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A new era in the Bahamian political system
Dear Editor, The majority of the Bahamian people have very little reason to be thankful for, and brag about, 40 years of majority rule in The Bahamas. Only a handful of Bahamians and foreign investors have a good reason to be joyful and h...
St. Kitts and Nevis govt discounts VAT for two days for Christmas
Dear Editor, According to Caribbean360.com, St. Kitts and Nevis is reducing its VAT from 17 percent to five percent on December 5 and 19 to stimulate consumer activity. On Friday, November 29, 2013, Nigel Carty, minister of information for ...
The world should speak English
Dear Editor, I am sure that you would agree with me that in the world today, and has been for an extended period of time, the English language seems to be the premier international language of choice spoken, read and written by a variety of ...
An Abaco treasure under threat
Dear Editor, When I passed the age of 75 I promised not to write to the press on controversial issues; however, country is more important than pride so here goes. Let me say at the outset that the issue under consideration is non-political. R...
Children, education and moving forward
Dear Editor, Greetings future leaders of our Bahamaland. Please allow me these brief words to say how proud we are of you as a student body and for the excellent work many of you are putting out. We say thank you. This article seeks to addre...
FNMs are their own worst enemies
Dear Editor, It wouldn’t take a political scientist from Havard University to see that the Free National Movement (FNM) is a deeply fractured party. FNMs are their own worst enemies. FNM Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis (Killarney), in my view, is perhap...
Ten reasons why VAT is wrong for The Bahamas
Dear Editor, VAT will eliminate the taxes on business income and shift them 100 percent to the consumer. This violates a basic tenet of fairness: He who earns it should pay. Although the name of this tax suggests that incremental increas...
Is it Ingraham or nothing?
Dear Editor, I hold no brief for the former prime minister. He, as a one-man band, got us, mostly, into the financial mess that we are in today. He was/is not an astute economist or even a businessman and so, perhaps, we should not have ex...
Pastor supports govt efforts in crime fight
Dear Editor, We are not there yet. Much more needs to be done by all the social partners if we are going to win this war against crime and return our communities to the once tranquil environments they used to be. Places like my beloved Bain T...
Right to tax requires responsibility of accountability
Dear Editor, There is a lot of discussion nowadays about taxes and the concern over the government’s stated intention to implement a value-added tax (VAT) on July 1, 2014. This VAT is correctly being called regressive, as it impacts the p...
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