Row over delinquent BPL accounts erupts in Senate

FNM Senator Jamal Moss said yesterday that while the opposition has accused the government of failing to bring relief to the 5,000-plus delinquent Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) customers, there were 12,000 customers without power nearly two years after the Christie administration introduced value-added tax (VAT). The claim fueled a brief, but heated spat in […]

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BCC President laments retaliatory crimes after yesterday’s murder

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Following yesterday’s double murder outside the Sandilands Rehabilitation Center (SRC) on Fox Hill Road, which police have categorized as a retaliation shooting, President of The Bahamas Christian Council (BCC), Bishop Delton Fernander questioned whether aggressive or gang retaliation was on the rise. In an interview with Eyewitness News on Monday, Fernander lamented […]

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Gov’t. still in talks with attorneys of gaming operators

The government is presently in meetings with the attorneys representing gaming house operators, as the government does not accept their (gaming operators) interpretation of the law, said Attorney General Carl Bethel on Tuesday. “We are still seeking to agree on a framework on the last remaining issue, which is the stamp tax on deposits by […]

PLP concerned about shanty town residents

Just four weeks before the July 31 deadline for all shanty town residents to relocate from their current homes, the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) opposition has expressed concern that the soon-to-be displaced residents have not been able to find affordable rent or have been discriminated against by landlords. Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis said that […]