PLP MP Dr Andre Rollins could be transferred to head the Water and Sewerage Corporation following his public comments criticising the proposed Gaming Bill, according to reports.
SEEKING support from accountants for the government’s Value Added Tax plan, the Ministry of Finance said a change is needed to save the Bahamian economy.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip ‘Brave’ Davis yesterday defended Bahamas Electricity Corporation chairman Leslie Miller as the battle between unions and executive management over benefits continue.
UNION leaders at BEC have “put threats on hold” to withdraw their labour after being assured by Prime Minster Perry Christie on Friday that he will “do what is right”.
DNA leader Branville McCartney has dismissed Prime Minister Perry Christie’s latest comments on Value Added Tax as “utter nonsense” and criticised the government for trying to ram what could prove to be a disastrous tax system down the throats of Bahamians.
TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday that he has “taken note” of Gaming Board Chairman Andre Rollin’s public stance on the government’s new Gaming Bill.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday challenged the private sector to present a viable alternative to Value Added Tax.
BEC chairman Leslie Miller yesterday blasted union efforts to block benefit cuts as selfish and greedy given the corporation’s economic turmoil.
DR Bernard Nottage, leader of Government Business, yesterday could not confirm when the controversial Gaming Bill debate will start.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday hinted he might be open to pushing back the Value-Added Tax (VAT) target implementation date of July 1, 2014, if the Government was not ready for it.
THE new rules for those attending the House of Assembly are anti-democratic and amount to an attempt to manage the media, a former senior parliamentarian charged last night.
BRADLEY Roberts has resigned as Chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation, The Tribune has learned.
OPPOSITION Leader Hubert Minnis yesterday called on the Christie administration to address concerns raised by residents over dredging in the Treasure Cay settlement.
THE Christie government has “served” and allegedly accepted money from controversial billionaire fashion designer Peter Nygard, FNM chairman Darron Cash claimed yesterday.
OPPOSITION Leader Hubert Minnis yesterday blasted the government over its failure to address substantial concerns raised by the private sector and homeowners over the implementation of the new Value-Added Tax system.