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Thompson: What happened to VAT-free holiday periods?

KWASI Thompson, MP for East Grand Bahama, has called on the Government to provide timelines for when it will announce dates for “critical” VAT-free initiatives that would provide savings to Bahamians locally.

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Opposition in ‘VAT-free holiday’ fate challenge

The Opposition’s finance spokesman yesterday voiced concern that Bahamian merchants and families could miss out on a significant inflation offset if no Back-to-School ‘VAT-free holiday’ is held this year.

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Gov’t ‘adds insult to injury’ with medical VAT reforms

Health insurers have yet to meet the Prime Minister over VAT reforms that threaten to increase medical bills and healthcare costs, with the Government yesterday accused of “adding insult to injury” for thousands of Bahamians.

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Opposition: ‘Shore up’ investors’ confidence

The Bahamas is “not doing anything to shore up” the confidence of investors who are “rightly concerned” about the country’s economic and fiscal prospects, the Opposition’s finance spokesman asserted yesterday.

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FNM and unions unite on $4m ‘overpayment’

A Cabinet minister’s assertion that the Government’s finance officers awarded themselves a $4m pay rise without any Cabinet or other approvals yesterday united the FNM and trade unions in opposition.

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Alarm over Sweeting’s Cay healthcare

KWASI Thompson, MP for East Grand Bahama, has again called for government to address the pressing issue concerning the lack of medical professionals on Sweeting’s Cay.

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FNM welcomes Grand Lucayan deal with ‘very cautious’ optimism

FORMER state finance minister Kwasi Thompson said the announcement that the Davis administration has found a purchaser for the Grand Lucayan is reason for “very cautious” optimism.

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‘Open clinic on Sweeting’s Cay’

EAST Grand Bahama MP Kwasi Thompson is urging Minister of Health Michael Darville to open the clinic and deploy full-time medical personnel to Sweeting’s Cay.


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