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Ministry of Finance and the Economy
INLAND REVENUE DIVISION
C THE BOARD OF INLAND REVENUE
WISHES TO ADVISE THE PUBLIC THAT
ALL ITS OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED AT:-
MONDAY DECEMBER 22, 2014,
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 24, 2014
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 31, 2014
THIS INCLUDES THE OFFICES AT --
• TRINIDAD HOUSE ST. VINCENT STREET -- PORT OF SPAIN;
• VICTORIA COURTS - QUEEN STREET, PORT OF SPAIN;
• SOUTH REGIONAL OFFICE -- CIPERO STREET, S/F'DO;
• EAST REGIONAL OFFICE -- 6 PRINCE STREET, ARIMA;
• TOBAGO REGIONAL OFFICE -- VICTOR E BRUCE, FINANCIAL COMPLEX,
14-16 WILSON ROAD, SCARBOROUGH, TOBAGO;
• ALL DISTRICT REVENUE OFFICES IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO.
NB: The Cashiers' Units at these offices will close at 11:00 A.M.
PAY YOUR TAX EARLY AND AVOID INTEREST
ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED IS REGRETTED
TAXPAYER RELATIONS SECTION
"Changing the way we interact with People!"
NEW YORK---United States law enforcement
authorities have indicted a woman who allegedly
promised green cards and work permits to undoc-
umented Caribbean immigrants.
Authorities said Nickya Wittington, also known
as Nicky John, 27, has been charged with stealing
US$12,850 from the immigrants.
According to the indictment, from June 10, to
December 9, Wittington falsely claimed she could
obtain green cards and work permits for the alleged
victims in exchange for about US$7,000 to
US$10,000, and allegedly took down payments rang-
ing from US$1,000 to US$6,000 cash to get the
The Brooklyn native was charged after she falsely
promised to help an undercover detective obtain the
"This defendant is accused of preying on some of
the most vulnerable members of our society," said
Brooklyn district attorney Ken Thompson, adding
that the Immigrant Fraud Unit is prosecuting this
case so as "to stop such opportunists from targeting
Thompson said Wittington has been arraigned by
Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun on an
indictment in which she is charged with first-degree
scheme to defraud, third-degree grand larceny, third-
degree attempted grand larceny, fourth-degree grand
larceny and petit larceny.
She was ordered held on US$5,000 bail and to
return to court on February 4, 2015. If convicted of
the top count, she faces up to seven years in prison.
The victims, who were originally from Guyana,
Jamaica, Ghana and Liberia, met the defendant
through mutual acquaintances, Thompson said. (CMC)
Pakistani gravedigger Taj
Muhammad adjusts wreaths
on a grave at the Rahman Baba
graveyard in Peshawar,
Pakistan. Muhammad, one of
the gravediggers at
Peshawar's largest graveyard,
has a rule. He said he never
cries when he buries the dead.
He's a professional, he said.
But as the dead bodies, mostly
children, started coming in
from a school massacre this
week that killed 148 people, he
began to weep. (AP PHOTO)
US woman indicted
of the main opposition
United Workers Party
(UWP), Allen Chastanet,
says the ruling St Lucia
Labour Party (SLP) is
overreacting to reports
that young people, frus-
trated by the economic
situation, were entertain-
ing the idea of killing
Prime Minister Dr Kenny
The SLP had called on
Police Commissioner Ver-
non Francois to investigate
the report made during a
television programme earlier this month.
The SLP s public relations officer, Winston Springer,
said during the programme two of the guests revealed
how they were frustrated at not being able to find
employment and generally survive in the current
economic environment, and that they at times felt
like killing the prime minister.
Police have since interviewed Lashawn Lambert,
who publicly spoke of the matter on the television
But Chastanet said while he thinks the threat "is
an extremely serious matter," he did not think that
when the young man made the claim, he was threat-
ening the prime minister.
"I think he was crying out to the young people
who are being marginalised and have lost hope," the
UWP leader said, adding the unemployment figure
for young people is as high as 44 per cent.
"That to my mind is what the government should
have been reacting to," Chastanet said. (CMC)
Govt overreacting to
plot to kill St Lucia
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