Gov’t silent on US border wall funding proposal

While state officials across the Caribbean have sought to reassure their citizenry that they are at least considering the possible impact of the proposed Border Wall Funding law in the United States, which would tax remittances to several countries in the Caribbean and South America, including Guyana, the government here has been silent.

The bill, HR 1813, was introduced to the United States House of Representatives by Republican Congressman Mike Rogers, of Alabama, and seeks to amend the Electronic Fund Transfer Act so as to impose a 2% fee on all remittances headed south of the US border.

In his introduction of the bill on March 30, 2017, Rogers claimed that remittances, or wire transfers, are …to continue reading this article, please subscribe.  Already a subscriber ? Sign In

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