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Don’t let 12% VAT distract you from Oban

Dear Editor,


I never thought in my wildest imagination that provisions would have been made for me to finally get a helicopter. This proves that dreams do come true.

But, come on, man. Have we ever in generations seen such a profound disregard and disrespect for a people? Have we ever seen anything so brazen being played in such a callous way?

Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest could care less if he was exposed to be taking care of himself by making sure his business was comfortable. But what did, in fact, happen was the masters made sure that the distance between the haves and have-nots widened.

In an effort to control the people easier, the best way to do it was to keep them poor. But I never thought that it would be so blatant. PM Minnis made sure the wealthy were served generously on a silver platter. Is it true that Jaws Beach will be used to build condominiums? Just asking!

The big car dealers pay no duty until the cars are sold, but the small used car businesses have literally been strangled. I am sure this was designed to completely suffocate them until they succumb.

There are other points that I would love to expound on, but they are for another time.

The real concern is that the 12 percent increase on VAT, I believe, was earth-shattering enough to cause all of the attention to be removed from the elephant in the room. We must not lose focus. The OBAN land grab deal must remain front-and-center. We must therefore not let the side show distract us from the big show.

The ball of confusion has caused all to start scampering to and fro, but we must remain vigilant, stay awake. The thief is coming in the night, when you rest your head.

East Grand Bahama, brace yourselves: A new, very upscale, gated, Lyford Cay-style community may be coming your way. The real estate is the prize, not the oil. Keep your head in the game.

Truth is stranger than fiction.


– Ivoine W. Ingraham




The loss of 2,000 low paying entry-level jobs is no big deal