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Grenada PM To Remove VAT Service Charge For Hotels

CaribWorldNews, ST. GEORGE`S, Grenada: Grenada Prime Minister Tillman Thomas is looking to give tourism in the Spice Isle a boost with the removal of the Value Added Tax on service charge for hotels.

However, Thomas, in an address to the nation last night, said hotels benefiting will have to spend 90 percent of the service charge with workers.

`This safeguard is meant to ensure that the service charge collected is paid to the workers,` the PM said.

He also granted a 50 percent rebate in the VAT on hotel occupancy for the months of September, October and November.

Thomas added that his government will continue to support the expansion of airlift to the island.  So far this year, the Thomas administration says it has spent $8 million on direct airlift to Grenada from North America and Europe.

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CaribWorldNews, ST. GEORGE`S, Grenada: Grenada Prime Minister Tillman Thomas is looking to give tourism in the Spice Isle a boost with the removal of the Value Added Tax on service charge for hotels.

However, Thomas, in an address to the nation last night, said hotels benefiting will have to spend 90 percent of the service charge with workers.

`This safeguard is meant to ensure that the service charge collected is paid to the workers,` the PM said.

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He also granted a 50 percent rebate in the VAT on hotel occupancy for the months of September, October and November.

Thomas added that his government will continue to support the expansion of airlift to the island.  So far this year, the Thomas administration says it has spent $8 million on direct airlift to Grenada from North America and Europe.