At least eight government ministers have not filed their public disclosures for this year, according to their own admissions. This means they have violated the law and should be arrested.
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Prime Minister Perry Christie has thus far failed to show strong leadership and no amount of skirting around the core issues at hand will change that fact, according to former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Minister A. Loftus Roker.
Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis said Members of Parliament who have failed to comply with the law and make their financial disclosures should be arrested.
International report says that the attractiveness of The Bahamas as a tourist destination could deteriorate, threatening the islands’ medium-term growth outlook.
Between 2000 and 2013, more than 2,700 children reported being sexually abused in The Bahamas. The figure is nearly double the number of reported adult rape victims, and does not account for the many who were likely too afraid to report.
The government’s projected revenue forecast of $12 million from taxing web shops only plays into the narrative that it is paying back web shop bosses, Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins said yesterday.
It has been almost three months since the brutal killing of British citizen Edgar George Dart in Grand Bahama and no arrests have been made, despite a $25,000 reward which was offered for information leading to the arrests of those responsible.
Talk about a “friends & family discount”… if you know the right people at BEC, you can skip out on paying your electricity bills, while others get their power shut off if they are even 1-day late.
“Dire consequences” for the financial sector and the Bahamian economy could result from a perception among international agencies monitoring issues of money-laundering and terrorist financing that The Bahamas is being “lax” in its handling of web shops.