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July 04, 2014
Dionisio D'Aguilar: Government contracts problematic due to economy's 'smallness'

A leading businessman has argued that the "smallness" of the Bahamian community causes any government contract award process to be "fraught" with problems.
Meanwhile, Dionisio D'Aguilar said he is not inclined to believe the United States is best suited to pass judgment on The Bahamas with respect to issues of transparency and corruption.
"The U.S. can stand up and say The Bahamas is corrupt but t...

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'Let rivals compete with sub-standard BTC service'
July 01, 2014
'Let rivals compete with sub-standard BTC service'

A LOCAL businessman yesterday criticised the Bahamas Telecommunications Company for its "sub-standard" service and made an impassioned appeal to the government to hasten its steps to introduce a competitor to the market...

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June 12, 2014
Businesses 'overwhelmed' with requests for help from impoverished

Prominent businessmen expressed concern yesterday about rising poverty levels in the country, claiming that they have never been inundated with so many pleas for financial assistance and urging the government to take bold policy steps to address the problem.
Commenting after a Department of Statistics survey revealed that poverty in the country has risen by 3.5 percent overall since 2001, with 43,...

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June 12, 2014
BTC 'annihilation' without service improvement

A leading businessman has argued that BTC will suffer a "gut wrenching annihilation" unless newly-appointed chief executive officer Leon Williams is able to improve its "downright awful" service levels.
Dionisio D'Aguilar, president of Superwash and former president of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, said service levels provided by the company are so bad that it has done a "disservice to privatiz...

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April 30, 2014
Expert: 2015 VAT more 'realistic'

A day after the government confirmed that it plans to delay value-added tax (VAT) implementation at least until the last quarter of this year, one of the visiting consultants from New Zealand proposed that a "realistic" date for its introduction would be later -- on January 1, or possibly April 1, 2015...

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March 13, 2014
Wells: VAT needed to spur investor confidence

Proclaiming that the "journey of 1,000 miles begins with the first steps", a prominent businessman has urged Bahamians to "stop the negative talk" on value-added tax (VAT) and allow the government to swiftly move ahead with its implementation - a step he views as critical to building investor confidence in this country.
Former parliamentarian and businessman Tennyson Wells told Guardian Business t...

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February 05, 2014
Businesses upping pressure against VAT

With the implementation of value-added tax (VAT) just five months away, more businesses are joining the anti-VAT campaign and are petitioning their customers to do the same.
One business owner referred to VAT as "crazy", while another said the implementation of VAT could push poor people "over the edge".
Several business owners have erected posters throughout their stores, highlighting the impact ...

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Businessman raises concerns about quality of BTC service
January 23, 2014
Businessman raises concerns about quality of BTC service

A PROMINENT businessman yesterday raised concerns about BTC's quality of service amid the attention being given to the new deal between Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) and the government.

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January 06, 2014
Another public fight for the government

At the beginning of 2013, the battle lines were well established. The numbers bosses, who were supported by the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) administration, were on one side seeking the legalization of web shop gaming and a lottery. Their primary opponent was the church.
Both sides stated their cases in the public sphere. After the votes were tallied, the PLP and the numbers bosses lost.
Thi...

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January 03, 2014
VAT decision 'more important battle' than election

The decision about what form tax reform should take is more significant for the future of The Bahamas than the results of any general election, a top businessman has argued, as he urged businesses nationwide to act in their own best interest by contributing to a $180,000 fund estimated to be needed by the Coalition for Responsible Taxation to conduct its own "VAT alternatives" economic analysis an...

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