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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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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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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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VAT Hike Brings Loss Of Confidence

Former Governor of Central Bank and former State Minister of Finance, James Smith says that the greatest impact of an increase on Value Added Tax in the country is a  loss of confidence.  Appearing as a guest on Love 97’s radio talk show Jones and  Company yesterday, when asked by show’s host  Wendall Jones about […]

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“Death Warrant For Web Shops”

The Chief Executive Officer of of FML Group of Companies Craig Flowers  says the decision on the government to significantly raise taxes on Web Shop  gaming is a death warrant to the industry. He said there is “no way the Web shops can continue with the proposed taxes. The government is on thin ice; most […]

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Labour Day Carnage

The nation mourns after   what is being called ”a  senseless   lapse” on the part of a truck driver  that resulted in the deaths of four women and  caused  scores of  casualties on Labour Day this  past Friday. The jubilation of  participants in the Labour day parade  soon turned into grief  shortly after  10 […]

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Country In A Gun Culture, Says Dames

Minister of National Security Marvin Dames, said that “every time an officer pulls a trigger, he or she has to account for their actions and there will be no cover ups.” Mr. Dames was responding to the recent police involved shooting off Sandy Lane on Sunday.  He said  that “if those officers acted in good […]

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Minister Recants On Baha Mar

A Cabinet Minister  has recanted  his criticisms of the mulit-billion dollar resort, Baha Mar. Leading up to the last general elections, Minister of Tourism, Mr. Dionisio D’Aguilar  made scathing  remarks about the Christie administration’s handling of the Baha Mar project. Now he says, his position has changed since he offered those views.  “When I offered […]

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Labour Minister Explains New Appointments

Minister of Labour, Senator Dion Foulkes, said that as a result of wanting to take the labour department of the country in a different direction, there is a shift in management in the Department of Labour.  The appointment of an acting Director of Labour, former Bahamas Public Services Union President, John Pinder, pushed the former […]

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“OBAN DEAL NULL AND VOID”

Retired Anglican Archbishop, the Most Reverend Drexel Gomez is calling on the Minnis administration to repeal the heads of agreement with Oban Energies  for a $5.5 billion oil refinery and storage facility  for East Grand Bahama. Speaking on the Love 97 radio show “On Point” yesterday,  Bishop Gomez was reacting to comments made by Minister […]

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