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Leader of the Opposition Philip J. Pierre

OPPOSITION ACCUSES GOV’T OF NEGLIGENCE EU BLACKLISTING

Opposition Leader Philip J. Pierre insists that Saint Lucia’s blacklisting by the EU is due to negligence on the part of the Allen Chastanet Administration.

Speaking at the party’s weekly press conference on Thursday, Pierre said additionally, the government failed to take the necessary steps to get Saint Lucia off the list.

Pierre says the fact is, Saint Lucia is part of an international community and must abide by its rules.

The EU Economic Affairs Commissioner said this week that a number of blacklisted countries have sent in commitments on tax reform. He said it was a good sign, since the purpose of the list is to get out and in order to get off the list, countries must solve the problems that were identified by the bloc.

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