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Approved: Over $8Million for 2015-2016 Budget Year

Providenciales, 18 Nov 2015 – Government will get an additional $8,130,002 to further finance the budget and the details of how the funds will be used have been published in the national Gazette. The extra $8.1 million will mean more money for Tourism which gets $100,000 extra for the Ministry and $250,000 more for the TCI Tourist Board.

There is an increase too for DEMA with an augmentation of $50,000. There will be about $130,000 more for the Attorney General’s Chambers, just under a million more for the Police Force and an extra $17,000 for Border Control and $110,000 for Immigration.

A landmark move will see just under $30,000 go to special needs of the country; the Education Minister announced last week in the House of Assembly that the policy is now completed for Spoecial Needs.

There is less money, however, going to the Long Bay High, $53,000 and $400,000 was taken from the Development Fund, this figure lines up with the repair costs announced by Minister George Lightbourne following Hurricane Joaquin. Getting the biggest boost in the budget supplementary approval is the judiciary with an additional $2,094,500.


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