TIFF package tickets have been on sale since June, but individual tickets are now available for the general public. (RICHARD LAUTENS / TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO) The Toronto International Film Festival may be just around the corner, but it’s not too late to catch a flick; individual tickets are now on sale to the general public. Here’s how to get them.Ticket packages have been on sale since June 20, and individual tickets have been available for Patrons Circle Members since Aug. 23, but now the average movie goer can get in to see a movie of their choice. Tickets can be purchased online or in person, and prices vary whether you’re in a venue with assigned seating or not.If you’re in assigned seating — at venues such as Roy Thomson Hall, the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales, Elgin and Winter Garden theatres — then prices will range from $18-42 for regular tickets, and $25-82 for premium tickets. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment If you’re not in assigned seating — for venues like Ryerson, Scotiabank, Jackman Hall and TIFF Bell Lightbox — then you can buy regular tickets for $28-$35. Weekday tickets are definitely cheaper — adults pay $18-25 and people under 25 pay $10.If tickets are sold out, don’t fret! Rush tickets will also be sold for $20 (regular) and $40 (premium) approximately 10 minutes before the start of a film, when available.On tiff.net, click the “Manage & Buy Tickets” button at the top right corner to be directed to where you can buy individual tickets.TIFF screenings start on Thursday, so make sure to snag those tickets quick if you are hoping to attend. The official schedule is available online here.By ALEXANDRA JONES and ILYA BANARES Toronto Star Staff ReportersAlexandra Jones is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @AlexandraMaeJIlya Bañares is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @ilyaoverseas Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Twitter
OTTAWA – Canada needs to stand its ground in its ongoing tariff fight with the United States, witnesses from steel companies, manufacturers and the steelworkers union warned MPs Tuesday as President Donald Trump continued to hint there could be more hurt to come.A parade of expert witnesses at a special meeting of the House of Commons committee on international trade expressed solidarity with Canada’s array of retaliatory tariffs, slated to take effect Sunday, as they urged Ottawa to take steps to protect and support affected companies and workers.“We support the countermeasures announced by the federal government and believe that they must be comprehensive and immediate,” said Ken Neumann, the United Steelworkers union’s Canadian director.And he waved off the notion that Canada should avoid provoking Trump.“If you don’t poke the bear, he’s going to eat your lunch,” Neumann said.Joseph Galimberti of the Canadian Steel Producers Association agreed, calling Canada’s planned retaliation justified and appropriate.“Our member companies strongly support the government of Canada’s announced intention to impose tariffs on imports of steel, aluminum and other products.”The real trouble lies down the road, they warned.The prospect of an all-out trade war is no longer an abstract notion — it’s a full-blown reality, said Jerry Dias, president of Unifor, the country’s largest private-sector union.“U.S. trade attacks on Canada are a clear and present threat to our national economy, period,” he said.And then there’s Trump’s ongoing threat to slap a 25 per cent levy on Canadian-made automobiles — a measure he brought up again Monday during a campaign-style speech before supporters in North Carolina, where he again slammed Canada’s supply management system for dairy products.“If you want to do that,” he said, “we’re going to put a little tariff on your cars.”The impact of steel and aluminum tariffs would pale in comparison to that one, experts warned Tuesday.“A 25 per cent tariff on cars and parts would cause what we like to call ‘Carmageddon,’” said Flavio Volpe of the Auto Parts Manufacturer’s Association.“The industry operates on single-digit margins and it would grind to an immediate halt with a 25 per cent increase in price. A $32,000 car — that’s an average price here — would immediately be unsalable at $40,000.”Americans would be hurt, too, he added.“The economic stability of Ontario is at risk, but equally in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Alabama, New York — that action by itself would send those regions into recession immediately.”John White of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association urged Canadian negotiators and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland to get back to the NAFTA table and make a concerted effort to avoid such an outcome.“We need to press to get back to the bargaining table and secure a NAFTA agreement and avoid, at almost any cost, a trade war on automotive with the U.S. to save both sides of the border from a destructive path.”Labour leaders who testified Tuesday urged Ottawa to take steps to cushion the impact of the tariffs, including a task force to come up with a jobs strategy, including extended EI benefits and job-sharing programs. Others called for federal loans and loan guarantees for small and medium-sized businesses, .“We can actually backstop these new investments with revenues generated through the proposed counter-tariffs,” Unifor’s Dias said. read more
