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St. Lucian Joshua Esnard To Appear On ABC’s Shark Tank

A young man resident in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is the first Saint Lucian native to compete on ABC Television’s hit reality tv show shark tank. Joshua Esnard will pitch his ‘cut buddy’ – a multi-curve hair grooming tool to the shows panel of potential investors. HTS News4orce spoke to the …

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Commuter Bus Operators Voice Safety Concerns

Gros islet minibus drivers say they are fearful for their lives after a series of attacks on drivers. They believe that a larger crime problem is filtering into the public transportation system and members of the town’s minibus owners association say they are seriously considering pursuing alternative means of employment. …

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Opposition Leader Takes On With-Holding Tax Issue

The Saint Lucia Labour Party has sought to clarify the sandals resorts international with-holding tax issue during its tenure in office. Opposition leader Philip J. Pierre says the SLP administration chose not to intervene in the tax dispute, in the interest of fairness on the sides of the luxury resort …

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Frank Myers-Exemption A Policy Decision

Meanwhile, chartered accountant Frank Myers says it appears that government’s decision to grant sandals resorts international a 100% with-holding tax exemption for 2001 to 2009, was a policy decision based on stability in a vital sector.

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Sandals Seek To Clarify Tax Exemption

Officials of sandals resorts international say they are grateful to the government of Saint Lucia for bringing closure to a long-standing with-holding tax dispute. The cabinet of ministers recently granted the luxury resort chain a 100% withholding tax exemption for the period 2001 to 2009. In a statement issued on …

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The Sandals Exemption Debate

The Saint Lucia Labour Party has described as ‘extraordinary and unusual’ – a 100% withholding tax exemption for sandals resorts international for 2001 to 2009. The party’s spokesman for tourism, investment and business Dr. Ernest Hilaire says it is also unnecessary, at a time when government cannot meet the cost …

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