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Oct 15, 2021

Chairman of Ladyville Supports Trade Licenses for Revenue Stream

The chairman of one of those large villages the CEO mentioned told News Five that he supports the Trade Licenses amendment. He says he sees how it can bring much needed resources to the community for development and even employment. We spoke to Ladyville Chairman Bernard Bennett over the phone today.


Bernard Bennett

On the Phone: Bernard Bennett, Chairman, Ladyville Village Council

“I am perfectly in support of this amendment to the Trade License Act. Because this will definite bring much needed revenue to the village council, which will by then be able to help to develop the community. Right now, for arguments sake, the community has been struggling for years to even maintain, for example, the community parks, play grounds, cemetery, the cleaning of drain sides, and the drains, which are basically nonexistent. This is because of lack of financial resources nuh?  So um, this is what I am thinking will help us on a monthly basis, or weekly basis to improve our livelihoods in our community and way of life. This too, Mr. Paul, will definitely bring short term employment and medium term employment, or maybe depending on even what type of resources the council will be receiving, we may probably be able to provide some long term jobs for the community nuh?”


Paul Lopez

“You guys have some huge businesses within the community. What type of revenues do you anticipate based on the number of businesses you have in the community?”


On the Phone: Bernard Bennett

“Well roughly right now, in my estimation and my mind that I went through over the entire community, I came up with at least two hundred businesses in Ladyville at the moment. These are small businesses, medium size businesses and large businesses. We have couple factories here in Ladyville. We also have a shrimp farm here. So, I can’t say exactly what type of revenue we will get because I haven’t seen the mechanism or formulas that will be implanted to derive at what each business will go on to pay.”

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