Tax on remittances

I strongly object to this kind of added expense for the low-income workers who come to our shores to work for minimal wages while doing work which many locals refuse to do.

Many of these imported workers are already having trouble meeting the high cost of living in these islands, and so are taking part in indirect taxation.

Some landlords also add to the burden as they apply the kind of rental which forces the small wage earners to live under conditions that can only be described as overcrowded, unsanitary and unfit for human living.

Living conditions are not monitored and this again gives some people leeway to make their own laws about renting to others.

It is high time that this matter of living conditions for overseas workers – especially small wage earners – be given some serious consideration with a view to improving it.

Harry Bodden