WFP, which launched a $24 million emergency operation for people of the war-torn republic in January, is facing a 78 per cent shortfall in contributions. The agency is warning that without new donations, it could be forced to suspend food distributions in the northern Caucasus after June. The shortfall has already taken its toll: in March, WFP was able to feed only 33,000 people — mostly Chechen women and children who fled to the neighbouring Republic of Ingushetia — compared to 215,000 in February. “The lack of donor response is extremely worrying because people in Chechnya have so little access to food,” said WFP Senior Emergency Coordinator Bhim Udas. “For about 75,000 people in the capital Grozny, or nearly 70 per cent of the city’s population, WFP is the only source of food aid. Without us to help them, they will have a very difficult time trying to survive.”The agency noted that those who had left Chechnya because of the conflict would normally be returning at this time of year to plant their land and rebuild their houses, but rumours of further violence — along with a lack of food and shelter — are discouraging the displaced from going home.The humanitarian crisis in this remote, mountainous region of southern Russia, where hostilities broke out anew in September 1999, has been characterized as one of the worst in the world. According to WFP, normal life in Chechnya has all but evaporated as the remaining civilians struggle just to stay alive in the shelled and battered towns and cities. Preliminary results from a household survey in Grozny conducted in early May indicate that 40 per cent of families live in conditions of extreme poverty, while a WFP report on the city last September found that residents were reduced to surviving “through destructive, illegal and dangerous coping mechanisms” such as looting scrap metal from abandoned factories. read more
The global campaign, Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready!, launched in 2010 for a period of five years until 2015, is promoted by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). As it stands now, about 25 per cent of the participating cities are located in the Americas, and approximately 11 per cent (or 226) of all cities are situated in Brazil.“This growth is due to all sectors, and particularly to the increased prioritization by local governments of disaster risk reduction and resilience building issues,” Ricardo Mena, Head of the Regional Office of UNISDR in the Americas, said in a press release. The latest city to join the campaign, Aguas da Prata, a municipality of 7,500 people in the state of São Paulo, may be described as a “typical example” of a small community in Brazil where periodic flooding and occasional landslides pose a risk to its inhabitants and development. Through a programme called “Municipio Verde Azul” (Green Blue Municipality) the state of São Paulo provides financial support, equipment and other benefits to municipalities enrolled in the campaign. Additional support also comes from the city’s administrative region of Campinas, where the Director of the Civil Defence team, Sidnei Furtado is a staunch supporter of the campaign. “The campaign is a great opportunity to change paradigms and contribute to the reorganization of the National System of Protection and Civil Defence. It allows for greater scope and national coordination and strengthens prevention as key to strategic planning in disaster risk reduction,” said Mr. Sidnei Furtado, Director of the Campinas.Local governments as well as citizens are instrumental in promoting the campaign, Mr. Furtado added, emphasizing that the mayor of Campinas played a “key role in the realization of this work,” but that overall “everyone has played a part to accomplish the final result.”The worldwide campaign is based on 10 essentials for developing local resilience, which in turn build on the 5 priorities for action of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), adopted by UN Member States for the period 2005-2015. A post-2015 framework for Disaster Risk Reduction is expected to be approved at a follow-up conference in March 2015, in Sendai, Japan, emphasizing the need to continue to work to strengthen community resilience, particularly in municipalities with less than 10,000 inhabitants. read more
