Antigua and Barbuda’s Chief of Staff, Lionel “Max” Hurst, confirmed talks with the business community on a potential increase in the Antigua and Barbuda Sales Tax (ABST).
Prime Minister Gaston Browne proposed the hike to fulfill a 2% salary increase for civil servants.
The United Progressive Party (UPP) opposes the decision, calling for public consultations. Hurst asserted talks with relevant stakeholders, sidelining opposition involvement.
The UPP demanded national discussions, expressing concern over financial implications for citizens.
The opposition warned of mass protests if taxes are raised without widespread consultations.
The government remains focused on engaging key stakeholders to address the fiscal challenge and meet its commitments.
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