Former Premier Reuben Meade Believes the Government’s Case Against the Montserrat Football Association Could Hurt the Grass Roots Programme

Former Premier Reuben Meade has reacted to the news that the Montserrat Football Association has been charged for outstanding taxes.

Mr. Meade said he’s saddened by this development, as the action could affect scores of children who are part of the MFA football development programme.

Last week the MFA appeared before Chief Magistrate Vashti Shatoor on a matter of failing to pay over in excess of EC$300,000 dollars in income tax payments to the Inland Revenue Department of the Montserrat Customs and Revenue Service.

The amount owing spans the period 2014 to 2018.

Mr. Meade feels the issue should have been settled through negotiation.

The action taken by the government could affect a planned investment of 8 million dollar project.

Reuben Meade.