In his budget presentation, Prime Minister John Briceno spoke of revenue collection measures. PM Briceno said, quote, “to those who evade the tax system, thereby imposing a disproportionate burden on the rest, I signal today, without hesitation, that the state’s enforcement agencies will hereafter adopt a muscular approach to revenue collection and enforcement.” End of quote. BNTU Belmopan President Corlan Galvez says she’ll believe it when she sees it.
Corlan Galvez, BNTU Belmopan President: “They don’t warm my heart the only thing that will warm my heart right now is that they would – you know what is ten percent cut from a teacher, from a police man ? There are police men the only ten percent they had is the same ten percent we are going to get cut so how will they survive ? How will they provide for their family and their children ? So when they are saying that they are collecting they are going to collect from these people and things like that give me another story because that there one is Anansi story. That is not true, that’s a lie because if they would have done that these businesses when people come after you because they owe you they come and they want to collect how long are they in ? Why haven’t they collected anything yet ?”