Pay your taxes, Sinckler says

Barbadians are being warned that should the country fall victim to a major natural disaster such as the hurricanes that have devastated some Caribbean neighbours over the past two weeks, few international agencies would come to the island’s aid.

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler this morning said Barbados was being “punished” for being successful, as it no longer qualified for assistance for disaster relief from some international agencies because it was considered a middle-income country.

This was why, he said, Barbadians had a lot to be thankful for, not because God is a Bajan, but because they did not have to suffer the “sheer misery” other countries were experiencing as a result of the storms.

Sinckler sought to link the country’s success to taxation, telling the presentation ceremony of the Caribbean Organization of Tax Administrators 2017 essay competition at Ellerslie Secondary School that it was by paying taxes that Barbadians helped to develop the country.

“We sometimes can get punished . . . for our success, because the better off you are and the more successful you are the less likely people are to give you development aid. So it comes all back down to us Barbadians contributing to the development of our country through the taxes we pay,” he said.

“Just imagine the sheer misery that people are in at this moment in other countries, and we have a lot to be thankful for, not because God is a Barbadian . . . but we have to be thankful that we are in a position where today we have not had to deal with that, but who knows whose turn is next? And so we have to ensure that whatever we have that we protect it and that we enjoy it so that people who come after us – your children [and] my children – can enjoy the fruits of our labour as we go forth,” said Sinckler.

16-year-old Aliah Hazzard of Ellerslie Secondary School placed third in the regional essay competition,  after capturing the top spot locally. The aspiring pastry chef started her essay with what she said was a rhetorical question on whether the island could take any more taxes or if it was not already taxed to the limit.

Since announcing an increase in taxes as part of a $542 million austerity package at the end of May this year, Sinckler has come under increasing pressure from opposition parties, the business community as well as ordinary residents, who all complain that the population simply could not handle anymore taxes.

Besides an increase in the controversial National Social Responsibility Levy from two per cent to ten per cent, Sinckler had announced an increase in the excise duties on fuel as well as a new two per cent tax on all foreign exchange transactions.

However, while agreeing today that the country could not manage any more taxes, a noticeably slimmer Sinckler suggested that existing ones were necessary in order to provide some services, including that of sanitation and public transportation, which is provided free of charge to students.

“Nobody likes to pay taxes. I don’t like to pay taxes myself, but I have to pay them because it is important for the development of the country. If you work for $100 you would like to take home $100,” he said.

“Unfortunately life is not, as you know, that quite simple. There are many things that we have to do in Barbados including providing education and health care,” he added, while noting that those two areas alone accounted for about $1 billion of the national budget.

He argued that even if Government were to borrow to meet its obligations those monies would have to be repaid either from donations and the selling of assets, both of which were scarce, or “by raising revenues from taxes”.

Sinckler said in order for Government to reduce the current level of taxation all Barbadians had to play a role.

“We need to be more productive as a country. We need to spend less time talking and more time doing. We need to be more conscientious. We need to protect our environment. We need to ensure that those things which are provided for us like this infrastructure here [Ellerslie school], that it is kept in good keep, so that the Government does not have to continue spending money on it when you destroy this and destroy that, because if Government then has to find more money to replace these things then they have to come and ask you for more taxes to do it,” the minister warned.

116 Responses to Pay your taxes, Sinckler says

  1. Jason Bennett
    Jason Bennett September 20, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Easy for man that doesn’t pay taxes to say

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  2. Clifford Small
    Clifford Small September 20, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Yea right, when you give us back what you owe me

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  3. Jo public September 20, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Does the Minister of Finance really pay his fair share of taxes? Recent stories on social media sites would suggest the opposite!!!!

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  4. Justin Moore
    Justin Moore September 20, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    No.

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  5. Dwayne Jack
    Dwayne Jack September 20, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Me thinks he means we no longer qualify because of poor governance

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  6. Kimmy Boyce
    Kimmy Boyce September 20, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Pay me my income tax

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  7. MArk Anthony
    MArk Anthony September 21, 2017 at 12:01 am

    He is right , too many are making money and not paying taxes.I too could see Barbados was and still is being undermined and sabotaged by outside forces .

