THE 2020 budget was passed in the House of Representatives yesterday. No division was taken. The debate on the budget moves to the Senate starting at 10 a.m. today. During yesterday’s Standing Finance Committee, it was revealed that this country has not honoured its commitments to a number of international bodies, including a number of UN commitments.
Foreign Affairs Minister Dennis Moses said two payments were made—$1.3 million was paid to the UN Economic Mission for Latin America and the Caribbean and just under $5 million was paid for the UN Peacekeeping Operations. He said most of the other obligations had not yet been paid.