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CUBA-US RELATIONS: TIME WAITS FOR THE BAHAMAS NO MORE

12/18/2014 07:21:00 AM

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Fred Mitchell totally discredits misinformation about The Bahamas’ new immigration policy at the Organization of American States (OAS)

12/16/2014 21:13:00 PM

From Oswald Brown:WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister the Hon. Fred Mitchell totally discredited the malicious misinformation circulated nationally and internationally about The Bahamas’ new immigration policy during a m > read more

Ryan Pinder resigns Perry Christie's Cabinet for Deltec Bank and Trust Limited Big Payday

12/12/2014 13:00:00 PM

Pinder Abandons Public Service for Private Sector PaydayChristopher MortimerLike Bahamians around the country, I too was taken aback by the sudden resignation of the Minister responsible for Financial Services Ryan Pinder. According to a statement > read more

The Bahamas supports the movement to end the United States embargo against Cuba

12/11/2014 06:50:00 AM

Christie courts Cuba partnership By K. QUINCY?PARKERGuardian Business Editor quincy@nasguard.com The Bahamas affirmed its support for a move to end the United States embargo against Cuba, as?the heads of state of the Caribbean Community (CARICO > read more

Who Is This Fred Smith, QC Fella?

12/09/2014 06:37:00 AM

And Who Is Fred Smith, Qc?Tribune 242 Editorial:Mr. Fred Smith, QC“WHO IS dis Smith fella…let’s pick him up!” bellowed an angry Loftus Roker in a Side Burns cartoon published in The Tribune on August 21, 1986. Loftus Roker, then Immigrati > read more

Leaders like Myles and Ruth Munroe teach us that we are our brothers’ and our sisters’ keepers ...and challenge us to practice what we believe through our deeds ...as well as our words

12/06/2014 09:57:00 AM

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Dr. Myles Egbert Munroe, a Bahamian patriot of the first order

12/06/2014 09:32:00 AM

Persons Shaped by His Teachings Represents Dr. Munroe's True Monument Says Prime MinisterBy Dena Gibbs - BISPrime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, at the Memorial Service for Dr. Myles and Pastor Ruth Munroe. > read more

Haitians and Haiti don’t really give a crap about their poor countrymen, women and children living illegally in another country

12/01/2014 18:14:00 PM

By Dennis Dames:I’m still following the illegal immigration debate in our beloved Bahamas with great interest. > read more

Value Added Tax (VAT) and Healthcare Cost in The Bahamas

12/01/2014 10:38:00 AM

Warning on VAT healthcare implications GEOFFREY BROWNGuardian Business Reporter geoffrey@nasguard.com Value-Added Tax (VAT) Private Sector Education Task Force Co-chair Jasmine Davis said yesterday that vatable healthcare will have “huge soc > read more

Sir Arthur Foulkes Pays Tribute to Warren Levarity

11/26/2014 12:35:00 PM

Tribute to Warren J. Levarity By SIR ARTHUR FOULKES • The following is a tribute given by Sir Arthur Foulkes at the state funeral for Warren Levarity on November 20 at Christ Church Cathedral.On behalf of my wife, Joan, and on behalf of all the > read more

Fred Mitchell responds to Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) - Jose Miguel Insulza ...about his remarks on "round ups" in The Bahamas of Haitians ...and the immigration policies of The Bahamas

11/23/2014 07:38:00 AM

Immigration Minister Responds to Comments of OAS Secretary GeneralBy Robyn Adderley - BIS:FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration the Hon. Fred Mitchell during a press conference at the Ministry for Grand Bahama on Fr > read more

Fred Mitchell citizenship warning in order

11/18/2014 06:09:00 AM

By Dennis DamesI have read the Nassau Guardian’s editorial of Monday, November 17, 2014, entitled: Mitchell’s citizenship warning was unhelpful. Firstly, the words of Ms Daphne Campbell, a Florida state representative were nationally offensive > read more

Attorney Fred Smith, QC says: Recent immigration raids carried out as a part of the government’s newly implemented immigration policies is institutional terrorism

11/17/2014 11:13:00 AM

Attorney Calls Immigration Raids “Terroism”The Bahama JournalAttorney Fred Smith, QC yesterday defended his comments calling recent immigration raids carried out as a part of the government’s newly implemented immigration policies institution > read more

The Bahamas has a shantytown problem and illegal immigration problem ...due to the lack of political will and interest to remedy the same

11/17/2014 06:55:00 AM

The failure of the state and the illegal immigration issue The Nassau Guardian Editorial Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell held a news conference recently. He was responding to the comments of a man of Haitian ancestry that w > read more

Who is Jetta Baptiste?

