DISAPPOINTING AND OFF-TARGET is what Opposition Senator Kerrie Symmonds thinks of yesterday’s Budget presented by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler.
However, Government Senator Jepter Ince dismissed the charges, saying the Budget had continued the economic recovery programme started in 2008.
In a panel discussion on CBCTV and 100.7 last night, Symmonds said it was a “disappointing Budget” that did not provide “immediate solutions” to pressing problems in the economy.
It did not “connect” with the problem of lower tourists arrivals from some major markets or reduced tourists spending in Barbados, he charged, adding that he “saw a lot of lethargy in Government today”. (TY)
Full story in today’s MIDWEEK NATION.