PHOTOS: ‘Bitter Dayz’ vs ‘Better Dayz’ t-shirts being circulated

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PHOTOS: ‘Bitter Dayz’ vs ‘Better Dayz’ t-shirts being circulated

T-shirts making a mockery of the present government’s decisions to implement VAT and offer a zero-percent salary increase to civil servants are now in circulation by Opposition members and supporters.

Another set of t-shirts depict the United Workers Party government’s 14.5 percent public sector wage increase offer and zero implementation of VAT when it was in power.

The Saint Lucia Labour Party campaigned with the slogan “Better Days” during the 2011 elections which it won.

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  1. KENNY IS THE MOST EXPERIENCE POLITION ON LUCIA RIGHT NOW....HE SURLEY LEARN FROM HIS MISTAKE AND HE KNOW WAT HE IS DOING THEY JUST HAVE EDUCATE THE NATION...HAVE A HAPPY LIFE LUCIANZ

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  2. Though VAT was almost a necessity, the timing of its implementation is questionable. And to compare St.Lucia to Canada is not realistic. Canadians can see where their tax money goes. To assume that StLucia's Healthcare and Education systems are going to now improve drastically is not being realistic. There was a better chance of if left to China or Taiwan to make happen.

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    • We are the last State in CARICOM to implement it, even after we agreed with the World Bank, so I don't think we could have waited any longer. The Country is broke and that's the logical option instead of being owned by China...kinda like America is right now.
      We have to sacrifice today, for a better tomorrow!

      I think Robin-hood had it right all along, take from those who have more and give to the hungry and less fortunate.

      A chain is as strong as it's weakest link and this applies to Saint Lucia as well.

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    • I'm a man (Son) and I loathe politicians, but I always 'give Jack his jacket.' VAT mostly affects those who have a lot to spend. The more you spend the more you pay for the common good. VAT will make a good difference and time will turn your pessimism around. Anyway, it is done so stop the kicking and screaming.

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  3. The only way out for all of the Caribbean is to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels and efficiency in the Public service.

    This means using alternative energy in greater amounts, and ensuring that most of our services are on a digital platform.

    Why in 2012 are people at the Transport/Licensing authority handwriting receipts? Even Customs has digitized this process.

    Why can't we make an online appointment at the Immigration Dept.?

    Why can't we pay our taxes and duties online in 2012? Yet we want our children in the schools to have laptops and cell phones at schools?

    Why can't we install Renewable energy systems and sell the excess energy to LUCELEC?

    Why are there no incentives for people want to install renewable energy systems?

    Until their is increased efficiency in the public service and a greater push toward renewable energy there is no hope.

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    • I totally agree with you, but as a Great Philosopher once said, "The worst death is the death of Hope," so let's all hope, otherwise, there is no point of living because it is what drives us forward.

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  4. The UWP would have had no choice if they were in power, therefore, they're being disingenuous. How do you run a country without taxes?
    Look at Canada, they introduced VAT (and people were pissed-off too)because the Country was broke and now they have what is called the 'Social Conscience,' they are way ahead of America with a stable economy and care for the less fortunate. The money just circulates within the Country and the gap between the haves and have-nots is not that wide. You have less Social ills if you take care of the desperate.

    My point is, VAT is like cod liver oil, it stinks but it strengthens your immune system in the long run.

    Yes Kenny has done some messed-up things in the past and I've criticized him over and over again, but don't blame him for VAT, he had no choice because it was loooong overdue.

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