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PM: Not a dollar of VAT wasted

AMID lingering questions regarding Value-Added Tax (VAT) collections, Prime Minister Perry Christie was on the defensive yesterday as he explained how his administration handled $1.14bn in VAT revenue accumulated during 2015 and 2016, insisting that not one dollar of the money has been “frittered away” or spent “surreptitiously”.

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PM: I will meet protest leaders

AMIDST a defence of his government’s performance this term, Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday told organisers of today’s “We March Bahamas” protest that he was “painfully aware” that the country has suffered tremendous setbacks.

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Christie responds to 'delusional' criticism

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said on Friday that as the country heads into election season, he will be a target for “the hunters” as he gave a vague response to MP Philip Galanis’ scorching critique in which he branded the nation’s leader “delusional” over his vow to remain leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP).

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Campaign finance reform not a high priority, says PM

FOUR years after saying campaign financing in The Bahamas had sunken to “repugnant” and sometimes “criminal” levels, Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday that passing a law to address the issue has not been one of his administration’s highest priorities.

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‘More than 20,000 extra jobs since 2012 election’

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday despite repeated claims from Official Opposition members that his administration has not spurred growth in employment, his government has created over 20,000 jobs since taking office in 2012.

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PM defends govt deal with foreign firm to manage B.P.L.

AMID rolling blackouts that have frustrated Bahamians, Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday defended his government’s decision to select PowerSecure to manage Bahamas Power & Light.

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PM hails significance of today’s budget debate in Parliament

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said today’s budget debate will be the most “significant and interesting” debate in his term as leader.

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INSIGHT: Believing in Bahamians?

The Prime Minister will have to attempt to sell dreams in his Budget Communication this week in an effort to cover up his administration’s failings, Malcolm J Strachan says . . .

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PM: No same-sex marriages in my lifetime

AS debate rages about the implications of the government’s proposed amendments to the Constitution, Prime Minister Perry Christie insisted that same-sex marriage will never happen in the Bahamas during his lifetime.

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PM puts focus on embassy official over discussions on Cuban pair

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday said United States Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson would have to speak on whether the government made numerous interventions with US officials regarding America’s willingness to accept two Cuban men held unlawfully in prison for three years.

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Police quiz PM over Nygard

PRIME MINISTER Perry Christie and Deputy Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis have been questioned by police in connection with a murder for hire plot, according to Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade.


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