BRA employee accused of theft granted bail

Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) employee, 33-year-old Karla Cherese Morris, who has been charged with two counts of theft, was granted $2,000 bail today when she appeared before the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today.

It is alleged that on May 15, Morris, of Mount Friendship, St Michael, with a view to gain for herself or another, dishonestly falsified a record in the Barbados Licensing Authority Administrative and Accounting Computerized System, made or required for the Barbados Revenue Authority Accounting purposes.

The Administrative Assistant denied the charge after it was read by Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the No. 2 District ‘A’ Criminal Court this morning.

The accused, who is being represented by Attorney-at-Law Arthur Holder, also said she was not guilty of stealing $500 belonging to the Crown.

With no objections from police prosecutor, Sergeant Cameron Gibbons, the accused was released after her surety was accepted by the Magistrate.

However, her freedom came with some conditions. She had to surrender all her travel documents to the court before she was allowed to go free.

Morris must also report to the District ‘A’ Police Station every Tuesday and Friday before noon with valid identification.

Her matter was then adjourned to August 30, when she will make her second appearance in the No.1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.

83 Responses to BRA employee accused of theft granted bail

  1. Arlita Strose
    Arlita Strose June 3, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Of course bail she was the sheep the lion is still out there hiding

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  2. Henderson Johnson
    Henderson Johnson June 3, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    don’t go down by yourself , open your mouth

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    • Angel Blossoms
      Angel Blossoms June 3, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      She’s not going to be locked up remember the lady that was thieving NIS money to my knowledge and if I’m wrong correct me didn’t spent time in jail either.

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    • Henderson Johnson
      Henderson Johnson June 3, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      that case dye a sudden death

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    • Sparkles Wentt
      Sparkles Wentt June 3, 2017 at 5:22 pm

      Maybe she did that’s why that amount $500 was stated now

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  3. Rosanna Lewis
    Rosanna Lewis June 3, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    but wait, this article and charges does not mention these thousands of dollars that i heard about. it however does mention a $500 dollar accusation and falsification of a document. so who really getting charge for the larger sum of money??

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  4. Ossie Moore June 3, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    it’s amazing ! All of these restrictions and her pictured is plastered all over the newspapers , etc while they are murderers , drug dealers, pimps, prostitutes , hit and run drivers not being charged with committing crimes.

    THE LAWS OF A 2 X 4 BANANA REPUBLIC.

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  5. Willz RD
    Willz RD June 3, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Wait. Wasn’t it reported thousands of dollars were stolen?

    My dear almighty god Thor, I offer this cover up as burnt offering. May the smell be pleasing to your senses and may you not strike thy hammer on top the heads of the unscrupulous few.

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  6. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce June 3, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    For a fist full of dollars she’s ruined her good character. Just don’t make sense.

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  7. Milli Watt June 3, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    auditor general got millions missing belonging to the crown and not a boy or girl charged but I see she get drag for 500.00………can’t be right. I agree Ossie say with a chinese accent (sumtin wong)

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  8. Bobo June 3, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Ms Morris ”Innocent until proven Guilty” Robbing from the Crown is a dangerous thought– In most world wide especially America countries the penalty is very severed.

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  9. Janette Reifer
    Janette Reifer June 3, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Only small fish does get charge.
    Big fish does steal and continue to steal and never get a charge according to their status.
    Let me know who else and I will do the rest. Everybody forgetting about Clico.

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  10. Morgan Ciro Allan Seale
    Morgan Ciro Allan Seale June 3, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Bail? Seriiously?

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  11. Angel Blossoms
    Angel Blossoms June 3, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Probably her that was thieving the millions that the Auditor General said was missing. WUNNA expected her to be up at Dodds her cousin who is the HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER works there too .Probably in cohoots with her as well .

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  12. Dan Louis
    Dan Louis June 3, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    The crime she is accuse of is a bailable offense. Also
    she is innocent until proven guilty by a jury of her peers. So why all the noise about she getting bail when law says she is entitled to it. Figure. This one out then come talk to
    Me.

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  13. Ossie Moore June 3, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    C’mon Veroniva Boyce , everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I do respect your opinion but clearly you don’t seem smart enough to be able to read between the lines.