11/15/2014 10:46:00 AM

By Monte A. Pratt:The Ungrateful Traitor, Jetta Baptiste [WHO IS THIS WOMAN THAT IS ATTACKING THE BAHAMAS?] – NB: This is Facebook Post I made a week ago in response to one of Ms. Jetta Baptiste Haitian supporters: Well, let me deal with your fir > read more

Naturalized citizens of The Bahamas, take serious note of the Bahamian Constitution ...which speaks in Article 11 of the circumstances that can lead to the Governor General depriving a Bahamian of citizenship

11/14/2014 17:35:00 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration has taken note of complaints to the Ministry from Bahamian citizens about the comments made in the press by a purported citizen of The Bahamas who now lives in the United States and the adverse comme > read more

Go to Haiti instead of The Bahamas Ms. Daphne Campbell

11/12/2014 08:16:00 AM

By Dennis Dames: I have been following the illegal immigration debate in our beloved country with great interest. > read more

Daphne Campbell, Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives ...vowed to stop at nothing until tourists and international businesses boycott The Bahamas ...because of controversial immigration policies

11/11/2014 19:46:00 PM

Florida Politician Calls For Boycott Of BahamasBy RASHAD ROLLE Tribune Staff Reporterrrolle@tribunemedia.netA FLORIDA lawmaker of Haitian descent vowed yesterday to stop at nothing until tourists and international businesses boycott this country b > read more

The Talk about Immigration Roundups

11/08/2014 15:02:00 PM

No Such Creature as ‘Immigration Round-ups,’ Mitchell SaysBy Simon Lewis:AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Devaughn Anderson accepts the Award of Excellence honour from the Hon. Frederick Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration during Grad > read more

Bahamas Resolve Ltd (“Resolve”) takes over $100 million in troubled commercial loans from Bank of The Bahamas Limited

11/05/2014 09:43:00 AM

Government Establishes Company to Take Control of Commercial Loans in Default at Bank of The BahamasNASSAU, The Bahamas – A new Bahamian company has been established to take over $100 million in troubled commercial loans from Bank of The Bahamas > read more

Better Bahamian-Haitian Relations for Success and Wealth in The Bahamas and Haiti

11/03/2014 16:43:00 PM

Selling Haiti as a place to invest in The Nassau Guardian Editorial: The Bahamas government recently signed three agreements with the Haitian government intended to further trade development between the countries and lead to a decrease in illega > read more

International conservationists, Biminites and other Bahamians want Bimini’s ecological heritage preserved

11/02/2014 08:27:00 AM

International Experts Call For Protection Of Bimini’S EnvironmentTribune242INTERNATIONAL conservation experts are urging the government to fulfil its promise and protect Bimini’s unique ecological heritage and the local industries that have de > read more

The Bahamas' Ebola readiness test

10/30/2014 21:53:00 PM

Officials Confirm Ebola ScareBy JonesBahamas: The country’s readiness to deal with the scare of the deadly Ebola virus was put to the test yesterday as Ministry of Health officials confirmed that there was concern that a traveler to Th > read more

Dr. Gerry Eijkemans - Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) ...and World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to The Bahamas ...commends the Government for its efforts “to protect its people” from the Ebola Virus Disease

10/27/2014 21:29:00 PM

PAHO Representative Applauds Local Efforts to Protect Against EbolaBy Matt Maura - BIS:NASSAU, The Bahamas – Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to The Bahamas, Dr. Gerry Eijkemans, has comme > read more

How are we handling the issues of Chikungunya and Ebola?

