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West GB MP answers the why?

PASSIONATE CONTRIBUTION – Passionately stating her reason for supporting the 12 percent tax increase, announced in the 2018/2019 Budget Communication earlier this month by Minister of Finance K. Peter Turnquest; Member of Parliament for West Grand Bahama and Bimini Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe said, it is not a question of why the 12 percent increase, “the question is where do we go to take advantage of what the 12 percent brings.” (PHOTO: TNG/TORRELL GLINTON)

Passionately stating her reason for supporting the 12 percent tax increase, announced in the 2018/2019 Budget Communication earlier this month by Minister of Finance K. Peter Turnquest; Member of Parliament for West Grand Bahama and Bimini Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe said, it is not a question of why the 12 percent increase, “the question is where do…
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GB health care concerns brought to the forefront

REV. FREDERICK MCALPINE Member of Parliament, Pineridge

Describing the Rand Memorial Hospital as, “antedated, antiquated and inadequate,” for the number of persons living on the island, both foreign and domestic, Member of Parliament for Pineridge Rev. Frederick McAlpine voiced the concerns of Grand Bahama residents as it relates to the condition of the lone hospital on the island. McAlpine, who made his…
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MCALPINE: 60% TAX HIKE will prove to be disproportionately onerous on low wage earners and the poor

TAX HIKE CONCERNS – The proposed 60 percent increase in the tax rate will prove to be disproportionately onerous on low wage earners and the poor, said Member of Parliament for Pineridge Rev. Frederick McAlpine yesterday, during his contribution to the 2018/2019 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly. (PHOTO: TNG/TORRELL GLINTON)

The proposed 60 percent increase in the tax rate will prove to be disproportionately onerous on low wage earners and the poor, said Member of Parliament for Pineridge Rev. Frederick McAlpine yesterday. McAlpine, who made his contribution to the 2018/2019 Budget Debate Thursday (May 7) afternoon added that while he realizes the need for government…
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Fire destroys single storey home

HOUSE FIRE – Flames tore through a single family home on Monday (June 4) evening as family members and neighbors gathered, expressing concern over the location of the lone male occupant. The man was later found safe. (PHOTOS: TFN)

As flames tore through a single-storey house in Pinedale, Eight Mile Rock Monday (June 4) evening, concerned family members on the scene made frantic calls to everyone they knew, attempting to locate the lone male occupant of the residence. As the blaze continued to crumple the wooden structure shortly before midnight, neighbors and the crowd…
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