The government coffers realised EC$1.25 million less in April than in 2019, notwithstanding the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves said on NBC Radio on Wednesday.
“So we did fairly,” he said but was not as optimistic about the economic performance in May.
“May is probably not going to be as good compared to May last year but we are trying to hold our own,” Gonsalves said.
“Of course, things would have been far worse if we had done the lockdown and everything what the opposition was urging us to do,” he said.
“In their madness you know, one of the things they want, in order for them to succeed, St. Vincent and the Grenadines must fail, but we ain’t going allow St. Vincent and the Grenadines to fail in order for them to satisfy their mad craze for power, that is to say, of the opposition.”
The prime minister said that a significant number of capital projects are ongoing, including some out of the EC$74 million supplementary estimates that Parliament approved in April.