PM Browne Convenes Meeting With Finance Ministry Heads, Country’s Fiscal Standings Discussed
Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne on Monday convened a meeting with the management team of the Ministry of Finance to ascertain the country’s fiscal performance with the aim of charting the road to recovery.
“My administration is about spurring meaningful and sustainable economic growth, fix the fiscal shortfall and attract new investments, and the Ministry of Finance plays a huge role in achieving these objects,” noted Prime Minister Browne.
The meeting was attended by Permanent Secretary, Mr. Sean Cenac; Financial Secretary, Mr. Whitfield Harris; Deputy Financial Secretary, Ms. Rasona Davis; Accountant General, Dr. Cleopatra Gittens; Budget Director, Mrs. Carolyn Charles-Tonge; Debt Manager, Mrs. Nadia Spencer-Henry; Comptroller of Customs, Mr. Raju Boddu; Commissioner of Inland Revenue, Mr. Ralph Warner; Fund Manager, Joel Merchant and Revenue Reform Manager, Mr. Everett Christian.
“My administration has put forward a set of policies in the People’s Rescue Plan to grow the economy and these are the people who will ensure that Antiguans and Barbudans and the business community benefit from our actions. They will play major roles in delivering lower corporation taxes, attract new businesses, transforming our economy into a regional business hub and lowering and eliminating certain taxes in general,” PM Browne noted.
The country’s leader received a detailed update of the nation’s debt status, weekly and monthly commitments locally and internationally as well as a number of consultancies and funding programmes that are in progress.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Browne will meet with the Management of the Antigua Public Utilities Authority, Financial Services Regulatory Commission and PETROCARIBE.
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