is prioritizing provision for society’s most vulnerable.

Opposition Senate Leader, Donna Scott Mottley, questioned whether the $14-billion tax cuts announced by the Holness-administration will make the lives of the people better.


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