Budget day is set for December 12.
Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris, while making the announcement in brief a national address
on December 6, stated that the “economic and fiscal house is at an all time best, with a forecast
for continued growth in 2019.”
The national budget informs the public as to how the government plans to earn revenue and
sell goods and services and reflects the government’s balance sheet.
The Prime Minister, in an apparent justification of his government’s decision to pay double
salary for a third consecutive year, boasted of “positive growth and a healthy fiscal position.”
He also noted that St. Kitts and Nevis is enjoying the best ever debt to GDP ratio over the last
In stark contrast, the opposition Labour party leader has advised the general public to be frugal
ahead of the national budget, especially with the expected payout of double salary to civil
Leading up to budget day, Dr. Denzil Douglas has warned, citing the International Monetary
Fund (IMF) and other financial institutions, that “things are hard.”
The opposition responds the following day once the government presents the budget.