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

DNA says: PLP Late Again!DNA Leader - Branville McCartneyThe PLP’s approach to governance since taking office in 2012 has left mu..

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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

The Question Of Medical Marijuana Use in The Bahamas

04/18/2014 01:58:00 AM

The Question Of Recognising Marijuana For Medical UseTribune242 Editorial:THE use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, says National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage, is a knotty issue that will soon have to be debated. Government is now feeling

Paralyzed by fear in The Islands of The Bahamas Paradise

04/17/2014 02:57:00 AM

The Bahamas - Still Paralyzed by FearDNA Press Release:Over the past two weeks, newspaper headlines have recounted horrific stories of violence, murder and mayhem which have gripped communities here in New Providence and on Grand Bahama Island; cemen

Value Added Tax (VAT) is a major component of the government’s fiscal reform program

04/15/2014 20:36:00 PM

The fiscal reform series: A deeper dive into VAT The analysis of the best taxation model and the appropriate mix of taxes for The Bahamas is far from over as we await the final study commissioned by the government and the results of the work don

The issue of Haitian migrants and persons of Haitian descent living in The Bahamas

04/12/2014 04:34:00 AM

Call To Stop DiscriminationBy AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporteraturnquest@tribunemedia.netTHE Bahamas government must work to address discriminatory practices towards persons of Haitian descent who apply for regularisation, an official from the

The Bahamas government is awaiting feedback from the Public and private sectors ...to determine whether there is a viable alternative to Value Added Tax (VAT)

04/10/2014 08:18:00 AM

FNM Senator: Bahamas Not Ready For VATBy Jones Bahamas:The government has yet to reveal the introductory rate or date for implementing Value Added Tax (VAT), but an Opposition politician is convinced The Bahamas will not be ready by the initial pr

Value Added Tax (VAT) would likely change the retail grocery industry in The Bahamas “for the worst” ...says Philip Beneby, the Retail Grocers Association’s president

04/09/2014 03:25:00 AM

Vat 'Straw To Break Back' Of Food RetailBy NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editornhartnell@tribunemedia.netFood prices would have increased by more than 7 per cent under a 15 per cent Value-Added Tax (VAT), with a sector body warning this tax in an

Political victimization and incompetence on the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF)

04/07/2014 19:47:00 PM

By Dennis Dames: I received a telephone call from my father today.

Views and commentaries on the proposed value-added tax (VAT) system in The Bahamas

04/06/2014 08:20:00 AM

The fiscal reform series: About that VAT The views and commentaries on the proposed value-added tax (VAT) system have been as diverse as they have been inconsistent. What makes the discussion even more interesting is that the divergent opinions h

The agony of abused Bahamian women in The Bahamas and Leslie Miller's domestic violence revelations

04/04/2014 23:01:00 PM

My daughter’s lesson on domestic violence Every morning, on the way to school, my eldest daughter’s job is to read the newspaper’s headlines or top stories to me as I drive.She always waits for my reaction to the news before moving to the n

Edmund Moxey’s dream about the social, cultural, and economic development of his Bahamian people is alive and well in The Bahamas

04/02/2014 21:46:00 PM

'Spoken From The Heart' - Tribute To Edmund Moxey By Sir Arthur FoulkesGOVERNOR General Sir Arthur Foulkes, in a tribute paid to Edmund Moxey, creator of the Jumbey Village dream, recalled their years in the political trenches together, nourishing a

Value added tax (VAT) and Debt Collection

03/30/2014 12:50:00 PM

Bahamian Shanendon E. Cartwright ...encourages all Bahamians to actively participate in the continuous positive advancement and further greatness of our beloved Commonwealth of The Bahamas

03/30/2014 09:50:00 AM

Want real change in The Bahamas? It’s time for active citizenship???Shanendon Eugene Cartwright ??On July 10, 2013, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas celebrated 40 years of independence.The annual recognition of self-determination inherent

A Bahamian perspective on the “Bahamian” design of value added tax (VAT) and its compliance in The Bahamas

03/29/2014 12:32:00 PM

Changing the conversation: Assessing VAT and the nation’s fiscal crisis Anyone watching the news or reading the newspapers in the past few months would have heard some elements of the government’s planned implementation of value-added tax (VAT

