UPP leader promises no return of PIT and repeal of UBT in New Year’s Day Message

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Announcing policies aimed at “moving Antigua & Barbuda from its knees to its feet,” United Progressive Party leader Harold Lovell has said in his New Year’s message that there will be a repeal of the Unincorporated Business Tax (UBT) and no return of Personal Income Tax (PIT).

Describing the UBT as “killing entrepreneurship” Lovell promised to “repeal the job-killing” tax.

He said this was one of the measures meant to create employment coupled with keeping the PIT off the books.

In his New Year’s message, Lovell paints a bleak picture of 2017 while promising better times ahead with under a UPP administration.

Listen to the full statement here:

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18 COMMENTS

  1. We’re past 1300 days. How many homes have been completed? At this rate it will take maybe 50 years to complete these homes. I wonder if Teacher Percy will be around still?

  2. What tax will the UPP introduce? What tax will you add that is the question Lovell must answer this.
    I am bamboozle proof.

    • Thought I had replied to this before. Short version anyway is none. No new taxes planned: intent is to boost the economy, with for one a 300 million dollar hotel investment and other things, so that there is the knock on effect on the revenue the government gets I suppose.

      But then again, what tax did the ABLP say they would introduce? I don’t recall Unincorporated Business Tax being part of their campaign. 🤷🏼‍♀️

  3. hey upp u had the chance to not let alp see power ever again in my life time but u guys muck it up …imagine not having running water for four years of you second term imagine getting up to go vote on election morning and noon running water ….u guys did not make an effort to deal with this situation, the ablp party should not be in power because it is about enriching them selves. …building building and renting to them selves it is corruption. ..so upp it it your own fault.

  4. y people getting caught up with this housing building craze. ..for me at least trying is good enough the water situation is better in most part i would believe. ….the reason the alp is in my bad book is because of what their ministers pushing it is the enriched you self policy who na want own security company to rent a building or heavy duty equipment it is crazy and corrupt u are in politics to serve not to get rich …get out if u want to open all kind of business while in power and put u uncle and name in front of it we all know the fronting game

  5. knock knock knock Mr Lovell what tax burden will you add to the people. I do not want to hear what you will take off, I ONLY WANT TO HEAR WHAT YOU WILL ADD.

  6. @ N I dont do politics for me alone they are all a bunch of how can i get a quick buck they don’t give two shit about no one but them selves ask Michael Browne ask him ask gaston, ask Robin how can u build buildings aND rent it to the government which u are a part of that is corruption. ……and for me talking about the water situation the upp did nothing nothing nothing to remedy the situation they not ready for this …….but i can see the alp making a try drive up shell beach area they are trying and the water situation is way better and if u dont see it then ask your friend and be honest it will get to u soon. …..not like I backing any party on this issue because for me alone I would rather we be come colonies again because these people that begged us for a job is ruining our duckin lives. …take a drive on our roads ,what is in place for small businesses, imagine people in jolly harbour could bring stuff in without paying one red cent to the government and i have experience with it that is just absurd how can this be ,so the stuffs comes in and be distributed to any part of the island. ..how can the country make money.this year is when they will come and begged for their job again so people stop backing party.

    • Perhaps the water situation is getting worse before it gets better. So at least there’s hope. I’m just saying that it is currently worse, much longer periods without for e.g.

  7. ablp is the most corrupt party in the world ….you can not have government offices in any ministers building or close family members of the minister it is conflict of interest it is not right it has to stop IT IS DUCKING CORRUPTION. …THE PEOPLE MUST WAKE UP AND CALL OUT GASTON ON THIS WRONG HE IS A BIG TIME CULPRIT …..STATE INSURANCE. ….APUA AND THE DOCTORS CAN’T BE IN HIS/OR FAMILY BUILDING IT IS WRONG AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE WRONG CORRUPTION AT ITS HIGHEST. ..HE WILL LOOSE HIS SEAT IN THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION MEMBER THIS TEXT SCREEN SHOT THIS ONE

  8. CAN SOMEONE ANSWER ME WHAT HAPPENED TO THE UK GRANT THEY OFFERED FOR INFRASTRUCTURE LAST YEAR AND WAS SUPPOSED TO USE BY DECEMBER, Y WAS THUS NOT USE TO DO THE ROADS OVER 80 MILLION US AND NOW THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO GO BORROW OVER 40 MILLION US LOL ARE THESE PEOPLE REAL BUT GUESS WHAT THE BRITISH MONEY WOULD NOT BE EAST TO WALK WITH SO THEY LEFT IT ESPECIALLY SINCE IT COULD NOT DO THE ROAD GOING FROM ENGLISH HARBOUR TO OLD ROAD LOL Y WOULD ANYONE WANT TO DO A ROAD OF THAT MAGNITUDE WHEN THE ROADS WE HAVE IN EXISTENCE IS ON DRIVABLE. ….BUT GUESS WHAT ENRICHMENT POLICY BY THIS CORRUPT PARTY ……ONLY THEM ALONE MUST EAT………..AND UPP YOU GUYS LOST THE ELECTION BY MOVING AWAY FROM THE PEOPLE THAT PUT U IN POWER AND DOING THE LITTLE THINGS THAT MATTERED BY NOT EVEN PROVIDING A SIMPLE NESSITY LIKE WATER COMING TO OUR HOMES ,DON’T EVEN BELIEVE U GUYS ARE READY TO GOVERN THIS COUNTRY BUT I WOULD RATHER YOU THAN THIS CORRUPT PARTY ALP …MINISTERS LOOKING TO OPEN BUSINESS TO SELL TO THE SAME GOVERNMENT IT IS IN,TALYING ABOUT WHEN DECISION IS TO BE MADE THEY EXCUSE THEM SELVES REALLY? BUNCH A LOW LIFE PEOPLE BETTER GO AND LOOK REAL WORK

    • I think the road works are to commence sometime early this year, with three roads identified. I only remember Friar’s Hill being one. I “think” this is from the grant, no? I could be mistaken.

      I hope that you put the passionate feelings you have into voting. As hard (and possibly irksome) a choice as it may be, I believe turnout will matter greatly come the next election, and the future of the nation.

      Happy New Year by the way!

  9. *yawn*
    Nothing new here to read. Lovell why you have you foot cockup so?? Not sure that pose is “becoming” of a future PM.

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