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Jamaican coach Stephen Francis wants tax exemptions for athletes

KINGSTON: World-renowned sprint coach Stephen Francis, on Thursday, said that the relationship between the Jamaican Government and the nation’s athletes need to be “symbiotic and not parasitic”.

Francis, founder/director and head coach of MVP Track & Field Club, the home of Asafa Powell, Shelly-Ann Fraser, Brigitte Foster-Hylton, Melaine Walker, Shericka Williams, Michael Frater, Nesta Carter, Kaliese Spencer, Anniesha McLaughin and Germaine Mason, urged the government to “give back” to the athletes.

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He said the government has not invested tangibly but had benefited tremendously from the world’s fascination with the exploits of these Jamaican youths.

Francis, who was speaking at the CAST/UTech Alumni Power Breakfast held on Thursday morning at Lillian’s Restaurant on the school’s campus, advocated income tax exemptions for the athletes…….Read More

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