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Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis.

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Building plots to cost below $30k

THE low-cost lots to be made available as part of the government’s plan to boost access to affordable housing for Bahamians will be offered at a cost of less than $30,000, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis revealed yesterday.

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Minnis sets date on VAT promise

PLEDGING to fulfil at least one part of a key campaign promise, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has said value added tax (VAT) will be removed from bread-basket items in the next budget cycle.

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Minnis visit to Texas to drum up business

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis left the country yesterday for visits to Austin and Houston, Texas.

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Solar energy plan to bring down cost of electricity

THE cost of electricity has remained an urgent “perennial issue”, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday, as he revealed his administration’s commitment to unpack within this term in office an ambitious plan that will increase the use of solar energy in the Bahamas.

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Minnis ‘fine’ after eye operation

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis praised the staff at Princess Margaret Hospital yesterday who he said gave excellent service while he underwent a minor surgery to remove a cataract from one of his eyes.

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A surprising display of vision and imagination

Never mind the naysayers. The progressive spirit behind the Commercial Enterprises Bill (CEB) is exactly what our stagnant, suffocating economy needs right now.

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PLP action almost led to blacklist

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday blamed the former Progressive Liberal Party’s “lacklustre and late-again approach” for The Bahamas’ financial services industry’s near-blacklisting by the European Union as the government passed three pieces of legislation allowing the country to meet international standards.

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Safeguards being put in place before tax-free zone rollout

GENTRIFICATION, fraud and conflicts-of-interests are threats to the government’s inner-city tax-free zone plan that experts are aiming to create safeguards against before the policy’s rollout next year, Dr Nicola Virgill-Rolle, head of the Economic Planning Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister, said yesterday.

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