Friday, November 25, 2011

What next for Labour

Friends. There is a SLP propaganda circulating by bb which suggest that the Government has retracted on an earlier Cabinet Conclusion granting concessions until January 31st, 2011. Please note that this rumour is TOTALLY UNTRUE and is reflective of naked desparation. Find attached copy of Press Statement dated October 19th, 2011 and related Cabinet Conclusion. SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!
October 19th, 2011

Cabinet Grants Concessions on Barrels for Festive Season
The public is informed that the Cabinet of Ministers at a meeting dated, 17th, October, 2011,
approved the granting of Duty Free Concessions on the importation of Barrels for the traditional
festive season. The following are the conditions agreed to by the Cabinet of Ministers:
1. 100% Waiver of Import Duty and Consumption Tax on unsolicited personal
items, food, clothing and toys contained in barrels imported between 1st
November, 2011 and 31st January, 2012. Electronic items are explicitly
2. The number of barrels that would qualify for the concessions would be limited to
two (2) per household;
3. There would be an upper limit of EC$2,000.00 per barrel on the value of items
qualifying for the concessions;
4. The items identified in one (1) above must be for personal use only, and not for
commercial use; and
5. The usual penalties, fines, etc. would be applied if the goods are used for
commercial purposes.
The granting of concessions on “Christmas Barrels” is a usual gesture of goodwill by
Government at this time of year. The concessions are designed to bring relief ahead of the festive
season. Government hopes that the extension of these concessions at this time will help to bring
joy to St. Lucian families based in our nation and in the Diaspora.

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