Charitable Fundraising Not Subject to VAT

Authored by: Value Added Tax Department Source: Ministry of Finance Date: March 2, 2015 Charitable Fundraising Not Subject to VAT March 1, 2015 – (Nassau, Bahamas) – Since the rollout of VAT at the start of this year, many charitable organizations in The Bahamas have successfully registered for VAT and are operating with ease. However,…

VAT Rollout Continues to Exceed Expectations

Authored by: Value Added Tax Department Source: Ministry of Finance Date: March 2, 2015 VAT Rollout Continues to Exceed Expectations February 27, 2015 (Nassau, Bahamas) – As the first VAT filing deadline approaches on Monday March 1st and February 28th is the deadline for the transition to tax inclusive pricing display, the VAT Department and…

Bureau of Women’s Affairs Addresses Women’s Health

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Dr. Madlene Sawyer, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, spoke about health issues that women face at the Bureau of Women’s Affairs of the Ministry of Social Services & Community Development at their Monthly Forum with Non-Governmental Women’s Organizations and Interested Women on Thursday, February 19, 2015. (BIS photo/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)

Governor General Appoints New Senator

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Attorney Lanisha Tamar Rolle of the Opposition Free National Movement, left, was presented her Instruments of Appointment as Senator by Her Excellency, Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, during a ceremony at Government House on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)

Instances of Crime Constant Reminder Of Being Too Late

In his mid-year budget presentation, The Hon. Damian Gomez, Minister of State in the Ministry of Legal Affairs, told Parliamentarians that the remedy to the rate of criminal activity is in the Bahamian people. “We must develop a low tolerance for criminal activity. We must report criminal activity. We must provide witness evidence when crimes…