Excerpt from the 2008 Budget Address
House of Assembly, Nevis
Monday 17th December 2008
by Hon. Joseph Parry
Premier & Minister responsible for Disaster Management
24. Madam President, current expenditure in the Legal Department is expected to increase by 4.8 percent for the purpose of
salary and allowance of legal counsel and the employment of additional staff. The Premier's Ministry increased by 9 percent to
cover the cost of employing additional School Crossing Guards, Court Reporters, and Bailiffs. Significant sums will also be spent
on the purchase of law books, and furniture and equipment for the offices at the Court House.
Additional resources will also be given to the Disaster Management Department. These resources will be used to:
a. draft and implement a new disaster plan for hazards;
b. develop comprehensive disaster management plans for the districts and communities in Nevis;
c. develop a five year comprehensive disaster management strategy, and
d. establish natural hazard impact assessment guidelines for development projects.
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