Contractor ‘fleeced’ Baker’s Bay homeowners of $10m
Accusations that a foreign contractor may have “fleeced” homeowners in Abaco’s high-end Baker’s Bay community of up to $10m are likely “only the tip of the iceberg” due to the absence of construction industry regulation.
Bahamas hits back over OECD ‘non-compliance’
The Bahamas hit back over its sole tax information exchange “non-compliant” rating by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) through arguing the number of countries with complaints was “low”.
Family Islands brace for ‘inevitable’ property tax
The Family Islands are bracing for the “inevitability” of real property tax being levied on Bahamian owners, it was revealed yesterday, amid “frustration” that preparations for such a move are holding up real estate sales.
Among suggestions for women who inspired Bahamians was Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, who ...
Persons on food assistance rose by 3,000 since February
THOUSANDS of Bahamians continue to receive assistance from the Ministry of Social Services’ food programme, with the number having climbed by some 3,000 since February, said Minister Obie Wilchcombe.
UPDATED: Bahamians to gain 49% stake in Royal Caribbean PI project
The Government last night said it has approved Royal Caribbean’s $110m Paradise Island beach club project after negotiating greater Bahamian ownership and entrepreneurial participation in the development.
Supporters of Minnis in echo chamber
I was not the least bit surprised at the many negative comments aimed at former Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis in the comment thread of an article published on the Our News Bahamas Facebook page last week.
Counting the cost of repatriation, Bell says it’s ‘putting a strain on the gov’s purse’
THE Bahamas government has spent $350,000 on repatriations so far this year, according to Immigration Minister Keith Bell.
Decisions on gender neutral language ‘have no bearing on us’ says bishop
WHILE the Church of England is continuing discussions on the subject of gender neutrality, Bishop Laish Boyd said whatever decision is made will have no bearing on the Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
‘A step back’ over fiscal watchdog independence
Governance reformers yesterday voiced fears that proposed legal reforms are “a step back” for the independence of a key fiscal watchdog and also weaken accountability “enforcement teeth”.
PM doubles down over $6.4m provider licence
The Prime Minister last night doubled down on accusations that a payments provider which has failed to remit $6.4m to the Government was not licensed to collect funds on its behalf.
VAT health claims change ‘may’ not happen April 1
The Government “may not” implement the new VAT treatment for medical insurance claims payouts by its April 1 target, it was revealed yesterday, with the decision hinging on a meeting with healthcare stakeholders later this week.
If you drive around the island of New Providence, you will note that there is a very high percentage of right-hand Japanese vehicles on our roads. However, most of us know that the speedometer is in kmh (kilometer per hour) and not mph (miles per hour). How many of us know that 1kmh is equal to 0.62mph.
INSIGHT: There’s no excuse for failing on disclosures
THERE is nothing else that quite shows the disregard for any government for the notions of transparency and accountability than the annual fuss over public disclosures.
THE KDK REPORT: THE WIND BLOWS WEST, PART 1
IN 2006, while sitting outside her home with family members and enjoying the cool night breeze, my patient (who’s chosen the alias Kelly) felt an urge to urinate. She dashed but before she made it to the restroom, she felt warm liquid trickling down her legs.
EDITORIAL: Honour women with equal rights
THIS week sees the celebration of International Women’s Day – an opportunity to both celebrate women and, more pointedly, to continue removing barriers that hinder women.
‘Do not hit rock bottom’ on public sector reform
The Bahamas “cannot squeeze out” civil service reform if it wishes to tackle “the vexing problem” of perceived corruption in accessing public services, governance reformers warned yesterday.
BTC chief in promise on service ‘black hole’
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s (BTC) top executive last night pledged to deliver “a best-in-class experience” for all users after complaints that clients were left “in the lurch” by poor customer service.
One Eleuthera Foundation: Opportunities for Caribbean women in agri-food businesses
LAST week, I had the opportunity to attend the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) – COLEAD’s Caribbean Agri-food Online Business Series.
Former PM: ‘We are on the frontlines’ of Haiti crisis
FORMER Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday there must be “vigorous” and “resolute” efforts in safeguarding The Bahamas, adding illegal immigration is still a major issue that needs to be tackled.