By Errol Pilgrim
July 25, 2021 – trinidadexpress.com
Mr Doe is among the thousands of ordinary workers in the public service entitled by law to tax-exempt purchases of motor cars.
Like his counterparts in other statutory bodies and throughout the public service, Doe is a travelling officer entitled – pandemic or no pandemic – to motor-car tax exemptions and a travelling allowance.
But the UNC’s surfeit of crassness and hypocrisy has now hit a new low. It condemns government ministers for accessing the same motor-car tax exemption entitlement that UNC Members of Parliament have accepted during the pandemic – an entitlement that was so obscenely abused by some UNC ministers during their term in office that some are the subject of ongoing police investigations.
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