Scotiabank Bahamas shabby and insulting service

03/27/2014 18:06:00 PM

The value added tax (VAT) rate and the taxation of web shops

03/25/2014 17:47:00 PM

Ryan Pinder: VAT rate will depend on web shop taxes By KRYSTEL ROLLE-BROWNRGuardian Staff Reporter krystel@nasguard.com The value-added tax (VAT) rate will depend in part on the amount of money the government is able to derive from the taxation of

Fred Mitchell is on the right side of history with respect to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans-gender (LGBT) issue

03/22/2014 09:50:00 AM

The Bible And Lgbt RightsBy RUPERT MISSICK Jr:THE discussion between popular preacher Dr Myles Munroe and Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell has been an interesting one. Interesting only because it is fascinating watching someone with a bigoted position at

The People’s Foundation Economic Empowerment Organisation (TPFEO) alternative to Value Added Tax (VAT)

03/20/2014 13:46:00 PM

Group Suggests Exporting Natural Resources as VAT AlternativeBy Jones Bahamas: Rather than implementing Value Added Tax (VAT), the People’s Foundation Economic Empowerment Organisation (TPFEO) is a calling on the government to tax comp

Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) debate marijuana medical use... the decriminalisation of small quantities for recreational use ...and the economic benefits that might be derived from marijuana cultivation

03/16/2014 08:27:00 AM

Regional Commission to address the issues regarding marijuana use mandated by CARICOM Heads(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) - Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have mandated that a Regional Commiss

If value-added tax (VAT) is implemented on July 1, 2014 ...total chaos will erupt

03/14/2014 09:25:00 AM

Banker: ‘Total chaos’ without VAT delayTop investment banker points to unanswered questions; says tax alternatives could take place in interim By ALISON LOWEGuardian Business Editor alison@nasguard.com “Total chaos” will result if value-add

Failing to implement Value Added Tax (VAT) would see The Bahamas Government’s fiscal consolidation plans “veer considerably off track... says the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

03/11/2014 11:11:00 AM

Gov't To Collect Just Over Half Initial Vat GoalBy NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editornhartnell@tribunemedia.netThe Government will realise just over half of its projected Value-Added Tax (VAT) net revenue increase in the first year, the Interna

Fred Mitchell on CARICOM

03/10/2014 12:00:00 PM

Saving CARICOM, pt. 5 This commentary is taken from a lecture given by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell on February 6 at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago. Mitchell’s address was on

The condition of women's equality in The Bahamas today

03/10/2014 09:52:00 AM

"Join me on the Bridge" 03-08-14 Remarks by Branville McCartneyMr. McCartney was indeed humbled for the opportunity to address women on International Women's Day at the event "Join me on the Bridge" in Freeport, Grand Bahama. He was the first male

Fred Mitchell's Saving CARICOM

03/10/2014 00:07:00 AM

Saving CARICOM pt.4 • This commentary is taken from a lecture given by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell on February 6 at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago. Mitchell’s address was

Fred Mitchell on Saving CARICOM

03/09/2014 09:15:00 AM

Saving CARICOM, pt. 3 • This commentary is taken from a lecture given by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell on February 6 at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago. Mitchell’s address wa

Fred Mitchell discusses CARICOM’s survival

03/08/2014 08:12:00 AM

Saving CARICOM, pt. 2 • This commentary is taken from a lecture given by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell on February 6 at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago. Mitchell’s address wa

Domestic Violence is not a joke, Leslie Miller

03/07/2014 06:48:00 AM

Women of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) find Leslie Miller’s girlfriend beating remarks in Parliament extremely offensive and disturbing

03/06/2014 11:14:00 AM

Do Our Parliamentarians Condone Abuse Against Women?Leslie Miller’s recent comments from the floor of Parliament last week speak to an issue that women in this country, and around the world, have faced for decades. The idea that any sort of viole

Fred Mitchell joins the discussion on CARICOM’s survival

03/05/2014 17:35:00 PM

Saving CARICOM, pt. 1 • This commentary is taken from a lecture given by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell on February 6 at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago. Mitchell’s address was

The proposed Value Added Tax (VAT) could deteriorate The Bahamas’ economy

03/03/2014 12:50:00 PM

Moree Says Gov’t Should Consider Payroll Tax–Attorney says VAT could destroy economy by Korvell PyfromJones Bahamas:A payroll tax would be a better solution for the country at this point, suggested Attorney and former Chairman of the Public Serv

The looming introduction of value added-tax (VAT) and investors’ perceptions of the tax in The Bahamas

