July 5, 2022 | By Colin O. Jarrett |
Hours following the resignation of a senior Minister of Government in Anguilla, a large group of protesters took to the street demonstrating the implementation of a goods and service tax (GST) which led to the Minister’s resignation.
Both business owners and consumers alike say the tax will make things much harder on Anguilla.
The GST was due to come into effect on Friday.
The government says basic food products and financial services are among the items that will be free of GST.
Businesses were expected to complete an audit of their goods on hand to receive credit from the government.
Discontent with the GST has seen Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers and Kyle Hodge resign from the government in recent days.
Both former ministers accused Premier Dr Ellis Webster and his government of neglecting the wishes of the Anguilla citizens.