(Peter Turnquest Finance Minister Or Space Cadet)
The MPs for the Opposition held a press conference to answer the claim of the Minister of Finance that the country’s economy had grown and the debt position had improved even though they borrowed a billion dollars in less than a year in office. The press conference was held in the Opposition Committee Room in the House of Assembly. These simple faces amplify the point said Chester Cooper: “Just these simple facts amplify the point: Overall expenses are $400 mil more than last year. $1.3billion vs some $900 million. FNM fired 2500 persons, say they saved $75 million but reports today that public service salaries are $15 million more than last year. This needs further explanation.” The conference took place on 21 February.