Senator Boasts Taxi Drivers’ $7,000 Daily Earnings

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Senator Philip Shoul Emphasizes Tourism Success and Calls for Fair Tax Collection

Senator Philip Shoul has highlighted the thriving tourism industry in Antigua and Barbuda, particularly focusing on the remarkable earnings of taxi drivers as a testament to the economy’s success.

Senator Shoul, acknowledging the positive trajectory of tourism, underscored the need for the government to collect its fair share of taxes to sustain this growth.

During his address, Senator Shoul stated, “Taxi drivers are making $7,000 EC in one day,” showcasing the robust economic activity within the tourism sector.

He emphasized the importance of leveraging this success to ensure equitable tax collection, stating, “We must give away the taxes too,” referring to the tax concessions provided to businesses in the hospitality industry.

The senator’s debate contribution centered on the theme of balancing economic prosperity with responsible fiscal policies.

He praised the Prime Minister’s initiatives to strengthen the country’s financial management and urged a review of tax policies to align with the buoyant tourism sector’s contributions to the economy.

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