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PNPYO marches on Jamaica House

Published: Monday December 21, 2009 | 5:44 pm Comments 0

The youth arm of the Peoples National Party (PNPYO) says itís still awaiting a response from the government to its alternative proposals to the recently announced tax package.

The PNPYO today marched to Jamaica House, where it delivered its list of alternative proposals to the governmentís $21.8 billion tax package announced on Thursday.

The proposal includes an increase in the taxes on gambling, a change in the motor vehicle licensing policy and the restoration of the transfer tax on stamp duty.

The group says the proposal, if accepted, should provide $27.9 billion in additional revenue for the government.

PNPYO president Damian Crawford says the group is prepared to wait on the governmentís response before taking further action.

The Minister with responsibility for Information, Daryl Vaz, who received the document from the PNPYO president, promised to respond to the proposal in short order, following a meeting with the governmentís technical team.

Mr Vaz says the finance minister Audley Shaw still enjoys the support of the Cabinet, despite a call by the PNP for his resignation.

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