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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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RBDF IN SEARCH OF POACHERS

The search is on for a group of Dominican poachers.   Crewmembers aboard the HMBS Durward Knowles were on routine patrol in the southern Bahamas when they came across a 50ft vessel in the Great Bahama Bank.   On board were four Dominican fishermen along with a quantity of fish.   At last report, authorities […]

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UB Students get assistance

The University of the Bahamas will  be providing financial backing for students that are unable to afford the expense of attending the prestigious university. Making good on  this promise, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis announced that UB students who meet certain entry requirements will receive free tuition. This will take effect as of Fall 2019.  The […]

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Post Office Workers Under Stress

Another  day of no lights and heat at the East Hill post office. It is no secret that staff members of  the East Hill post office location have undergone  stress in an unpleasant working environment. Over the years they had to contend with  leaking ceilings,  rat infestation  and constant power outages. The plan for betterment […]

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POLICE PROBE DROWNING INCIDENT

Police are investigating the drowning of a child that occurred shortly  after 3:00pm yesterday.   According to reports, a male child was at the beach at Arawak Cay, along with a family member and other children. As the family was about to leave, they discovered the child missing. A search of the beach was made and […]

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 A Business Dilemma

The Clifton Review    The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires. We covered the start of this war with articles describing the battle over easement rights, the mysterious burning of a home, the blocks to rebuilding, and countless questionable court […]

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‘How Low Can You Go?’

The Clifton Review    The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires. We covered the start of this war with articles describing the battle over easement rights, the mysterious burning of a home, the blocks to rebuilding, and countless questionable court […]

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More Time Needed To Balance Budget, Says Francis

Former Governor of The Central Bank of the Bahamas, Julian Francis says three years is not enough time to achieve the balancing of the budget of the Bahamas. Mr. Francis who appeared as a guest of the Radio and Television programme Jones and Company yesterday on Love 97 and  JCN TV, said he believes that […]

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