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'Relationships between politicians, top businesspeople helping to drive tax evasion'

Published:Thursday | July 11, 2013 | 4:29 PM

Executive Director of National Integrity Action, Professor Trevor Munroe, has said the close relationship between politicians and some of Jamaica’s top businesspeople is helping to drive corporate tax evasion.

Speaking on Independent Talk on Power 106 FM this morning, Munroe said some Jamaicans do not think twice about committing tax fraud because they know they will be able to avoid prosecution.

And he says Jamaica is not unique in this regard.

He says this is one of the reasons his organisation has been pushing for campaign finance reform.

On Tuesday, Munroe wrote to the leader of government business in the House of Representatives, Phillip Paulwell, on the matter.

In the letter he reminded Paulwell of his commitment to have the Bill on Campaign Finance Reform passed by the first half of this year and demanded an explanation for the delay.


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