Opposition Leader calls for measures to address the cost of doing business


Opposition Leader Jamale Pringle attributed the decline in foreign direct investment to the high cost of doing business in the twin-island- state.

He further questioned whether the increase in foreign currency deposits in Antigua has any trickle-down effects.

The All Saints East and St. Luke representative challenged the government to reveal whether YIDA is responsible for the spike in these deposits.

Given the significant concessions that the investment company received under the Special Economic Zone Agreement, the opposition leader underscored the need for performance clauses to be enforced.

Meantime, Opposition Leader Jamale Pringle has criticised the government for its failure to work in the best interest of the working-class people of the country.

The opposition leader was speaking during the Budget Debate in the Lower House of Parliament Thursday morning (March 9).

He said the government has not done enough to address the labour matters that have been plaguing the twin-island-state.

According to Pringle, the lack of government-led consultations has been to the detriment of the working class.

The opposition leader further decried the lack of transparency in accessing the country’s employment-related data.- REAL NEWS

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  1. Pringle like a school boy looking for brownie points echoed yesterday that Virgin Atlantic is cutting back in his attempt to score points. In case Pringle does not realise we are approaching the slow season and it is expected that airlines will cut back flights. Can some one of you #UPPNEARGA who read my post let Pringle know that.

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