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    • Eddy Murray
      Eddy Murray September 21, 2017 at 6:20 am

      You know when call out people for the truth they try they best to make us look foolish . But we who follow world news . Will always a step a head.

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    • Danny Clarke
      Danny Clarke September 21, 2017 at 6:32 am

      You can only be made to look foolish if you are indeed foolish. Mark needs no help in that area . My last conversation with him . MARK :: Jose has made a major direction change and will severely impact Barbados …ME :: Please provide source …. MARK :: NHC … ME :: Provides the latest report from not only the NHC but NOAA & Barbados Met Office which indicated no such thing …. MARK :: ** no response** . If you can’t even read a weather report you want someone to think you could run a country ???

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    • straight talk September 21, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      You mean sabotaged by this government, especially the minister of finance.

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  8. Patrick Cozier
    Patrick Cozier September 21, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Agree with the MoF on this.

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  9. Diane Quinn
    Diane Quinn September 21, 2017 at 12:12 am

    Why the help you don’t pay yours 3years no income tax and you got the heart to say that .

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  10. Wendy Knight
    Wendy Knight September 21, 2017 at 12:18 am

    The pot calling the kettle black. Mr.Minister you are not paying govt bills! You owe people income tax for two and sometimes three years straight! If I had a struggle between paying your taxes and feeding my children you would not get a yen tho. You really got a nerve! Calling out people to pay taxes when you owe them!

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  11. Maine Springs
    Maine Springs September 21, 2017 at 12:26 am

    With what, shall I pay it, dear sinckler dear sinckler, with WHAT shall I pay it dear sinckler with what??

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  12. John Everatt September 21, 2017 at 12:34 am

    This minister wants to tax his way out of the awful economic mess they have created. The government does not seem to look at the option to be more frugal in expenditures. They have already reached the point where they will actually collect less revenue from taxes than before the latest tax increases were announced. The black market in foreign exchange has already begun. People are actively looking for ways to circumvent the NSRL which they all understand is a tax even though it is spun as a “levy”. Prices are steadily rising. Even if they wanted to many do not have the money to support all these taxes. So they simply will not pay.

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  13. Clifford Small
    Clifford Small September 21, 2017 at 12:44 am

    No one blind cent ,do you want to drain the blood from our bodies now , how much taxes you take from us poor people in the last 9 years and the government still broke you sound like Trump .

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  14. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce September 21, 2017 at 2:30 am

    Pay fuh he to shut his mouth. Useless article!

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  15. Dennis Taitt
    Dennis Taitt September 21, 2017 at 2:59 am

    I need mine too rich guy.

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  16. Peter R Rock
    Peter R Rock September 21, 2017 at 3:05 am

    The DLP is the biggest hurricane to hit Barbados

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  17. Patsy Yearwood
    Patsy Yearwood September 21, 2017 at 3:30 am

    With money from the uk , dear Maine dear Maine with money from the uk dear Maine ,

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  18. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall September 21, 2017 at 3:50 am

    With what money

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  19. Keisha King
    Keisha King September 21, 2017 at 4:26 am

    Use d income taxes u owe us u embosille

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  20. Danny Clarke
    Danny Clarke September 21, 2017 at 5:22 am

    Lead by example then and start paying who the government owes . You Mr. MP “I Don’t Know What The Hell I’m Doing” has just burdened us year after year after year with more n more taxes yet we see nothing being done with it to better Barbados . Where has the money gone to buy new SSA trucks ??? Apart from that you ain’t even paying the Private haulers . Why can’t we have a half decent transport system ?? Or Road System ?? Has the $100 000 to fund repairs at MTV been found yet ?? Or the Bobcat for that matter ?? The responsible MP recently said that the government was in arrears to the NIS for most government organizations . What are you doing with our money . You want to kill us for our taxes and yes I agree 100% that we should pay our taxes . I however agree that government should then take those same taxes to keep the country running smooth and pay it’s bills. Only thing wunna fast to do is jump in bed with “certain” ppl . Just like Cahill that never even build a dog house but you sign on to them to build a massive plant . Just like certain contractors get money up front and other wait for years n years to no avail . Just like you sign up with the Canadian fresh out of prison for fraud for a solar farm . Bet you don’t know where he is today . I know cause I follow Canadian news. Worst set of DLP ministers the party and Barbados has ever seen .

