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St. Vincent & Grenadines: NDP to continue to push for lower VAT

The opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) says it will continue to push for a reduction in VAT and a higher salary for Youth Empowerment Service (YES) workers, two of the promises it made in the campaign for the Nov. 5 general elections.

“And for you, all the people of this country, we know you are overtaxed, we know that poverty is on the rise, we know that people are catching hell throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines and there are those who … know they are comfortable, but, shamelessly, would say things that would be so detrimental, you wonder how people can represent these as good ideas for the people of this country,” NDP president, Godwin Friday, told the party’s “Thank You” Rally in Kingstown, on Saturday.

“But I say I know the pain you are feeling. I said to them and I say to you, we will reduce that pain immediately and we will continue to push for it. We want to reduce the VAT from 16 to 13%. That is still on our agenda and we will push for it.”

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