10/25/2014 10:17:00 AM

High on Ebola, low on chikungunya By DERRICK MILLER Since the recent outbreak of chikungunya in the Caribbean, four individuals with close connections who arrived back to the U.S. from the Caribbean region were hospitalized immediately and diagno > read more

Bahamas Immigration Policy Update

10/24/2014 10:56:00 AM

" I wish to remind the public that the constitution of The Bahamas does not give citizenship at birth to those born here of foreign parents." I wish to give a brief statement in response to the feedback on the administrative measures announced by > read more

The High Cost Reality of National Health Insurance (NHI) in The Bahamas

10/21/2014 21:13:00 PM

NHI roll-out ‘could take years’ROYSTON JONES JR.Guardian Staff Reporterroyston@nasguard.comWhile the government has said it will implement National Health Insurance in January 2016, Minister of Labour and National Insurance Shane Gibson suggested > read more

The Bahamas is not ready for Ebola, says Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman - Darron Cash

10/20/2014 17:31:00 PM

Fnm Chairman Says Response To Ebola Threat Is Too 'Laid Back'By AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Chief Reporteraturnquest@tribunemedia.netFREE National Chairman Darron Cash yesterday criticised the government’s response to the potential threat of an Ebola > read more

Is The Bahamas prepared for Ebola?

10/18/2014 07:36:00 AM

Sands: Bahamas not prepared for Ebola By TRAVIS CARTWRIGHT-CARROLLGuardian Staff Reportertravis@nasguard.com Free National Movement (FNM) Deputy Chairman Dr. Duane Sands said yesterday he is not convinced the Ministry of Health is prepared to comb > read more

United Nations Resolution 2177 (2014) - Expressing grave concern about the outbreak of the Ebola virus

10/16/2014 07:30:00 AM

Adopted by the Security Council at its 7268th meeting, on > read more

The Concept of Urban Botanical Parks throughout The Bahamas and Bahamian Communities

10/12/2014 10:03:00 AM

Restored Nassau Botanical Gardens to be Forerunner for Urban Botanical ParksBIS NASSAU, The Bahamas -- A revitalized Nassau Botanical Gardens can serve as the 'Central Park' of New Providence, Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Kenred > read more

The National Insurance Board (NIB) and the growth and development of the modern Bahamas

10/11/2014 15:51:00 PM

In its 40 Years, NIB has Fueled National GrowthBy Gena Gibbs:NASSAU, The Bahamas – > read more

Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks in The Bahamas

10/11/2014 09:47:00 AM

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Vexing and environmentally damaging Oil Spill along the shores of southwest New Providence Island

10/07/2014 18:43:00 PM

Oil Leak Was From Bec And One Other SourceBy SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reportersbrown@tribunemedia.netBAHAMAS Electricity Corporation executives met with government officials and a team of biological engineers from the United States yesterday > read more

The Bahamas’ Credit Bureau Project (the BCBP) ...and the establishment of a national credit reporting system in The Bahamas

10/04/2014 09:57:00 AM

Bad debt costing millions in creditCentral Bank floats Credit Reporting Bill, Regulations K. QUINCY PARKERGuardian Business Editor quincy@nasguard.com Bad credit cost The Bahamas about $1.6 billion in available credit between 2009 and 2013, accordi > read more

Hubert Ingraham answers female caller of Rodney Moncur "STRAIGHT TALK" radio show ...with Martin Albury and Reverend Gregory Collie

10/01/2014 16:23:00 PM

Rodney Moncur -NASSAU, THE BAHAMASNEWS TALKS AROUND THE ISLANDTHIS IS A LETTER FROM THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS, THE RIGHT HONOURABLE HUBERT A. INGRAHAM:I have been told that a female caller to your radio programme, > read more

Her Majesty Prisons (HMP) and the harsh realities of crime and punishment in the modern Bahamas

09/28/2014 14:21:00 PM

Prison reform must be a national priority The Nassau Guardian Editorial Her Majesty’s Prisons (HMP) is obsolete. Built in simpler and more peaceful times, the country’s only correctional facility has seen its physical capacity simply overwhelm > read more

Bahamas National Energy Policy 2013-2033

09/24/2014 06:53:00 AM

20-Year Energy Policy OutlinedBy Jones Bahamas:Environment and Housing Minister Kendred Dorsett on Monday released the Bahamas National Energy Policy 2013-2033 a document which serves as the road plan to securing the energy future of The Bahamas.M > read more

The Bahamas government’s gaming legislation has attempted to make fools of the Bahamian voting public ...and has again shed light on the corruption ...and dishonesty which have become hallmarks of the Progressive Liberal Party - PLP’s term in of

