No new taxes in 2016-2017 budget PM Skerrit says

no taxPrime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that his government has introduced “no new taxes” in the 2016-2017 National Budget, which was presented to the nation on Wednesday.

“Madam Speaker, this Government has introduced no new taxes in this budget,” he said.

Skerrit pointed out that in all studies that his government has conducted, the cost of living continues to be seen as the number one concern of residents.

“Those of you who travel or who shop online, can attest to the constantly rising prices of both vital and luxury items,” he stated. “It must be borne in mind, Madam Speaker, that the Government is not in the business of buying and selling. The reality is that we have maintained as low a tax regime as is practical on vital commodities.”

Skerrit revealed that the government also avoided too many regulations and is encouraging competition among private sector operatives.

“On this occasion, Madam Speaker, this government will again not tamper with our low tax regime. What we will do, however, is encourage consumers to be smart about the choices they make,” he stated.

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  1. thus far
    July 27, 2016

    That’s just what you said some time ago however you increased Customs service chargeat customs from 3% to 4%. Deceitful !!

  2. Love my country
    July 27, 2016

    Mr Prime Minister you seem to have forgotten the teachers. There is nothing in the budget for teachers. No increase in salaries especially for the trained teachers who are struggling to live, no job classification. Alas my heart bleeds.

  3. MR Dominica
    July 27, 2016

    DID Skeritt not make the same statement before he imposed heavy taxes on motor vihicles ? this guy treats dominicans as fools not only that ,those taxes were to repair the roads like the pond casay to layou road which has more potholes than the thousands of promises he makes for political reasons instead he spreads the countys’s taxes around like a drunk sailor on vacation . one example is the gift he gave to the so called hotel industry to buy sheets and pillows , fix the kitchen . the toilet and what ever . These people should be making contributions instead of being fed from the public troff . WHILE i am here let me mention someting that is real digusting about the yes we care program .I agree that these people need help but do not need to be D LP EXIBITIONS on G I S . This reminds me of the way peolpe begging for money on tv used images of african children with flies in theri faces as porns stating how hungary they are but never saw the proceeds from the begging

  4. Not a herd follower
    July 27, 2016

    DNO, is the main thing in this Budget Address no new taxes, which the PM has been lamely repeating in the past few years?

  5. s7
    July 27, 2016

    Address the man properly “Mr.Skerrit”
    Set the example!

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