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‘Keep politics out of contract review’

A governance reformer yesterday urged the Davis administration to keep politics out of its contract and promotion reviews, adding: “It’s so critical that’s looked at with the most objective eye”.

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Moody’s throws wrench into PLP’s VAT cut plan

The Davis administration’s pledge to slash the VAT rate to 10 percent has been undermined by Moody’s downgrade of The Bahamas’ creditworthiness, Tribune Business was told yesterday.

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Gov’t urged: Get SOEs into procurement ‘fold’

Anti-corruption campaigners yesterday urged the Government to make it “a priority” that state-owned enterprises (SOEs) use the electronic procurement processes amid recent controversy over contract awards.

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‘Pass bill so candidates can be properly scrutinised’

A governance reformer has said the Integrity Commission Bill should be passed to allow for an independent body to be able to scrutinise and vet the disclosures of election candidates.

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‘Pass bill so candidates can be properly scrutinised’

A governance reformer has said the Integrity Commission Bill should be passed to allow for an independent body to be able to scrutinise and vet the disclosures of election candidates.

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ORG exec: Snap election leaves “several outstanding issues unresolved”

CALLING a snap election has left “several outstanding issues unresolved,” which are “now at risk”, a governance reformer has warned.

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Governance reformer: Secure procurement process, integrity

SECURING procurement integrity must be two-fold with a specific process for resolution as well as any legislation having strong technical systems in place, says a governance reformer.

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Nearly $70m of IMF’s $250m went to SOEs

Governance reformers yesterday renewed demands for more transparency around state-owned enterprises (SOEs) after they collectively consumed $70m of last year’s $250m IMF loan to The Bahamas.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: There’s always a heavy price for broken promises and betrayal

WE don’t often talk about love and politics in the same breath. Well, maybe if we are married to a politician but for most of us, the words politics and love are about as far apart as the Model T and Tesla.

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Bahamas ‘not doing enough’ to fight corruption perception

Governance reformers yesterday warned The Bahamas “is not doing enough to change perceptions of corruption” as the US government again cited irregularities in this nation’s procurement and investment approvals process.

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‘Can’t rest on laurels’ over 47% FDI rise

The Bahamas “cannot rest on its laurels” despite leading all small island developing states (SIDS) in the amount of foreign direct investment attracted in 2020, a governance reformer warned yesterday.

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