Parliament meets today!

A Sitting of the House of Assembly is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23th, 2021 with Papers to be laid by the Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service and the Minister for Commerce, Industry, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs.

The Motions for consideration are as follows:

  1. BE IT RESOLVED that Parliament approves an extension of time to lay the Estimates before Parliament, by a new date, no later than fifteen days before the 31st day of March, 2021, due to the impact of COVID-19 on the human resources of the Department of Finance and other Government departments and agencies, involved in the budget preparation process.
  2. BE IT RESOLVED that Parliament authorizes the Minister of Finance to borrow an amount of USD30,000,000.00 from the International Development Association to finance the COVID-19 Response, Recovery and Resilience Development Policy Programme;
  3. BE IT RESOLVED that Parliament authorizes the Minister of Finance to borrow from the Caribbean Development Bank an additional amount from its Ordinary Capital Resources not exceeding USD7,378,000.00, which consists of an amount of USD4,178,000.00 from the Equity and Market resources of the Caribbean Development Bank (Additional E&M Tranche) and an amount of USD3,200,000.00 allocated from the European Investment Bank to the Caribbean Development Bank under the Climate Change Action Line of Credit to assist in financing the Sixth Water (Vieux Fort Water Supply Redevelopment) Project.