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Thursday 19 October 2017
Politics

OPM hosts pre-Budget forum

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) will hold a ‘live’ pre-Budget conversation with several key stakeholders next week Wednesday from 9 am to 3 pm.

Minister in the OPM, Stuart Young made the announcement on Thursday at the weekly post-Cabinet news conference at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann's. Young said the conversation will be chaired by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and there will be a detailed presentation by the Finance Ministry on the state of the country's economy.

He said the forum will also see presentations by members of the business community, the labour movement and other stakeholder groups in the country.

Finance Minister Colm Imbert will present what is widely expected to be an austerity budget in the House of Representatives on October 2 at 1.30 pm. The current parliamentary session has been prorogued and the new session opens on September 29.

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