Archive | April, 2014

DPM: VAT Delayed, Not Denied

DPM: VAT Delayed, Not Denied

The government has made the decision to delay its proposed implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT), however, Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis said removing the highly controversial legislation from the table altogether is not an option. Since the Christie Administration announced last year its intentions to introduce VAT by July of this year, reaction to […]

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Three Acquitted of Tourist’s Attempted Murder

The three men accused of attempting to kill a Canadian tourist and the armed robbery of his friend on Christmas Day 2011 were acquitted of the charges on Tuesday. A jury reached a six to three not guilty verdict in the Supreme Court yesterday. The men, Patrickedo Rose, Dino Price and another man, who was […]

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Homicides Puzzle Police

Homicides Puzzle Police

Police are fighting hard to keep up with the recent spate of murders and crime in the country and are once again calling on the public to assist with solving these crimes that now happen nearly daily. Recently, the bloody killings claimed the lives of eight people in nearly as many days. The script is […]

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Gov’t Wasted Money Hiring VAT Consultants, Says DNA

Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney said there was no reason for the Christie Administration to hire consultants out of New Zealand to analyse the Value Added Tax (VAT) proposal when several groups of Bahamians have been making the very same recommendations the foreigners have made for months. In a press statement issued Tuesday […]

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FNM Vows To Make Healthcare a Priority

Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert told participants of the 10th Annual Eight Weeks to Wellness Community Programme that when the FNM regains control of the country in 2017, healthcare will not be placed on the back burner. The FNM leader said the “health of a nation is the wealth of a nation.” “Diabetes […]

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Ex-Con Principal To Be Relocated

Ex-Con Principal To Be Relocated

A full investigation into the vetting and hiring process of the North Andros High School principal who was convicted for manslaughter more than 30-years ago found that he was forthcoming about his record during the entire process, Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald revealed Tuesday. Stephen Sands served eight years in prison and later went on to […]

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Cash: VAT Issue Proves PM A Failure

Cash: VAT Issue Proves PM A Failure

Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Darron Cash said the fact that the government has now announced that it will delay the implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT) is clear proof that Prime Minister Perry Christie is a “disappointing failure.” Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis confirmed to reporters yesterday that VAT will not come into effect […]

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“Reef Destroyer” Arrives In Bimini

A mammoth seafloor dredger, dubbed ‘The Reef Destroyer’ by local environmentalists, has arrived in Bimini as developers forge ahead with construction of a controversial ferry terminal despite a top judge’s stern warning. The 450-foot, 1,200 ton Niccolo Machiavelli is a specialised cutter-suction dredger designed to break up hard material which standard dredgers cannot remove. It […]

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Bahamas to Host International Chef Summit

Bahamas to Host International Chef Summit

More than 25 international and local chefs will be in the country this Thursday for the first annual Minority Chef Summit which will provide Bahamian chefs with an opportunity to showcase their talents on the international stage. Chef and owner of Simeon Hall Restaurant Group, Simeon Hall Jr. said that the summit aims to bring […]

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Bahamas To Host High Level Education Meeting–Country To Reap Significant Economic Benefits.

Hotel rooms are expected to exceed 4,000 room nights next summer when more than 1,000 foreign delegates flock the capital to attend a high level education conference. According to Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald, the spinoff benefits of hosting the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM) will be equally significant. The government has allocated $2 […]

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