The government will reduce the duty on some refrigerators and stoves, while increasing the duty on plastic shopping bags, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said yesterday.
“To advance our commitment to environmental sustainability, we have tailored several measures in the 2019/2020 budget
Far fewer people than originally projected have benefited from the government’s value-added tax (VAT) exemption on electricity bills, according to numbers released by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest.
During the 2019/2020 budget communication yesterday, Turnquest said that the once temporary measure has now been made
The government will provide more than $170 million to assist the introduction of commercial scale solar energy over the next decade, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said yesterday.
During the presentation of the 2019/2020 budget, Turnquest said, “In the area of energy
A magistrate was yesterday ordered to continue money laundering charges against former Urban Renewal Deputy Director Michelle Reckley and four others.
Reckley is accused of defrauding the government of $1,255,637.83 through the Urban Renewal Small Homes Repair program in Grand Bahama, and laundering the money with
A male juvenile was shot and killed Tuesday night on New Providence, according to police.
Police said shortly before 11 p.m. three men were walking on Raymond Road when they were approached by three armed men, who shot them before running away.
The injured men were transported to
In a lengthy communication yesterday, the minister of finance delivered a budget communication that essentially said that the government’s 2019/2020 financial approach going forward would be “steady as she goes”.
The minister made it clear that the government’s essential focus will continue to be on slowing
As we all know, The Bahamas has remained one of the top ranked tourist destinations in the world for more than 20 years, and tourism will continue to grow for more years down the road.
One of the reasons why is because of our successful
On December 21, 2011, at the official opening of the new Straw Market downtown Nassau, then Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, under the theme “A Celebration of Bahamian Imagination and Ingenuity”, noted the history of the City of Nassau: “Fittingly, today’s ceremony comes some weeks after
A 41-year-old Bahamian woman was found dead in a canal in Florida last week, authorities confirmed.
Reports out of Florida said the cause of death was believed to be blunt force trauma to the head.
Kameela Russell, a mother of two who was born on New Providence,
Amid dissatisfaction over junior doctors being issued one-year contracts, Bahamas Doctors’ Union (BDU) President Dr. Melisande Bassett said yesterday that the union is eyeing a strike poll.
“We have spoken with authorities at Public Hospitals Authority (PHA), as well as the Department of [Public] Health regarding