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The Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) last week published a report blacklisting countries with so-called “golden passport” schemes which threatened international efforts to combat tax evasion. Saint Lucia joined 20 other nations on that list which includes Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Malta, Panama and Grenada to name a few. Under scrutiny, were the various citizenship and residency programmes of the countries listed. Passports obtained through CBI/RBI schemes can potentially be misused abuse to misrepresent an individual’s jurisdiction(s) of tax residence and to endanger the proper operation of the (Common Reporting Standard) CRS due diligence procedures. Philip J Pierre is calling on the Allen Chastanet Administration to deal with this ASAP.

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Missing Micoud bus driver found.

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Micoud man reported missing by relatives earlier this week was located late morning Wednesday. Senior Correspondent Miguel Fevrier has the details in this report.

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Book & Cut? : “Cutty Ranks” defends barbers’ “appointment fee” and extra charges

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The beauty industry was no-t exempt from the ravages of the economic fallout wrought on by the pandemic. But some barbers have decided to attach additional fees to their services, to make up for the shortfall in revenue. One popular local barber says the circumstances may dictate that they do so.

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Mother wants action over sexual assault of children

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A Mother of two has urged the law to move swiftly progressing with a case against a man who allegedly sexually abused her underage daughters. She says, the incident occurred just over two years ago.

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