Editorial

Minister of Labour reunites with school through tournament

It was a nostalgic moment for Minister of Labour, Hon. Dion Foulkes! On Thursday past, Minister Foulkes was on hand at the St. George’s Gymnasium to officially open the HOYTES Labour Day Invitational Basketball Classic. While speaking to students in attendance and HOYTES Organizing Committee members, headed by the venerable Coach Gladstone “Moon” McPhee, Minister…
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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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