Government denies unfair concessions to Chinese


first_imgHon. Prime Minister Roosevelt SkerritPrime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has responded to growing claims that government is granting unfair concessions to Chinese nationals.“It is unfair to drag the government in that and give the impression that the government is siding any one particular group of investors. This is not the case at all,” Skerrit has defended, adding that all investors into Dominica are obliged to pay taxes “and if you do not pay taxes then an assessment will be handed upon them.”Dominicans have been complaining a great deal about what they say appears to be Chinese dominion in the city of Roseau, with a Chinese-owned company shooting up time and again.“It appears to be affecting some of our local people,” the Prime Minister confessed. He however noted that Dominicans too, work or do business in foreign countries including the United States and Antigua and Barbuda, and must therefore be careful as to how they approach similar matters.“We as Dominicans are in other people’s countries… We have to be very very careful the way that we go about it.  At the end of the day it’s unfortunate that every single thing in this country boils down to party politics,” Skerrit highlighted.Bernard Wiltshire, a prominent environment advocate, is one of those who have let their voice be heard on the issue; he has been expressing the view that Dominica will be negatively affected by the increasing number of Chinese-run businesses in the capital, and that government should intervene to address it.Dominica Vibes News 62 Views   one comment Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share LocalNews Government denies unfair concessions to Chinese by: – April 18, 2011 Sharing is caring!last_img

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