09/20/2014 10:20:00 AM

THE GAMING BILL: A BAD BET TO REPAY AN OLD DEBT!A few days of Parliamentary debate culminated Monday evening, with the passage of the government’s gaming legislation during which time Bahamians watched as some of their elected officials made a mo > read more

No reduction in the excise tax to offset value-added tax (VAT) tax

09/19/2014 08:31:00 AM

Price hikes likely on price-controlled items after VAT By K. QUINCY?PARKERGuardian Business Editorquincy@nasguard.com Auto dealers and likely other businesses that deal in price-controlled items may hike their prices by more than the proposed > read more

New immigration restrictions designed to clamp down on illegal migration ...particularly from Haiti

09/18/2014 16:31:00 PM

New Rules To Tackle Illegal ImmigrationTribune242:IMMIGRATION Minister Fred Mitchell announced that government will impose new immigration restrictions in a bid to clamp down on illegal migration, particularly from Haiti. This includes the cons > read more

Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) is simply a disaster

09/15/2014 21:03:00 PM

D’Aguilar: BEC is a DisasterBy Jones Bahamas:A leading businessmen is urging the government to tackle energy reform. > read more

The issue of legalized gambling in The Bahamas: ...Web shops ...and access to casino gambling by ordinarily resident Bahamians ...threatens the moral, social and economic fabric of the Bahamian society...

09/13/2014 10:22:00 AM

Pandora’s Box: Why residents should not be allowed to gamble in casinos By SIMON There are few physical reminders left of Hobby Horse Hall, such as the stables, converted into apartments.The eponymous roadway near Commonwealth Bank in Cable Bea > read more

Urban Renewal and One Bahamas

09/12/2014 11:20:00 AM

Urban Renewal - A Powerful Agent For Social And Economic ChangeInsight - Tribune 242:Urban Renewal is transforming lives in the Bahamas, free of political intervention, and is more than just a crime prevention tool. In a wide-ranging interview with > read more

NO to same-sex marriage in The Bahamas!

09/09/2014 17:39:00 PM

Poll: 90% opposed to gay marriage By TRAVIS CARTWRIGHT-CARROLLGuardian Staff Reporter travis@nasguard.com There is no public support for same-sex marriage in The Bahamas, according to the data from a scientific opinion poll conducted earlier this > read more

Bahamians encouraged to unite to fight crime

09/07/2014 09:09:00 AM

Citizens Voice Concerns on CrimeBy Jones Bahamas:The incidents, victims and perpetrators of violent crime are oftentimes based in over-the-hill communities that have for years gotten a bad rap for the country’s crime woes, but on Thursday The Ba > read more

The sale of CLICO (Bahamas) remaining insurance portfolio ...and The Bahamas Government's $30 million pledged guarantee to underwrite the same

09/06/2014 10:03:00 AM

Christie Gov't Told 2 Years Ago: Fulfill $30m Clico PledgeBy NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editornhartnell@tribunemedia.netThe Christie administration was urged within three months of taking office to fulfill the Government’s pledged $30 millio > read more

Gambling with the Country’s Gaming Laws!

09/05/2014 13:39:00 PM

The Christie administration on Wednesday, tabled what was supposed to be a revised version of legislation which will govern the gaming industry in the Bahamas. The Democratic National Alliance (DNA), like scores of other Bahamians had hoped that t > read more

Many Bahamians think homosexuality is the greatest threat to the continued existence of humanity

09/03/2014 08:16:00 AM

Gay hysteria in The BahamasThe Nassau Guardian Editorial:There has been an attempt at a gay pride weekend in Grand Bahama. Members of that community wanted to get together to have a good time and express pride in who they are.This, of course, set off > read more

The agenda of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in The Bahamas

09/02/2014 13:57:00 PM

Greg Moss :?Women’s rights being used to advance gay agenda ROYSTON JONES JR.Guardian Staff Reporter royston@nasguard.com Marco City MP Greg Moss said the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in The Bahamas is attempting to a > read more

HOMOSEXUALITY, PHOBIA OR PRINCIPLE

08/31/2014 20:51:00 PM

BY DR. MYLES MUNROE: FREEPORT BAHAMAS-CELEBRATION OF INSANITYIn the guise of “Civil Rights” and ‘Human Rights’ the LGBT minority community have decided to ‘celebrate’ the civility of their very uniquely chosen lifestyle and sexual pre > read more

