Defaulting restaurants face stiff action

Owners and managers of restaurants, which are found guilty of concealing income, not remitting Income Tax and GST returns, will come to grief as the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) prepares to ‘visit’ them shortly. IRD Community Relationships Advisor Abdul Rafik warned that IRD was paying close attention to the hospitality industry. “Owners, managers and employees of cafes, restaurants, motels and…

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Community leaders resent negative labelling

Two important community groupings have condoled the death of Ranjeeta Kumar, a 26-year-old woman who was burnt to death in Huntly near Hamilton last month, simultaneously condemning those likening the murder to the so-called ‘Honour Killing.’ Her husband, Davesh Sharma appeared at the Hamilton District Court on February 1 and will undergo psychiatric assessment before the case can proceed on…

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Spiteful media indifferent to facts

In Bollywood movie Namastay London, an old British aristocrat mocks India, quoting wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill as saying, “In India you will find goons everywhere.” In reply, the hero of the movie elaborates what Indians have achieved and retorts, “Being humble is Indian culture, with a grounded perspective.” Sir Winston could be pardoned for his comment, because the…

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