Ohio State freshman guard Luther Muhammad (1) dribbles the ball in the second half of the game against Purdue on Jan. 23. Ohio State lost 79-67. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThis was Ohio State’s opportunity to break the losing streak.After dropping five straight games for the first time in 21 seasons, the Buckeyes came in with a real chance to end it, facing a Nebraska team that had lost four of its past six games.Both teams came in looking for a win to help find momentum, but it was Ohio State who ended up finding it, defeating Nebraska 70-60 for its first Big Ten win since Dec. 5.Ohio State took a 12-2 run to end the first half and held the lead for the majority of the final 20 minutes, outscoring Nebraska 41-36 en route to its third conference victory of the season.After shooting 16.7 percent from 3 in the first half, Ohio State made 7-of-15 from deep in the second half, leading to the 5-point road victory.Following Wednesday’s loss to the Boilermakers, head coach Chris Holtmann said his team would not be one that will get to the free-throw line frequently, but can improve on preventing its opponents from doing the same.Against the Cornhuskers, the teams combined for a single free throw attempt in the first half, one make by Ohio State junior forward Andre Wesson.The teams finished with a combined 30 free throw attempts — 18 for Ohio State and 12 for Nebraska. The Buckeyes connected on 72.2 percent from the charity stripe.Freshman guard Luther Muhammad came up big after struggling in recent games for Ohio State. After shooting 6-of-22 in his past three games, Muhammad finished with a career-high 24 points and six rebounds on 7-of-12 shooting, helping defensively with three steals. Sophomore forward Musa Jallow earned his second start of the season for the Buckeyes after scoring 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting in his past game against Purdue.Jallow finished the game with five points and four rebounds.Sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson continued his recent struggles, committing three turnovers in the first half, forcing Holtmann to send his leading scorer to the bench for the majority of the opening 20 minutes.Ohio State led 29-24 in the first half despite making 2-of-12 attempts from 3 and committing nine turnovers. This was thanks in part to a 25-12 rebound advantage, as well as holding Nebraska to 34.5 percent shooting in the half.The Buckeyes finished with a 45-31 rebound advantage against Nebraska.Ohio State finished the first half on a 12-2 run to take the five-point lead, stopping the Cornhuskers from scoring in the final 2:47 and forcing them to miss nine of their final 10 shots from the field.Redshirt senior guard Keyshawn Woods led the Buckeyes with seven points in 10 minutes during the opening half, but scored two points in the second, failing to connect on four attempts from the field. Ohio State takes on No. 2 Michigan on the road at 9 p.m. on Tuesday. read more
← Previous Story Lada Togliatti opens English-language website Next Story → Frence Round 1 (D1M): Montpellier, Dunkerque, Paris HC and Chambery all win ASOBALASOBAL Leagueatletico madridBarcelonacuencaGranollersguadalajarahuescamorrazo-cangaspalmanaranjapuerto saguntoSpanish handballvilla de aranda In the Spanish handball, we saw the second round pass, but no big surprises. Barcelona took an easy win at Palmanaranja, beating them 40:28, while their biggest and only rival for the title this season, Atletico Madrid, had problems in the first half against Guadalajara trailing 18:16 at halftime, but with second half win of 19:7, the things settled, and Atletico emerged winner with 33:27. Cuenca beat Villa de Aranda away with 31:29, while in a low-scoring game Morrazo-Cangas beat BM Huesca at home with 21:20. In the last game of the day Puerto Sagunto got a convincing win at home against Fraikin Granollers with 30:23. read more
Did that recent report about malicious advertisements being served up on porn sites scare you away from your favorite lewd hangout? Fear not, says Big Porn, there’s no risk you’ll catch an infection from a little sweaty digital interaction.Researcher Conrad Longmore kicked off the kerfuffle last week when he released a report based on data gleaned from Google’s Safe Browsing system. Popular go-to porn sites like xHamster and Pornhub were found to have an alarmingly high hit rate of malware.The problem reportedly stemmed from a few less-than-scrupulous adult advertising networks. Ads pushed from their servers aren’t always put under the microscope — or even glanced at sideways — and that can give malware purveyors the green light to slip in a few toxic banners.Slap a saucy lass under some tempting text, and you’ve got an ad that would have Admiral Akbar shouting “It’s a trap!!” According to Longmore’s calculations, a whopping 42% of xHamster viewers were at risk of seeing a malicious ad. Pornhub managed to break the 50% barrier.But wait just a minute, say spokespeople from both sites. The flow of infectious advertising has already been blocked, like so much unwanted chatter from a submissive.xHamster says it’s now virtually impossible to sneak malware onto the site thanks to rigorous new checks that have been put in place. Pornhub, too, says it takes this kind of thing seriously. Out of the 15.5 billion ad impressions served up every month, only a minute fraction have ever been linked to malware. Those, the site owners say, are ferreted out immediately.It’s easy to make statements like those, of course. And when you’re serving up 15.5 billion ads a month it’s got to be incredibly tricky to stay ahead of the crafty deviants who are pushing malware. The risk will always be there, because the criminals pulling the strings figure there’s a payoff.But hey, even if you do pick something up, at least it’ll be the kind of infection you can clean up with a quick run of Malwarebytes.[Image credit: Defekto on Flickr] read more
