Mr Bowe

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Mr Bowe said : ”We are open but it’s quieter so I was feeling cooped up being at home more. I was cleaning out the garden shed and I decided to put up Santa to give my nine-year-old a laugh. I thought it would be funny for my neighbours and people passing by. I was trying to give everyone a gee-up. “It was up for a few days and then I decided to put the message on it to try and show that we are all in this together,” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “I think the people of Limerick know and appreciate the level of expertise we have in the regional. (UHL) We are really lucky to have such good consultants, junior doctors, nurses and auxiliary staff. I decided to do something small to try and help them help us and that was to reinforce the message of social distancing in a fun way so they can help us if we get into trouble,” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “I think it’s typical of how Limerick people deal with hardship, a sense of humour always helps you be resilient in the face of adversity,” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Hopefully he will get a rest before Christmas!” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "We need them to keep coming back every day and putting their hand up and going into that zone, so we're never going to be anything but supportive," External link

smh Friday, May 8, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "We need them to keep coming back every day and putting their hand up and going into that zone, so we're never going to be anything but supportive," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, May 8, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "We need them to keep coming back every day and putting their hand up and going into that zone, so we're never going to be anything but supportive," External link

theage Friday, May 8, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Communication is inconsistent. We don't know if negative people can be taken out. If my mum was negative I'd want her out," External link

theage Friday, May 1, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Communication is inconsistent. We don't know if negative people can be taken out. If my mum was negative I'd want her out," External link

smh Friday, May 1, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Communication is inconsistent. We don't know if negative people can be taken out. If my mum was negative I'd want her out," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, May 1, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "That doesn't look good at all... it makes you feel sick because you know someone's in for a shock," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Communication is inconsistent. We don’t know if negative people can be taken out. If my mum was negative I’d want her out," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "That doesn't look good at all... it makes you feel sick because you know someone's in for a shock," External link

theage Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Communication is inconsistent. We don’t know if negative people can be taken out. If my mum was negative I’d want her out," External link

theage Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "That doesn't look good at all... it makes you feel sick because you know someone's in for a shock," External link

watoday Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Communication is inconsistent. We don’t know if negative people can be taken out. If my mum was negative I’d want her out," External link

watoday Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "That doesn't look good at all... it makes you feel sick because you know someone's in for a shock," External link

smh Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Communication is inconsistent. We don’t know if negative people can be taken out. If my mum was negative I’d want her out," External link

smh Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "There's been no opportunity for us to plan throughout the stages," "At the moment it's pretty much, wait until they've got an hour to live and then we'll give you a call. The lack of urgency has just been breathtaking" External link

qt Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "We felt that putting our students at risk, and even the locality if they came back with the virus. Then the cost of quarantine if they had to stay there for weeks, and the upset that would cause, all were issues we took into consideration," "We couldn't see in all conscience how we could let it go ahead," External link

leinsterexpress Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Everybody’s talking a good game and everything’s lined up. Even if there is an objection or challenge it doesn’t mean that’s a negative outcome it just means that they will consider that in an appropriate way” External link

yorkpress Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe added : “It’s hard to talk about, but telling people gets the message out,” “We can’t bring our dog back but if it stops this happening to someone else’s dog it’s worth it” External link

newsandstar Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "There were a lot of small calves that would have normally been sold in April or May. People have pulled the calves off their cows to give them a chance," External link

maitlandmercury Friday, January 17, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Its a hard question to put on a truck driver and an owner. The owner is in a desperate situation and somebody has offered agistment and they want to get the cattle there," "The key to the whole rural industry is rain and without it we are all in trouble. You've got to have grass to fatten the cows up. You've got to have feed to feed them and if you have no feed you have to find agistment or sell them. That's what a lot of people have been doing" External link

dailyadvertiser Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Once we get a few hot days the evaporation is going to take the water that's left," "We need a lot of good rain to turn the season around here and we need heavy rain to give runoff into dams. In the Upper Hunter it's even worse - they need a lot more rain to turn their season around" External link

dailyadvertiser Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Its a hard question to put on a truck driver and an owner. The owner is in a desperate situation and somebody has offered agistment and they want to get the cattle there," "The key to the whole rural industry is rain and without it we are all in trouble. You've got to have grass to fatten the cows up. You've got to have feed to feed them and if you have no feed you have to find agistment or sell them. That's what a lot of people have been doing" External link

illawarramercury Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Once we get a few hot days the evaporation is going to take the water that's left," "We need a lot of good rain to turn the season around here and we need heavy rain to give runoff into dams. In the Upper Hunter it's even worse - they need a lot more rain to turn their season around" External link

illawarramercury Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Its a hard question to put on a truck driver and an owner. The owner is in a desperate situation and somebody has offered agistment and they want to get the cattle there," "The key to the whole rural industry is rain and without it we are all in trouble. You've got to have grass to fatten the cows up. You've got to have feed to feed them and if you have no feed you have to find agistment or sell them. That's what a lot of people have been doing" External link

