PM presents Budget Address Tuesday; debate from Wednesday

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet will table the Appropriation Bill 2020/2021 and deliver his Budget Address on Tuesday afternoon, from 4 o’clock.

The Debate on the Appropriation Bill follows from Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

The Prime Minister’s Budget Address will centre on the theme “New Opportunities to Build a New and Stronger Saint Lucia Together”.

The Estimates of Expenditure was laid on April 29th, 2020 in the amount of
$1,697,312,800.

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet will present his “policies and plans for achieving sustainable and inclusive growth, development over the medium term, focus in on key sectors and outline the plans for Saint Lucia’s economic recovery amidst the COVID-19 pandemic”.

He will also detail ‘achievements with public and private sector investments, major infrastructure development, reengineering social services, social safety nets and youth development’. 

A key component of the address will be achievements and plans for the health care sector and specific fiscal measures and revenue generation initiatives.

The tabling of the Appropriation Bill 2020/2021 and the Delivery of the Budget Address will be carried live on Cable TV via the National Television Network.

The Public is also invited to tune in live via:

Government of Saint Lucia Web Portal – www.govt.lc/portal-launch;

Government of Saint Lucia Facebook Page – http://facebook.govt.lc;

Government of Saint Lucia YouTube Channel – http://youtube.govt.lc/;

Government of Saint Lucia audio stream on tune in – http://tunein.govt.lc/.

development. A key component of the Prime Minister’s address will be achievements and plans for the health care sector and specific fiscal measures and revenue generation initiatives.