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Municipal tax hurting Scouts

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Municipal tax hurting Scouts

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The controversial municipal solid waste tax has floored the Barbados Boy Scouts Association.
And its leader, Chief Commissioner Dr Nigel Taylor, doesn’t have the slightest idea as to how the century-old organisation will foot the $15 000 bill which they received just a few days ago.
The tax was calculated based on their Hazelwood, Collymore Rock, St Michael property being valued at over $5 million.
The tax is calculated at 0.3 per cent on the site value of the land, with the first payment due by July 28.
Speaking to the media minutes after the association’s annual general meeting concluded at its headquarters yesterday, he told them he had no clue as to how they would come up with the first instalment of $8 000.
“The first instalment of just around $8 000 is due to be paid at the end of this month . . . and it comes down to the question how are we going to deal with that,”?Taylor said. (RB)