This won't take long...
Early reports on the revenue generated for the government by the sales tax are on the sunny side. For one, the amount collected in the 15-day implementation period (from November 15th to the 30th) is higher than the government expected.
The lackwits at Caribbean Business trumpeted their own foghorn by stating that had predicted a higher-than-projected revenue because they had taken into account the underground economy and "hidden money" so pervasive in Our cashflow.
To the lackwits: Do you really think The Fools didn't have a higher number, but chose a lower one for public relations clout?
To The Fools: A trend is never assumed based on extraordinary conditions. The buying period you Malfeasant Morons are looking at is by far the biggest one of the year. Let's wait until July and August to see what's really up with the sales tax.
And as for the underground economy, it takes about 90 days for it to adapt to the new conditions. After that, there'll be more money flowing underground than ever before.
Calculate that, Fools and lackwits.
The Jenius Has Spoken.