Feel like broadening your knowledge about the classic world? Ancient Greek classes for adults will be held at the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne commencing on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 July. Two times a week for 8 weeks, the course will run for two hours from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, with a 15 minute break in between. All lessons will be in English and will cost $80 per term. For further information or to request an enrolment formplease email firstname.lastname@example.org. Located at the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria, 168 Lonsdale Street Melbourne. Please note that due to the redevelopment of the Community Centre towards the end of Term 1 classes will be moved to another CBD location to be announced at a later date. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram read more
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#Budget2015 Very bad for Entertainment Industry due to Service Tax being increased to 14% so all film gonna be EXPENSIVE #servicetax— SHAWN ARRANHA (@shawnarranha) February 28, 2015Nothing for the film industry as usual #Budget2015— Suparn Verma (@Suparn) February 28, 2015Hai na. Service tax from 12 to 14% RT @Suparn Nothing for the film industry as usual #Budget2015— CilemaSnob is now (@NotSoSnob) February 28, 2015Service tax rise. 🙂 RT @soulucky: anything for Entertainment industry or Multiplexes? #Budget2015— dunkdaft ™ (@dunkdaft) February 28, 2015 Members of the film industry were hoping that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley would include entertainment industry in the Union Budget 2015, but the budget failed to please them.Bollywood, which is the world’s largest film industry, expected the Narendra Modi government to reform the entertainment tax this year. Several filmmakers and exhibitors said that Jaitley should propose incentives to build new theaters and screens in India.In his speech, Jaitley said that Centre of film production, animation and gaming will come up in Arunachal Pradesh. But there was no mention of tax reform or new incentives in his budget speech.Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit, a member of Censor Board, said that entertainment industry plays an important role in the nation’s economy, but still it was neglected by the Modi’s government.Check out what other stars, filmmakers and exhibitors and distributors have said about the Union Budget 2015: As expected no mention of the #Entertainmentindustry in the present budget is sad.#Budget2015.— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) February 28, 2015Govt. uses stars to promote their states & their events but doesn’t even consider it to be worth a mention in the #Budget2015.— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) February 28, 2015Entertainment industry, besides entertaining plays an imp. role in the nation’s economy & govt. considers it to be non-existent. #Budget2015— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) February 28, 2015Did I miss out anything on Entertainment industry or is there nothing there at all ? #Budget2015— sanjay suri (@sanjaysuri) February 28, 2015anything for Entertainment industry or Multiplexes? #Budget2015— Prashant Solanki (@soulucky) February 28, 2015 read more
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 reviewGame of Thrones (@gameofthrones/Instagram)Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 is going to air on Sunday, May 12, on HBO at 9 pm. The next episode of Game of Thrones is going to feature the most awaited battle between Jon Snow/Aegon Targaryen with Cersei Lannister and Euron Greyjoy’s army. Most importantly, in the upcoming episode, we may see Bran Stark finally warging into Rhaegal — Daenerys Targaryen’s dead dragon.Major spoilers for previous Game of Thrones episode:Back in Game of Thrones season 4, Bran Stark and his brother Rickon Stark were marching with Hodor, Meera, and Jojen towards the giant weirwood tree on the hill where the previous Three-Eyed-Raven lived. When Bran asked the Raven if he can fix his legs, the crow says that this is beyond his powers. The heartbroken kid then gets teary eyes but the crow responds “You will never walk again, Bran… but you will fly.”This prophecy made by the previous Three-Eyed-Raven has made many to speculate that Bran Stark will warg into one of Daenerys’ dragons in the final battle. We first speculated that Bran will warg into a dragon during the fight against Night King but as well all witnessed in Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 “The Long Night,” he chose to stay at one place and used himself as a bait to finish Night King. Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark (L) and Max von Sydow as the Three-Eyed Raven (R)Game of Thrones/FacebookNow that Night King is dead, Bran Stark has his mind shifted towards the King’s Landing where Cersei Lannister is waiting to kill the last living dragon of Daenerys Targaryen. However, in the recently released Game of Thrones episode 5 promo, we saw that something was coming from that sky that made Euron Greyjoy left in shock. It could be Daenerys’ surprise attack at his fleet or it could be the dead Rhaegal flying towards the King’s Landing as Bran has finally warged himself into the biggest flying animal he could find in Westeros.This is indeed a far-fetched theory but it would really be interesting to see if Bran will be able to resurrect the dead Rhaegal from the bottom of the sea just like Night King did in season 7. At the same time, when two dragons will breathe fire at Red Keep, then Cersei Lannister will have no other option than to surrender. read more
Chattogram physician Mostafa Morshed Akash (L) and his wife Tanjila Haq Chowdhury Mitu. Photo: CollectedPolice on Thursday night arrested the wife of physician Akash, who allegedly committed suicide, from Nandankanon area in Chattogram city, reports UNB.The arrested is Tanjila Haq Chowdhury Mitu.A team of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) arrested Mitu around 11:30 pm, said CMP commissioner Mahabubur Rahman.On Thursday, Mostafa Morshed Akash, 33, a physician and son of a certain Abdus Sabur of Bangla Bazar area of Chandanish upazila allegedly killed himself over family feud in Chandgaon residential area in the city.Akash recently had an altercation with his wife suspecting her alleged illicit affair.”We have learned that he took an insulin overdose,” said Chittagong Medical College and Hospital police outpost assistant sub-inspector Alauddin.Family members said before his apparent suicide, Akash had shared photos of his wife on his Facebook profile and wrote about her alleged extramarital affair before announcing his decision to commit suicide.According to his final Facebook status, the couple tied the knot in 2016.He accused his wife of having an affair with another man before and after their marriage which caused a rift in their conjugal life. read more
Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States, was an extraordinary personality. For all his faults he was one of the main guiding lights of the early American republic and perhaps its most influential thinker. It is important to recognize that the man known for being the primary author of the Declaration of Independence was also an architect, scientist, philosopher, writer, and so much more.Thomas JeffersonWhat frequently gets lost in history’s musings about him is the fact that Jefferson was a brilliant politician – though a bit eccentric and slovenly in his personal affairs, which sometimes bled over into his public affairs, as in the time when he greeted a British diplomat at the White House in less than formal dress – but more of that in a moment…Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States.There were many things that Jefferson felt strongly about, as anyone who debated him could tell you. But two stood out above the rest: Alexander Hamilton, and the British. Jefferson was fond of neither.Hamilton, the brilliant but eccentric former aide to Washington who became the nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury, one of the authors of the immensely influential “Federalist Papers”, and a believer in a strong, centralized government.Jefferson, by contrast, was wary of centralized power and through the years of first Washington’s presidency (when he served as the first Secretary of State) then John Adams (as Vice-President), he debated Hamilton endlessly on the nature of government.Alexander Hamilton by William J. Weaver.It was the factions of Jefferson and Hamilton that formed into the first American political parties, and if you think politics today is negative, read about the insults and machinations that took place between Jefferson and Hamilton and those that supported them!Then, of course, there was the British. Understandably, Jefferson, a marked man during the American Revolution, was not fond of England or its form of government. Everything that Jefferson became known for during the Revolution and afterward was in opposition to what the British ruling classes stood for – a king, an inherited and titled aristocracy, and the rule of the minority rich over the majority poor.American RevolutionAt the beginning of the French Revolution which saw the people of France overthrow their king and nobility, Jefferson was the American minister to that country. He was looked up to as an Enlightenment philosopher, and a revolutionary leader.The times even saw Jefferson in agreement with some of the harsher measures taken during the French Revolution and supported the occasional spilling of noble blood as a way to ensure the rule of the people. Of course, this did not make him greater friends with England.As was mentioned, friends took note of