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Activists announce plans to stage march addressing VAT hike and more

Determined For Absolute Change (D.F.A.C.) Bahamian Rights Activists led by Troy Garvey, announced yesterday that the organization plans to host a community rally under the theme, ‘It’s Our Time to March,’ beginning 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22. Encouraging the Grand Bahama community to support, Garvey noted that the march is being held in protest…
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DFBA President: VAT increase may have debilitating effect on many businesses

YOLANDA HANNA DFBA, President

Following the passage of the 2018/2019 Budget in the Lower House early Tuesday morning, this daily conducted an exclusive interview with Yolanda Hanna, President, Downtown Freeport Business Association (DFBA), getting her views on the Budget, in particular the 4.5 value added tax (VAT) hike and the repercussions it may have on the island’s business sector.…
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‘Know your status’

KNOW YOUR STATUS — Sharon Williams, GBHS/RMH Administrator advised the citizenry of Grand Bahama to take advantage of the upcoming Free Rapid Testing Clinic on Wednesday June 27, 2018 beginning 10:00 a.m. in the Rand Memorial Hospital (RMH) to commemorate National HIV Testing Day.

HIV/AIDS Survivors Benefit (HASB) in conjunction with Grand Bahama Health Services (GBHS) will host a Free Rapid Testing Clinic on Wednesday June 27, 2018 beginning 10:00 a.m. in the Rand Memorial Hospital (RMH) to commemorate of National HIV Testing Day. Sharon Williams, GBHS/RMH Administrator advised the citizenry of Grand Bahama to take advantage of the…
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FIRED

FIRED – Former Bahamas Hotel Corporation Chairman, Rev. Frederick McAlpine, Member of Parliament for Pineridge poses with his termination letter yesterday. The MP was fired by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis after voting no to the value added tax 4.5 percent increase, which will raise the taxation from 7.5 percent to 12 percent effective July 1.

Member of Parliament for Pineridge Rev. Frederick McAlpine, former Bahamas Hotel Corporation Chairman said that if he had a chance to vote for the VAT (value added tax) increase again, he would still vote no. McAlpine made this statement upon his arrival from New Providence at the Grand Bahama International Airport Domestic Terminal on Tuesday…
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