Live Updates: 2015 Throne Speech & Convening

November 13, 2015

[Updating] The Convening of Parliament will take place this morning [Nov 13], with Government and Opposition MPs gathering to hear Governor George Fergusson deliver the 2015 Throne Speech, which outlines the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead.

The proceedings are set to get underway at 11.00am, and the Government television station CITV [Cablevision channel 2 and WOW channel 102] will provide live coverage of the event starting at 10:30am.

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  1. So what lies are gonna be told that we’ve not heard before.

    • Onion Juicer says:

      Time for you to crawl back under your rock

      • hmmm says:

        I think he Onion Juice should give us his whole pitch and belief system.

        He wants the island shut down…. perhaps he can start from there.

    • 32n64 says:

      You’ll have to wait until the Opposition’s reply.

    • Anbu says:

      About the same as what the plp used to tell us i imagine

    • Terry says:

      Well for one thing……Beyoncé will not be coming.

    • Sickofantz says:

      What do you want Onion Juice?

  2. Onion says:

    All very specific and actionable. It will be easy to grade this Throne Speech a year from now.

  3. Just a matter of time says:

    “Govt will introduce amendments to permit all registered voters studying abroad at recognised educational institutions to have the right to vote in absentia”

    ‘recognised’? So what does this mean? If you are attending a community college abroad of your choice for affordability studying graphics design or something, you can’t vote in absentia? It shouldn’t matter what institution you attend. Viewing a list of these ‘recognised’ educational institutions should prove interesting….

  4. Just a matter of time says:

    For those giving credit to the OBA for Throne Speech initiatives, having worked at a very senior level in the civil service, you all do realize that the majority if not all of these initiatives come from senior civil servants themselves right? The same civil servants that many here on this board label as lazy, unintelligent and not know what they are doing. You do realize that right? And this goes for any administration. MPs and Ministers in particular, are elected officials and most times do not have the expertise in their assigned portfolios.

    Dept Heads and Permanent Secretaries have to list and provide Throne Speech initiatives for Cabinet’s approval every single year. Cabinet selects the ones that have the best budget, maybe social but definitely has the best political fit. Balancing the budget for the 2018/19 fiscal after a 2017 election year for example. Very strategic.