PM speaks today in Budget Debate

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The 2018/19 Budget Debate will continue this afternoon at 2:00 pm with the contribution of Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

The prime minister is expected to address a number of issues including crime and the economy, as well as responses to issues raised by the Opposition during the debate.

The Budget Debate provides the Government with the opportunity to outline the activities that will be undertaken for the new fiscal year, take stock of its performance over the previous fiscal year, measure its progress in relation to the targets previously set, and assess the effectiveness of its management of the country's finances.

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, will close the debate tomorrow.

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