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Deputy Progressive Liberal Party leader Chester Cooper.

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Cooper: Deficit amount dated, show us current state

The opposition’s shadow minister for finance says that the deficit is nearly 350 percent than presented in the ministry of finance’s latest fiscal snapshot for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2019/2010.

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Cooper claims budget is going to be brutal

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Deputy Leader Chester Cooper says the Minnis administration’s 2020/2021 budget will be “brutal” for ordinary Bahamians.

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$2bn blueprint: Cooper calls for huge increase in spending to tackle crisis fallout

DEPUTY Progressive Liberal Party leader Chester Cooper said the Minnis administration’s current budgets for unemployment, food, rental and social assistance during the COVID-19 crisis are “woefully understated” and should be aggressively increased.

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'Ragged islanders angered by PM's 60 minutes slot'

RAGGED Island MP Chester Cooper said yesterday his constituents were angered by Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ appearance on American television show 60 Minutes. He said since Hurricane Irma devastated the island in September 2017, residents felt

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Minnis’ ‘smokescreen’ to hide FNM problems

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party deputy leader Chester Cooper said Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis should do more than just talk about marijuana decriminalisation, adding the Minnis administration should be drafting the necessary law changes for debate in Parliament as soon as possible.

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Plastics ban needs buy-in from public

EXUMA and Ragged Island MP Chester Cooper said the government’s upcoming ban on single-use plastics is being implemented too soon.

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Cooper calls for 'czar' to handle business reform

Progressive Liberal Party deputy leader, Chester Cooper, has called for a “czar” to spearhead the government’s attempts to improve the ease of doing business in The Bahamas.At the same time Mr Cooper also said government funding to help small and med

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Ricardo Smith likely to challenge Chester Cooper for PLP deputy leader post

RICARDO Smith is gearing up to challenge Chester Cooper for deputy leader of the Progressive Liberal Party yet again.

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Cooper urges URCA to investigate BPL

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party deputy leader Chester Cooper wants the Utilities Regulation & Competition Authority to investigate Bahamas Power and Light, insisting apologies won’t help the many consumers and business owners that have lost valuable appliances during continued power cuts.

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THE ALICIA WALLACE COLUMN: Can someone turn the lights on in BPL’s thinking?

We know it happens and with greater frequency during the summer months, but we are frustrated by the disruption and inconvenience of electricity outages.

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Cooper says deficit will exceed $400m

The opposition’s finance spokesman yesterday charged that the government’s 2018-2019 fiscal deficit will exceed $400m, adding that it has as much chance of hitting its $229m forecast as “pigs flying”.

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Mr Cooper should know better, says Deputy PM

DEPUTY Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest yesterday defended the Minnis administration’s 2019/2020 Budget against the Official Opposition’s critiques.

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A tale of epic failure: PLP's Cooper accuses govt of borrowing 'like a drunken sailor'

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party deputy leader Chester Cooper branded the 2019/2020 Budget as a “tale of epic failure.”

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Cooper: PM pandering to constituents

RAGGED Island MP Chester Cooper yesterday accused Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis of pandering to his constituents in a bid to score political points, and called for an apology over longstanding neglect.

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‘PLP needs credible candidates’

Progressive Liberal Party deputy leader Chester Cooper has stressed the need for the party’s 2022 general election candidates to be “good” and “credible” people.

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BUSINESS BITES: Taylor Industries R.I.P. Aged 74

I guess I bought my first light-bulb over 30 years ago in the friendly store facing Shirley Street’s busy traffic flow. Convenient, with easy parking and never crowded, it continued to meet my occasional electrical needs, a local retail icon I never thought about— and which never changed.

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'It's time to relax the rules on cannabis'

EXUMA and Ragged Island MP Chester Cooper yesterday called on the government to immediately expunge the records of people convicted of possession of small amounts of marijuana.

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Cooper in clash on revenue stats

EXUMA & Ragged Island MP Chester Cooper bashed the government’s fiscal policies yesterday, saying its latest fiscal report proves the failure of the Minnis administration’s strategies.

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DPM and Opposition renew fiscal quarrel

The deputy prime minister and his Opposition counterpart yesterday renewed their verbal battle over whether the Government will hit its 2018-2019 fiscal objectives.

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