NOW REFINE IT: OAS commends election but notes limited progress on past recommendations

Campaign finance reform and women’s participation highlighted as areas to be addressed OAS report: Challenges were created by unexpected snap election NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While commending The Bahamas and the Parliamentary Registration Department (PRD) for its efforts to hold a safe and effective electoral process during a global pandemic, the Organization of American States (OAS) […]

SIT THIS ONE OUT: Minister suggests quarantined voters will not be welcome at polls, but later backpedals

Dames: Would you like a COVID-positive voter next to you? What does quarantine mean? Wells: We are taking the position that they probably won’t be able to vote NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of National Security Marvin Dames suggested yesterday that individuals who are COVID-19-positive or who have been placed in quarantine will not be able […]

TAX THE RICH, NOT THE POOR: Davis pledges to increase collection but reduce VAT if elected

“I will tell you what we’re not going to do — ask poor and middle-class Bahamians to pay more in taxes” Opposition leader says economy cannot begin to recover until health crisis is under control NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis last night pledged that if elected, his administration would […]

VIOLATION: Cooper slams pre-election report as inaccurate “breach of law”

Shadow minister of finance says govt’s accounting for outstanding arrears “highly questionable” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Deputy Leader Chester Cooper yesterday slammed the government’s Pre-Election Economic & Fiscal Update report, arguing that it is in breach of the law as it contains no information on contracts entered into by the government since […]