Tweet Sharing is caring! 6 Views no discussions Share Share Share LocalNews 2012 Budget set to further protect Dominica from effects of global economic shocks by: – July 7, 2012 Prime Minister Roosevelt SkerritWhen Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit presents the 2012-1013 national budget on Tuesday July 17 2012, Dominicans can expect him to address Government’s plan to further cushion the country from the economic shocks now taking place globally.The Prime Minister says a decline in revenue and increase in expenditure are major factors which will be taken into consideration in the upcoming budget.“Clearly the budget is being prepared against the backdrop of what is happening around the world. We have to be mindful of the challenges confronting us. We have seen in some cases, a drop in revenue and an increase in expenditure.”The Prime Minister who will be presenting his ninth budget since assuming office in 2004, says this year’s budget will continue to put the people of Dominica first.“Certainly we are mindful of some of the challenges confronting our people. Conatined in this budget, you will see some measures towards addressing some of the concerns that people have been raising from time to time.”The prime minister has assured Dominicans that while the budget will not address all the challenges confronting the country, it will take into consideration aspects of Dominica’s growth and social protection strategy (GSPS).“We have a GSPS- Growth and Social Protection Strategy which informs us of what we can do to improve the economic fortunes of the country and so we are following that GSPS and the budget is being prepared within the framework and the context of that GSPS.”As is customary at the start of a new Parliamentary Session, there will be an address by the President of Dominica, His Excellency, Dr. Nicholas J.O Liverpool DA.H. O.C.C.Government Information Service
Press Association Everton captain Phil Jagielka will not be rushed back to offset the injury to fellow central defender Sylvain Distin, according to manager Roberto Martinez. But the Toffees boss has always been adamant Jagielka will only return when he is 100 per cent. “Phil Jagielka has got his own programme and it is important that we follow that and we don’t rush him back,” he told evertontv. “He has been involved with the first team training now and that is a really good sign. “We want Phil back as quick as we can but not because we have got an injury with Sylvain. “We aren’t going to rush and do the wrong things in his individual programme. “Phil is going to be fully fit very soon and I do expect that he will probably be able to make the squad against Manchester City (on May 3) and that’s always been the plan. “I do believe that we will be able to reach that.” Distin sustained a hamstring problem in last weekend’s win over Manchester United – the same complaint which has kept Jagielka sidelined since the end of February. If the French defender does not recover in time to face Southampton on Saturday Martinez will be left with just John Stones, who himself has been filling in for Jagielka, and Antolin Alcaraz – who has played just five times since making his debut in December following an injury-troubled season after his summer move from Wigan.
The tie of the round is the clash of Kilruane McDonaghs and Kiladangan in a repeat of last years Divisional final.They will meet in Dolla on Friday June 9th with a 7.30 throw-in.The other games see Borrisoleigh take on Toomevara in Nenagh on Sunday June 11th at 2pm.This will form part of a double-header as it’s followed by the clash of Templederry and Burgess at 3.30. Nenagh Eire Óg have been drawn against Roscrea – they meet in Cloughjordan on Friday June 16th at 7.30.