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  21. Natalie Broomes
    Natalie Broomes September 21, 2017 at 5:23 am

    Wow. This article had in way more than just “pay your taxes”. I want to know if it is true that others won’t come to our aid because we are too successful? I want to know if he understands the role of being a leader? You are in charge of thousands. If you want a better environment you can’t make veiled and chastising comments here and there. YOU THE GOVERNMENT THAT HAS THE AUTHORITY TO CONTROL AND MANIPULATE THE COUNTRY CAN PUT THINGS IN PLACE. Simple things, that the private sector would assist with and also the public. Yes, there are individuals who come up with there own recycling, home gardens, water conservation etc. But they can’t MAKE it mandatory and impress upon ppl like you can. YOU HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE IT WHAT YOU WANT SIR!!!

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  22. Sue Ward
    Sue Ward September 21, 2017 at 5:45 am

    Can some one remind me how much it is that the govt owes to NIS for unpaid contributions?

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  23. Kathyann Griffith
    Kathyann Griffith September 21, 2017 at 5:47 am

    Pay me my taxes.2yrs now

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  24. Kathy Griffith
    Kathy Griffith September 21, 2017 at 5:53 am

    Yes take that dose for your self and pay the ppl

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  25. Joan Brome
    Joan Brome September 21, 2017 at 6:00 am

    Wild Dog Pup

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  26. Mic Taylor
    Mic Taylor September 21, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Strupes don’t worth my comment

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  27. Jacqueline Maynard
    Jacqueline Maynard September 21, 2017 at 6:20 am

    How many more months again until judgement day

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  28. Blanchard Ulanda
    Blanchard Ulanda September 21, 2017 at 6:22 am

    I want my income tax plz….stpzzzzzzzz!….#paywebajanstoo!

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  29. Charming Forde
    Charming Forde September 21, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Why don’t you provide the money to pay our tax returns?

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  30. Russ Orford
    Russ Orford September 21, 2017 at 6:40 am

    For whom the bell tolls ! Mr minister the bell is ringing and the count down is on . Better get your CV ready but god knows will hire you to run anything! !

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  31. Adrian Loveridge September 21, 2017 at 6:50 am

    ‘Pay your taxes’ totally agree, then let Government lead by example and repay nearly $40,000 in due and payable VAT REFUNDS it has owed us since February 2013.

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  32. Keith Forde
    Keith Forde September 21, 2017 at 6:59 am

    MINISTER SINCKLER, I WANT MY INCOME TAX MONEY.

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  33. Sandy Perkins
    Sandy Perkins September 21, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Peter R rock,could not have said it better,hurricane season almost over so hopefully they too will soon be over.Give the people back their money sickcler,you know the money that u have in your uk account that the scotland yard looking into.Read nakeddeparture guys.

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  34. Wayne Edwards
    Wayne Edwards September 21, 2017 at 7:22 am

    For you to thief out

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  35. Rasheed Hope
    Rasheed Hope September 21, 2017 at 7:31 am

    pay you’re taxes now bajans.lol

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  36. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner September 21, 2017 at 7:42 am

    When politicians talk about paying taxes I’m always wondering if they talking to the rich well heel because if bottom feeders don’t pay taxes it’s because they don’t have jobs and if they do have jobs it comes directly from they pay before take home.

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  37. Hugh Roberta Ferguson
    Hugh Roberta Ferguson September 21, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Yes, Gov’t take the LEAD & pay your tax fefunds from 2 /3 yrs back….Pay your interest on the multi millions U have borrowed from all BAJANS thru the NIS fund so that pensions, etc can be paid etc….

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    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete September 21, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      Also how many millions do you owe to UWI??? Mmmmm??

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    • Ashley Griffith
      Ashley Griffith September 21, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      Yes and paying we late when the damn month come… talk the tings

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  38. Jack Ryan
    Jack Ryan September 21, 2017 at 7:57 am

    WHY DON’T U PAY US OUR OVERDUE TAXES.

