The debate on the 2018/2019 Appropriations Bill or budget address, got underway on Wednesday. Leader of the Opposition, Phillip J Pierre, says based on the government’s track record thus far it is difficult to have any confidence in the Prime Minister’s pronouncements. The budget as presented on Tuesday, he says, is nothing more than a list of aspirations with no strategy to achieve anything. He made reference to the economic policy pronouncements contained in the 2017/2018 budget and insisted that the majority of the promises were not delivered by the government.