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Garbage, tax a turn-off

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Garbage, tax a turn-off

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It was the vociferous cry from a number of residents living in some garbage-plagued areas across some St Michael districts as they responded to the new National Social Responsibility Levy that is expected to increase the fleet of the Sanitation Service Authority.

With the real threat of dengue and Zika lurking as garbage mounds continue to build in some areas causing much concern, Government said the intention is to return the complement of the SSA trucks to 35.

The levy was announced by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler on Tuesday, as part of the package of new measures presented in the 2016 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals. He said the levy of two per cent on all imports except for manufacturing, agriculture and tourism sectors, will rake in $142.1 million.

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.