THE P.M. HIS FINANCE MINISTER: FNM BUDGET LIES

The Budget Communication by Peter Turnquest unleashed a plethora of memes across all social media platforms excoriating the budget and accusing the government of being senseless and clueless.  The FNM for its part was stunned by the response.  Peter Turnquest, the Minister of Finance, spoke at the after the march rally for Labour Day in […]

THE BUDGET COMMUNICATION AT A GLANCE (AND IN ITS ENTIRETY)

Peter Turnquest delivered the Budget Statement of the Government on Wednesday 30 May.  It was no different than any of his predecessors: a long boring recitation and justification for the mischief that the FNM was about to wreak on the Bahamian people. He started with a lot of lotion and then applied the penile punishment […]

CHESTER COOPER RESPONDS TO THE BUDGET

PLP RESPONSE TO 2018/2019 BUDGET COMMUNICATION CHESTER COOPER, PLP DEPUTY LEADER, EXUMAS AND RAGGED ISLAND MP, SHADOW MINISTER OF FINANCE MAY 20, 2018   Today is a very Sad Day. The Government shamelessly announced an increase in VAT from 7.5% to 12%. A whopping 67%. This is an outrage.   The Minister of Finance showed […]

THE COURSE FOR PLP ASPIRANTS

The PLP’s Chairman Senator Fred Mitchell announces the following:   20-24th June 2018 Gambier House, Lynden Pindling Centre The Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party makes the following announcement today for all party members and supporters: Module For Aspirant Applicants For Candidacies for Public Office In The Progressive Liberal Party.    THE COURSE IS OPEN TO […]

Why Navarro Saunders Is Dead Quiet

You may remember that Navarro Saunders, the FNM ideologue, who campaigned to vigorously defeat the PLP in Grand Bahama, was on the warpath for a minute there in Freeport against the FNM accusing them of delaying their satisfaction of FNM supporters…  Then suddenly the voice fell silent.  He is ow working at the Department of […]

Peter’s Explanation Flops In Freeport

The Freeport Labour Day parade ended in a rally at Goombay Land Park in Freeport on 1 June.  The march was well attended as these things go in Freeport.  The main attraction for the Government was Peter Turnquest, the Minister of Finance, who was brought under withering attack by Union leaders for the raising of […]

The FNM Policy On Gambling Is Racist

  It was interesting this week to hear Quinton Laroda, the Union executive, speak in the presence of Peter Turnquest about the new taxes being imposed on the gaming sector.  He said that he thought that it was discriminatory in that Dionysio Aguilar’s wash houses were able to get concessions to bring in washing machines […]