This is a Draft Bill; it is not yet the finished product. Therefore, the Government is consulting further with the public before the presentation to Parliament for the First Reading, on 20th August 2018. Thereafter, additional consultations would be effected as the Bill would be placed before a Select Committee.
Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, outlined the 2017 fiscal performance of the Government at a press conference on Tuesday, 2nd January, as a precursor to the budgetary estimates scheduled for Monday, 29th January.
The year, 2017 marks the 220th anniversary of the attempted genocide, forced migration and subsequent resettlement of the Garifuna People to countries in Central America.
In exercise of the powers conferred by the Price and Distribution of Goods Act (Cap 161), approval was granted for changes to be made to the prices of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), with effect from Monday 7th August, 2017 as detailed below.