STATE Minister for Finance Michael Halkitis yesterday confirmed that the government will now consider revisiting all proposals, including Value Added Tax, in the wake of the proposed regularisation and taxation of web shops.
Democratic National Alliance (DNA) leader Branville McCartney yesterday criticised the government for failing to keep Bahamians informed about what is happening with the country’s energy sector.
LESLIE Miller, Tall Pines MP insisted yesterday that “I have never abused a woman in my entire life”. He claimed that his comments in Parliament last week were spoken in “jest”.
FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell warned Dr Myles Munroe yesterday “not to mess” with him, charging that “just because someone sits on a pulpit and hides behind theology does not give them the right to make vile, slanderous statements”.
FRED Mitchell, Fox Hill MP says he is still open to vying for the leadership of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) should the vacancy arise.
THE practice of “double dipping” has formally ended for workers in public corporations. For years civil servants had been able to enjoy a regular salary and collect sick benefits at a cost of nearly $10m a year to the public purse.
OPPOSITION Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday said the government should call a general election if it planned to go against the January 2013 referendum on web shops.
THE Government will regularise and tax webshop gaming by July 1, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe announced yesterday.
The Minister responsible for Gaming, Obie Wilchcombe, has said he intends to bring legislation to regularise web-shops to Parliament.
THE FNM yesterday criticised the government for claims that the previous Ingraham administration had illegally constructed low-cost homes between 2010 and 2012.
DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday came to the defence of the business community, calling the government a “bully” over its handling of the implementation of Value Added Tax. In a party statement issued yesterday, Mr McCartney said the government has yet to table important legislation to clear up public misconceptions about the new tax.
FNM chairman Darron Cash yesterday called for the government to make the “tough decision” to move forward with bi-partisan discussions on web shops, adding that shutting down the unregulated businesses should no longer be an option.
MINISTER of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell yesterday accused Dr Myles Munroe of being “ignorant” and “anti-PLP” after calling for Prime Minister Perry Christie to remove him from his ministerial post.
THE GOVERNMENT of the Bahamas will not be “bullied or threatened” to postpone or cancel the implementation of Value Added Tax, Minister of State for Finance Micheal Halkitis said yesterday.
WITH more than $550 million in Real Property Taxes outstanding, Free National Movement Chairman Darron Cash urged the government to correct its tax collection system before imposing VAT on Bahamians.