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  39. Jean Constable
    Jean Constable September 21, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Pay your tax refunds…..

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  40. Karen Redman
    Karen Redman September 21, 2017 at 8:23 am

    People pay your taxes so I can get my 2018 Range Rover that I order from the UK. We will talk about your taxes next year.

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  41. Lauraine Clarke
    Lauraine Clarke September 21, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Mr Sinckler you did not rethinked what you were saying. Mr Sinckler you said these words, “we sometimes can get punished”. Mr Sinckler the people of Barbados were being punished for the last nine years,people just drop dead because of the burdens that they were being place under. Mr Sinckler the people of Barbados have a disaster that is called the DEMOCRATIC DESTROYING PARTY. Mr Sinckler do a little rethinking for the people of Barbados sake.

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  42. Nelly September 21, 2017 at 8:29 am

    I don’t mind paying taxes, but when I cant see the results of paying these taxes then I have a problem. Where is the money going?? And where is my tax refund??

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  43. Kelvin Oneil Bynoe
    Kelvin Oneil Bynoe September 21, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Pay me my returns

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  44. Annette Hurdle
    Annette Hurdle September 21, 2017 at 8:52 am

    You pay yours.

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  45. Clifford Ward
    Clifford Ward September 21, 2017 at 8:58 am

    I love it

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  46. Kimberley Gaskin
    Kimberley Gaskin September 21, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Pay me what you owe me don’t act like you forgot!

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  47. Angela Thompson Branch
    Angela Thompson Branch September 21, 2017 at 9:25 am

    I agree at least you only have to pay the local ones not the off shore accounts so try and pay up.

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  48. Donild Trimp September 21, 2017 at 9:29 am

    What is wrong with the Minister calling on all Barbadians to pay their taxes?

    The Minister is asking for all Barbadians to do the right thing and pay the taxes they are required to pay and a bunch of entitled nincompoops on here seemed offended as is evident from the stupid responses.

    What the hell is wrong with you people who feel it is an affront for the Gov’t to request you pay your taxes?

    You all rent space from the Gov’t and don’t pay the rent. You rent apts from the Gov’t and don’t pay the rent. You build houses on Gov’t lands without permission. You dump garbage indiscriminately all over the island, total disrespect for the laws of the land and for authority and you all expect things to get better.

    What is fascinating that when any of you leave Barbados for the shores of North America and the UK, you immediately fall in line.

    No more not paying rent, no more not paying taxes, no more dumping garbage anywhere you feel like, can’t build a house without permission.

    What this tells me is that all of you who are defying the norms of a Democratic society by turning a blind eye to the laws of the land are a bunch of entitled ignoramuses.

    PAY YOUR TAXES.

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    • Leroy September 21, 2017 at 9:42 am

      No one likes other people wasting their hard earned money!

      If we could see something productive besides a mismanagement we would gladly pay.

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  49. Charles Zavier Fields
    Charles Zavier Fields September 21, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Head should be in a souse wid nuff peppah. Stupse!!!!!!!!

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  50. Kamila Burrowes
    Kamila Burrowes September 21, 2017 at 9:44 am

    With what money yc

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  51. Simone Petro
    Simone Petro September 21, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Barbados successful where? how? this country has not been successfully for nine years and if we don’t get help it will be because this government was crying wolf so damn much that no one will believe us when we really need help….we aren’t being punished for being successful we are being punished because you messed up and as the saying goes (peter pays for Paul and Paul pays for all)now the whole of Barbados will suffer for your greed

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  52. Neale Burrowes
    Neale Burrowes September 21, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Why dont the government pay who they owe?

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  53. just observing September 21, 2017 at 10:36 am

    I am paying my road tax but check the roads. Big hole at the bottom of Thornbury Hill., Gall hill almost impassable and traffic at a crawl especially now school open. People losing tyres, wheels etc daily. I have lost two so far for the year because of potholes. As far as I am concerned taxes going into a black hole. We deserve better than this. The majority of us pay our taxes and outweigh those who don’t. Not saying they shouldn’t pay but where are ours going?

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  54. Marion Clarke
    Marion Clarke September 21, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Sinckler,Sinckler,did I hear someone say Sinckler, ,,,ok yes.

