Maharaj asks Integrity Commission to investigate Finance Minister

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    Former Senator Devant Maharaj has asked the Integrity Commission to investigate Finance Minister Colm Imbert and a Picton Street housing project.

    Earlier this month, the Opposition UNC accused the Minister of failing to declare his interest in the $55 million plan – an allegation he denied.

    This came in light of an amendment to the Income Tax Act which says multi-family dwellings for which construction began on or after July 1st 2019 will be exempt from income tax as well as profit and gains from the sale of houses until 2026.

    Mr Maharaj claims the properties on Picton Street were mortgaged on July 3rd 2019, and is urging the Commission to determine whether Mr Imbert breached the Integrity in Public Life Act.

    Among the areas of the act he highlighted is sub-section 2(d) which states that a person shall not “directly or indirectly use his office for private gain.”