Recently, Governor of the Central Bank Wendy Craigg urged the Government to quickly address the issue of unregulated web shop gaming and the associated vulnerabilities presented as a result and, even more, cautioned that this sector in its current state threatened to undermine proposed plans for a Bahamian Credit Bureau.
The Cannabis Commercial and Medicinal Research Taskforce (CCMRT) says it has been given an assurance that Jamaica will this year decriminalise marijuana as the island seeks to establish a medicinal marijuana industry.
The country’s decision to implement VAT was not as a result of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) holding a gun to the head of The Bahamas government, Ministry of Finance Consultant Ishmael Lightbourne told dozens of people gathered at the Ministry of Finance’s VAT information forum at Evangelistic Temple recently.
From the Americas to Europe to North Africa and beyond, the marijuana legalization movement is gaining unprecedented traction.
A Cuban fishing vessel was apprehended by Bahamian authorities for illegal foreign fishing, possession of sharks and long line fishing apparatus in Bahamian waters.
A leading environmental lawyer and consultant for Save The Bays says the environmental protection act will not only protect a fragile and often threatened environment but could lead to new economic prosperity by unleashing a host of profitable enterprises.
This is almost funny. How can the Bahamas create a dispute resolution center when corruption is so rampant in every area of society? It is not arbitration when one can bribe people to obtain the results they seek.
Public opinion overwhelmingly supports capital punishment but does the government of the Bahamas have the will and courage to enforce laws that are currently on the books?
Before a person can be sentenced for murder, he or she has to be convicted first – and this is the critical issue all political leaders are ignoring.