It was more disheartening and unbelievable that after Hutchinson has got more than double the value of the Lucayan property, they still sneak in at night and try to t'ief the people tings. What type lowlife, hoggish animals they must be. What has Hutchinson done, as a coporate citizen for the people of Grand Bahama ever? Do they offer scholarships, build bus stops, anything? Hope the pm and the government remember their stinginess and heartlessness when time to negotiate with them again,
Posted 21 September 2018, 11:12 a.m.
In the main time,..this blundering government have established Bahamian merchants toeing line at the Ministry of Finance, like Oliver Twist, to get customs duty exemptions. "Please, Sir, Marlon, "I want some more." Isn't the Customs Department capable of doing their job? The petty shop mentality and cherry picking will destroy them. But O, "its da people's time."
Posted 21 September 2018, 9:38 a.m.
This sounds more like a divorce decree rather than the government purchasing a hotel from an owner who was desperate to get rid of it. " the inventory, open or unopened, used or unused is not included in the deal, not even the dishes? Who buys a hotel that is partially operating under those terms. Minnis seem to have a negotiating team that was weak and came across as being more desperate to purchase the hotel than the Chinese were to sell it. In business, you don't get what you deserve. You get what you negotiate!
Posted 21 September 2018, 9:29 a.m.
Roots is still revalant. The slavery drivers have on police uniforms now and blame their actions on crime, get it, got it? GOOD!
Posted 20 September 2018, 9:38 p.m.
This is like a blind man going into a clothing store and the store keeper sells him a pair of pink pants, red shoes, yellow shirt with purple flowers with a green cap with reindeer horns on it. something no one else wants.and yet he still sneakingly raises up the prices on him.
Posted 20 September 2018, 3:15 p.m.
The move to stop and cancel the lease of the building that was being prepared for the post office was done clearly out of spite, politics and ignorance. This government knew that the Gladstone road location was not suitable if only for the distance is is located from downtown and the population that will be using the post office. And if they didn't know the people told them it was to far away. But they waved the Phil's building at the public to make their cancelling of the the plan they met in place more credible. How many millions did this blunder cost the Bahamian people? Didn't Minnis learn from Ingrham's stop, review and cancel extravaganza that it was not they way to go? And not to mention the inconvenience. Many are still being denied this simple basic but essential service. So what now? Should government go back and try revive the agreement it had with the independence property? And negotiate the minimum amount of penalty? For certain just barely past this time next year, Minnis and The FNM will be past the halfway mark of their term in office. Their resum'e for a second term in office is not looking good. The police killings, the Oban mis-deal, the increase in VAT, The purchase of the Freeport hotel which seems to be growing more mysterious and more expensive by the day, Who buys a hotel without the furnishings, The FNM did!, BPL board drama and BPL's four fires, Bahamasair stranding passengers for up to 16 hours two weekends back to back. The cut back in uniform assistance are all strikes against them.. And for the hits:Yes, they did have two successful back-to-school openings, and Bah mar is fully opened. The Pointe is expected to open under their watch, but what has this government here done to improve the lives of the average Bahamian, or at least reduce their misery level. Build the Soldier road extension or do something. And are we going into Election 2022 without a post office?
Posted 20 September 2018, 1:06 p.m.
Does Laing have an exit strategy in case the Bahamas decides it wants to leave the WTO? or will the country bleed through its eyes and ears as Britain is doing as it tries to escape the EU. Laing fails to mention that taxes on many items have increased since the Minnis government came to power. For example those businesses that are not on Minnis/Marlon Johnson's blue eyed favorites list or do not wish to go through all the red tape they put out to get an exemption are now paying 32% (customs duties plus VAT). AND one wondering why so many local stores are closing while Bahamasair was solidly overbooked to Maimi/Ft. Lauderdale. This present government does not even seem to have common business sense so unless there is some magic wand they will wave to increase revenue and reduce expenditure, they will have no choice but to raise VAT again in three years. And if the government can reduce tariffs to join WTO, why they cannot do it now to benefit Bahamians.. Is this a pie in the sky?
Posted 20 September 2018, 12:44 p.m.
BTW Toyota is recalling several 2017 vehicles that may catch fire. The Toyota 4 Runner and elantra among them as well as some Lexus models. Brake fluid leaks on to circuit board and may cause it to catch fire. Toyota advises parking your vehicle outside until you get it fixed.
Posted 20 September 2018, 12:22 p.m.
Can see a law requiring you to produce a driver's licence on the spot with 12 hours grace. Sometimes you do get into those situations where you rush out the house without your wallet. And there are women who have 6 and 7 handbags. So a 12 hour grace period should be considered.As for insurance, Insurance companies are telling you to keep the insurance certificates in a secure place and not in your vehicle. So does this throw that advice out the window? And what about persons who may drive a service vehicle, like a delivery truck? They jump into the vehicle assuming the previous driver left the insurance in the vehicle only to find it is not there. And the main office is closed over the weekend So he gets a ticket for up to $200.00. Twice in a year and he is unemployed and broke. What is the difficulty with giving the driver 224-48 hours to produce? We adapt laws designed for the US where there are multiple states and thousands of miles of driving. And persons will avoid states where they know they have outstanding warrants. Our laws were designed to driver friendly to allow drivers to be compliant and not rack up a bunch of traffic fines (some on technicalities) that they cannot afford to pay and so they must give up their driver's licence.
As for the open container law, many who would stop and get a cold on on the way home must will now have to wait until they get home to have a cold one. This law will require a serious cultural shift. People who go party hopping or even beach hopping must now do it without a cold one in the vehicle. Drunk driving vs drinking while driving. Will this cause a person to hoorse back there beers then jump in his car to try get somewhere?
Posted 20 September 2018, 12:14 p.m.
He i( that officer) is a disgrace to the woman they birthed hit!
Posted 19 September 2018, 10:33 p.m.
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