Parliament to meet next Wednesday


Parliament building in Roseau
Parliament building in Roseau

The Second Meeting of the First Session of the Ninth Parliament under the Commonwealth of Dominica Constitution gets underway on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 10:00am at the House of Assembly on Victoria Street, Roseau.

At that meeting Prime Minister and Minister for Finance the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit will seek approval for Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure for the financial year ending June 30, 2015 amounting to fourteen million, three hundred and seventy-nine thousand, eight hundred and fourteen dollars and sixteen cents ($14,379,814.16).

Prime Minister Skerrit will also introduce a bill for an Act to provide for the regulation of the banking business, the establishment of a single banking space and for incidental and related matters and the repeal of the Banking Act, No. 16 of 2005. The Prime Minister has stated that the new Banking Act will focus on strengthening the regulation and supervision of the financial services sector.

Prime Minister Skerrit will present to the house the Schedule of Supplementary Appropriation for the first and second quarter (July to December 2014) and the report of the Director of Audit on the audit of Public Accounts for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Obituary and congratulatory remarks are also down on the order paper.

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  1. Concerned Malayway
    May 25, 2015

    I hope that Lennox linton goes to parliament to represent his constituency in the way that he should!!!

  2. Clement Rabess
    May 25, 2015

    If this is the same banking regs that caused a week of work action by bank workers in Antigua when the new OECS banking regs went before the upper house, it will be interesting to see how the Dominican banking community reacts.

  3. too late
    May 23, 2015

    well we hope to get some answers concerning MY Dominica Trade House and The Head of the Immigration Bureau. Also hope to read of these stories on DNO. DNO didn’t you hear about the head of the immigration bureau?

  4. May 23, 2015

    So labourites are the only ones to pay taxes so they should eat big time. Is that what you are saying?

  5. May 23, 2015

    The P M has no knowledge in Banking …And …Finance related issues ….
    What is he going to do ????
    Create More Loopholes ???l. for offshore operations ????

  6. Titiwi
    May 23, 2015

    I wonder if there is an approval for a Rolls Royce Ghost II in there somewhere?

    • Peeping Tom
      May 23, 2015

      Isnt’t this beautiful, even Titiwi can import his Rolls Royce Ghost II in Dominica duty free…IF he qualifies for duty free? IF!

      • Titiwi
        May 25, 2015

        Unfortunately Tom, I am not a friend or paramour of P.M. Roosevelt Skerrit, which would appear to be one of the first prerequites for such a favour.

    • Anthony Ismael
      May 26, 2015

      Lol. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  7. May 22, 2015

    Congratulatory remarks should be the only thing on the order paper because the KING should praise himself for making the country a beggar nation without demonstration. There should be a lot of congratulating for tear gassing the protesters in Salisbury without provocation and then vowing to arrest them.
    WE should all bow to the king and pay homage to him because he is deserving of it. HAIL TO THE KING.

  8. Liberty
    May 22, 2015

    We can only look on with amazement that the Parliament has not met for the past three months,despite the Goverment making numerous announcements on policy and projects without any scrutiny .
    This Parliament is a joke and we are living in cloud cookoo land that we have a democracy.

  9. Doc. Love
    May 22, 2015

    As far as I am concerned, parliamentary meetings are a waste of time. The opposition goes to parliament just to be faced by a cantankerous woman. They over spend the budget, and then ask for supplementary appropriation. The opposition is barred from asking pertinent questions, such as, the national debt, Petro Caribe debt, the Prime Minister’s travels, who was responsible for the Malayia trip and a report of that trip, the state of the economy, who sponsored the Ambassador’s trip, to a foreign land , during the 2014 Independence Celebration. Who authorized the renting of an office in Roseau to Government, knowing that a top ranking Government Official family owns the house. Who authorized the use of expired canisters of tear gas that were used on the people of Salisbury during a protest. If those questions cannot be asked in Parliament, how else are the people of Dominica going to know the truth of those allegations.

    • joe
      May 22, 2015

      Well Doc. Love they are what they are…: ALLEGATIONS!!!!!!!! Does someone have to authorize the Policemen on what they must use to disperse a crowd of RIOTOUS MOBS??? Arrest they y need to arrest them all!!!!!
      Then all you saying is a dictator we have leading the country? If all the questions you asked have to be approved by Cabinet then lord help us all!!!

      Finally use your head to answer the questions they are not PARLIAMENT type questions!!!!!!

    • Truth Knowledge
      May 23, 2015

      Are you for real or merely really an idiot?

  10. Labor Pains
    May 22, 2015

    Um….so the kids will continue to be raped en mass? no measures to enact any changes on that front?

    Of all the issues plaguing the country…parliament is meeting only to discuss changes to the budget?! I am waiting to hear of an increase to the social services budget to increase investigations, prosecutions, and rehabilitation for both victim and criminal.

  11. Truth be Told
    May 22, 2015

    Obituary: Constitution of the Commonwealth of Dominica. Congratulatory: My Dominica Trading House!

  12. May 22, 2015

    Our blessed and Most Holy Supreme Leader is getting set to bring about a dramatic economic revolution to Dominica. Remember where you read it first. Labourites are going to be eating BIG TIME in the coming months and years. Just watch!

    • Lang Mama
      May 22, 2015

      Wow Laborites are going to eating “Big Time”. So the toilets before election was good timing.

    • May 23, 2015

      Labourites your leader used you to get back in office he really don’t care about you and he will go on doing whatever he wants and in the process destroy Dominica and Dominicans at home and in the diaspora. Unless my people stand up for justice instead of being silent, it’s safe to say Dominicans get the government they deserve . My people Change is a must if Dominica is to survive .

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