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No new or increased taxes, says Dominica PM
Published on July 23, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

By Caribbean News Now contributor

ROSEAU, Dominica -- Ahead of delivering the national budget for the 2014/2015 financial year on Wednesday, Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said that government will not introduce new taxes or increase on taxes.

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Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit
Skerrit told DBS Radio that the government is, however, reviewing its present tax structure and its impact on employees and the private sector.

“There’ll always be a justification if we were to look at it, for there to be either new taxes or increases in taxes, because the cost of running the state always increases, and one has to find resources to implement those measures. This is why we have gone through our foreign policy to seek to minimize the burden on the taxpaying public.

“So if we are to remove the grants we would be receiving in this upcoming financial year surely there would be a case for imposing tax,” he explained.
 
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Comments:

Abel Mocker:

Lennox Linton's UWP presented what they say is a budget last evening at a local drama theater. It was sad. Let me explain:

Definition of a Budget: An estimate of costs, revenues, and resources over a specified period, reflecting a reading of future financial conditions and goals.

One of the most important administrative tools, a budget serves also as a (1) plan of action for achieving quantified objectives, (2) standard for measuring performance, and (3) device for coping with foreseeable adverse situations.

What I heard or just read on DNO – does not meet this definition.

There was none of these things which I expected:

a. An itemized summary of estimated or intended expenditures for a given period along with proposals for financing them: submitted the annual budget to Parliament.

b. A systematic plan for the expenditure of a usually fixed resource, such as money or time, during a given period: For example – a new car will not be part of our budget this year.

c. The total sum of money allocated for a particular purpose or period of time: a project with an annual budget of five million dollars.

Instead – we were told of cuts – downsizing of jobs i.e advisers, ministers etc – removing “the most binding constraints on our most important growth sectors”and curiously the cutting of unnecessary travel and high government utility bills will also be eliminated.

No lights in the ministries? Hospitals … where?

I am now reviewing the presentation by the government.

Abel Mocker::

As promised - I have reviewed the Government's budget presented to Parliament and can be found at the link below or you may Google it on your YouTube:

http://finance.gov.dm/index.php/budget/budget-addresses/file/17-budget-address-2014-2015-towards-expansion-of-the-economy-by-honourable-roosevelt-skerrit-july-23-2014

Unlike the joker Linton - Mr. Skerrit presented a serious estimation of costs, revenues, and resources for the next 12 months, and he reflected on a reading of future financial conditions and goals for the continued development of Dominica.

It was not a pie in the sky pappy show of a drama group posing as a political party.


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