Saturday, December 07, 2002

Antiguan opposition leader Baldwin Spencer has accused the Bird government of a "tax witch-hunt" against the Daily Observer, reports the Sun:

"A tax crack-down on local firms has been condemned as a witch-hunt against opposition-aligned businesses.

"Taking this line yesterday, Opposition Leader Baldwin Spencer specifically criticised the demand on the Daily Observer for $3 million in unpaid taxes....

"Spencer is of the view that this latest development involving the reassessment of the Daily Observer as owing $3 million is designed to harass, victimise and destroy a very important institution in this country."

I hope other regional newspapers are keeping an eye on this story....

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