A staggering $48.9 million extra has been budgeted this year for new contract workers. Almost every Ministry and Department has hundreds of thousands to multiplied-millions in increases for these new contracts.
Officers from abroad, working side by side with the country’s local policemen, and on exchange or for some indefinite period, most likely than not, could start swift relief and control of the crime situation in The Bahamas.
The Government, while not only maintaining price controls, has gone from removing business license taxes in its White Paper on VAT, to taxing businesses out of existence.
As Yogi Berra said, “It’s like deja-vu, all over again”, as the PLP gets set to repeat the mistakes of the drug-fueled 1980s, when they basically legalized criminality… and we are still suffering the consequences of that.
People are just tired of Perry Christie and Bradley Roberts wasting time stating how great they are and how hard they are working. The PLP had a great run, but it must change quickly or die.
With Financial Secretary John Rolle confirming that the VAT rate will increase “in the not too distant future”, it appears the implementation of VAT at 7.5% was only the thin end of the wedge so to speak.
I begin by highlighting that the government has cut $3.2 million from COB’s allocation in the 2014/2015 budget, bringing the total cut from higher education at COB over two budget years to over $6.7 million.
FNM Chairman Darron Cash has filed a report against the government with Amnesty International over alleged human rights abuses in the aftermath of a search at his home and seizure of personal items.
Former PLP minister A. Loftus Roker says that the current group of PLP politicians is an indisciplined and disorganized bunch, and Perry Christie should resign for his million-dollar mistake in bringing the January 2013 gambling referendum to the public.