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Prosperity delayed: Opposition calls for tax package rollback

Published:Friday | March 10, 2017 | 1:12 PM
Audley Shaw (right), minister of finance and public service, Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller (centre) and Dr Peter Phillips, opposition spokesman on finance, meet just before Shaw opened the 2017-2018 Budget Debate at Gordon House in Kingston yesterday.

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) wants the government to roll back the tax package.

According to Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller prosperity has been delayed by the $13.52-billion tax package.

In a statement this morning, the PNP said the package is unconscionable and a betrayal of the trust of the Jamaica people. 

Simpson Miller is pleading with the Government to reverse what she calls the unbearable tax package saying only then will Jamaicans truly begin to receive a tax break.

Yesterday, the Opposition spokesman on Finance Dr Peter Phillips called the tax package devastating.


Opposition spokesman on finance, Dr. Peter Phillips