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Gov't clarifies use of entertainment, creative industry registry

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2013 | 11:05 AM

The Government has sought to dismiss concerns that the proposed registry for persons in the entertainment and creative industries will be used for tax purposes.



The assurance came from Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment Damion Crawford, who says the registry will form part of the government’s efforts to build these industries while ensuring that stakeholders reap the benefits of their work.



Crawford was speaking during a public consultation on the proposed registry at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston on Wednesday.



He says the registry will provide assistance to artistes when they apply for work permits and visas for overseas engagements and also enable them to receive benefits from the government for the tools of their trades.



The state minister says while all the details have not yet been finalised, entertainers and those in the creative industries will be required to pay a minimal fee for registration.



He says information garnered from the consultation and others to be held across the island will help to fine tune the proposed registry.



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