Govt’s 2.5% levy adds to burden of the people – Fedee

The Saint Lucian government’s decision to impose a 2.5% Health and Citizen Security Levy, set to take effect from October 1, 2023, has been met with strong objections from the main opposition party.

The United Workers Party (UWP) is firmly opposing the move, claiming that the current economic climate is not suitable for such a tax, and is calling upon the Pierre Administration to reconsider its decision.

Opposition Senator Dominic Fedee has been a vocal critic of the levy, labelling it as draconian and unnecessary.

He argues that it will only exacerbate the economic challenges faced by the people of St Lucia, who are still grappling with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation due to supply chain disruptions, and the ongoing global economic crisis spurred by the Russia-Ukraine war.


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