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Thursday 14 December 2017
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More for overseas missions

This country’s overseas missions will receive an increased allocation in the 207/2018 budget for their operations in fiscal 2018.

According to the Draft Estimates of Recurrent Expenditure, the allocation for overseas missions has been increased from $39,277,000 in 2017 to $45,775,000 in 2018. This represents an increase of $6,498,000 between 2017 and 2018.

The document also shows a decrease in the allocation for repatriation of nationals from $50,000 in 2017 to $40,000 in 2018.

The allocation for the Caricom Single Market and Economy Secretariat has been reduced from $450,000 to $250,000.

The document also shows a reduction in the allocation for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) Secretariat from $34,000 to $31,000 from 2017 to 2018. The ATT was an initiative pursued by the People’s Partnership government.

According to the 2018 Draft Estimates of Expenditure, the expenditure for the Foreign and Caricom Affairs Ministry has increased from $254,019,102 in 2017 to $269, 972,000 in 2018.

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