Mar. 29, 2017, 9:36 PM AST Comments
Implementing the property tax as suggested by the Finance Minister, whether it is done through the rental value or through the value of properties, would take considerable time. It means hiring hundreds of people, then training them on how to assess a property before they can begin work.
Mar. 29, 2017, 12:13 AM AST Comments
The lack of compassion and discourtesy experienced by citizens when visiting most Government offices is alarming. Staff are rude and unhelpful and if you ask to see the manager it gets worse. To them, customer service is a foreign language — world class. It is alleged the protective services
Mar. 29, 2017, 12:12 AM AST Comments
Property tax is an essential source of Government revenue. There is no civilised society on the developmental path that does not have meaningful taxation. It can be viewed as an economic partnership between the Government and its citizens for the supply and maintenance of public goods.
Mar. 29, 2017, 12:10 AM AST Comments
The uncle of murdered mother Sharlene Somai has called on her relatives and by extension the country not to be hateful because of the tragedy. To hate means to loathe, detest, feel hostile towards, despise, be unable to stomach, regard with disgust and to shudder at. In this context hate is good, a
Mar. 29, 2017, 12:9 AM AST Comments
I am in agreement that the property tax should not be implemented at this point in time, with the dire state of the economy and the general inability of people on fixed incomes to cope with any new taxes. People have been made to pay heavily in recent years due to the severe drop in energy prices.
Mar. 26, 2017, 10:6 PM AST Comments
MANY years ago Johnny Cash, the great US country and western singer, sang a most beautiful ballad called “Ghost Riders in the Sky.” At the age of 65, I still remember that melody. I recall, too, that the then named Coca Cola Silver Stars created musical mayhem with it at a “Bomb
Mar. 26, 2017, 10:4 PM AST Comments
Why is it that every time an eruption of violence in our schools occurs, it seems that our Education Minister is trapped on the back foot? School violence has always been around, but lately it seems to be occurring more frequently and with a higher level of boldness.