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Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar says “the tax is not to support any COVID relief but rather to make up for the billions that have gone missing and unaccounted for under Keith Rowley and his PNM marauders.” The following is a press release from the Opposition Leader:

Citizens are expected to dig deeper into their pockets to compensate for the wanton and profligate wasting of taxpayer dollars by the Keith Rowley led PNM government. 

Now that it has been discovered that another $200 million has been recklessly flushed down the drain by the NGC, into the pockets of PNM friends, families, and financiers, the taxpayer is being asked to pay a new tax to make up for these and other losses.

Minister Imbert has been saying that it’s a “Guava Season” for the government but when one looks at the extensive number of vanity projects the government found money to fund, it seems that this “Guava Season” only exists for some and not for friends, family, and financiers of Keith Rowley and the PNM. 

It is especially wicked, distasteful, and downright disrespectful that in the middle of a global pandemic, the PNM is bringing this new tax especially when we had so many resources in reserve that have been wasted by the PNM. 

I remind the Government that whilst they can implement this tax with their simple minority PNM pen, the majority of citizens will not lie down and allow this further assault and abuse on them by the PNM. 

It is clear that this tax is not to support any COVID relief but rather to make up for the billions that have gone missing and unaccounted for under Keith Rowley and his PNM marauders. 

We call on the government to stop the tax now!