Vendors Call For VAT Ease

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ARCADE vendors in Castries are asking on the Castries Constituency Council (CCC) not to introduce the value added tax to their monthly rental fee which is $120. 00 as this would be going against an exemption they say was given to them by the previous government. The Council recently informed vendors that the monthly rental of booths at the arcade would be moved to $138 as a result of a sales tax effective this month. This was the first time vendors were being billed by the Council hence the introduction of the sales tax.

HECTIC ARC WEEKEND – 49 Yachts Expected at Rodney Bay Marina

Image: ARC+ Laumare crew taking in a local beverage on arrival (Photo: WCC)

STAFF of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB), World Cruising Company and Saint Lucia Customs and Excise will be kept active this weekend to welcome 49 yachts from the ARC+ and ARC arriving at the Rodney Bay Marina. Felix Taburiaux of World Cruising Company spoke to The VOICE just before press time on Friday, saying: “It’s going to be a very busy weekend for us at the IGY Rodney Bay Marina.

New CPL Record – 134 Million Viewers This Year

Image: Enthusiastic crowd at a CPL match

CARIBBEAN Premier League organisers announced Thursday that the Twenty20 showpiece had once again exceeded global viewership figures for the just concluded season, with a nearly 44 percent increase over the previous year. According to figures, this year’s tournament enjoyed an audience of 134 million, a significant rise over the 93 million viewers that tuned in for the 2015 edition.

33 Get Football Coaching

Image: Coaches show off their certificates at the end of the five-day course. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

THE objective of any Saint Lucia Football Association/FIFA development activity is to ultimately improve the football experience of those who wish to play the game or train individuals who want to see an improvement in the game in Saint Lucia. These were the words coming from FIFA Instructor Kim Poulson at the end of the five-day Basic Coaching Course for 33 prospective coaches from across the country.

Disasters And Our Economies

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THIS week I saw photos of the devastation in St Vincent due to heavy rains. This was the second event within two months, the first causing major flooding of the Airport Terminal. While Dominica is still recovering from Tropical Storm Erika, they also had to deal with more damage over the last 5 months. St Lucia also felt the effects of Tropical Storm Matthew this year. Over the last 25 years all of our OECS States have suffered damage due to natural events that if valued today and applied to their public debt would be now declared debt free.

The Metaphysics of Corruption

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CORRUPTION is a perverse, universal and debilitating phenomenon that reflects in some measure the essential finitude of homo sapiens. It is an aberration that is in contradiction to the construct of perfection, and as such is a necessity in the very process of creation. Its aetiology reposes in the human condition that in itself is consequent and immanent to the process of “becoming” as opposed to “being”.