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Value added tax is not the right move
Dear Editor, The above topic is proving to be an issue of high focus both in the press and in a variety of business seminars. The potential impact of VAT in The Bahamas rightly causes the high profile that it has been receiving. I have resist...
Peter Nygard: A visionary lightening rod
Dear Editor, I am a supporter of scientific progress and development. In fact, if I was better at mathematics when I attended Government High School decades ago, I would have entered the medical profession. If not that discipline, my sec...
The need for change
Dear Editor, When Kurt McCartney was murdered, the family cried and a nation wept. The McCartneys shed tears of intense sadness, unable to come to grips with what had happened. We shed tears for a different kind of loss, one we could not...
There are no excuses for the PLP
Dear Editor, I write to comment on a recent Nassau Guardian National Review article by Juan McCartney entitled “Getting Bahamians Back to Work”. I and countless Bahamians do not share McCartney’s generosity in not wanting to judge the PLP “...
Is Peter Nygard on a quest to be like Peter Pan?
Dear Editor, Peter Nygard, according to the October 30 edition of The Nassau Guardian, said that he wants to live forever or to die trying. The Canadian fashion designer is obviously familiar with the music of American rapper 50 Cent. Seem...
VAT should not happen
Dear Editor, It amazes me that Prime Minister Perry Christie and his government are considering placing value added tax on the backs of the Bahamian people. Have they not seen the unemployment numbers? If 16 percent of...
The case for a social democracy
Dear Editor, Socialism is a dirty word in most Western-styled democracies, as it tends to evoke images of individuals living on the economic fat of the state, at taxpayers’ expense, while electing not to work or otherwise make themselves productiv...
VAT is a bad idea
Dear Editor, A good friend of mine e-mailed me an Internet link (http://vimeo.com/58126843) and asked me to watch the 15-minute video on VAT (value added tax) that I found there. I did so, and as a result I am begging all and sundry to please,...
Years of bad governance
Dear Editor, I presently reside on Grand Bahama and wherever you go, the questions you hear from everyone, across the political divide, rich, middle class or poor, young or old, are: Can there be a worse government? When will this era of bad g...
The government, capital punishment and the Sermon on the Mount
Dear Editor, Bahamas Christian Network CEO Pastor Silbert Mills recently made an interesting observation on his Facebook page when he pointed out that The Bahamas has had 1,000 murders since 2000, yet not one execution during that span. The la...
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