Declaring that the country is moving, Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has announced millions of dollars in tax refunds for Christmas.
“This Christmas, we are going to inject in the economy in terms of tax refunds for the people of Saint Lucia between ten and twenty million dollars,” the Finance Minister told reporters on Monday.
He spoke on the margins of a Cabinet meeting.
Pierre disclosed that the Inland Revenue Department had issues disbursing the money.
He did not go into details.
But he stated that the money was available.
“Tax refunds. We promised it, and we are going to be paying it between now and December,” the Prime Minister told reporters.
“We most likely will pay over ten million dollars in tax refunds, and the rest will be paid in January. So the country is moving,” he asserted.
However, he declared that the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) was desperate.
“I have never seen it like that, but we remain focused,” Pierre stated.