The government’s revenue projection for the 2018/2019 fiscal period is now forecasted to fall short by $185 million, Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest revealed yesterday.
Turnquest said this is due in part to the renegotiated tax scale for gaming houses, lower than expected value-added tax (VAT)
The government’s revelation that it expects revenue performance to fall short by $185 million this fiscal year was an admission of failure, Shadow Minister of Finance Chester Cooper claimed yesterday.
Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest revealed the expected shortfall in his mid-year budget statement in the House of
National Security Minister Marvin Dames and Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine butted heads as they exited Parliament yesterday.
The exchange quickly escalated.
As Dames walked down the stairs into the nearby men’s bathroom accompanied by Yamacraw MP Elsworth Johnson, he repeatedly shouted that he didn’t want to be “buttered up”.
House Speaker Halson Moultrie yesterday urged members of Parliament to submit their financial disclosures by the deadline tomorrow.
“Honorable members, I thought it would be prudent at this time to direct your minds while your minds are still engaged with financial matters, to the Public Disclosure
The death of a 73-year-old man in a horrific boat crash in 2015 was accidental, a coroner ruled yesterday.
Coroner Jeanine Weech-Gomez received permission from the attorney general to hold the inquiry into the April 3, 2015 death of Timothy Ferguson without a jury.
Ferguson was fishing
A jury on Tuesday acquitted a man of rape by a majority verdict of 8 -1.
Prosecutors had alleged that Dario McKenzie raped another male in January 2018.
McKenzie’s lawyer, Tai Pinder, successfully defended McKenzie against the allegation.
Terry Archer appeared for the Office of the Director of
Prosecutors on Wednesday filed an appeal against a judge’s decision to allow a manslaughter convict to remain free on bail pending sentencing.
Although defendants are usually remanded into custody upon conviction, Justice Renae McKay extended the bail of Don Brennen following the jury’s guilty verdict on
It is unlikely the present state of Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) will be able to sustain the anticipated influx of patients from National Health Insurance (NHI) next year, according to officials.
More than 160,000 individuals are expected to receive coverage from NHI when the program is
Hubert Ingraham would never have run Rev. Frederick McAlpine in a winnable seat. Dr. Hubert Minnis did. Hence the problem facing our prime minister.
McAlpine is erratic and self-consumed. After the Free National Movement (FNM) victory on May 10, 2017, he expected a Cabinet post. That did
I often hear the noise in the market that Bahamians do not support their own (local businesses) but maybe that’s because Bahamians don’t know how to serve their own.
There has been lots of emphasis placed on small business development in The Bahamas recently and