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ELCOTT COLEBY’S THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (15 – 19 JUNE 2015)

This week in Parliament The 2015/2016 budget debate was passed in the House early Thursday morning, around 4:30am.   The House proceedings were not without some drama where the government moved for closure of the debate under House rule 33 resulting in a standoff between government members, the Speaker and the member for Fort Charlotte […]

ELCOTT COLEBY’S THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (15 – 19 JUNE 2015)…..CONTINUED

This week in Parliament The 2015/2016 budget debate was passed in the House early Thursday morning, around 4:30am.   The House proceedings were not without some drama where the government moved for closure of the debate under House rule 33 resulting in a standoff between government members, the Speaker and the member for Fort Charlotte […]

ELCOTT COLEBY’S WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS

  PM announces another youth intervention initiative Acknowledging some systemic failures, but seeking to identify and correct the root causes of many of the country’s social ills and apparent dysfunction and under performance in the education system, Prime Minister Christie believes that a system of institutional tracking of many of our young and vulnerable students […]

ELCOTT COLEBY’S WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (1-5 December 2014)

With the passing of the deadline for VAT registration on 30th November, illness the Ministry of Finance warned of the issuance of fines to late registrants, but “those businesses making best efforts to register within the first few weeks after the deadline may see their fines reduced or even waived altogether” said the Ministry in a […]

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Ministry of Finance releases VAT schedule of fines and amnesty With the passing of the deadline for VAT registration on 30th November, the Ministry of Finance warned of the issuance of fines to late registrants, but “those businesses making best efforts to register within the first few weeks after the deadline may see their fines reduced […]

ELCOTT COLEBY’S WEEKLY ROUND UP

COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT COLEBY PRIME MINISTER CHRISTIE ADDRESSED THE UNGA Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie traveled to New York City earlier this week along with a ministerial delegation to deliver the country’s statement on climate change at the 69th session of the UN General Assembly Climate Change Summit 2014. The Prime Minister […]

ELCOTT COLEBY’S COMMENT ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE

SAME SEX MARRIAGE SUGGESTION LACKS LEGAL FOUNDATION COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT COLEBY   As the debate continued this week on the four constitutional bills before Parliament, discount viagra pharmacy some controversy has erupted about the implications of the word “sex” in bill #4. The intent of the bill is to amend paragraphs (3) and (5) in […]