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will be no new taxes in Bud­get 2018. But Jagdeo again re­minded, “No new taxes are not a pos­i­tive in it­self, when you have al­ready de­stroyed con­fi­dence in the econ­omy, when you are in the process of killing many sec­tors like the min­ing sec­tor, when the fis­cal in­cen­tives to many busi­nesses have been with­drawn…”

Last year’s bud­get was used to in­tro­duce sev­eral new taxes, a de­vel­op­ment that was heav­ily crit­i­cised by the pri­vate sec­tor and the Op­po­si­tion. But de­spite this, the Fi­nance Min­is­ter had spo­ken of Govern­ment’s Sus­tain­able Liveli­hood Pro­gramme, which he ex­plained pro­vides $ 100 mil­lion in

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