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That was a Budget? Not in my book

The National Budget presented in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, 27th instant, by the Minister of Finance, was nothing short of a document that is not worthy of being referred to as a Budget.

Lulled into a false sense of security

The news that the Bahamas Petroleum Company has not paid its licensing bills for an undisclosed number of years did not come as a shock. It is exactly what I expected from them. What did surprise me was that the government accepted a mere $900,000 to cancel the bill, which was surely in the millions of dollars. And what was really astonishing is that BPC admitted that it used money from Bahamian investors to pay it!

Lighthouse project will be good for everyone

Today, it is me asking you for your support, tomorrow it might be you asking me for my support. Bahamians do a great job at supporting each other. We must stand with each other.

Or, in other words

In the words of Robbie Burns. “The best laid plans of mice and men gang aft a-gley”

First, we should address our flaws

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but building the new.”- Socrates.

We must ensure we take care of the public good

According to The Tribune of May 19, 2020, a group calling itself the Organisation for Responsible Government (ORG) apparently sees it as quite responsible that a country that runs itself on revenues representing a mere 18 percent of Gross Domestic Product (among the lowest on the planet) and that derives the bulk (more than 70 percent) of these revenues from taxes that disproportionately impact the poor while exempting wealthier residents from worldwide norms of taxation on income, capital gains and property, should respond to the resulting fiscal imbalance by further downsizing the public sector.

Minnis & Co are just playing follow the leader

The question which is baffling every Bahamian and resident in our wonderful nation is: ‘What is next?’ Obviously, no one in his/her right mind has a clue as to the thinking process of the Prime Minister much less that of the individual cabinet ministers and parliamentarians. The coronavirus has decimated the economy and the societal and mental dislocation caused by the effects of the same will wreak even more misery and pain on the average Bahamian.

Coronavirus has taught us some vital lessons in finance

Businesses are closing, jobs are disappearing, and the global economy is shrinking. The coronavirus has had a negative effect on so many lives and so many wallets. Many of us have questions we need answered:

We owe Dr Sands a huge debt of thanks

Regardless of the COVID-19 related quagmire that led to his resignation, the former Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands deserves our appreciation for his historic, frank and passionate plea to make the nation’s wellness a serious and singularly important goal.

Yes, we have been sold down the river

The late E. Dawson Roberts would frequently quote the unattributed maxim that “Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Freedom”.

Standing in the bread line

A few months ago, while appearing live, large and in charge at a political event at the Edmund Moxey Park off Blue Hill Road, the PM announced that “the campaign” was on. I am certain that he, not being a known prophet, had absolutely no idea how correct he would have been. Had he known better he would have talked about other issues and matters of concern. Indeed it has often been said: “Be careful what you ask or wish for”.

EDITORIAL: Light at the end of the tunnel

THE countdown to reopening has begun.

My memory of Michael will never fade

On Friday, April 24, The Tribune reported that paperboy Michael died after a car accident. According to the newspaper article, Michael was going to the Guardian to get papers. As he was walking he had a seizure. A car ended up rolling over him. He was hospitalised for one month before he died.

The last thing we need right now is austerity

Government should be wary of the voices out there that are using the Covid-19 pandemic to promote their own agendas by advocating fiscal austerity as a response to the crisis.

Webshops economic vampires

As is commonly known, the public health crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in most of our economy being shut down.

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