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AG “Ready to Go To Court” With Gaming Bosses

Following months of talks and negotiations, Attorney General Carl Bethel told  that the talks between the government and gaming operators are at a delicate state.

“Let me say it this way, I don’t like to talk about matters that are presently active, but I will say this: we are ready to go to court at the drop of a hat and they will know what I mean when I say that. 

“We’ve had discussions,  but I have said what I said just now. I am ready and my lawyers are ready to go to court at the drop of a hat. That is where we are right now,” he said.

The Attorney General spoke with reporters  while on the sidelines of the New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade.  

Back in May of last year,  during the budget communication in the House of Assembly,   the government sought to introduce a 5 per cent stamp tax and a sliding scale tax that climbs as high as 50 per cent.

Gaming bosses did not  take too kindly to that and  in  August,  took the matter to the Supreme Court.

During the  court proceedings   a hold was placed on the implementation of both tax regimes.

Since then the gaming houses have withheld the payment of taxes.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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