Uwp on foreign counsel

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UWP SEEKS FURTHER CLARIFICATION ON GOVERNMENT’S DECISION TO HIRE FOREIGN COUNSEL

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Uwp on foreign counsel

  1. 1. Upstairs AF Valmont, P.O. Box RB 2497, Rodney Bay, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia Tel/Fax: (758) 572-4949 Contact: Elijah Anatole – 7284864 Allen Chastanet - 7224200 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UWP SEEKS FURTHER CLARIFICATION ON GOVERNMENT’S DECISION TO HIRE FOREIGN COUNSEL CASTRIES, Saint Lucia – Wednesday, February 5, 2014 – The United Workers Party acknowledges Dominican Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan's credentials and expertise. However, the question of whether Mr Astaphan will be required to pay income tax and VAT on his remuneration still remains unanswered. Even while the Saint Lucia Labour Party accuses Political Leader, Allen Chastanet of double standard in hiring foreign council, the SLP should have been wise enough to know the difference between the use of funds of a private citizen and that of the State when making a comparison. Additionally, the United Workers Party is still awaiting clarification as to whether Mr. Astaphan has been assigned as senior counsel on the Grynberg matter and if so at what cost to the taxpayer? -END-

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