CABINET MINISTER OBJECTS TO REVENUE MEASURES FROM COLLEAGUE

Chris Sinckler’s intention to add taxes to the Barbados Lottery is causing a colleague to be out of step with his proposal and may create further repercussions…

When BOA President Steve Stoute mentioned how Government’s intention to place yet another levy on games of chance is in the cards, and can harm their residual revenue from ticket sales, this led to an immediate response from Stephen Lashley.

The Sports Minister said while Stoute was correct in outlining to the audience at Needham’s Point that this matter is one for Finance Minister Chris Sinckler to address directly nevertheless if his added contribution can avoid unnecessary hardships, then Lashley most certainly will weigh in on the matter;-

In the early 2000’s –┬áBarbados had two games of chance, these subsequently amalgamated and part of their proceeds shored up operations at the Olympic Association.

In Finance Minister’s Sinckler’s last Budget, he hinted a new levy may be added to games of chance as a means of adding revenue to Government coffers… The proposed move has not only alarmed the president of the BOA, it has also drawn the attention of Lashley who appears not too thrilled with the decision;-

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