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One Eleuthera Foundation: Food for thought about food sustainability in The Bahamas

I recently came across a document that I wrote in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic when the world was in turmoil due to lockdowns and many of the distributions systems that we took for granted for many years were shutting down.

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‘No break’: Property cover to stick near all-time high

A Bahamian insurer yesterday warned “there’s just no scope for a break” on property insurance prices that are “pretty close” to all-time highs following double-digit percentage increases last year.

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‘A poor excuse for governance’

The Attorney General yesterday said he and environmental chiefs are aiming to complete a “page by page” review of an Act that has brought scientific research in The Bahamas to a near-standstill “by the end of next week”.

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Minister ‘shocked’ by realtors’ challenge to real property tax

A Cabinet minister yesterday said he was “shocked and disappointed” that Bahamian realtors are calling for the withdrawal of all 2022 real property tax bills because they are “illegal and invalid”.

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Gov’t targets property tax tripling to $400m

The Government is aiming to more-than-triple annual real property tax collections to at least $400m as a key component in its ambitions to achieve a 25 percent revenue-to-GDP ratio.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Twas the night before Christmas

‘TWAS the night before Christmas when all through the House;

EDITORIAL: A property tax which rewards neglect

VISITORS to Nassau ride through the historic city wide-eyed, awed by the lines and bones of its architectural heritage and appalled at the number of buildings with holes in the roof or no roof at all, decorated with unsightly graffiti and begging for attention.

Challenge to the two-party system

Last week we celebrated the 54th anniversary of Majority Rule – the day we pay homage to the pioneers of our modern democracy. Whether you stayed safe at home, took a day in at the beach or exercised your constitutional right to protest, we must never forget the day’s importance. I would like us to reflect on three significant submissions contrary to the notion that The Bahamas is a two-party political nation.

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INSIGHT: My journey to the top of the world

On May 22, Bahamian banker Richard Beek fulfilled his childhood dream when he conquered Mount Everest. Now safely back home, he has had time to reflect on his incredible adventure and write down his journey following in the steps of the brave men and women mountaineers who had gone before him.