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THE WORST BUDGET IN HISTORY OF THE BAHAMAS

The Shadow Finance Minister Chester Cooper MP for Exuma and Ragged Island answered Peter Turnquest, the Minister of Finance just after his annual budget statement on Wednesday 27 May 2020. The budget will have a 1.3 billion dollar deficit, the largest in the history of the country. The Shadow Minister’s full statement 27 May 2020: […]

Chester Trashes The FNM’s Latest Budget Report

Response to Government’s 2018 Fiscal Strategy Report Chester Cooper, Exumas and Ragged Island MP, PLP Deputy Leader November 25, 2018 In a fiscal year following a record deficit, with no national disaster impacting The Bahamas, and a massive, reckless, pain inducing tax increase, that the government still finds itself in the position of having overshot […]

Senator Darville Delivers The Principle Address On The Budget

  The PLP’s Senate team during the Budget Debate 21 June 2018. Senator Fred Mitchell, at the podium Senator Michael Darville, Senator Jobeth Coleby and Senator Clay Sweeting. Senator Michael Darville in a one and half hour address to the Senate challenged the Government to fix Grand Bahamas and to step bac from its plan […]

CHESTER COOPER TRASHES THE TURNQUEST BUDGET

We think our man Chester Cooper MP, the Deputy Leader of the PLP, did a good job in his response to the Finance Minister’s Budget debate.  Mr. Cooper said that Peter Turnquest, the Finance Minister and the FNM have a credibility gap when it comes to the budget. He said: “I wonder, Mr. Speaker, which […]

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 […]

CHESTER COOPER SLAMS GOVERNMENT’S BUDGET

Chester Cooper speaking in the House of Assembly on 7 March said he had no confidence in the FNM’s ability to manage the economy. He said that after ten months in office, he was unable to express that confidence: “I have no confidence in this government’s ability to execute a feasible economic plan on behalf […]

Senator Darville Contribution to the 2017 – 2018 Budget

Senator, The Honourable Dr. Michael R. Darville Contribution to the 2017 – 2018 Budget                   Honourable Senate of the Commonwealth of the Bahama                Friday, 23rd June, 2017   Thank you, Madam President, and once again congratulations to you, and all Honourable Senators around the table. Madam President, today […]

Contribution By The Hon. Glenys Hanna Martin 2016-2017 Budget Debate

Nassau, Bahamas – Minister Of Transport And Aviation And Member Of Parliament For The Englerston Constituency Contribution By The Hon. Glenys Hanna Martin 2016-2017 Budget Debate delivered on Thursday, 16 June, 2016 in the House of Assembly: Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House to contribute to this 2016/2017 Budget Debate: Mr. Speaker, I […]

2017 BUDGET PRESENTATION BY I.CHESTER COOPER, MP

2017 BUDGET PRESENTATION I.CHESTER COOPER, MP – EXUMA & RAGGED ISLAND AND SHADOW MINISTER OF FINANCE Mr. Speaker, It is with great pleasure that I formally address this House for the first time. It is among the highest honours of my life and I pray that my time here will be fruitful and to the […]

The Budget Statement

The following is the Budget Statement of the Free National Movement from the fiscal year 2017/2018: Budget Communication 2017 – 18 Capital Expenditure Details 2017 – 2018 CSV Capital Expenditure Details 2017 – 2018 PDF Capital Expenditure Summary 2017 – 2018 PDF Draft Estimate of Revenue & Expenditure Overall Estimate of Expenditure 2017 – 2018 […]

Nothing For Freeport In The Budget But Talk

The pictures we show are the pictures of Freeport as it now stands.  Hurricane damage on the tourism infrastructure still not repaired.  Seven months have gone by since Hurricane Matthew.  The Budget Statement by the FNM on 31 May gave no hope to Freeport.  There are five FNMs elected to Freeport seats. The only one […]

Contributions To The Midyear Budget Debate

Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis  The Mid-Year budget debate was really about everything other than the budget.  The whole discussion was high jacked by Opposition Leader Hubert Minnis who decided to accuse the PLP of being corrupt based on information in two untested affidavits by two criminals by the names Toogie and Bobo who accused the […]