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  55. Kay Shepherd
    Kay Shepherd September 21, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Can’t wait

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  56. Carie Apple
    Carie Apple September 21, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Pay the people them tax refund from last year. Sinclair did you pay duty on de luxury ride you smuggle into the island. Where the missing money from the tax revenue department. ….man sit down.

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  57. Ernesta catlyn September 21, 2017 at 11:25 am

    A flat tyre this morning – big pot hole. 2015 and 2016 refund outstanding. A paying muh taxes monthly. Municipal solid waste refund outstanding. Wax poetic Minister, wax poetic

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  58. Carson C Cadogan September 21, 2017 at 11:45 am

    The Barbados private sector owes central Govt. in excess of $679million in taxes, duties, rents which it refuses to pay.

    It would seem as if those in high places believes that it is the duty of those at the bottom who ought to pay their taxes but not them. I don’t hear CHARLES HERBERT OR BIZZY WILLIAMS OR TONI MOORE saying any thing about this untenable situation.

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    • harry turnover September 21, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      So why YOUR GOVERNMENT don’t put them in Court fa de money ?

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      • Sunshine Sunny Shine September 22, 2017 at 7:47 am

        oops sorry that was for >Carson

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    • straight talk September 21, 2017 at 8:15 pm

      not a red cent

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    • Sunshine Sunny Shine September 22, 2017 at 7:27 am

      Idiot! You offer all sorts of tax concessions to big businesses. You write off taxes owed from corporates, and go into arrangements where these corps do not pay taxes. Then you want to kill the small business man who does not pay. Who created the non paying tax monster, nitwit. Who WHO WHO!

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  59. Pamela Johnson
    Pamela Johnson September 21, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    So when is the BRA going to issue VAT refund cheque? Outstanding for YEARS.

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    • Carson C Cadogan September 21, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      BRA issues VAT refund cheque from taxpayers revenue. Private sector refuses to pay their taxes but asking for VAT refund cheques.

      The private sector wants to eat their cake and have it too.

      Many members of the private sector collect VAT and NIS and keep them in their pockets.

      I want to hear CHARLES HERBERT speak about that.

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  60. Morexa Martin-Gardiner
    Morexa Martin-Gardiner September 21, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Pay my refund!! I have bills to pay also

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  61. Austin Nicholas
    Austin Nicholas September 21, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Coon

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  62. Sheralyn Brooker
    Sheralyn Brooker September 21, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    For u to steal more, Sinckler?

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  63. john jochum September 21, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    One politician is accused of having deposited thousands of dollars in an account in his mother’s name; another is alleged to have been stopped by US Customs for having thousands of dollars in his luggage and not declaring same ; another is alleged to have squirreled away thousands in a bank in the UK ; some are accused of buying imported stolen cars at substantially reduced costs ! Lawyers are stealing clients’ money daily ! Not paying one’s fair share of taxes has become part of the ethos of our society ! The underground economy has always existed and will always exist ! Thank God for those honest and decent ‘fools’ who pay their fair share of taxes ! IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO !!!

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    • Ernesta Catlyn September 21, 2017 at 7:51 pm

      John Jochum, let me help you. Some contractors and a lawyer (they shall remain nameless) getting all the work.

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      • Ernesta Catlyn September 21, 2017 at 7:51 pm

        the usual red flag for kick-backs

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  64. lswiltshire September 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    poor likkle boy carson cadagon

    ustine told him to shut up

    he did for a few days but now he yapping again

    likkle boy carson cadagon

    leh ma tell ya a secret sah

    THE DLP IN REAL REAL TROUBLE AFTER THEY RAN DE SHIP AGROUND

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  65. Sheldon Brathwaite
    Sheldon Brathwaite September 21, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    3years going now and still can’t get my tax returns..and them have 3 cheques for me

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  66. Batdogg Batdogg
    Batdogg Batdogg September 21, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Thief my taxes

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  67. Shanika Roberts Odle
    Shanika Roberts Odle September 21, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Chris better have my money before he starts calling for his

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  68. Alison Branch
    Alison Branch September 21, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    stupse

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  69. Marcia Applewhaite
    Marcia Applewhaite September 21, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Guess if you hear the truth you will never believe it.Lies destroys peoples lives,just remember,the ones who don’t have a cent can end up doing time.

