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PM  TO MPs :”VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE” DAVIS: VAT Increase Oppresses Poor And Provides For Rich
 
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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 […]

“ Crime Problem Bigger Than Police”

14 June 2018

With the country’s murder count increasing, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said that the Royal Bahamas Police Force is doing all that they can “dealing with decades of neglect that has manifested itself over time”.  Speaking with reporters outside the House of Assembly yesterday, Mr. Dames said that he had met with the Acting […]

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MINISTER GRILLED IN FRANK SMITH’S TRIAL

13 June 2018

Tension  mounted in the Magistrates Court yesterday when the Minister of National Security, Marvin Dames testified on his involvement the matter relating to the bribery trial of former Chairman of the Public Hospitals Authority, Frank Smith. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson Pratt, Mr Dames said the first time he heard of the complaint of […]

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AG Threatens Web Shop Owners “IF THEY GO UNDERGROUND, THEY’LL BE DUG UP!”

13 June 2018

Attorney General Carl Bethel is not backing down in the face of threats by the Web Shop operators to fight the government in court over a proposal to hike taxes on their businesses. Mr. Bethel told reporters outside of Cabinet yesterdaythat the government is ready for whatever stance the operators decide to take. Attorney Wayne […]

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DPM Open to Gaming Meeting

13 June 2018

As threats of legal action ring off, Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest yesterday said that he is open to having a rational conversation with  Web Shop Gaming operators about the way forward. The seven day window  the gaming house operators gave the government to meet with them has since closed.  However Mr. Turnquest insisted that […]

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WAR ON THE STREETS

13 June 2018

It  is as if a war in going on in New Providence.However, Police believe that the seven homicides recorded  in less than a week are not related. Then,  since psychologists have long opined that  crime is the fever chart of a sick society, the Bahamian society is apparently sick indeed.  Just yesterday afternoon two men […]

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Police Busy With Murders

13 June 2018

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Clayton Fernander, yesterday, told reporters that based on what investigations have so far revealed, police see no connection in the recent murder incidents. “When we look at the double homicide that occurred on Saturday morning on Jerome Avenue, we are following some significant lead in this and the other matters […]

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Two Charged with Child Cruelty

12 June 2018

An 11-year-old female has complained of being unlawfully illtreated by two adults who were both charged with child cruelty. Sophia Sands, 47, and 37-year-old  Rodger Hanson, pleaded not guilty to the charges. Magistrate Joyann Ferguson Pratt set their bail at $2,500 each and set a trial date for October 17th, 2018. Also in the Magistrates […]

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FNM MP SAYS POSTPONE VAT INCREASE

12 June 2018

  Another FNM MP, addressed his concern about the increase in Value Added Tax (VAT)  in the House of Assembly yesterday.   Long Island MP, Adrian Gibson said that while he agrees that there is a need to increase VAT, particularly so The Bahamas can be accepted to The WTO, he believes the timing for […]

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Independent DPP a sign of good governance, says Prime Minister

12 June 2018

In keeping with his government’s promise to appoint an Independent Director of Public Prosecutions, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. HubertMinnis deemed Confirmation of Garvin Gaskin, yesterday as the country’s first Independent Director of Public Prosecutions, a sign of a progressive society.   He made the declaration in his address of Mr. Gaskin’s swearing in ceremony […]

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Garvin Gaskin Sworn In as First Independent DPP

12 June 2018

  The former Director of Public Prosecutions in the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs, Mr. Garvin E. Gaskin, was sworn inyesterday as the country’s first Constitutionally Appointed Independent Director of Public Prosecutions at Government House.       A graduate of the University of the West Indies (Bachelor of Laws, […]

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