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The Appropriation (Financial Year – 2018) Bill, 2017 was laid in Parliament on Monday.

During the laying of the Bill, Finance Minister Colm Imbert presented a $50.5 billion budget for fiscal year 2017-2018.

Express senior photographer Stephen Doobay was there and captured these images.

Minister of Finance delivers the 2017-2018 national budget at Tower-D of the International Water Front Centre, Port of Spain, on Monday.

Pointe-a-Pierre Member of Parliament David Lee speaks with Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar during the 2017-2018 Budget presentation at Parliament on Monday.  

Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Minority Leader Watson Duke, second from left, and union leader Michael Annisette arrive at Parliament on Monday to attend the 2017-2018 Budget presentattion.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley (seated) chats with Education Minister Anthony Garcia during the 2018 Budget presentation in Parliament on Monday.

Members in the viewing gallery bow their heads during the opening prayer at Monday’s 2018 Budget presentation.

Barry Padarath, Member of Parliament for Princes Town seems anxious to respond to the presentation of the 2018 Budget.

Chaguanas West Member of Parliament Ganga Singh smiles as he prepares to take his seat.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, right, enters Parliament and greets some of his Cabinet members before the start of the 2018 Budget presentation.

Attorney Gerald Ramdeed, left, Couva South MP Rudy Indarsingh, centre, and David Lee, MP for Pointe-a-Pierre, enter the Parliament Building.

Finance Minister Colm Imbert (satnding) smiles as he’s receives some good-natured jibe from Cabinet colleagues Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi, third from left, and Stuart Young, Minister in the Office of the Attorney General, left.


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