Trade unions ...trade disputes ...strike votes ...the Minister of Labour ...and ongoing matters before the Industrial Tribunal

08/30/2014 08:25:00 AM

Six Unions Have Filed Trade DisputesBy Jones Bahamas:The Ministry of Labour and National Insurance has announced that at least six trade unions have filed trade disputes with the department of labour and have subsequently taken strike votes on the > read more

Gay Pride in The Bahamas

08/28/2014 13:37:00 PM

Bid To Strengthen Support Systems For Lgbt CommunityBy AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Chief Reporteraturnquest@tribunemedia.netFOUR days of pride celebrations will kick off this weekend in a bid to strengthen existing support systems for the lesbian, gay, > read more

The gender equality issue is a civil rights matter ...as was slavery, as was the right to vote in The Bahamas ...for both men and women

08/26/2014 08:17:00 AM

An argument before its timeGender equality a civil rights issue By CANDIA DAMESManaging Editor candia@nasguard.com A package of controversial constitutional amendment bills appears set to get the approval of members of Parliament today, but the refo > read more

The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) on Value Added Tax (VAT) in The Bahamas

08/22/2014 11:39:00 AM

The PLP Unleashes the VAT BOMB!With Value Added Tax (VAT) now just 4 months away, the legislative arm of the government has only now completed debate on the laws which will govern tax reform in the Bahamas. > read more

The issue of Marriages of convenience in The Bahamas

08/20/2014 11:18:00 AM

Immigration director: Marriages of convenience serious concern By ROYSTON JONES JR.Guardian Staff Reporter royston@nasguard.com Director of Immigration William Pratt yesterday raised a red flag over marriages of convenience in The Bahamas.While Pra > read more

From NO in the 2002 Referendum ...to YES in the 2014 Referendum to eliminate gender inequality in The Bahamas Constitution

08/18/2014 10:45:00 AM

By Dennis Dames:I have, like thousands of other Bahamians, voted YES to the elimination of gender inequality in our constitution – in the 2002 referendum. > read more

Solar energy solutions in The Bahamas

08/15/2014 10:27:00 AM

Demand For Solar Solutions 'Never Been Greater'BY NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporternmckenzie@tribunemedia.netThe demand for solar energy solutions in The Bahamas “has never been greater” in light of “stability” concerns over the B > read more

What are the Bahamian people saying about value-added tax (VAT)

08/12/2014 09:24:00 AM

VAT – Permanent failure for the government? The subject of value-added tax (VAT) has stirred up quite a bit of discussion on social media and in the public sphere. In fact, the emails which I received were quite enlightening, informative and t > read more

Andros Island is the “sleeping giant” of The Bahamas

08/11/2014 13:16:00 PM

The Islands of the Bahamas - Andros By Philip C. Galanis “…Love, peace and unity, all over Andros land, Oh my Andros, she big, she big, she big…”– Androsian musician, Elon Moxey > read more

The National Prescription Drug Plan and its Healthy People Programme

08/08/2014 06:22:00 AM

Concern Over Sustainability Of Prescription Drug PlanThe National Insurance Fund pumped nearly $7.5 million into the National Prescription Drug Plan back in 2012, throwing into question the continued success of the programme to provide quality drug > read more

Anyone who believes in freedom and democracy ...should protest and oppose the horrible provision of Section 64 ...in the revised Value-Added Tax (VAT) Bill

08/05/2014 07:11:00 AM

Qc Pledges Constitutional Challenge To The Vat Bill By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editornhartnell@tribunemedia.netA well-known QC yesterday said he is mulling whether to challenge the Government’s plans to prevent delinquent Value-Added Tax > read more

Haitian President Michel Martelly seems to be trying to shed his responsibility to curb the illegal migration of Haitians from Haiti to The Bahamas ...on the backs of the Bahamian people

08/01/2014 14:09:00 PM

Dr. Munroe suggests Martelly’s comments irresponsible By KRYSTEL ROLLE-BROWNGuardian Staff Reporter krystel@nasguard.com Bahamas Faith Ministries International President Dr. Myles Munroe yesterday suggested that Haitian President Michel Martell > read more

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to study Haitian migration from the North Coast of Haiti ...to The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos islands (TCI)

