The Gaming Association says they were not consulted nor any analysis done to raise taxes on web shop gaming . You may click here for the full letter to the Minister of Finance.
The Chamber of Commerce said in a letter to the government that it finds that the tax increases have come without consultation or analysis. You may click here for the full letter signed by Michael Maura its Chair.
Labour Day was supposed to be a happy day. It is supposed to mark the culmination of the day when workers achieved the right to bargain collectively, to be represented by someone of their choice in the workplace and the coming into being of common work standards and conditions across the country. It all started […]
From The Office Of The Leader of the PLP On the Deaths and Injury On Labour Day Parade 1 June 2018 For Immediate Release I am deeply saddened and upset by the loss of life and the injuries that occurred on the Labour Day Parade. It is such a sad thing that on what should […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Pat Darville Hermans, the Director of National Insurance, has submitted her resignation, just a year or so into her contract at National Insurance as of 15 June. She gave no reason for the resignation but friends say that she has had it with the interference of the FNM appointed Board which is leading the […]
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 […]
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 […]
STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION ON THE PRIME MINISTER’S DEFENCE OF THE VAT HIKE TO 12% FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1ST JUNE 2018 I wish to respond to press comments attributed to Prime Minister Minnis in defence of his decision to raise the VAT rate from 7.5% to […]