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MPs told:“Resign or Be Resigned”

Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest admitted yesterday that the government was very disappointed with the decision of four  Free National Movement  members  of Parliament to vote against the increase of Value Added Tax on Monday. Mr. Turnquest also said that he accepts the fact that this is what democracy is all about and that he respects […]

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DPM Addresses Concerns of Ignoring Poor

Amid concerns of the budget ignoring the poor, Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest  yesterday reiterated a call for the public to pay less attention to political pundits, social media, and political operatives. Mr. Turnquest affirmed that many parts of the 2018/2019 fiscal budget  have a direct benefit for Bahamians,  particularly those in the most “vulnerable” financial […]

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Gov’t To Empower Bahamians With Land

Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis, says “our vision is to create a minimum of one subdivision per year over the next 10 years.” Dr. Minnis  made the pledge  to members of the House of Assembly on Monday while participating in the budget debate. The government wants to give  each Bahamian an opportunity to own and purchase […]

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Eleven Web Shops To Close

On Tuesday June 19th, Asure Win Gaming Company sent an official communication notifying the Gaming Board of the company’s intention to close 11 locations nationwide at the end of June. It is anticipated that these closures will result in the termination of approximately 50 employees, as well as the termination of property leases, which facilitate these locations. A statement from the company said, “the domestic gaming […]

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BAHAMAS UNIFIED BUS DRIVERS UNION FORMED

The Bahamas Unified Bus Drivers Union, the very first bus driver’s union in the Bahamas made its debut  yesterday with many progressive  plans  for the future. Union President Frederick Farrington says that their main goals are to facilitate and jumpstart a busing system that is long overdue, that works for everyone. The Union started as a […]

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MINNIS FIRES THREE MPs

The first major challenge from within the government  of Prime Minister Doctor Hubert Minnis of the Free National Movement  ended in the firing of two Parliamentary Secretaries and  the Chairman of the Hotel Corporation of the Bahamas yesterday. The Governor General  acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister revoked the existing directions given to Travis  […]

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Robinson: “ Moral Courage is Rare”

Despite Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis’ strong pitch for house members – particularly members of his parliamentary caucus – to vote yes to the 4.5 per cent planned increase in value added tax – four FNM MPs stuck to their guns and voted no to the hike. One of them , the youngest, Bain and Grants […]

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PM TO MPs :”VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE”

It has been  no secret,  the Minnis administration has received  fierce push back to its decision to increase Value Added Tax (VAT)  and that came  from outside and inside the governing party;  particularly from  Free National Movement  Members of Parliament  Reece Chipman, Vaughn Miller, Frederick McAlpine and Travis Robinson.   In hopes of getting the Members […]

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“ VAT INCREASE PROTECTS BAHAMIANS”, SAYS PM

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis outlined the various options that the government had on Value Added Tax  (VAT), saying that it took a decision to protect future generations.  He  spent a full three plus hours wrapping up debate on the 2018/2019 budget, which has found both the opposition and several government MP’s declaring that they […]

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DAVIS: VAT Increase Oppresses Poor And Provides For Rich

Opposition Leader Philip ‘Brave’ Davis says he cannot support the presentation of the 2018/2019 budget as its various increases in areas like VAT only oppresses the poor and provides for the rich.   He noted that the increases in VAT being proposed is ‘symtomatic’ to the disease of mismanagement, but not the root cause. The […]

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