It is unbelievable (and shows true incompetence) that with only four months to go, the government is still figuring out the rules for VAT and has not tabled the final bill yet.
Today, my soul mourns the social, economic and political state of the nation and I must conclude that we have travelled from slavery to slavery. We have to agree that something is drastically wrong in our nation and we must unite to seek an effective remedy.
Shane Gibson is threatening to expose Free National Movement (FNM) and other opposition public officials who have fallen behind in meeting their financial obligations.
Many of our leading citizens with political connections and with undeniably deep pockets are known to be among the biggest offenders yet they have for many years enjoyed a tax and prosecution immunity not extended to the rest of us.
Free National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner said Prime Minister Perry Christie is the most “incompetent and irresponsible prime minister and minister of finance since the advent of Cabinet government in The Bahamas.”
We should not determine our leaders because they manage to maintain the patina of what our hypocritical society says is acceptable. It is my opinion that hypocrisy is the root cause of all of the problems that we face in this country
Mr Christie voted in favour of the 2002 referendum, then went outside of the House of Assembly and took a different position. Some Bahamians and FNMs in particular have not forgotten this “duplicity”.
The revelation by The Nassau Guardian last week that the government’s chief advocate for value-added tax, Ishmael Lightbourne, has been…
Perry Christie may have believed in Bahamians, but to paraphrase George Orwell, the maxim seems to have changed to: “All Bahamians are equal, but some Bahamians are more equal than others.”