Moroccan delegation headed by Mr. Younes Dirhoussi; Diplomatic Advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, along with three high-level officials from the Office of Vocational Training and Promotion of Employment (OFPPT) is currently in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines for a four (4) day visit, from Tuesday, 10th January, 2023 to Friday, 13th January, 2023.
Budget 2023 has allocated an unprecedented 96.1 million dollars in healthcare, a major investment in the sector.
Thirteen(13) million dollars have been allocated to the upgrade of capital city Kingstown in this year’s budget. Minister of Finance Hon. Camillo Gonsalves said this forms part of improving the overall aesthetic and functionality of the city as development continues in transforming the capital.
Lower rates on newer, imported vehicles is the intended outcome as Government implements a new regime in calculating the surcharge on imported vehicles.
Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, has maintained that both this country‘s economic and political climate is stable and investment friendly. In fact, the Prime Minister noted that this country has experienced a 5 percent economic growth for 2022 and IMF’s projections for 2023 said the economy is expected to grow by 6 percent.