GAMING Board Chairman Dr Andre Rollins says he will soon recommend that Bahamians be allowed to gamble in casinos for a fee of $200.
WITH no answer yet as to the cause of the house fire that led to the deaths of six relatives five months ago, Central Grand Bahama MP Neko Grant yesterday questioned why the incident has yet to be classified by officials.
AMID calls for the Christie administration to crack down on outstanding taxes, more than $550 million in Real Property Tax (RPT) over the last 30 years has gone uncollected, The Tribune can reveal.
PLP chairman Bradley Roberts said the FNM’s deputy leader Loretta Butler-Turner has “no shame or conscience” for characterising Prime Minister Perry Christie as “incompetent”.
THE FNM yesterday criticised the government over what the party described as “wasteful expenditure” of its travel allocations as outlined in the mid-year budget.
OPPOSITION leader Dr Hubert Minnis urged Prime Minister Perry Christie to table in Parliament a list of the tax status of all parliamentarians.
WITHIN the next two to three weeks, Bahamians will learn of the government’s decision as to which entities, if any, have been chosen to restructure the Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said.
THE issue as to whether or not medicinal marijuana should be legalised is not an issue in the “front and centre” of the Free National Movement, party chairman Darron Cash told The Tribune yesterday.
FNM Deputy leader Loretta Butler-Turner is calling on Prime Minister Perry Christie to fully disclose whether he at some point fell behind in paying his real property taxes, and, if so, the years involved.
THE Bahamas government will consider the issue of medicinal marijuana as part of a regional body next month, Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell confirmed yesterday.
LABOUR Minister Shane Gibson yesterday threatened to expose current and former opposition members who have been delinquent in real property tax payments.
DNA leader Branville McCartney continued his push for the government to rethink the introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT), calling it an “unfair, untimely, and unreasonable” burden to place on the backs of Bahamians.
AMID calls for VAT Coordinator Ishmael Lightbourne to be fired for failing to pay real property taxes over the past decade, the government will order that he return “every red cent owed,” The Big T can reveal.
FREE National Movement (FNM) Chairman Darron Cash is calling for the resignation or firing of Ishmael Lightbourne, Consultant and Coordinator of the government’s VAT unit, after Mr Lightbourne revealed he has not paid property taxes for ten years.
FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell denied yesterday that the Bahamian government is involved in the smuggling of illegal migrants to the United States.