ALTHOUGH the FNM respects the work of Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade, the organisation does not believe he deserves a “free pass” over the controversy of how crime statistics are formulated, FNM chairman Darron Cash said yesterday.
MICHAEL Halkitis, State Minister for Finance, yesterday warned business owners, who might already be charging customers Value Added Tax, that they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday he is conflicted between moving ahead with Value Added Tax in his role as Minister of Finance and “listening to the people” in his capacity as Prime Minister.
OPPOSITION Leader Hubert Minnis yesterday criticised the government for its failure to respond to concerns over its radiation detection programme and reports of increased radiation levels in the region.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie announced he will be forming an economic committee to advise him on how to move forward on the issue of web shop gaming in the Bahamas.
REPORTS of widespread job creation rang “hollow” in the absence of initiatives to incentivise Bahamian ownership, according to Opposition members commenting on the government’s mid-year budget statement yesterday.
WITH the Government on track to meet fiscal targets, Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday presented an “optimistic” forecast for the country’s economic recovery as he outlined the progression of foreign direct investment projects and related opportunities for employment across the country.
CLEOLA Hamilton, South Beach MP, yesterday called for standardisation of violent crime statistics following mass confusion over disparities between Princess Margaret Hospital and Royal Bahamas Police Force records.
AMID criticisms over the politicisation of rapes in the country, FNM Deputy leader Loretta Butler-Turner blasted the government and its efforts to combat violence against women calling them “vastly insufficient”.
DNA Leader Branville McCartney said it is a “sad state of affairs” to see Prime Minister Perry Christie intimate he will stay on for another term if his counterpart, former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham were to return to challenge him in the 2017 General Election.
FORMER FNM candidate for Elizabeth Dr Duane Sands yesterday dismissed rumours that former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham is considering a return to frontline politics.
FORMER FNM candidate for Elizabeth Dr Duane Sands strongly aligned himself with his party’s leaders yesterday, a week after he said the FNM has “not gained the traction that (it) ought to have” with the Bahamian people in view of the government’s missteps.
WITH the capture of another group of Dominican poachers, Marine Resources Minister V Alfred Gray said he is pushing for harsher penalties to be written into the Fisheries Act on amendment.
THE government should spend less time talking about web shop gaming and more time concentrating on VAT – specifically choosing a new implementation date, Opposition Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday.
FNM leader Dr Hubert Minnis says he is not concerned with losing his political post, set to be hotly contested in the lead up to the party’s convention.