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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.

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

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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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