Arthur begins mobilizing St Peter residents
Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur is warning Government that its new Municipal Solid Waste Tax is placing undue burden on Barbadians, especially pensioners.
“It cannot be reasonable in 2014 for the Government of Barbados to ask a pensioner…to make this extra-ordinary contribution,” he argued at a Barbados Labour Party meeting held last night at the Grantley Adams Memorial School.
As a result, the veteran politician said he would be leading a charge on behalf of his constituents to get some relief from the administration.
Arthur told the St Joseph branch meeting that he is mobilising a team to get suffering St Peter residents to draft letters to Minister of Finance minister Chris Sinckler to get refunds.
“You shall have on your desk, representation from the people of St Peter who can take it no more,” Arthur said.
“People of this country must rise up in their own economic self defence,” he said, adding, “I am not asking you to break the law”.