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Opposition leader meets S&P representatives

Opposition leader Hubert Minnis met with representatives from the credit rating agency Standard & Poor's August 13. Pictured: (from left) From left: Peter Turnquest; Joydeep Mukherji; Opposition leader Hubert Minnis; Lisa Schineller; and Carl Bethel. (Photo courtesy BIS) 

Friday, August 16, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013

Opposition leader Hubert Minnis, accompanied by Peter Turnquest, MP for East Grand Bahama, and Carl Bethel, personal advisor, met with Lisa Schineller and Joydeep Mukherji, representatives from the credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s August 13.

The group discussed a wide range of financial topics including the Bahamian economy, fiscal reforms, and matters relating to value added tax (VAT).

The meeting was held in the Minority Room at the House of Assembly.

Prime Minister Perry Christie, along with several Cabinet ministers, travelled to Bimini August 14 to witness the ground breaking on Phase II of the Resorts World Bimini 350-room luxury marina hotel. Pictured: Prime Minister Perry Christie and Genting chairman Tan Sri K T Lim break ground on the proposed site for the new 350-room luxury marina hotel. From left: Geraldo Capo, Ccontractor; Prime Minister Christie; Genting chairman Tan Sri K T Lim; and Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe. (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)

Minister of Housing and Environment Kenred Dorsett has said that the Attorney General's Office is looking to put legislation in place by the end of the year to allow exploratory drilling for oil by Bahamas Petroleum Company. Watch a ZNS Network news report here.

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