Tag Archives: Campaign Financing

The Grenville Phillips Column – Paying the Piper

Tax on companies is called corporate tax.  Tax on personal income is called income tax.  In 2015, the Government received $210 Million from taxing companies and $452 Million from taxing individuals’ income.  The Government also received other taxes from individuals.  For example, much of the $811 M from VAT and $150 M from property taxes. Companies normally receive significantly more

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Do Barbadians Care About Political Campaign Reform?

In a document titled ‘Getting there on time:notes on the regulation of campaign finance in Latin America the author in great detail outlines issues of campaign finance our region continues to be challenged. The BU household hardly expects the BU family to read the 122 page document although we highly recommend it. The unexpected annoucement recently by Attorney General Adriel

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Campaign Finance Reform Needed

Submitted by the Mahogany Coconut Think Tank and Watchdog Group The Mahogany Coconut Group submits that the real vote buying is in the upper echelons of our society. What we witnessed on Election Day was some voters getting cash, cell phones, IPods and a bill paid here and there. The real votes were bought by those shadows- black and white,

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