07/30/2014 06:57:00 AM

IOM Conducts Study On Illegal MigrationBy Jones Bahamas: Despite countless repatriation exercises conducted annually, migrants continue to risk the treacherous sea voyage to The Bahamas and for this reason the government is adopting a di > read more

The value-added tax (VAT) implementation date nears ...despite the widespread lack of understanding about it in the Bahamian society

07/24/2014 08:57:00 AM

To Be Or Not To Be - Bahamians Want Answers On VatTribune 242 Editorial:BAHAMIAN businessmen are becoming more agitated as the date for the implementation of VAT nears with only reassurances from legislators that draft legislation as to what it wi > read more

Youth unemployment in The Bahamas

07/22/2014 07:07:00 AM

Halkitis concerned about youth unemployment By KRYSTEL ROLLE-BROWNGuardian Staff Reporter krystel@nasguard.com Although the unemployment rate has generally improved, Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis yesterday said the rate of jobles > read more

Support what it means to be Bahamian ...Remove the anti-Bahamians show, the Kreyol Connection

07/21/2014 08:34:00 AM

Petition by Kishon Turner > read more

Court grants permission to have a judicial review of the government’s consultation process ...over Mr. Peter Nygard’s applications

07/21/2014 07:53:00 AM

Injunction Imposed Against Government Over Nygard CayBy RASHAD ROLLE Tribune Staff Reporterrrolle@tribunemedia.net IN a move being hailed as a victory for greater transparency in government processes, Supreme Court justices granted injunction requ > read more

Stop The Haitian Invasion of The Bahamas

07/16/2014 07:26:00 AM

The Stop The Haitian Invasion of The Bahamas petition to Hon. Fred Mitchell MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration was written by Bahamas_Nationalist_Alliance and is in the category Government at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition ta > read more

Peter Nygard’s proposed expansion plans at Simms Point/Nygard Cay...

07/14/2014 06:58:00 AM

Flawed Process For Nygard PlansBy RASHAD ROLLE Tribune Staff Reporterrrolle@tribunemedia.netIN the face of mounting legal pressure and international attention, the government has been forced to extend its public consultation process on Peter Nygar > read more

The first confirmed case of Chikungunya virus in The Bahamas

07/09/2014 07:08:00 AM

MOH Officials Move To Fight Chikungunya Virus By Jones Bahamas:In light of the country’s first reported case of the Chikungunya virus, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has teamed up with the Department of Environmental Health in an attempt to combat > read more

Peter Nygard and the Proposed Redevelopment of Nygard Cay goes Global

07/07/2014 11:32:00 AM

Nygard battle goes international ALISON?LOWEGuardian Business Editoralison@nasguard.com The battle between environmentalists and Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard over whether he should have the right to receive permits for redevelopment and > read more

The Bahamas trade deficit declines

07/04/2014 08:00:00 AM

Trade Deficit Narrows 9.7%By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editornhartnell@tribunemedia.netThe Bahamas experienced a 9.7 per cent drop in its trade deficit to $2.554 billion in 2013, largely due to an almost-$300 million fall in its import bill. > read more

The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) government simply does not care about the rights of women

07/02/2014 06:41:00 AM

The PLP has Failed to Protect the Rights of WomenDemocratic National Alliance - Press Release:History has shown that Bahamian women continue to make up a significant block of this country’ voting electorate; however this Christie led administrati > read more

Shanendon Cartwright on Politics and good public policy in The Bahamas

06/30/2014 07:53:00 AM

Is good public policy good politics? Absolutely! The Commonwealth of The Bahamas has reached a pivotal and significant crossroad in our national development. Bahamians through their increased level of frustration and disenchantment with governmen > read more

Haitian Children Born in The Bahamas Should Get Bahamian Citizenship

06/25/2014 09:32:00 AM

Key: Haitian Descendents Born In Bahamas Should Get CitizenshipBy AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporteraturnquest@tribunemedia.netPEOPLE born in the Bahamas of Haitian descent are Bahamians and should have citizenship, according to Central and Sout > read more

The one thing that is clear to me ...is that a government has five years to govern ...if the prime minister does not call early elections

06/20/2014 13:10:00 PM

The government must govern Having watched the budget debate over the past few weeks, I was encouraged by the fact that there was some discussion which created dialogue not only amongst the parliamentarians, but also the citizenry. It was interesting > read more

