Chester Cooper says: Indeed Bahamians of all races and ethnic backgrounds - are welcome in the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP)

05/16/2017 23:11:00 PM

PERSONAL STATEMENT BY I. CHESTER COOPER MP-Elect, Exuma & Ragged Island ConstituencyMay 16, 2017During Monday’s ceremony for the farewell address for former Prime Minister and Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Perry Christie, there ...

Omar Archer files challenge to legality of criminal libel laws

04/13/2017 21:27:00 PM

Lawyers for outspoken social media commentator Omar Archer have filed a constitutional challenge against the Bahamas’ criminal libel laws, arguing that they violate citizens’ fundamental right to freedom of expression.This is the second ...

Who is Oswald Brown?

03/26/2017 21:33:00 PM

RESPONSE TO A PROLIFIC FACEBOOK TROUBLEMAKERCOMMENTARY BY OSWALD T. BROWN:This initially started out as a response to a post by C. a. Newry, a mischievous gadfly, who is a prolific troublemaker on Facebook. He apparently dredged up a comment ...

Brazil beef ban in The Bahamas

03/22/2017 22:08:00 PM

The Bahamas bans Brazil beef By XIAN SMITH Guardian Business Reporter Consumers in The Bahamas are being warned not to eat any meat products imported from Brazil.A precautionary ban has been placed on meat products, which ...

Dame Joan Sawyer concerns about the government statements on the general election and Baha Mar

03/09/2017 17:34:00 PM

Dear Editor,Please forgive me if I have misunderstood two recent stories which appeared in your respective newspapers.The first is that the prime minister is reported to have said that he was not going to call the general election “any time ...

The Hawksbill Creek Agreement (HCA) is the finest Development Agreement in the world

03/01/2017 23:56:00 PM

STATEMENT ON FREEPORT by: PROFESSOR GILBERT NMO MORRISThe Hawksbill Creek Agreement (HCA) is the finest Development Agreement in the world. I know the force of this statement, since I grew up under this agreement; wrote nearly all my undergraduate ...

Freetowns In The Bahamas

02/11/2017 09:20:00 AM

RE - A Brief History of the 'Freetowns' in New Providence and in Grand Bahama, Bahamas.  PREFACE - When you said something that was DUMB, my 9th Grade teacher at Eastern Senior School would say: "Don't let your IGNORANCE predominate where ...

An economic and social review of The Bahamas

11/19/2016 17:47:00 PM

by Dr Kevin AlcenaAs citizens of a democracy, we are often called upon to make on complex public issues. We express our decision indirectly by for leader who represent or support certain policies. Sometimes, Though less frequently, we express ...

There is no unity to return to ...Trump ran on dividing not uniting America

11/16/2016 20:37:00 PM

THE AGE OF TRUMP: I SEEM TO SEE TROUBLE THIS WAY COMES! By Gilbert Morris - In May of 2008, I warned anyone who would listen that as wonderfully gracious and intelligent as beautiful a soul as President Barack Obama was, he lacked a "killer ...

The Rule of Law and the Constitution Trumps Parliamentary Privilege in The Bahamas

08/09/2016 17:40:00 PM

Insight: A Simmering Constitutional Crisis Ready To EruptFrederick Smith QC says the separation of powers between executive and judiciary is being threatened by ‘capricious’ parliamentarians over the Save The Bays email row . . . The ...


02/24/2015 13:07:00 PM

By Oswald Brown:

Bahamians of Haitian descent in The Bahamas political arena

02/19/2015 08:36:00 AM

Smith: No Problem With Idea Of Haitian-Bahamian Political PartyBy KHRISNA VIRGIL Tribune Staff Reporterkvirgil@tribunemedia.netHUMAN rights activist Fred Smith, QC, said he sees no problem with Bahamians of Haitian descent organising to form ...

The proposed Credit Reporting Bill 2014 and the Credit Reporting Regulations 2014

02/13/2015 10:41:00 AM

Central Bank Informs Public on Proposed Credit Reporting BillBy Kathryn Campbell - BIS: Wendy Craigg, Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas, addresses the Information Session.

Louby Georges on employment opportunities for persons of Haitian descent in The Bahamas

02/06/2015 09:41:00 AM

Descendants Of Haitians Finding It Harder To Get A JobBy AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Chief Reporteraturnquest@tribunemedia.netTHE government’s new immigration policy has severely affected employment opportunities for persons of Haitian descent, ...

Hubert Minnis is the most incompetent and incapable opposition leader

01/29/2015 14:19:00 PM

The horrendous disaster of Dr. Hubert MinnisBy SIMON In the estimation of a veteran political observer, echoing a chorus of public outrage, “The country is going to hell.” To many, if not most, the Christie administration is a basket ...

