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September 15, 2014
D'Aguilar: BAMSI not a 'prudent' use of funds

A leading Bahamian businessman has questioned the government's decision to heavily invest in the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI), arguing that it is not a "prudent" use of funds, given the country's "horrible fiscal situation".
In an interview with Guardian Business, Superwash President and former Director of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) Dionisio D'Aguilar sta...

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September 12, 2014
D'Aguilar: Healthcare reform needed

A prominent businessman has thrown his support behind changes to the current healthcare system, arguing that too much is being spent and too many are "dying by the roadside" for lack of access to healthcare.
Dionisio D'Aguilar commented after Guardian Business revealed that total spending on healthcare in The Bahamas ballooned from $380 million to $800 million between 2001 and 2013, even as health...

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September 12, 2014
Chinese investment could fix Downtown 'disaster'

A leading businessman is supporting proposed foreign investment to redevelop downtown Nassau, arguing that Bay Street is a "disaster and dying" in its present state.
Speaking with Guardian Business, Superwash President and former president of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Dionisio D'Aguilar warned that pride could interfere with much-needed renovation in the downtown area that would employ many ...

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September 10, 2014
BEC customers outraged over looming price hike

Several residents expressed outrage yesterday over the impending price increase for electricity.
Last Friday, Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) Executive Chairman Leslie Miller said customers can expect an increase in the fuel surcharge of their bills.
Three generators at the Clifton Pier Power Station failed last week, leading to rolling blackouts -- the latest in a series of countless power ...

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August 25, 2014
'Substandard' post office in service 'death spiral'

The General Post Office has been condemned as in a "death spiral", amid ongoing criticism of inefficient service and lingering structural concerns.
Dionisio D'Aguilar, Superwash president and CEO and former president of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, decried the "horrendous" condition of the post office while criticizing the government's inaction.
The leading businessman and others have complain...

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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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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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