Bahamas brain drain and stagnating economic growth

06/17/2014 11:56:00 AM

Bahamas Losing 2/3 Of 'Best And Brightest'By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editornhartnell@tribunemedia.netAlmost two-thirds of college and university-educated Bahamians have moved abroad to seek jobs in developed countries, costing this nation a > read more

The poverty rate in The Bahamas increases

06/12/2014 08:16:00 AM

Poverty rises 3.5 percent43,000 living below poverty line By ROYSTON JONES JR.Guardian Staff Reporter royston@nasguard.com Forty-three thousand people were living in poverty in The Bahamas at the time of a survey conducted in the first half of 2013, > read more

Premature Value-Added Tax (VAT) rate increase announced

06/08/2014 07:03:00 AM

Vat Rate Rise 'Criminal' If No ComplianceBy NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editornhartnell@tribunemedia.netA former Bahamas Chamber of Commerce president yesterday it was “criminal” for the Government to already be talking about increasing the > read more

The new value-added tax (VAT) proposal

06/06/2014 14:01:00 PM

Budget 2014/2015: Answering the questions on VAT Last week, the prime minister of The Bahamas delivered his budget communication to the House of Assembly. As expected, the speech and details of the aforesaid communication attracted a lot of attentio > read more

The low rate/ few exemptions value-added tax (VAT) model

06/02/2014 15:05:00 PM

U.S. study looked at VAT with ‘attendant tax cuts’ By ALISON?LOWEGuardian Business?Editor alison@nasguard.com A range of “attendant tax cuts” were assumed to accompany the implementation of value-added tax (VAT) when it was recommend > read more

Cayman Islands officials and dive business operators were looking at Bimini in The Bahamas ...as an example of what not to do in pitting protection of fragile marine life ...and coral reefs against mass development

05/28/2014 07:41:00 AM

Tough Lessons: Cayman Islands Looking at Bimini for What Not to DoA leading dive hotelier in Cayman told a local TV station there Wednesday that Cayman officials and dive business operators were looking at Bimini in The Bahamas as an example of wha > read more

Privy Council in London granted Bimini Blue Coalition's injunction application ...stopping dredging activities in Bimini

05/23/2014 14:54:00 PM

Privy Council Grants Injunction To Stop DredgingBy RASHAD ROLLE Tribune Staff Reporterrrolle@tribunemedia.netIn a stunning new development, the Privy Council in London today granted Bimini Blue Coalition's injunction application stopping dredging > read more

...households would ultimately be better off with value-added tax (VAT) compared to payroll tax

05/22/2014 21:11:00 PM

VAT better than payroll tax, Oxford Economics finds By ROYSTON JONES JR.Guardian Staff Reporter royston@nasguard.com While the introduction of value-added tax (VAT) would slow the economy down and result in a “surge in inflation” in the sh > read more

The phone calls of people in The Bahamas is alleged to have been secretly intercepted, recorded and archived ...by the National Security Agency (NSA) ...as a part of a top-secret system which is codenamed SOMALGET

05/21/2014 19:50:00 PM

Cell Phone Tapping Claims DeniedBy Jones Bahamas: The phone calls of people in The Bahamas may have been secretly recorded as a part of a top secret United States surveillance programme, an online article alleges. The article titled, “ > read more

Tom Ingram, executive director of the California-based Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) ...said the dredging of 220,000 cubic yards of seafloor at the heart of Bimini’s pristine reef system to accommodate a resort’s cruise ship f

05/17/2014 10:51:00 AM

DEMA: Dredging could devastate Bimini’s thriving dive industryIMPOSING – The ferry pier and terminal will project 1,000 feet off the coast of North Bimini, directly into an area containing 14 of the country’s most pristine and ecologically si > read more

The government is moving ahead with a National Health Insurance (NHI) plan / universal health scheme

05/16/2014 08:34:00 AM

Gibson: Gov’t Will Meet NHI 2016 DeadlineBy Korvell PyfromThe Bahama Journal Despite tough scrutiny from the Opposition over its ability to implement the much touted National Health Insurance (NHI) plan, Labour and National Insurance Minister Sha > read more

Neal Watson, president of the Bahamas Diving Association expressed grave concerns about the future of Bimini’s waters ...as the 450-foot-long cutter suction dredger, the Niccolo Machiavelli, hovers ...waiting for a legal case to make its way throug

