Editorial

12 percent VAT hike unpalatable

There are so many challenges that will result from the increase of Value Added Tax (VAT), one wonders to what extent did Minister of Finance K. Peter Turnuest, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis and their Cabinet colleagues deliberate. Did purposeful discussions, a lot of them, take place before the government determined to subject the Bahamian…
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National budget viewed as unkind to consumers

While Free National Movement Government’s Minister of Finance K. Peter Turnquest did dangle a few carrots to the Bahamian people, his national budget presentation in the House of Assembly on Wednesday past, was not generally well-received by consumers. The Freeport News conducted a poll (admittedly non-scientific) and nearly 100 percent of those included in the…
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GB Office of PM prepares for 45th Independence

Soon, this independent nation will mark its 45th birthday. For a few months now, the Grand Bahama Office of the Prime Minister has been gearing for the milestone. The GB Office of the PM has been discussing plans with the island stakeholders, civic and Christian leaders, with the intent to make this set of celebrations…
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Lewis’ outlook on “foundations” of GB refreshing

We submit that late in the day on May 10 of 2017, when it became clear just who had survived the torrid general elections campaign and were voted into the House of Assembly, Iram Lewis was not one of those expected to be particularly substantive as a constituency representative. He had not as yet, shown…
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