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A no-go!

A no-go!

By SANKA PRICE | Sat, October 20, 2012 - 12:10 AM

GOVERNMENT’S PLANS to establish the long mooted Central Revenue Authority (CRA) are getting the thumbs down from civil servants.

Their complaint  is that Government wants  the new agency – which  will be an amalgamation of the Inland Revenue Department, the Value Added Tax Division, the Land Tax Department, the revenue collecting arm of the Licensing Authority and the Customs and Excise Department –  to function as a statutory corporation under the aegis of a board. However, the 700 plus civil servants who are supposed to be seconded to work with  the new entity prefer to be governed by the rules and regulations of the public service.

The SATURDAY SUN understands the workers have voiced this concern to their trade union representative, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), in two separate meetings in recent weeks.

The NUPW’s acting general secretary Delcia Burke confirmed that the union and Government had met over the establishment of the body, which is targeted to start operations  by April 1.

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Posted by J. Payne 2 years ago
Look. This makes perfect sense to proceed with. Barbados needs to be made more nimble. Government should meet with these public servants to explain the process as it is planned, but I expect the government to make decisions that are right for the overall populous. I'm sorry, but if allyuh don't like it go and work in the private sector. Government is too unwielding and this needs to be done with urgency. Even Trinidad and Tobago is moving in this direction of a central monetary authority. This government needs the reform. When it comes to government we can't get nothing done because people don't like change and the country standing like a spinning top in mud. I expect the Parliamentarians to bring legislation to the public for us to vett, and give feedback, and the amendments to the Constitution to be brought forward in the next administration in an appropriate time frame. I sorry public servants but I'm not with you on this. I'm not looking to see you all slighted but this alteration to a HM Cent. Revenue Auth. is a must.

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Posted by Bim Bum 2 years ago
Seven hundred leaches?
- bleeding us dry daily?

I love living here!

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Posted by J. Payne 2 years ago
I'd urge wunna 'bout hay to look through with T&T is doing. Copy and paste the following link to check it out.

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