MAY YOU receive courage and grace to overcome old challenges and strength, wisdom and faith to face new ones in 2014 head on.
When Nelson Mandela became President, many of the oppressed of South Africa naturally wanted revenge for the years of apartheid. But instead Mandela said, no, we shall not do to our oppressors what they have done to us, we are all one people, and we must forgive and come together. It reminds me of when the FNM captured governance in 1992. Many Bahamians victimized for years by the previous administration wanted revenge, and wanted to be able to do what the former administration did to them. Continue reading
As I first wrote last week, the government decided to change its mind (or should I say, was instructed to change its mind) and will now require VAT on power bills. The catch is, the Bill says you don’t have to pay VAT on power once you only use a certain amount of power each month, but they left that amount blank in their Bill, so right now even if you read the Bill, you cannot know from that Bill who will pay VAT on power and who won’t. Continue reading