    Smarten up woman and read what the other commenters are also saying.

    To quote Arlita Strouse ” Of course bail she was the sheep the lion is still out there hiding “.

    Once they got you thinking that way Veroniva , then they done their job hoping that others will start thinking the way you do.

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  14. Desmond Edwards
    Desmond Edwards June 3, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Wait wait wait…all this hype about $500

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  15. Sandor Barker
    Sandor Barker June 3, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Hold your head high young lady for you are not the first nor would you be the last.
    You have made a mistake, not saying you are right not saying you are wrong either but you haven’t kill no one.
    That money is small compared to the figures read out in Parliament but none of the accused didn’t walk down those steps you descended. This is a lesson young lady never forget it.

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    • Nyce Nikki
      Nyce Nikki June 3, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      Now go give her a big hug !!!

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    • Sandor Barker
      Sandor Barker June 3, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      Maybe I will give you instead.

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    • Marlissa Matthias
      Marlissa Matthias June 3, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      Great words of encouragement, no one is perfect and we are all innocent until proven guilty.

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    • Rishona Graham
      Rishona Graham June 3, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      No but people with greater responsibility doing worse so

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    • Huey Newton
      Huey Newton June 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      Seriously bro?

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    • Willz RD
      Willz RD June 3, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      Yup…..I heard she stole thousands of dollars.

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    • Maria Leclair Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Dasilva June 3, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      Under any circumstances whatsoever is stealing a mistake. Don’t encourage rubbish.

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    • Corï Cartier
      Corï Cartier June 3, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      I get u. Respect

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    • Sandor Barker
      Sandor Barker June 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm

      Maria Leclair Dasilva I never said it was right and I never said it was wrong for she is just accused it is the law courts to find her guilty.

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    • Annette Phillips-Gay
      Annette Phillips-Gay June 4, 2017 at 12:05 am

      Yes, but if she is wrong she has to pay the consequences.

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    • Andrew June 4, 2017 at 9:02 am

      Amen and Amen again Sandor Barker, the auditor general has been speaking of financial deficiencies for years now…and not one politician nor senior gov’t officer has ever been dragged before the law courts. This smacks in the face of corruption in high places! My thing is this, politicians then use the information to win elections and what happens after???…not one dam thing to the known authors…I really don’t like America but for sure some people would have seen jail there for the public’s finances!!!

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  16. Nyce Nikki
    Nyce Nikki June 3, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Look…that money ain’t gonna be ever recovered..cause them really feel that us barbadians believe that a tip off was given to send CID to the airport for just $500.00!!! This is really silly season smh …discuss trump first man steupse

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  17. Solange June 3, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Day does run till night catch it yah aint know
    Dont steal and ball on social mexia
    If yah thief invest it wisely and kegit

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  18. Henderson Johnson
    Henderson Johnson June 3, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    where is all this money being hold and you can’t get your tax money and a brand new car bought or lease , i wonder who telling lies hmmmmm

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  19. jrsmith June 3, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    @, Bobo , hail ,hail, on the button god shot , but this is the way how things are in barbados , only certain people is above the law of the nation…..bad luck dear lady you are not one of them……..
    @, Milli Watt , hail , hail, a very good shot as well, on one of the (Audit General’s ) report 800 millions plus bds dollars gone no accounting for , no politician said boo because they are above the law and is not accountable to any one ,especially the black masses………
    This week the said (Audit General ) is again showing how the crooked corruption is still going on day after day in barbados from the government… but our country suppose to be broke………….
    Why nothing is being done or said by the opposition , they are poor, to stand by and see the corruption which is going on in barbados by the government…… and doing nothing what are they frighten of…………………………………………………………………

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  20. Peter June 3, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Whether it is $5 dollars, or 5 million dollars, This clearly exemplifies that there are LOOPHOLES embedded within the BRA system. This was easily spotted as an opportunity by a regular cashier which in other words can be a janitor or a simple clerk. Even a reporter at Barbados Today. If she hires a good defense attorney, that attorney would be able to establish the BRA’s shortcoming through “Invitation to theft.” This asks the question. How much are they protected against corruptive moves by Customs and privileged persons such as ministers within the system. I know certain commercial banks have had to descreetly settle internal frauds and unauthorized withdrawals from private accounts because if they lay charges they will be admitting flaws and security breaches within their systems. If that gets exposed, lots of accounts will be closed in no time. We have some clever bank clerks and officers here in Barbados. I know of several settlements especially when some of those bank officers are caught on video recordings removing cash from private accounts because they can duplicate a debit card and of course they are privy to the pin number.

