SLP gearing up for “exciting” Parliament meeting on Tuesday

SLP gearing up for “exciting” Parliament meeting on Tuesday

When the House of Assembly meets on Tuesday the Opposition, St Lucia Labour Party, will be paying particular focus on the Finance Management Bill that will be tabled and which speaks to the waiver of taxes for businesses.

The bill comes in the wake of the controversy surrounding the $24.4 million withholding tax exemption approved for Sandals Resorts International.

The Opposition has criticized the government’s decision to approve the exemption describing it as an attempt to deprive St Lucia of revenue that it’s owed.

Opposition Leader Phillip J Pierre declared that “Tuesday is going to be a very exciting day.”

“And I want you to follow closely the Finance Management Bill. Because the Finance Management Bill would speak to such issues, in our opinion, of the waiver of taxes. It will speak clearly to these issues  so I think it’s a very important day,” Pierre added.

Pierre is also hoping that the reported multi-million dollar loan guarantee for Fresh Start to undertake road works in Micoud South will be tabled for debate.

“We are calling on the Prime Minister to follow the law because the direct finance agreement between Fresh Start and the Government of St Lucia is actually a loan, and according to the law, it must be guaranteed by the parliament,” Pierre asserted.

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4 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    September 11, 2017 at 4:08 pm Reply

    Oh! you will make a fool of yourself in the house again. Wait for it!

  2. Eric Shon
    September 11, 2017 at 4:16 pm Reply

    Just can’t imagine Pip ever being exiting.

  3. Anonymous
    September 11, 2017 at 6:39 pm Reply

    Can’t we see that the S.L.P guys are Just there to create mischief rather than development ? They realize that they will remain in the doldrums for a very long time so in desperation they are trying their best to derail Chastanet from his visions for a better St. Lucia. Their best performance so far is walking out of the house whenever they fall in their own craftiness only to get at Chastanet. Hope that they have the guts, and gonads to stay and debate the issues this time and not Chastanet. It’s sad that many have forgotten Kenny’s statement about fighting the Chastanets rather than the U.W.P.

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