EDITOR, The Tribune.
CHARITIES and raising - a recent police alert concerning the social media raises an important issue - to be a charity surely you have to be registered with the Ministry of Finance? Probably a “not for profit” corporation.
I seriously have my doubts that anyone with $14,000 would donate online that amount to a charity especially when you could put in the hands of the patron or a cheque?
Charities and such fundraising is required by law to be registered and to report but do all charities comply with the law?
Can the Ministry of Finance publish a list of officially registered Charities?
The public who these parties are playing on need to know - those which have not complied strike them off immediately and advertise the public and list on the Finance website.
If I was able to donate $14,000 to any charity, especially legitimate, I certainly would not go to a social media site and donate online not today - the safest way would be to contact the patron and hand deliver the donation. I question this report.
August 24, 2018.