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AS?GOVERNMENT prepares to debate its Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure for 2013-14 from tomorrow in the House of Assembly, Opposition Leader Mia Mottley says it must answer some burning questions.
She made the comment to the SUNDAY?SUN?yesterday as her parliamentary team met at the Opposition’s Office to prepare for one of the most anticipated events on Government’s calendar.
Mottley said Barbadians deserved the full facts on the status of, and the way forward, for the economy, “not more delays and fanciful excuses”.
“This year Government’s revenue is down by $235 million while its expenditure is up yet again,” she said.
“Indeed, Government’s current account deficit is not only twice what it projected it would be last year. More importantly, it is worse than the Government’s worst-case scenario in its own Revised Medium Term Fiscal Strategy.” (MB/BA)

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