bordermail Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Once we get a few hot days the evaporation is going to take the water that's left," "We need a lot of good rain to turn the season around here and we need heavy rain to give runoff into dams. In the Upper Hunter it's even worse - they need a lot more rain to turn their season around" External link

bordermail Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Its a hard question to put on a truck driver and an owner. The owner is in a desperate situation and somebody has offered agistment and they want to get the cattle there," "The key to the whole rural industry is rain and without it we are all in trouble. You've got to have grass to fatten the cows up. You've got to have feed to feed them and if you have no feed you have to find agistment or sell them. That's what a lot of people have been doing" External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Once we get a few hot days the evaporation is going to take the water that's left," "We need a lot of good rain to turn the season around here and we need heavy rain to give runoff into dams. In the Upper Hunter it's even worse - they need a lot more rain to turn their season around" External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Overall, seeing students reach their potential is what it's all about," "What's really good is seeing them achieve and secure the courses they have applied for" External link

leinsterexpress Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "We are seeing more students are now opting for subjects at higher level, for the benefit of the marks," "I want to compliment the staff and everyone for the work they have put in. It has paid off," External link

leinsterexpress Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Our 4,000-plus local volunteers work so hard every year and to see this event end this way is just one of the most tragic and sad things that I've ever had to see," "We feel so upset for those that are impacted -- friends, families, neighbours. It's just a horrible thing to experience" External link

RTERadio Monday, July 29, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "The market isn't outstanding, but it's not desperate. It'd be desperate if there was nowhere for the cattle to go," "Water is going to be a big problem coming into spring - especially in the Upper Hunter, they haven't had any really good run off for a couple of years" External link

maitlandmercury Sunday, June 30, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe added : “The side event at H.R.C.41 will be an opportunity to discuss challenges and success stories of establishing N.H.R.I. within small island states where resource and geographical constraints can make meeting the Paris Principles a challenge,” External link

samoaobserver Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:11:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "This could be the first election since 1998, and 2016 to an extent, where you could have been waiting on Western Australia to really turn up a surprise that might change the situation one way or another," "I think there's a good chance that it will be close enough that on the night everyone will be sweating on WA to see if those seats where the Liberals are under pressure are going to stay with them or not" External link

abc-au Wednesday, May 15, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "It greatly reduces the odds of the Liberal Party holding onto Stirling," External link

abc-au Friday, January 25, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe explained : "Napier got to 33degC on Saturday which is very close to the highest January temperature on record for that area" External link

newshub Sunday, January 13, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "The southwest change will cool temperatures down a little as the wet weather moves across the country," External link

newshub Sunday, January 13, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "The number still isn't anything to rejoice about," External link

tribune242 Monday, October 2, 2017 10:55:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "They have taken the size of GDP from $8 billion to $10 billion. All of our debt-to-GDP ratios, our deficit-to-GDP ratios and all of the other ratios that factored into GDP, would have been improved; not because of an improvement in the debt or the deficit, but because the economy was a bit larger," "This has significant implications, and therefore the trustworthiness and the veracity of these numbers are going to be important because they could be seen as sort of positive contributors to some of our metrics, and we want to make sure it is justified" External link

tribune242 Monday, October 2, 2017 10:55:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe added : "These numbers have to show that they can withstand any challenge or scrutiny, and if they do withstand that what it does show is that VAT has contributed to better information about the Bahamian economy than we had before, where we were doing far more what I would call guesstimation, whereas we are now doing better estimation" External link

tribune242 Monday, October 2, 2017 10:55:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “The One Belt, One Road policy centred on trade,” External link

tribune242 Monday, August 21, 2017 6:38:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “So we can fight fire with fire,” External link

tribune242 Monday, August 21, 2017 6:38:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Too often we’ve had bespoke negations, where every single investor comes and sits down with a new playbook,” External link

tribune242 Monday, August 21, 2017 6:38:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "What exactly does all of this mean? Where are the cuts coming from? Will it come from the utilities, programmes, jobs? They seem to be working backward on this one," "The ministries have set out their agendas based on what was allocated, so they know how and where they have to spend their money. Will programmes of priority be differed and how will it affect education and national security and the armed forces? I appreciate that the government wants to cut back spending and it is needed but what is important is the specifics, we need to have a complete understanding of what is being proposed. We have heard these things before, now we need action. Like Bahamians say, 'mouth can say anything,' this is the benchmark on how they will be judged" External link

tribune242 Saturday, July 29, 2017 1:25:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "This will give them the freedom to take on the persons they need. Outside of debt, payroll is a big government expense it's 35 per cent," "They are going to have to try and maximise efficiency. We have as a country for years, even going back to the previous FNM administration, taken pride in not trying to reduce the civil service work force. I do believe that some attrition will happen, the government will let contracts expire, and retire some persons to shrink the size of the civil service. This will allow them to engage the right persons in the right roles so it won't be termination per say, but they will let the natural order take its course and not keep people employed for the sake of keeping them employed" External link