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  70. Latoya Best-layne
    Latoya Best-layne September 21, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    This water mouth ……….he does just grate my nerves all the taxes people paying and wunna still broke ? No sir. How about u rise people pay packs, pay people their returns and u mister minister pay your taxes

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  71. Brownsuga Sealy
    Brownsuga Sealy September 21, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Pay me my tax money

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  72. Seaweed September 21, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    When will parliament get around to passing anti-corruption legislation?

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  73. Slaughter House
    Slaughter House September 21, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Three words……. Watch carefully…. First word….. MY……second word INCOME third word TAX

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  74. Monique Kashia
    Monique Kashia September 21, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Stupseeeeee..I tired stupsing man!

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  75. Resha Leacock
    Resha Leacock September 21, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Sick ah he….why he don’t stay out of the public domain stupzzzzz

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  76. Tony Webster September 21, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    @Maine Springs….classic!!! Run’N’Koke mussee trembling! This joker will, at another opportunity ( before the BigDay) remind us all how high we are/ were on the Human Development Index….thanks to all the Great Things accomplished since 2007.

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  77. Belfast September 21, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    You have been warned. If a disaster strikes this country we can expect zero help from our own government. Right now many people are paying taxes and we do not know where this money is going. Potholes are bigger than ever, and today we learn from the defacto Minister of water, Joanne Haig, that that the BWA is in need for standby generators. Did they not know this when they build the $80 million Buckingham Palace on Pine Hill?

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  78. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba September 21, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    LEFT E SANDY, LEAVE HIM, POOR BOY LOOK LIKE HE GET WAY FROM THE MENTAL,,,I LEAVE E TO NAKED DEPARTURE

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  79. MARIA Holder September 21, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    I want to hear Carson C Cadogan talk about the many times the MPs and the Revenue Commissioner tie the hands of officers trying to collect from their friends. I want he to also talk about the payment of VAT refunds to selected entities.

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  80. Roger Headley September 21, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    CHARLES HERBERT really stick in your craw Carson C Cadogan

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  81. john September 21, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Honestly i do not know what is worst . This idiot of a minister are the out of touch bajans who have an internet connection who support such incompetence or those that try to counter with ignoramous of point comments . This is wool , it is being pulled over your eyes , do not give it any mention .

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  82. Mark Rosmar September 22, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Sinckler using the distraction technique on the sheep.

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  83. Tony Webster September 22, 2017 at 9:47 am

    I agree wid Chis: pay wunna taxes. But I agree wid Mr. Leigh’ Trotman, our efficient, trustworthy, and blessed Auditor General…much the more: show me ALL the audited government accounts, in good order; without blemish; and when they are due. THEN we shall respect your public utterances, and such other fools’ comforts now being tossed about..

    Sir, you are a policy maker; an implementor; but most importantly, Sir , you are SUPPOSED. to be the prime custodian of the public purse. Nota Bene.

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  84. Tyrone September 22, 2017 at 10:04 am

    As Minister responsible for Finance, what Mr. Sinclair should ensure is for the procedures put in place to collect the taxes be adhered to and refrain from offering amnesties and writing off debt.
    Does the private entities which the public interact give such amnesties for the non payment of debts?

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  85. Donild Trimp September 22, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Start prosecuting all the tax evaders and put their tails in jail after confiscating all of the assets they have in their names.

    When I say all of their assets, I mean all. Bank accounts, real estate, vehicles.

    That will teach the cheats a lesson and deter other cheats from doing the same.

    Barbados must be returned to civility through tough measures and strong leadership.

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    • LiveUp September 22, 2017 at 9:51 pm

      wah Donild Trimp they got to start wid theirs first.

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    • Sunshine Sunny Shine September 23, 2017 at 3:30 am

      Tough measures? Who will enforce these tough measures? Who do you think created the evaders of taxes? We have a non-transparent government who in the face of corruption is saying we do not need anticorruption or Accountability legislation. Both governments created the tax mess. Let them go after the ones who owe millions. I am telling you now they will dare not.

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