Comment history

Economist says...

Bahamians will have to work abroad in these fields for there to be enough Bahamians for a one off job like this.
No doubt the foreign persons do this for a living all over the world and go from place to place. You will probably find a dozen nationalities among them.

Economist says...

You must not have seen the ZNS report last week. He doesn't like the Chinese.

On Stop the WTO 'scare tactics'

Posted 22 May 2019, 10:04 p.m. Suggest removal

Economist says...

My understanding is that the Government, through the BEST Commission, picks who will do the EIA and the Purchaser has to pay the bill.

Economist says...

If you checked you would see that government has, in the past, owed millions to NIB for rent. They maybe up to date now, but they always used to owe millions.
More importantly, many self employed Bahamians did not pay and used the money on themselves. As a result they won't get much, if anything and that is their problem.
We as a people must start taking responsibility for our actions and look to blame someone else for our own short comings.

On Davis fears budget cuts and taxes

Posted 20 May 2019, 9:36 p.m. Suggest removal

Economist says...

What is needed is a proper Corporate Income Tax.

On Law shouldn't 'tax you out of business'

Posted 20 May 2019, 9:25 p.m. Suggest removal

Economist says...

We need another Norman Solomon who can read through the Budget and really debate it.

Economist says...

The economy is still sluggish. This will bring us more in line with the rest of the world.

It will increase investment and local employment.

Economist says...

Very good editorial. Of course they are already in the economy and so we should regularize them.

The key is to get the RBDF to do its job. They are the ones who should be sent home. All they do is collect a cheque for doing nothing.
The number of Haitians who have made it to Bahamian shores shows that the RBDF does nothing and should be disbanded.

Economist says...

Keep up the fight Sarkis.

Economist says...

This study gives us a road map to our success. We must follow the advice and benefit from it.
If we don't join we will slip further back and unemployment will increase.

It is clear that we are at a turning point in our countries future. We either change, join and do well or we don't do either and become another Haiti economically.

Focusing on WTO has made us focus on making doing business more easy. Business License renewals are a good example. It has also required us to look at Fiscal Responsibility and we now get quarterly reports from the Government.

The lack of foreign direct investment is killing us now. We won't get much FDI unless we join the WTO.

Thank you Chamber for providing us with a way to succeed.