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    • harry turnover June 4, 2017 at 6:47 am

      …and the man in the street DON”T PRINT AND COPY COUNTERFEIT money either.

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  21. Rishona Graham
    Rishona Graham June 3, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Sandor I wholeheartedly agree with you !!!

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  22. Huey Newton
    Huey Newton June 3, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Who in charge of this skirt? How the heck you get to do that in Barbados??? And how much is it really?

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  23. Huey Newton
    Huey Newton June 3, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Seriously bro?

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  24. Itz Queen
    Itz Queen June 3, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    LOOK LOOK EVERY BODY !LOOK WHO THEFT ALL WE MONEY!?SHE IS DE REASON WE CAN’T MAKE DE PLANS WITH DE MONEY .

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  25. Itz Queen
    Itz Queen June 3, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    DE police will say only five hundred was find when in fact it was a million

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  26. Sunshine Sunny Shine June 3, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Since most on here have commented on the obvious disparity in the judicial system of nonsense in Barbados, all I am going to say is you brought this young woman to court on falsifying accounting information, yet the reports from the auditor general show clear financial irregularities and no one is charged for them. You have a forensic report that clearly outlines what Leroy Parris and the late David Thompson were doing, yet Parris can argue strongly for the release of his money that the court put on hold, place his millions in the Central Bank that not one bank is willing to retain for him any longer, and walk around Barbados scotch free without a care in the world. Then you want to people of Barbados to believe that there are not two laws.

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  27. Roslyn Bolden
    Roslyn Bolden June 3, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Ask de po po where de rest of de money gone

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  28. Sherry-ann Mayers
    Sherry-ann Mayers June 3, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    It’s two Barbados we living in

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  29. Cheryl Onita
    Cheryl Onita June 3, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    And she should be jailed if I was a poor white mouth fish they would be lock up something I just hate to call myself a Bajan

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  30. Cheryl Onita
    Cheryl Onita June 3, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    They are alot of theifing b bout here and no body ain’t go to jail only bout here I sick to my stomach

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  31. Shawn Hall
    Shawn Hall June 3, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Only in bim

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  32. Princess Phillip
    Princess Phillip June 3, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Ppl need to learn to live within their necessity, and stop watching other ppl. Did ur mother need chemotherapy, does your child if u have one need a lung transplant, not that the act of stealing will ever be right.God man for material things SMH. No pity here

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  33. Ossie Moore June 3, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    I mean , if things are so bad in Barbados. . . also known as little England . . . . also known as buhbaydus , better known as Bim , and also what Bajan Americans call ” the rock ” , then I am willing to send them down the BDS.$500. that is missing so that the Bim Gov. wont have to file for bankrupcy,

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  34. Dyana James
    Dyana James June 3, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    So this is partly the reason we can’t get our income tax return??!! Kristian Gittens

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  35. Sophia Branch
    Sophia Branch June 3, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Why Barbados today didn’t put up de policeman that get charge for carrying way of de crown money

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  36. Citizen of Bim June 3, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    The bigger issue to me is the clear lack of checks and balances at this institution yet they were given more money and power to ‘hire’ people to collect money . It is time that BRA be thoroughly investigated and heads be held accountable.

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  37. Julia Collymore
    Julia Collymore June 3, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Foolish

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  38. Jason Prescod
    Jason Prescod June 3, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Hate when the scapegoat get hold and not the real demons

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  39. Rubertha Blackman
    Rubertha Blackman June 3, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    If the allegations are proven correct do the time for the crime. However what about those in higher position who are doing the same crime.

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  40. Paulette noel June 3, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Girl hold ya head high. D crown does steal from we every day.

