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Gov't urged: 'Change air cargo fines today'

The Government has been urged to "amend right away this Monday" the new and increased Customs sanctions on air cargo operators, a Bahamian courier company branding them "ridiculous".

Air freight operators in Bahamas boycott threat

Florida-based air cargo companies are threatening to boycott the Bahamas over the new Customs fees and fines set to be introduced tomorrow, with this newspaper told: “It’s D-Day time.”

MSC warns over Customs change shipment delays

The world’s second largest cargo shipper has warned Bahamian companies that their imports will be delayed “until the next sailing” if manifests are not made for compliance with Bahamas Customs’ new requirements.

Gov’t plans to narrow VAT payment window

The Government yesterday unveiled plans to shrink the Value-Added Tax (VAT) payment window by seven days, and other revenue enforcement measures, amid the numerous tariff rate cuts consistent with a pre-election Budget.

Bahamas’ debt to ‘stabilise’ near 70%

The Bahamas’ debt-to-GDP ratio is expected to hover near the IMF”s 70 per cent ‘danger threshold’ in 2016, although an international credit rating agency believes it has “stabilised”.

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Superwash chief: VAT bites 12-14% off key products

A leading businessman says the Bahamian economy is stuck "in a funk" as Value-Added Tax's (VAT) full impact starts to bite, with sales in two of his key product categories down 12-14 per cent. Dionisio D'Aguilar, Superwash's president, told Tribune Business that the Bahamas desperately needed to change its attitude towards "rebooting the economy" and making it easier to conduct business.

Aquapure fears water shortage over duty woes

Aquapure fears water shortage over duty woes Sub-Deck: * Concerned sums previously paid lost to potential 'scam' By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A leading bottled water manufacturer is questioning whether it fell victim to an import duty-rela

AQUAPURE FEARS WATER SHORTAGE OVER DUTY WOES

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A leading bottled water manufacturer is questioning whether it fell victim to an import duty-related scam, as it raced against time yesterday afternoon to clear imported machine parts vital to prevent it from runn

Aquapure fears water shortage over duty woes

Aquapure fears water shortage over duty woes By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A leading bottled water manufacturer is questioning whether it fell victim to an import duty-related scam, as it raced against time yesterday afternoon to clear import

Aquapure fears water shortage over duty woes

Aquapure fears water shortage over duty woes By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A leading bottled water manufacturer is questioning whether it fell victim to an import duty-related scam, as it raced against time yesterday afternoon to clear import

Aquapure fears water shortage over duty woes

Aquapure fears water shortage over duty woes By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A leading bottled water manufacturer is questioning whether it fell victim to an import duty-related scam, as it raced against time yesterday afternoon to clear import

Aquapure fears water shortage over duty woes

Aquapure fears water shortage over duty woes By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A leading bottled water manufacturer is questioning whether it fell victim to an import duty-related scam, as it raced against time yesterday afternoon to clear import

Kerzner couldn't get 'unqualified' 2010 accounts

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Kerzner International defaulted on its $2.5 billion loan agreement in May 2011, a lawsuit has alleged, with auditors unable to provide a set of 2010 'unqualified' financial statements for the Atlantis and One & On

Kerzner couldn't get 'unqualified' 2010 accounts

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Kerzner International defaulted on its $2.5 billion loan agreement in May 2011, a lawsuit has alleged, with auditors unable to provide a set of 2010 'unqualified' financial statements for the Atlantis and One & On