Ceremonial Opening of Parliament February 9

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica, February 8, 2017 – The ceremonial opening of Parliament takes place on Thursday (February 9) at Gordon House in Kingston, with the traditional pomp and pageantry.  This event, which marks the beginning of the 2017-18 legislative year, will get underway at 11:00 a.m.  The opening will be highlighted by the delivery of the Throne Speech by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen.  He will outline the Government’s priorities for the new fiscal year, which begins on April 1.Specially invited guests include Permanent Secretaries from the various Ministries, members of the Diplomatic Corps and the Judiciary, Mayors and Custodes.  The House of Representatives will reconvene at 2:00 p.m. for the tabling of the 2017-2018 Estimates of Expenditure by Minister of Finance and the Public Service,  Hon. Audley Shaw.  The Estimates will provide details on Government spending for the fiscal year, including allocations for Recurrent (housekeeping) and Capital (development) expenses.  The Standing Finance Committee of the House will meet on February 28, March 2 and March 3 to consider the Budget.Mr. Shaw is scheduled to open the 2017-18 Budget Debate on March 9, when he will inform the nation how the budget for the fiscal year will be funded.  On March 14, Opposition Spokesman on Finance, Dr. Peter Phillips, will make his contribution. The debate will continue on March 16, with the Leader of the Opposition, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, making her contribution.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, will make his presentation on March 21 and the debate is scheduled to be closed by the Finance Minister on March 22.#OpeningofParliamentJamaica Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #OpeningofParliamentJamaicalast_img read more

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Pep Guardiola tells Gabriel Jesus to relax amid scoring drought

first_imgManchester City boss Pep Guardiola has no concerns over Gabriel Jesus’ form, despite his struggles in front of goalThe Brazilian striker has only scored once in 11 Premier League games this season following City’s 3-1 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.However, Guardiola is confident Jesus will rediscover his scoring touch in the English top-flight and praised his work ethic.“He just needs to relax,” Guardiola told the club website. “I love his work ethic.“I said to him: the work out on the pitch will sustain him. He helps us a lot. I am delighted.“Football is not for one player the reason why he plays bad. Gabriel is a delight.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“He’s young, the same as the others ones, he will improve because has the desire to improve and that is important. He helped us a lot. A lot.“I don’t agree with the suggestion he did not make a good performance. Yes, strikers are judged on goals but we needed his runs – he made a thousand million runs in behind!“For example, Raheem Sterling likes to drop to play with David Silva. In that situation, we need a specific quality – a run from Gabriel.“He will be so important.”Despite his struggles in the league, Jesus has scored in both the Champions League and Carabao Cup this season.City will next face Watford away in the Premier League on Tuesday with kick-off set for 21:00 (CET).last_img read more

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