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$15m diesel subsidy top up

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

$15m diesel subsidy top up

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GOVERNMENT IS GOING to Parliament today for more than $15 million to top up the financing of subsidized diesel for five categories of specified users.
The supplementary for $15.7 million, which is in the name of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, is the largest chunk of a three-resolution package totalling $18.1 million that will be debated when the House of Assembly meets at 10 a.m.
Given that the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has said it intended to begin a boycott of House sittings from today – the fifth anniversary of the January 15, 2008 general election – to protest Government’s failure to call the widely anticipated 2013 election in a timely manner, parliamentary sources said the proceedings might well be abbreviated.
However, it was also pointed out that at last week’s sitting of the House, the Opposition did not return for the post-lunch session, which was nevertheless not adjourned until around 10 p.m. (AB)