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  41. Tedford Grimes
    Tedford Grimes June 3, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    $500?and she gets charged for that look how much certain politicians carry away and still doing it and ain’t getting charged smh

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  42. Sisleen Greene June 4, 2017 at 12:26 am

    I spoke about politicai croonies, family and friends who work with Bra. Check the surname.
    at the end it will go the way of the 500.000.00 stolen from Q.E.H and after remand of the Minister dominoes partner? Nothing more has been heard of that case. We have privege thieves bout here

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  43. Andrea L. Taitt
    Andrea L. Taitt June 4, 2017 at 1:54 am

    What happened to the millions unaccounted for?

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  44. Malcolm King June 4, 2017 at 2:11 am

    The woman is accused not tried and found guilty. Why is everyone rushing to judgement without any facts on the case. Barbadians are so quick to run with hearsay.

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  45. Andrew Cox
    Andrew Cox June 4, 2017 at 2:24 am

    The big fish needs to answer the Auditor General. .we not interested in no small fry.

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  46. ejam June 4, 2017 at 3:34 am

    The law have been watching her for a while.

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  47. ejam June 4, 2017 at 3:37 am

    Innocent until proven guilty

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  48. Anika Lewis
    Anika Lewis June 4, 2017 at 7:01 am

    But when you thief money you is get grant bail???? So it’s better to thief money??????

    Our judicial system is very backwards…….”who the cat like he lick”

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  49. Tony Webster June 4, 2017 at 7:46 am

    It is getting extremely challenging to distinguish the Barbados of today, from that of the Fifties, and Sixties, when the Auditor-General’s published reports were boring affirmations that all public monies due, were collected; all reports, and audited financial statlements duly rendered on time and without the dreaded “Qualified” certificate of audit…expenditire was correctly and appropriately spent; and all that was retained, was in safe custody, checked, and accounted for.

    Utterly boring…and for some strange reason…taxes were much lower, too.

    Today, it’s more-or-less, the same boring thing. While some “fortunate few” might get suddenly propserous, the Auditor General’s reports boringly advise money leaking…disappearing…unaccounted -for…un-collected…or spent without due proceesss…or records…or due approval…millions ( or hundreds of millions) moving quickly into and out of BOLTs…PPP’s. The occasional small fish, is either thrown under the bus…or just fried… as an example that “all is well”.

    Some folks very, very happy. The silent, tax-paying…suffering majority of bajans, are however, not so happy.

    So….wherewith Pride?

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  50. sticks and stones June 4, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Not condoning theft but there are some big arse fish out there stealing openly from the govt refusing to pay their taxes them the ones that need to be locked up

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  51. Belfast June 4, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    When she realize what was about to go down, she should have relocated to St Michael South Constituency. Her MP would have advised her to get a lawyer, and the case would eventually die a natural death, and she would still remain an employee of BRA.
    Dah is we new culture.

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  52. Northpoint June 4, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    When monies goes missing in that great amount several persons are usually involved, she might be beautiful but has little brains so she did the deed and other benefited. I know that she called many names in high places and no wonder it boiled down to where it is right now. Question, where ARE the thousands, who took it from her at GAIA, next question, who names she called, where are they from.There are more questions than answers.

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  53. Rawle maycock June 5, 2017 at 4:48 am

    She was set up to mislead the investigations the others in the grip knew that she was going away and took the opportunity to make her the fall guys in every department paper work goes through different hands before it reaches the boss desk,who’s responsible for cash would’ve known the police must do their homework.

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  54. Cheryl June 5, 2017 at 11:14 am

    It’s so crazy so much ado ,but the woman accused has not been found guilty, just suspicion at this point.Rumoured that thousands were taken still has to be proven.Wrong is wrong least I am accused of any agreement on wrong but let us wait for the facts please and all the evidence.”Innocent until proven guilty”.

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  55. Diva N June 5, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Wait wanna forget that the speaker of the house ain’t get a day for taking his clients money. Girlfriend your job safe. Pay back the money and keep yuh job

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  56. Diva N June 5, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Wait wanna forget that the speaker of the house ain’t get a day for taking his clients money. Girlfriend your job safe. Pay back the money and keep yuh job. He kept his

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  57. Jea Alleyne June 5, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Ridicuous, there is always 2 or 3 different stories going around…. What happened to the truth !! Nothing ever adds up in Bim, including taxes !!

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