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Morning Blend 17 March, 2014

Accountant Terence Bethel says his recent “Study of the effects of Value Added Tax on Retail Businesses in The Bahamas” – an “arithmetic study on the effects a reduction in customs duty on imported items on cost of goods sold for retail firms who are importers” – finds that there should be an increase in gross profit and no increase in the cost of sales, contrary to widespread claims from the business community.
For more on the study from Professional Certifications Bahamas, visit

“In The News”, sources tell The Nassau Guardian the government is considering lifting the ban on Bahamians gambling in casinos as part of its Gaming reform. We get reaction to that, and to The Crisis Centre’s rejection of Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller’s $1000 cheque donation.

Plus, our “Quote of the Week”.

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