03/02/2014 08:20:00 AM

VAT creating ‘a lot of uncertainty’ for investorsBut Bahamas still viewed as less risky investment than most regional peers By Guardian Business Editoralison@nasguard.com Arguing that the looming introduction of value added-tax (VAT) is gene

Value Added Tax (VAT) is unfair, untimely, unreasonable and undesirable ... says Democratic National Alliance (DNA) leader, Branville McCartney

02/25/2014 06:46:00 AM

Vat Is 'Unfair, Untimely And Unreasonable' - DnaTribune242:DNA leader Branville McCartney continued his push for the government to rethink the introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT), calling it an “unfair, untimely, and unreasonable” burden to

...Value added tax (VAT) is an inappropriate tax for a tourism-based economy

02/22/2014 18:03:00 PM

Value added-tax ‘anti-tourism’ Central Bank of Barbados chief says VAT system ‘a mess’ there and urges government to replace it with sales tax By ALISON LOWEGuardian Business Editor alison@nasguard.com BARBADOS – Claiming he has seen

Value Added Tax (VAT) is viable in The Bahamas

02/20/2014 07:35:00 AM

“VAT is Viable,” says Leading Auditor, Calls VAT ‘Most Equitable, Transparent’ Kendrick Christie, President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Bahamas Chapter asserted that “Value Added Tax (VAT) is viable in The Bahamas.”

Value Added Tax (VAT) and the Bahamian economy

02/19/2014 19:58:00 PM

Imf Not Forcing Vat On BahamasTribune242:The Bahamas’ decision to implement Value-Added Tax (VAT) did not result from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) holding a gun to the Government’s head, a key Ministry of Finance consultant says.

We do not support value added tax (VAT)

02/17/2014 16:30:00 PM

Some Family Is. residents “clueless” about VAT By ROYSTON JONES JR.Guardian Staff Reporterroyston@nasguard.com With fewer than five months before the implementation of value-added tax (VAT), several residents on two Family Islands said they hav

Can anyone imagine two Romanian women landing on Columbus’ island of San Salvador ...scooping up 13 frightened iguanas, stuffing them in socks, then into a suitcase ...and getting as far as London on their way to deliver them to an unknown accompli

02/14/2014 07:14:00 AM

Investigating Theft Of IguanasTribune242: AS Deputy Prime Minister “Brave” Davis said in a press statement yesterday, it is important that the mysterious appearance of 13 Bahamian iguanas — one dead— discovered in luggage at Heathrow Airpo

Serious concerns over endangered iguana smuggling

02/12/2014 03:22:00 AM

DPM expresses concerns over iguana smuggling By TRAVIS CARTWRIGHT-CARROLLGuardian Staff Reportertravis@nasguard.com Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis yesterday expressed concern that 13 rock iguanas were stolen from San Salvador and smuggled

Bahamas Endangered Iguanas Intercepted in London

02/09/2014 09:10:00 AM

Endangered Iguanas Intercepted in LondonThe Bahamas High Commission London:??Endangered Bahamian

The lingering legacy of the transatlantic slave trade and chattel slavery in Caribbean societies

02/05/2014 06:52:00 AM

What's the precise meaning of the death penalty test imposed by the London-based Privy Council?

02/01/2014 08:34:00 AM

Call To End Confusion Over Death PenaltyTribune242:ONE of the country’s top judges has called for an end to the confusion surrounding the imposition of the death penalty.

Bahamians are now engaged in a journey towards economic empowerment and freedom ...the final struggle in the centuries-long voyage from enslavement ...to full freedom for generations to come

01/30/2014 10:01:00 AM

The march to Majority Rule, pt. 4Consider This... By PHILIP C. GALANIS “For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die.” - Senator Edward M. KennedyAs w

The modern Quiet Revolution in The Bahamas must find root in the development of a cosmopolitan society ...that has no boundaries, no barricades, no social or economic discrimination or segregation ...and no lofty height that could not be attained by

01/26/2014 08:12:00 AM

A reset of the Quiet Revolution: Towards a new pathRAYNARD RIGBY We have just marked (and for some, celebrated) the first national Majority Rule Day. Due to the lackluster treatment of the holiday, the significance of the journey to 1967 and the b

The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) on the Christie administration's deal with Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd (BTC) and Cable and Wireless

01/23/2014 12:18:00 PM

Bahamians are NO Fools!The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) is incredulouslydisappointed in the Christie administration, which, as failed negotiations withCable and Wireless further proves, continues to show no real plan forgovernance.Many Bahamian

What were some of the major milestones that contributed to the centuries-long march to Majority Rule in The Bahamas?

