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NIB rate hikes: 'Can't get water from stone'

Businesses yesterday said talk of National Insurance Board (NIB) rate hikes is "a sign of what's to come", as they warned the Government: "You cannot get water out of a stone."

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Bran: Banks cannot hold nation hostage on marijuana plans

The Bahamas' ambitions to develop a legalised medical marijuana/hemp industry cannot be held hostage by the banking industry's concerns, an ex-Democratic National Alliance leader is arguing.

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Bran: 'Talk cheap, money buy land' on ganja sector

The Democratic National Alliance's (DNA) ex-leader has urged The Bahamas to move "post haste" on developing a medical marijuana and hemp industry, saying: "Talk is cheap and money buy land."

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Bahamas faces 'now or fail' predicament

The Economic Recovery Committee's (ERC) co-chair yesterday said none of its proposals will cure The Bahamas' ills by themselves, amid warnings that the country must "reform now or fail".

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Bran: 'No justification' for curb-side retailing

The DNA's former leader yesterday argued there was "no justification at all" for restricting merchants to curb-side operations - a move expected to cause a 15-20 percent sales fall at his family's pharmacy.

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Bran: Bahamian 'work ethic is bad'

A former Immigration minister yesterday argued that many Bahamians simply fail to take advantage of available employment opportunities because “their work ethic is bad”.Branville McCartney, the ex-Democratic National Alliance’s (DNA) leader, told Tri

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Branville’s unsure on ‘22 election

BRANVILLE McCartney’s return to front line politics for the 2022 general election is still “up in the air”.

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Bahamas 'behind 8-ball' but not too late on marijuana

The Bahamas is “a bit behind the eight-ball” in developing a medical marijuana industry, the DNA’s former leader has conceded, arguing: “Let’s get started before it’s too late.”Branville McCartney, pictured, who said legalising the drug had been amon

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Labour chief's permit plan 'very costly and onerous'

A former Immigration minister yesterday said the director of labour’s plan to link work permit approvals to the hiring of Bahamian understudies is “good in theory, but very onerous in practice”.Branville McCartney, who held the post during the last I

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INSIGHT: What if McCartney had stayed the course? Perhaps it’s not too late . . .

LAST week’s spectacle in Parliament – a vote of no confidence becoming a vote of confidence in Prime Minister Minnis - was doubly disappointing. Not only did it serve as a sobering reminder of the political horror show that was the previous administration under then-Prime Minister Perry Christie, but it also reaffirmed the nature of Bahamian politics is the greatest impediment to our advancement as a nation.

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Ex-DNA Leader: Look at the silver lining

FORMER Democratic National Alliance leader Branville McCartney believes the Bahamas has a tremendous opportunity to build better than ever in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, which decimated parts of Abaco and Grand Bahama last month. Mr McCartney’s co

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Bran: BPL 'puts us back in third world'

The DNA’s ex-leader yesterday said Bahamas Power & Light’s (BPL) inability to provide reliable power had “put us back into third world status”, and blasted: “It’s a disaster for the economy.”

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Compass Point owner 'speaks for 85% of us'

Compass Point’s owner is speaking for “85 percent of business persons in The Bahamas”, the DNA’s ex-leader asserted yesterday, adding: “I sympathise with him big time.” Branville McCartney told Tribune Business that Leigh Rodney’s decision to go pub

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Bran: Get 'right Atlantis buyer'

The Democratic National Alliance’s (DNA) ex-leader yesterday urged the government to use its influence to ensure “the right buyer” is found for Paradise Island’s Atlantis resort. While acknowledging that the Minnis administration cannot interfere in

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Bran: Bahamas 'must explore' income tax

The Democratic National Alliance’s (DNA) ex-leader yesterday argued that The Bahamas “certainly needs to explore” replacing the present regressive taxation system with an income tax.Branville McCartney, backing the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF)

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McCartney calls for citizenship at birth

FORMER Minister of State for Immigration Branville McCartney has suggested children born to foreign parents should be allowed to apply for citizenship at birth as a solution to the country’s immigration challenges.

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