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A bad move at the airport
For major hotels in The Bahamas there are peak times during which a big chunk of the revenue for the year comes in – Christmas/New Year’s, Easter and Thanksgiving. During these periods thousands of people come to The Bahamas with their families. ...
Ensuring Bahamian investors downtown are treated just as well as the Chinese
Last year 6.15 million visitors came to The Bahamas. The majority of these people – 4.8 million – came via cruise ships. The cruise ship business is doing well in our country, and more and more visitors are coming to the Port of Nassau. In 2012, ...
BEC should not give extravagant contract to its workers
We just went through the worst summer in recent memory in New Providence when it comes to power outages. Many homeowners and businesses lost equipment due to the situation. Many were enraged because family life and commerce were constantly being disr...
The evolution of financial services in The Bahamas
The Bahamas signed an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the United States in order to comply with the latter’s Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) on November 3, 2014. A few days earlier, it had been announced that The Bahamas had commi...
Minnis now has no excuses
Dear Editor, Dr. Hubert Minnis’ performance as party leader has been deeply flawed and the damage is possibly irreparable. Even those closest to him acknowledge this. Despite that unfortunate reality wise men in the senior ranks of the FNM decided...
Minnis cannot go back to business as usual
FNMs have spoken. At last Friday’s convention, an overwhelming number of the party’s delegates decided to keep Dr. Hubert Minnis as leader of the party, rather than replace him with his former deputy, Loretta Butler-Turner. Addressing the hundre...
Intellectually curious and creative
In a parliamentary democracy such as ours, the quality of the respective teams of candidates chosen by major political parties to contest general elections is crucial. From among these candidates new governments are formed, including a Cabinet with ...
Backing up words with action
The government has yet again reiterated its commitment to the passage of the Constitutional Amendment Bills and the realization of gender equality. The bills, which have remained in committee for more than two months, are expected to be amended afte...
Mature bipartisanship on display
The governing party is charged with leading the country. The opposition is charged with holding it to account. This does not mean, however, standing in opposition to all things suggested or done by the government. A good opposition is able to commen...
There should be fairness with tax collection
Value-added tax (VAT) is scheduled to come into effect on January 1, 2015 at a rate of 7.5 percent. The purpose of VAT is not to grow the economy or to modernize the system of tax collection in The Bahamas. The tax has been created to increase the re...
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