01/21/2014 20:55:00 PM

The march to Majority Rule, Part IIIConsider This... By PHILIP C. GALANIS History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.

Prime Minister Perry Christie says that he should have taken the bold step of regulating web shops ...after coming to office in 2012 ...instead of taking the referendum route

01/20/2014 20:13:00 PM

PM regrets referendumChristie says he should have regulated web shops By CANDIA DAMESGuardian News Editorcandia@nasguard.com Prime Minister Perry Christie has admitted regret over going to referendum on the gambling issue nearly a year ago and said

...the implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT) along with The Bahamas’ accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will greatly improve the country’s market and trade access

01/16/2014 06:52:00 AM

VAT Will Increase Market Access, Says Pinderby Korvell PyfromJones BahamasFinancial Services Minister Ryan Pinder said yesterday Bahamians will have greater market access and trade when Value Added Tax (VAT) is implemented later this year.The gover

Significant milestones in the struggle for Majority Rule in The Bahamas

01/13/2014 17:08:00 PM

The March to Majority Rule, Part IIConsider This... By PHILIP C. GALANIS History is for human self-knowledge... the only clue to what man can do is what man has done.

From Urban Renewal 1.0 to 2.0 ...in the war against crime in The Bahamas

01/08/2014 19:02:00 PM

Urban Renewal Revamp 'An Error'By RASHAD ROLLE Tribune Staff Reporterrrolle@tribunemedia.netREVAMPING the original Urban Renewal was a “fatal error” in the fight against crime, Social Anthropologist and College of the Bahamas professor Dr Nico

The centuries-long march to majority rule in The Bahamas

01/06/2014 19:34:00 PM

The march to majority rule, pt. 1Consider This... By PHILIP C. GALANIS The journey was very long and fraught with many dangers, trials, abuses, separations, rebellions, revolts, violence, frustrations, successes and, yes, even deaths.

From Ignorance and Want to Wisdom and Means

01/02/2014 09:57:00 AM

By Dennis Dames:The Ghost of Christmas Present opened his robe to reveal two haggard, ashen, corpse-like children to Ebenezer Scrooge; and he said, “Look upon these”.

Ramp-up campaign against value-added tax (VAT) in 2014

12/31/2013 08:56:00 AM

Anti-VAT group plans to ‘go grassroots’ in 2014 SCIESKA ADDERLEYGuardian Business Reporter scieska@nasguard.com Come 2014, a local advocacy group plans to ramp up its campaign against value-added tax (VAT).Since creating Citizens for a Bette

Bahamians must all stand together and let our government know that Value Added Tax (VAT) is not for us

12/13/2013 06:51:00 AM

Value Added Tax (VAT) could hardly be effectively administered in The Bahamas ...because the country has a maladministered tax collection system

12/10/2013 12:12:00 PM

Young Man's View: Vat Roll-Out Will Be A MessBy ADRIAN GIBSON ajbahama@hotmail.comTHE rollout of the new Value Added Tax regime is seemingly setting up to become an unholy mess! In this the second part of my VAT series, I spoke to a former Canadi

The Ministry of Finance Releases the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Study on the Economic and Social Impacts of value added tax (VAT) in The Bahamas

12/08/2013 09:52:00 AM

Bahamas.gov:For the IDB's Study on the Economic and Social Impacts of VAT in The Bahamas click here. This is a highly technical research, fully calibrated to the local circumstances and based on a complete representation of the Bahamian economy. For

Implementing both value-added tax (VAT) and a contributory National Health Insurance (NHI)?scheme cannot co-exist

12/04/2013 06:36:00 AM

NHI ‘too much too fast’ given VATHead of Coalition for Healthcare Reform says ‘only so much’ private sector can bear, as NHI?steering committee moves ahead By ALISON LOWEGuardian Business Editoralison@nasguard.com As a government-appo

Value Added Tax (VAT) Draft Bill and Regulations

12/03/2013 09:59:00 AM

Public NoticeVAT Draft Bill and RegulationsPublished Date : November 29, 2013Drafts:Guide to VAT LegislationDraft of Value Added Tax BillDraft of Value Added Tax Regulations The drafts of the Value Added Tax (VAT) Bill and Regulations are being rele

Viable alternatives to Value Added Tax (VAT) ...and ways to increase revenue ...and ultimately ...reduce The Bahamas debt

12/01/2013 18:48:00 PM

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