Sandals Says It Will Fight “Baseless” Lawsuit



The Class Action lawsuit recently filed against Sandals in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida is baseless, both in fact and law, and will be vigorously defended by Sandals.

The assertion that Sandals has not paid taxes due to the government is categorically false.

We are proud to be the Caribbean’s largest private employer and in many of the countries in which we operate, we are the biggest economic contributor and taxpayer.

Our operations in all territories
have been subject to regular audits that have, without exception, always delivered clean reports.

Class action lawsuits are often intended to coerce a company into settlement to avoid high litigation costs and negative publicity. We have never imposed unlawful and inappropriate charges on our guests and will not cower to false tactics that claim otherwise.

In this digital age – when anybody can say anything, however untrue– trust and track record remain paramount.

Our reputation and relationships with our valued guests are four decades in
the making, which is why our guests continue to put their faith in us, year after year.

For these reasons, Sandals intends to fight this lawsuit to the end as nothing less than a clean slate will do.

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  1. *YAWN* getting tired of the same old “rhetoric” from Sandals every-time someone dares to challenge them. Not even the Pope is infallible. We all make mistakes. Sandals never seem to be culpable in any situation. With Lovell gone, thank God we are now getting our rightful full ABST payments from them.

  2. The service charge collected by Sandals on behalf of staff is trust money and needs an urgent forensic investigation dating back to the start of the company.

    For decades the distribution of the service charge trust fund has been suspect.

    Sandals has not been transparent.

    Service charge trust money has been used to offset operating costs such as replacing crockery, broken glasses and plates, tea cups etc.

    The staff are not getting the maximum benefit from the service charge fund.

    The Union has done nothing about this. And it’s not just Sandals it is all the hotel plants that is short changing workers.

  3. Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock! “Come, then, comrades; it would be as well to decide at once to change our ways. We must shake off the heavy darkness in which we were plunged, and leave it behind. The new day which is already at hand must find us firm, prudent and resolute. … “So, my brothers, how is it that we do not understand that we have better things to do than to follow that same” Plantation Managerial Model!”

    Why are the interns from the North Atlantics! Time to remove the “sandaled bucaneer” from the Rock before further entanglements! LEST WE REMEMBER! Nicholas stated “We came to a settlement agreement with Sandals while we had the opportunity to claw back over $100 million that we felt was unlawfully contributed to Sandals, we wrote it off as one of the grave errors of the UPP administration. “We wrote a clean sheet of paper and moved on. We are now in the position where we are collecting our taxes as prescribed by law,” he said.

    “We are proud to be the Caribbean’s largest private employer and in many of the countries in which we operate, we are the biggest economic contributor and taxpayer.” As the Don would say Alternative Facts!
    Does not pertain to the Rock and GoAB should keep it so! $100 Million as A SUNK FUND! The English Speaking SIDS are not the Caribbean! St. Lucia at the hand of the “sandaled privateer” has not been able to enact a Minimum Wage in this the International Decade for People of African Descent 2015 – 2024!
    All relationships are based on centers and margins and the distances from either the center or the margin.
    “When People of African Descent view themselves as centered and central in their own history then
    they see themselves as agents, actors, and participants rather than as marginals on the periphery of political or economic experience.”

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