Jefferson’s fastidiousness in dress and manner – though sometimes it took him a while to get going in the morning. In at least one notable case, however, Jefferson lingered in the White House in his pajamas into the workday. Though he sometimes could get so involved in a project that everything else took a back seat, he rarely forgot to “dress”.The White House in Washington, D.C.In 1803, Britain sent Andrew Merry, a rich wine merchant and diplomat, to be its representative in Washington. Likely to show Merry, and therefore England, exactly how he felt about him/them, Jefferson wandered in late to his scheduled meeting with the ambassador from the world’s richest nation.Not only was Jefferson late to the meeting, but he was also dressed in his pajamas, robe and slippers. Seeing Merry’s displeasure at his appearance, Jefferson proceeded to show his own displeasure – the meeting was a session of barely contained personal and international hostility.Of course, this was not helped by Merry’s attitude – most of the people who encountered him during his three-year tenure in America considered him snobby, stiff, pompous, and some other adjectives that are best left out of print.Statue of Thomas Jefferson inside memorial in Washington, D.C.Jefferson and many others (with the singular exception of his Vice-President Aaron Burr) also disliked Merry’s wife, Elizabeth, who, like her husband, made it clear she thought America to be an uncultured backwater. Jefferson called her a “virago”, a bad-tempered and domineering woman.As if the pajamas were not enough, Jefferson later invited the Merry’s to the White House for a formal dinner – ostensibly in their honor. Almost immediately, Ambassador Merry realized “honor” was the last thing this dinner was about – at least in his mind, for the French ambassador was also invited…France and Great Britain were at war.When the dinner began, Mrs. Merry waited for the President to escort her to her chair, as protocol dictated. Instead, he took the arm of Dolly Madison, who served as informal hostess for the bachelor Jefferson, and escorted her around the room.Read another story from us: The Dark Side of Mark TwainWhen it came time to be seated, Mrs. Merry was finally not ignored, and took her place, but her husband was openly ignored, and was forced to take the only empty chair – far from the head of the table where he “should” have been. Thus Jefferson’s amiable loathing manifested itself to the country he once was a subject of. read more
Related posts:Tourism entrepreneurs urge President Solís to block retroactive sales tax Another decree angers Costa Rica’s tourism sector Tourism chamber leaders vow to escalate fight against added sales tax Solís administration proposes bill to cancel tax debts for some tourism businesses Concerns by the National Tourism Chamber (CANATUR) became a reality on Friday as the Tax Administration issued an order to businesses to begin charging sales tax on all tourism activities.The Tax Administration – part of the Finance Ministry – on July 30 issued a statement with a new interpretation of recreational centers as described in the Sales Tax Law, along with the order that “this tax should be applied on tourism activities including ziplining, hiking trails, bird watching, bungee jumping, spas and zoo visits.”CANATUR President Pablo Abarca reacted by saying the Tax Administration is legislating outside of their legal authority, and the order, therefore, is illegal.“Lawmakers are the only ones with the power to make changes through interpretations of a law,” Abarca said on Monday.The Tax Administration said all recreational areas must pay the sales tax. According to the administration’s interpretation, “a recreational facility is a clearly defined physical area for the management and implementation of fun, recreation, leisure and entertainment activities.”An Environment Ministry decree that took effect on April 30 ordered the implementation of this interpretation of the law and ordered all conservation areas and national parks to start taxing entrance fees.However, President Luis Guillermo Solís earlier this month signed an amendment to the decree excluding the application of the tax on entry fees to avoid harming the tourism sector.Tourism chamber leaders at the time opposed the decree, saying it would damage the country’s competitiveness as a tourist destination. They also stated that it could set a legal precedent for the Tax Administration to begin taxing tourism activities, as occurred last Friday.The new directive came the same week that businesses launched a promotional tourism campaign consisting of media ads and special rates to increase visits to tourist destinations during the green season (May-November).CANATUR currently is analyzing the legality of the move and planning a strategy to oppose the new interpretation of the law, “which is an attack on the country’s laws and a violation of the legal clarity for the entire tourism sector,” Abarca said.Read the Finance Ministry statement here (Spanish only). Facebook Comments read more
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