Finance Ministry calls for proposals for 2018 Budget

The Ministry of Finance has called for proposals from all stakeholders including the general public to be included in the Budget – 2018, to be presented in Parliament in November this year.The Ministry of Finance said that since the Government has a plan to introduce a successful budget targeting  building a strong economy, an enriched country and creation of one million jobs, the public have been invited to submit their proposals to enhance the opportunities in those fields to the Ministry of Finance, The Secretariat, Colombo 01, or  email: before the October 15, 2017. The Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera will present the 2018 budget in Parliament on November 09, aiming at  building an enriched country with a strong economy for creation of one million employment opportunities. (Colombo Gazette) “Democracy, Reconciliations and Development are the three main pillars on which the Unity Government has been formed in order to fulfil the economic needs as well as the aspirations of the masses of the country. Therefore, the Professionals, scholars and those who are engaged in the Manufacture, Services and the Agriculture, the three main sectors of the economy are requested to contribute with their proposals for the budget – 2018,” the Finance Ministry said. The Government, since it came in to office, has achieved tremendous success in the fields of free education and health making them accessible to all whilst completing the construction of 200,000 houses for the homeless people. read more

WBD father of one killed in vehicular accident

A 29-year-old father of one, Corwin Anderson, of Lot 99 David Rose Street, Bagotville, West Bank Demerara (WBD) was killed on Sunday at about 05:45hrs following a collision with a car on the Nismes Public Road, West Bank Demerara. Dead: Corwin AndersonAnderson was riding motorcycle CG 4337 in a northerly direction when motor car PJJ 6297, travelling in the opposite direction, allegedly collided with him and sent his body flying several feet away from the scene of the collision.Bleeding profusely, he was picked up and rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) by public-spirited individuals, where he later succumbed to the injuries he had sustained.According to Sharon Anderson, one of his aunts, having been informed that her nephew had been involved in an accident, she immediately rushed to the WDRH, where she found him bleeding profusely. She criticised the hospital for not being fully equipped to deal with her relative’s injuries.This aunt detailed that it was at exactly 07:26hrs when her nephew took his last breath. She said the police arrived at the hospital shortly after, as the driver of the motor car was being treated for minor injuries. He was subsequently discharged into police custody to assist with investigations.The late Corwin Anderson was described as the “street live wire” by relatives and friends, who sought to describe how jovial a person he had been. He leaves to mourn his reputed wife, seven siblings and other relatives and friends. (Ramona Luthi) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSecurity Guard killed in WBD accidentApril 22, 2018In “latest news”Meer-Zorgen New Year’s accident leaves 1 dead, several injuredJanuary 2, 2018In “Crime”Motorcyclist killed on WBD road after colliding with pedestrianAugust 22, 2018In “Crime” read more