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AUDIO: 'Listen to the people' - political analyst to Phillips

Published:Monday | April 28, 2014 | 12:10 PM

Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Political analyst Kevin O’Brien Chang says it would be politically foolish if the Government keeps the proposed tax on withdrawals from banks and other deposit-taking institutions.

The Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips is expected to announce this week if there will be any changes to the revenue measures aimed at raising an additional $6.7 billion.

According to Chang, while Jamaica must pursue tough measures under its agreement with the International Monetary Fund, the Government must listen to citizens angered at the bank tax proposal.


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