Correctional Intelligence Unit (CIU) at the Department of Correctional Services (formerly Her Majesty's Prison)

01/21/2015 16:56:00 PM

CIU to Help Reduce Possible Internal and External Threats to PrisonBy Matt Maura - BIS:NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The establishment of the new Correctional Intelligence Unit (CIU) at the Department of Correctional Services (formerly Her Majesty's ...

High Bahamian youth unemployment, and resulting poverty and social inequality breed high crime levels in The Bahamas

01/19/2015 11:40:00 AM

Poverty Breeds 35% ‘No Graduate’ RateBy NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editornhartnell@tribunemedia.netMore than one-third of the poorest Bahamians fail to complete secondary education, helping to create what a former Cabinet minister ...

Stem Cell Therapy Industry Launched in The Bahamas

01/18/2015 08:41:00 AM

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister, the Right Hon. Perry G. Christie, delivers a speech during a ceremony marking the official launch of

The Bahamas national unemployment rate increases

01/11/2015 11:37:00 AM

Unemployment upSurvey says more than 30,000 without jobs By KRYSTEL ROLLE-BROWNGuardian Staff Reporter The national unemployment rate rose from 14.3 percent in May 2014 to 15.7 percent in November 2014, according to preliminary ...

You can now sell Chinese Bonds ("Dim Sum" bonds) from The Bahamas

01/09/2015 09:48:00 AM

THE CECIL NEWRY INTERROGATIVE: CHINESE/BAHAMAS CURRECY HUBBy Gilbert MorrisIn the last 10 years, I have suggested:a. That we have no financial centre, we are just a jurisdiction that offers some financial services, which are not coordinated ...

Value Added Tax (VAT) Implementation: A Titanic Failure

01/08/2015 10:40:00 AM

The Democratic National Alliance:The first week of Value Added Tax (VAT) implementation has been a proverbial nightmare for both businesses and consumers around the country. As expected, this Christie administration has again failed at the ...

Cuba registers lowest infant mortality rate in its history – 4.2 per 1,000 live births

01/06/2015 10:12:00 AM

The country ended 2014 maintaining the rate established during the last months of 2013, - 4.2 per 1,000 live births - the lowest achieved to date, and among the best in the world. Arlin Alberty Loforte | ended 2014 ...

Fred “Botha” Mitchell and the Birth of “Apartheid in The Bahamas”

01/02/2015 20:29:00 PM

An open letter from Fred Smith, QC to Nicki Kelly in response to her column appearing in The Punch on December 22, 2014Dear Ms. Kelly,At the outset, let me state, that I agree with Ms. Nicki Kelly. Both Fred Mitchell and Fred Smith QC plead ...


12/18/2014 07:21:00 AM

By Gilbert Morris:

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 well as our words

12/06/2014 09:57:00 AM

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.

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.

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 Value-Added Tax (VAT) Private Sector Education Task Force Co-chair Jasmine Davis said yesterday that vatable healthcare will have “huge ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 i ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Is The Bahamas prepared for Ebola?

10/18/2014 07:36:00 AM

Sands: Bahamas not prepared for Ebola By TRAVIS CARTWRIGHT-CARROLLGuardian Staff Free National Movement (FNM) Deputy Chairman Dr. Duane Sands said yesterday he is not convinced the Ministry of Health is prepared ...

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

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. ...

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 –

Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks in The Bahamas

10/11/2014 09:47:00 AM

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 ...

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 Bad credit cost The Bahamas about $1.6 billion in available credit between 2009 and 2013, ...

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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Auto dealers and likely other businesses that deal in price-controlled items may hike their prices by more than the ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 There is no public support for same-sex marriage in The Bahamas, according to the data from a scientific opinion poll conducted earlier ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 Marco City MP Greg Moss said the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in The Bahamas is attempting ...


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 ...

Trade unions 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 ...

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, ...

The gender equality issue is a civil rights matter 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 A package of controversial constitutional amendment bills appears set to get the approval of members of Parliament today, but ...

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.

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 Director of Immigration William Pratt yesterday raised a red flag over marriages of convenience in The Bahamas.While ...

From NO in the 2002 Referendum 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

Anyone who believes in freedom and democracy ...should protest and oppose the horrible provision of Section 64 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 ...

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 Bahamas Faith Ministries International President Dr. Myles Munroe yesterday suggested that Haitian President Michel ...

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to study Haitian migration from the North Coast of Haiti 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 ...

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 ...

Youth unemployment in The Bahamas

07/22/2014 07:07:00 AM

Halkitis concerned about youth unemployment By KRYSTEL ROLLE-BROWNGuardian Staff Reporter Although the unemployment rate has generally improved, Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis yesterday said the rate ...

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

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 IN a move being hailed as a victory for greater transparency in government processes, Supreme Court justices granted injunction ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 The battle between environmentalists and Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard over whether he should have the right to receive permits for redevelopment ...

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 ...

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 ad ...

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 ...

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 ...

The one thing that is clear to me 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 i ...