Posts by Anson Aswat

Addressing Arrears & Refunds Government Owes To People

Appointing a dedicated team to ensure the payment of Government’s debts to individuals and companies. The BLP will pay arrears or refunds of income tax, VAT, NIS, as well as sums outstanding to entities like UCAL, UWI, the sugar industry and others. Moving to a new system of on time payments to citizens. When the…

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Helping People To Live & Pay Their Bills

Providing a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) to civil servants if negotiations on salaries and benefits are not completed with the Trades Unions within 3 months of being elected to Government. Raising the non-contributory pension from $155 to $225 per week. Maintain relativity to contributory pension. Raising the minimum wage from $6.25 per hour to…

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Bringing Tax Relief To Over- Taxed Bajans

Abolishing the NSRL. Abolishing Road Tax and replacing it with a more equitable tax on petroleum products. Repealing the need for Tax Clearance certificates. Returning VAT to a rate of 15% within 18 months. Repealing the Municipal Solid Waste Tax imposed in 2014 and giving a tax credit, phased over time, to those who paid.

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Dealing With The Debt Choking Our Economy

Re-profiling Barbados’ debt by renegotiating existing obligations, ensuring that the burden of adjustment is fairly shared by all. Re-profiling of debt and other measures which will allow us to: fix the South Coast and Bridgetown sewerage plants. pay fees for Barbadian students at the UWI. acquire additional buses for the Transport Board. address problems with…

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Bajan Diaspora

Incentives to invest at home, to promote Barbados’ interests where they live, in their networks and professional bodies. Collaboration with Government on health and social initiatives. Utilising the skills of Bajan in international organisations and businesses.

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Beach Goers

Full public recreational facilities to be built at Worthing, Dover, Accra, Bay Street (by old fishing market), Brandons, Batts Rock, Speightstown, Fitts Village; extend South Coast Boardwalk.

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Invited to sit on the Social Committee of the Social Partnership, engage in community based programmes and become a partner in social renewal and transformation. Chaplains to be appointed to Cabinet and Judiciary.

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Urban & Rural Residents

Upgrades for Cats Castle, Green Fields, Allen View, Wellington Street. Addressing water and sanitation problems at Belle, Belle Vue and Licorish Village. Dealing with White Hill.

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