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Bahamas must decide if ‘to hell with’ the EU

The Bahamas must soon decide whether to tell the European Union (EU) “to hell with it” and refuse to be cowed by its repeated ‘blacklisting’ threats, an ex-Democratic National Alliance (DNA) leader argued yesterday.

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Revisit National Lottery, ex-DNA leader demands

A former Democratic National Alliance (DNA) leader is urging the Government to revisit the creation of a National Lottery as a means to assist vulnerable Bahamians struggling with the cost of living crisis.

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‘Talk is cheap, money buy land’ on VAT cut

A well-known businessman yesterday warned “talk is cheap but money buy land” as he questioned whether the Public Treasury can afford a VAT rate cut given the “dismal” fiscal outlook.

PM urged: ‘Flip switch’ over true meritocracy

The Prime Minister was yesterday urged to “flip the switch” and transform The Bahamas from a political patronage-based system to a meritocracy, an ex-political leader warning: “We can’t afford for them to fail.”

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Bran: Don’t leave medical marijuana to ‘privileged few’

A former Cabinet minister yesterday voiced fears that the $10,000 medical marijuana licence fees are “cost prohibitive” and will restrict entrepreneurial participation to “the privileged few”.

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Branville McCartney cited for curfew violation

FORMER Free National Movement Cabinet minister Branville McCartney was detained, released and ticketed by police for allegedly violating the emergency orders by staying out past the 10pm curfew on his birthday last Thursday night, The Tribune was told.

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Law firms line up layoffs

Major Bahamian law firms yesterday revealed the COVID-19 pandemic has forced them to temporarily lay-off staff, with one saying: "We haven't received a single fee in four weeks."

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Bran: Suspend NIB, business licence fees for two months

The DNA’s ex-leader yesterday urged the government to defer business licence and National Insurance Board (NIB) payments for two months to “ease the strain” on businesses and employees.Branville McCartney told Tribune Business that the Minnis adminis

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Bran: Give short-term provisional status

FORMER State Immigration Minister Branville McCartney thinks undocumented migrants who were displaced by Hurricane Dorian should be given provisional status as a measure for the government to get a handle on an illegal migration problem that could easily spiral out of control.

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Bran: Budget is ‘same old, same old’

THE DNA’s ex-leader yesterday told the government it must “walk and chew gum at the same time” by reducing the deficit and stimulating economic growth, slamming the 2019-2020 budget as the “same old, same old”.

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Bran: Target marijuana, lottery for $1bn boost

THE DNA’s former leader yesterday urged the government to “be bold” and target medical marijuana and a national lottery as industries that can deliver a $1bn economic boost.

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Bahamas’ economic welfare ‘paramount’ in US-China battle

The Bahamian economy’s welfare must be “paramount” when the prime minister meets Donald Trump today, an ex-DNA leader warning: “We can’t afford any more hits.”

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‘Mickey Mouse governance’ is Wells LOI price

The Bahamas has been “left in a Mickey Mouse state of governance” by the continuing silence over the Renward Wells Letter of Intent (LOI) controversy, the DNA’s ex-leader blasted yesterday.

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Bahamas ‘not in clear’ as blacklist escape signalled

The Bahamas was yesterday warned “it is not in the clear” despite international media reports suggesting it has escaped the European Union (EU) tax “blacklist” due to be announced today.

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Bran: ‘To hell with you blacklisters’

The Democratic National Alliance’s ex-leader yesterday urged The Bahamas to “draw the line in the sand” against blacklisting-type actions, and tell the European Union (EU): “To hell with you.”

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Bran's business ease 'nightmare' over licence woe

The DNA’s ex-leader yesterday blasted that his ongoing two-and-a-half year wait for an aviation charter licence proves “doing business in The Bahamas is a nightmare”. Branville McCartney, pictured, told Tribune Business that he “lives every day” what

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Bran: Alternatives needed to 'crushed' financial services

The Bahamas was yesterday urged to explore alternative industries to its “crushed” financial services sector, the DNA’s former leader warning: “Let’s not fool ourselves.”Branville McCartney told Tribune Business that this nation was “complying itself

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McCartney: Immigration held back by inefficiency

FORMER Minister of State for Immigration Branville McCartney said yesterday inefficiencies at the Department of Immigration will play a significant role in the efficacy and humanity of the government’s increased enforcement measures.Mr McCartney, who

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DNA ‘will go on’ despite failure to win any seats

ALTHOUGH the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) failed to win any seats in the general election or capture a significant portion of the votes, party Leader Branville McCartney last night insisted that it “will go on” but said his future at its helm will be determined by party executives.


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