Economist says 2018/2019 budget took expected course

by: Dominica Vibes News - August 3, 2018
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Economist McCathy Marie

Economist McCarthy Marie has said the 2018/2019 budget presented in Parliament on Wednesday 25 July 2018 under the theme ‘From Survival, To Sustainability And Success: A Resilient Dominica’ by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit took the course he expected it to.

Marie was part of the post budget panel discussion that evening said this is because the budget comes after the island suffered the worst hurricane in recent times.

“I was expecting the budget to be the way it is, in other words to focus on rebuilding and rebuilding better which is a theme that of course is a hangover from Erika that is to say that we rebuild but we don’t want to rebuild the same way so it gets damaged so we rebuild better.”

He however said there were some things he thought that in the context of resilience might have been missed, but added, “The budget was pretty much in the direction I expected it to go mostly dealing with reconstruction and making Dominica more resilient country.”