AMID fiery criticism levelled at the government over Prime Minister Perry Christie’s suggestion that there could be a special tax to assist the country in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Cabinet yesterday discussed the feasibility of a sin tax on tobacco and alcohol to accumulate the necessary funding for repair and recovery efforts, The Tribune was told.
LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner has questioned whether the government is truly neutral in the Baha Mar negotiations, after a leaked email from a senior government advisor to an attorney at a US law firm last month suggested that a new equity partner be brought in to invest in Baha Mar as a way to secure the necessary financing to complete the project and get it open.
IT is certainly interesting that a promoter would be interested in developing a cemetery when traditional funerals and interments are now not the norm and cremation is.
A WOMAN told a court yesterday how the car she and her nephew were in was fired upon.
A top private sector executive yesterday suggested it was premature for the Prime Minister to suggest the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had praised the Bahamas for “the most efficient implementation of Value-Added Tax (VAT)” ever seen.
THE man accused of killing a former Burger King manager he planned to seduce and rob, told a jury yesterday he confessed to murder and other related charges because police brutalised him.
INTRODUCING Value Added Tax to the Bahamas would go “even smoother” if the opposition stands with the government instead of against it, New Zealand VAT expert Dr Don Brash said.
FNM DEPUTY Leader Loretta Butler Turner yesterday criticised the government for not allowing the Opposition an opportunity to sit down with the New Zealand Value Added Tax experts.
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A Cabinet minister yesterday said the Government is “open to suggestions” from the private sector on tariff cuts that could be incorporated in the upcoming 2022-2023 Budget as a means to ease the impact of surging inflation.
AN attorney representing Deangelo Evans’ estate questioned police assertions that Evans was the suspect in an armed robbery that preceded his death in 2018.
The Free National Movement’s (FNM) deputy chairman believes it would be “unconscionable” for the Government to implement Value-Added Tax (VAT), suggesting that it could instead cut its fixed costs by around 10 per cent.
AN eleven-year-old girl who is an alleged victim of child pornography and unlawful sexual intercourse cried in the Supreme Court as she recalled the occasions a man allegedly woke her out of her sleep to give him oral sex.
A JURY will hear closing arguments from counsel in the trial of a man accused of having sexual relations with a nine-year-old girl and taking pictures while in the act.
Baha Mar has told several expatriate hires to leave the Bahamas because construction delays mean there are no jobs for them to step into, amid suggestions it is seeking additional financing to complete the $3.5 billion project.
A POLICEMAN who claimed he, like his colleague, saw Stephen Stubbs with what was believed to be a black firearm outside Club Rock, said he had “no reason to conspire” against the defendants in the high-profile murder case.
PLP Leader Philip “Brave” Davis wants the police Cyber Crime Unit to investigate a “violent” internet meme made about him and find the persons responsible.Mr Davis spoke out after a meme was circulated on social media showing him blowing a whistle wh
I would like to suggest to Prime Minister Perry Christie that if anyone in his Government is going to speak to the press, presumably on his behalf, that they be required to attend a Dale Carnegie course so that they can learn to speak to and of people with kindness and respect.
Baha Mar’s sale must not be “scott free” of the normal 10 per cent ‘transfer tax’, the Opposition’s deputy leader demanded yesterday, suggesting such revenues could “more than compensate” for Hurricane Matthew relief costs.
The Bahamian construction industry is more robust than 2017 first quarter figures suggest, although a leading contractor conceded: “Let’s not shout ‘hallelujah’ yet.”Leonard Sands, the Bahamian Contractors Association’s (BCA) president, told Tribune