05/14/2014 16:21:00 PM

Dive association: Bimini dredging ‘pending catastrophic event’ Nearly 40 years after he first began sharing the beauty of Bimini’s coral reefs, luring divers from around the world to the tiny island in the northern Bahamas, one of the most > read more

Concerned citizens who oppose the Resorts World Bimini mega-resort are cautiously celebrating ...after the developers agreed, at the urging of a judge, not to begin dredging without handing over all the necessary permits

05/14/2014 07:27:00 AM

Bimini locals remain wary over resort’s lack of transparencyCAUSE FOR CONCERN – The Niccolo Machiavelli dredger anchored off Bimini’s pristine and ecologically significant reef system. The 450-foot vessel is to be used as part of the controve > read more

Irresponsible assumptions in the aragonite issue and debate

05/12/2014 15:59:00 PM

Fueling alarm and confusionDangers loom with irresponsible agitation By CANDIA DAMESManaging Editor candia@nasguard.com The alarm over aragonite is reaching a fever pitch.A coalition of pastors, union leaders and civil society activists has been ma > read more

The Bahamas is believed to be the only country in the world that produces high quality oolitc aragonite in commercial volumes ...and studies suggest Bursus Cay has “an infinite amount”

05/10/2014 02:03:00 AM

Aragonite Developer Plans Factory Outside Port AreaBy NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editornhartnell@tribunemedia.netThe manufacturing facility for a proposed $50 million aragonite mining project will be located on Grand Bahama outside the Port ar > read more

The Aragonite Royalty Issue in The Bahamas

05/10/2014 01:26:00 AM

Environment Minister Ignores Union’s Request on Aragonite ExportsBy Jones Bahamas:Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett has rejected requests from the National Congress of Trade Unions Bahamas (NCTUB) to renegotiate the royalties the country receiv > read more

Two years later ...we seek to objectively assess how the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) government has performed ...provide a prognosis on the rest of the administration’s term ...and offer some recommendations on the way forward

05/06/2014 17:28:00 PM

PLP governance: Two years in In a couple of hours from now, the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) will commemorate two years since the general elections that ushered the party into power. The PLP won the 2012 general election in a landslide victory o > read more

Despite having sort-of decriminalised same-sex intercourse ...the government has not moved to cement legal protections for the equal treatment of members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in The Bahamas

05/04/2014 00:44:00 AM

Lgbt Community: Too Tiny To Count? > read more

Niccolo Machiavelli ...the monster dredger and reef destroyer ...should not be allowed to tear up the seabed off the coast of north Bimini

05/01/2014 08:13:00 AM

‘Reef Destroyer’ arrives in BiminiBy Diane Phillips & Associates Machevelli dredgers off Bimini harbour > read more

Tax reform in The Bahamas ...particularly the introduction of a brand new system of taxation ...cannot succeed without the advancement of a focused and widespread education campaign

04/29/2014 18:18:00 PM

DNA Press Release - VAT Education BEFORE Taxation!Value Added Tax (VAT) experts hired to advise the Christie administration on the implementation of the proposed tax regime have, this week, confirmed the long standing position of many local busine > read more

Value Added Tax (VAT) exemptions result in a higher rate

04/27/2014 08:16:00 AM

New Zealand Vat Success Due To ‘Education, Almost No Exemptions’ By RASHAD ROLLE Tribune Staff Reporterrrolle@tribunemedia.netNEW Zealand Value Added Tax (VAT) experts emphasised yesterday that a strong education campaign and “virtually no e > read more

The regressive nature of value added tax (VAT) ...and its corresponding effects on the purchasing power of the populace ...in particular the middle and lower classes in a society

04/23/2014 07:49:00 AM

The Fiscal Reform Series: A model VAT implementation In the midst of the continuing debate on fiscal reform in The Bahamas, we must keep our eyes on the prize (and the price) and not forget the ultimate goal of embarking on this important venture. > read more

The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) is doubtful that this Perry Christie led Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) administration ...is capable ...or interested in keeping any of its promises to the Bahamian electorate

04/21/2014 15:09:00 PM

DNA says: PLP Late Again!DNA Leader - Branville McCartneyThe PLP’s approach to governance since taking office in 2012 has left much to be desired. In what has seemingly become their modus operandi, this government has proven time and time again tha > read more



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