One of the top ten developmental areas for special focus in 2017 is Investment and Productivity. Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, made this announcement in his budget address on Monday, 6th February 2017.
During the delivery of his 16th budget address as Minister of Finance, Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, described the 2017 budget as a "staging post for huge achievements for all of our people!” The Minister of Finance described the budget as such because “it builds upon our work of the past 16 years and upon those credible efforts of our predecessors."
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, in his budget address on Monday, 6th February, announced several fiscal measures to be implemented in 2017. These included an increase in the airport service charge, and disaster and telecommunication levies.