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    • HOA Passes VAT
      With 24 yes votes, the 12 percent value added tax (VAT) hike was passed in the House of Assembly, shortly after midnight Tuesday (June 19) morning. Seven Members of Parliament voted no, including Frederick McAlpine (Pineridge); Travis Robinson (Bain and Grants Town); Reece Chipman (Centerville) and Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) members present. Seven MPs were recorded absent. Around 10:42 p.m. Continue Reading...
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    • Butler pleased with Holmes Rock Jr. High progress
      Ministry of Education, Science and Technology District Superintendent for West Grand Bahama, Bimini and the Cays, Ivan Butler on Monday (June 18) rated the structural progress of the Holmes Rock Junior High School. Brickhouse Construction Company Ltd. and RCL Construction Co. Ltd. are expected to assist in revolutionizing the construction of the school, which will be equipped with a state-of-the-art Continue Reading...
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    • PM: Budget is not about VAT
      The present Budget is not about the 4.5 percent proposed increase in value added tax (VAT), but rather it is about securing a better future for the next generation of Bahamians, said prime minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, yesterday. The country’s chief made this statement in the House of Assembly Monday (June 18) morning as he wrapped up the 2018/2019 Budget Continue Reading...
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    • CIDA celebrates independence with ‘Dis we ting’ cultural displays
      Bahamian pride will be on full display at the upcoming Cat Island Development Association (CIDA) Pre-Independence Rake ‘n’ Scrape Affair beginning 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 at the Bahamas Union of Teachers Hall, Pioneer’s Loop. Emily Strachan-McKinney, CIDA vice president revealed that she is looking forward to patrons learning native dances and songs, as well as sampling delicious Cat Continue Reading...
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    • The ‘Good Samaritan’ stopped by Holmes Rock Primary
      The Samaritan’s Feet organization, recently distributed 139 pairs of shoes to students of the Holmes Rock Primary School with the help of several local pastors. Terry Ball of the Samaritan’s Feet organization explained that the donation of footwear is used to minister to, as they also wash the children’s feet – the example of Jesus with his disciples, “Showing humility.” Continue Reading...
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    • Cadets successfully complete maritime training
      The Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps (BMCC) recently hosted its Annual Certificate presentation ceremony at Geneva’s Place, where 25 cadets received their certificates of completion. Clayton Curtis, BMCC Program Director for Grand Bahama spoke on the program and the accomplishments members made during the year. He told the attendees that the BMCC began with a total of 54 Grade 12 students, Continue Reading...
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