DESPITE Prime Minister Perry Christie’s previous suggestion that the government may need to “tax some item” to accumulate funds for the country’s Hurricane Matthew recovery and repair, he yesterday back-pedalled from this position insisting that the current tax system is sufficient to raise the money needed for the efforts.
I have two phrases which I suggest students learning French should look up.
WE love Junkanoo so much that every single post parade there is controversy so I suggest privatise the whole event and let’s see whether the public really is willing to put their money where obviously their mouths are.
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts has lashed out at Free National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard over his suggestion that the government use Value Added Tax (VAT) collections to fund hurricane repairs.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie’s suggestion that he could soon be drafting legislation to block MPs from switching sides without resigning from their seats is a bid to prevent further defections from his party because it has obvious problems, former Cabinet Minister Brent Symonette told The Tribune on Friday.
GRAND Bahama’s Police Chief is taking grave exception to a headline article carried by a local newspaper on Wednesday regarding suggestions of alleged police involvement in the death of a man at Casa Bahama, and is calling for an immediate retraction.
FNM Deputy leader Loretta Butler-Turner suggests that a payroll tax coupled with another revenue generation scheme like a national lottery should be implemented rather than the controversial Value Added Tax (VAT).
CHRISTIAN Council President Rev Dr Ranford Patterson yesterday defended himself from previous criticism that suggested he was out of touch for saying that Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival would encourage “promiscuity, fornication, rape, incest and other sins of the flesh.”
Prime Minister Perry Christie, has dismissed as “absolute nonsense” Baha Mar’s suggestion that the Government’s initiation of winding-up proceedings amounts to a seizure of private assets.
POLICE are investigating the death of a 78-year-old woman who died in circumstances that suggest a suicide.
FNM Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday criticised Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell for showing “continuous disrespect for Bahamian female politicians” after his scathing critique of Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner.
The Bahamas will “continue to be left behind” unless it becomes fully transparent, amid suggestions yesterday that the Government could save $13 million annually through procurement. K Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister and minister of finance,
Bahamians should NOT have to pay a fee to gamble in local casinos, according to the majority of voters in the Tribune242.com poll.
Re: All Homes Must Have Insurance’: Leading Insurer Warns Mandatory Cover Has To Be On Agenda After Dorian. – Tribune, Wednesday, Feb 5th.
Didn’t we ban the use of cellphones when driving? Not any difference from what I see but then you never see a police vehicle let alone a traffic cop except for their once a month licence check. Suggest that law was all PR.
IT was rewarding to read this thoughtful editorial.
FINDING the $200m required to off-set catastrophic hurricane Matthew damage I suggest in a painless method should be through the collection of the large arrears of Real Property Taxes.
Seems she did not receive an “official invitation” - who organises the national events? Cabinet Office and mostly Ministry of Foreign Affairs - suggest possibly the plot thickens here and now - so Foreign Affairs who invites presumably omitted Dame Marguerite.
I read The Tribune’s story on Saturday, October 12, captioned “Bahamas Suing UK over Slavery” with some amusement and subsequently wrote a friend a note suggesting, inter alia, that “Most Bahamians will not consider this important but that is simply because we have generally run away from the whole horrific experience of slavery and the apartheid state of the colony of the Bahamas for the more than a century following the abolition of the business of slavery in the British Empire.
Labour leaders yesterday demanded that employers be held to the “same standard” over their calls for trade unions to be struck off if they are insolvent or fail to file their annual returns.