Zhivargo Laing, Frank Smith and Hubert Ingraham.
Bahamas Press noted that Zhivargo Laing and Hubert Ingraham could not be seen in the House of Assembly, as MP for St. Thomas More Frank Smith tabled documents revealing something criminal in the ministry of finance. Laing through officers of the ministry requested the lowering of the duty on the drink Mona Vie for his sister-in-law. A 10% duty was applied on the items, whereas the true and correct duty should have been 45% charged. WHY WOULD LAING BREAK THE LAWS OF THE BAHAMAS AND ALLOW HIS FAMILY MEMBER ROB THE PUBLIC TREASURY? WHAT WILL HUBERT INGRAHAM DO NOW THAT THE FACTS ARE LAID ON THE TABLE OF THE HOUSE? Ingraham promised in the last sitting of the House that if Frank Smith can show documents showing the reduction of the duty, someone in the ministry of finance will “go home today.” Again the facts are tabled, now what will Hubert ‘the toothless lion’ Ingraham do?
The customs showing 10% applied on Mona Vie in October. The company was EZ Imports clearing 150 bottles of the drink. Click to download the full customs document: entry-2-001.jpg