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Gonsalves and Cabinet should face trial for tabling incorrect financial statements

Research by Warrant Officer Ivan O’Neal BSc (Hons) MSc, MBA has revealed that Gonsalves and his Cabinet tabled in the SVG House of Assembly, incorrect Central Water and Sewerage Authority (CWSA) Financial Statements, which were in breach of the statutory duty, for the year ended June 30, 2011.

They used these incorrect CWSA Financial Statements to increase price of water and CWSA’s taxes to $25 each month in 2012.

We hear a lot of talk about human rights by the International Community, yet here we have a very serious and wicked situation, where we have an increase in the price of water using incorrect CWSA Financial Statements. These statements are not acceptable by international standards. They should not have been tabled in the SVG Parliament and used to increase the price of water and increase the level of tax on water.

The CWSA water bill consumption of water is $6.11, shows the excessive nature of these taxes – Basic water charge and Environmental Fee – amounting to $25 dollars. Is this not a gross abuse of power by Gonsalves and his cabinet? Gonsalves and his Cabinet should be brought to the High Court and face charges for gross abuse of power, in increasing price of water and tax on water bill.

It is very bad governance and not in compliance with the law. The taxes are wicked and totally unacceptable, since it has the effect of pushing the indigenous population to the ground, creating much hardship and pain. It makes mains water unaffordable for thousands of households, in particular for the poor, the unemployed and the disadvantaged.

With no clean water in the homes of thousands of poor households, there is an increased risk of outbreaks of cholera and other illnesses, as many people turn to unclean sources of water. We should take all steps necessary to prevent an outbreak of cholera in SVG, by significantly cutting these excessive taxes.

SVG Green party is making a very strong plea to the International Community and the International Court of Justice to bring Gonsalves and his Cabinet to justice under the rule of law, for tabling CWSA Financial Statements for the year ended June 30, 2011 in the SVG Parliament. This made the CWSA financial statements a legal document, and subsequently, they used it to increase the price of water and to increase the tax on piped water.

This was illegal. Please refer to the exhibit shown.

Warrant Officer Ivan O’Neal, who has a BSc(Hons) degree in Accounts, Finance and Economics from Oxford Brookes University, England, strongly contends that Gonsalves and his Cabinet were in breach of the statutory, in tabling Central Water and Sewerage Authority Financial Statements which were in breach of the law.

The gross abuse of power by Gonsalves and his Cabinet is totally unacceptable. They should be put on trial in the SVG High Court for this breach of law. The increase in the water bill and taxes should be abolished as it was done illegally.

SVG Green Party is saying that the ULP regime is shooting the indigenous black population of SVG in the back, by illegally increasing the price of piped water and increasing tax on piped water, whilst at the same time granting hundreds of millions of dollars in tax and customs duty exemptions to white migrants and the dirty parasite Taiwan. SVG is not the private estate of Ralph Gonsalves.

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