Hotelier Atherton Martin believes the DLP government has failed Dominica in the Health, Agriculture, Housing & Tourism Sectors. He says better management of the country’s resources is needed. He stressed that a country’s economy cannot depend on one sole means of revenue.
Recently, Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said “Banana levels will not rebuild Dominica; Tourism earnings alone will not rebuild Dominica in the short or medium term; and Payroll and other direct taxes will not rebuild Dominica now, or ever.”
Mr Skerrit added “this is a program that opposition parliamentarians are on social media deriding and putting up for public ridicule. When you destroy this goose, what other specimen of bird will they bring forward to underwrite the cost of developing this country? What is the alternative? That we should tax the country to raise $271-million to finance the budget? What is the alternative? How many of us can pay more taxes in Dominica? How many of us are able to pay taxes in Dominica to finance the development of our country?”
The Prime Minister emphasized that more than 90% of the island’s capital project this year, is being funded directly from and through the CBI Program. However, Martin had this to say:
Hotelier Atherton Martin
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