The Reverend Dr Emily Gail Dill was sworn in this morning as the new Government senator to replace Curtis Richardson who stepped down from the appointed post last month.

Rev Dill was officially sworn in by the Governor, Rena Lalgie, in a short ceremony at Government House on Langton Hill.

Premier David Burt also confirmed that the Budget would go ahead as planned on February 25, as he further acknowledged the work of Curtis Dickinson, who resigned as finance minister on Monday (Feb 14).

On that note Mr Burt warned: “This will be an extremely difficult Budget.”

We’ll have more in subsequent reports.