tribune242 Saturday, July 29, 2017 1:25:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Based on what I’ve been told about the cost of renovations required, if the government is prepared to inject that amount of money into it, that is a major investment and there must be a very clear exit and entry strategy,” External link

tribune242 Friday, July 28, 2017 4:03:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "fill the void left by the private sector" External link

tribune242 Friday, July 28, 2017 4:03:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "The One Nation vote will probably be lower than the Liberals were counting on and the difference the deal makes to the flow of One Nation preferences won't be as much either," "One Nation will at least get the advantage of preferences from above-the-line Liberal voters in the upper house – the Liberals don't even have the consolation" External link

brisbanetimes Friday, March 10, 2017 2:27:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Yes, I think 15-20 seats is plausible – perhaps even probable," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, March 10, 2017 2:27:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "The One Nation vote will probably be lower than the Liberals were counting on and the difference the deal makes to the flow of One Nation preferences won't be as much either," "One Nation will at least get the advantage of preferences from above-the-line Liberal voters in the upper house – the Liberals don't even have the consolation" External link

smh Friday, March 10, 2017 2:11:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Yes, I think 15-20 seats is plausible – perhaps even probable," External link

smh Friday, March 10, 2017 2:11:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “Subsequent to the termination of Renew’s contract, we have been seeking to be part of the process the Government is going through in terms of the way forward for management of the landfill,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:06:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “I think it still is higher than what I would have anticipated,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, March 7, 2017 7:13:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “There needs to be a very clear statement from the Government as to where they see the full year deficit coming in,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, March 7, 2017 7:13:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Moody’s put out a projection that it would be $300 million,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, March 7, 2017 7:13:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “If you are not able to provide accurate information, there’s ultimately a change in the management and Board of Directors” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, March 7, 2017 7:13:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said ( about Colin Barnett ) : "Colin has looked exasperated and not at the top of his game" External link

9news Friday, March 3, 2017 5:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “When we look at things like hurricanes and the unexpected occurring, what that highlights is not only the need to plan for the normal environment, but also to plan for the rainy day environment. That adds a dimension that we now have to factor in,” External link

tribune242 Saturday, February 25, 2017 3:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “When we look at the economy, the deficits and the debt, there are going to be unexpected increases due to unexpected events,” “However, we have to get to the point where just like any business we are managing not only for expected occurrences but contingencies, meaning we are setting aside reserves, or insurance premiums and the like, to cover the unexpected events. It allows you to buffer against the impact of major events. As a country we have to be thinking along those lines” External link

tribune242 Saturday, February 25, 2017 3:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "They have all entered a deal with each other where each gets a region where they are the top dog," External link

radioaustralianews Wednesday, February 15, 2017 5:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "One Nation look like they are mostly playing their own game, but they have put Flux second [in] the mining and pastoral region which is exquisitely coincidental if they are not part of the deal," External link

radioaustralianews Wednesday, February 15, 2017 5:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "They have all entered a deal with each other where each gets a region where they are the top dog," External link

abc-au Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:15:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "One Nation look like they are mostly playing their own game, but they have put Flux second [in] the mining and pastoral region which is exquisitely coincidental if they are not part of the deal," External link

abc-au Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:15:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe says : "Issues like traffic congestion are a really major quality of life issue in these areas," External link

9news Friday, February 10, 2017 11:05:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “They’re not the same instruments, but they will be going after probably some of the similar sources,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, February 8, 2017 1:22:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : "One Nation haven't got the process that major parties have to filter through who they can run. They just need to be able to corral people who are willing to volunteer to do it and usually, a lot of them are pretty eccentric," External link

9news Tuesday, January 31, 2017 6:26:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "People are sick and tired of polished political professionals who don't have any connection with their concerns," "The only thing they can do with their vote is to inflict punishment on the political class. And it's all for the better if the people that they're voting in are unstable because that's exactly what they want" External link

9news Tuesday, January 31, 2017 6:26:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said ( about Pauline Hanson ) : "The normal games of politics that the major parties have to play don't apply to Pauline Hanson," "If you're voting or One Nation, you're making a kind of rejection, a statement about the political class and the status quo" External link

9news Tuesday, January 31, 2017 6:26:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “I think as we enter the political season what we don’t want to lose sight of is external parties are watching our press,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 31, 2017 5:35:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Unfortunately, I think partisan politics and convention mania overcame the Minister with the way he delivered it on the convention floor,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 31, 2017 5:35:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe added : “People will enjoy a party speech,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 31, 2017 5:35:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Unfortunately, in a political rally, you can’t have a conversation saying the expenditures were necessary, and done in a controlled, efficient manner, and how you’re going to reduce other expenditures to mitigate the increase,” “The Opposition parties jumped on it with the same vigour. They should have seized the opportunity they were given to say: ‘This is what the Minister described; x, y, z, and this is our expenditure and fiscal plans. Elevate the debate” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 31, 2017 5:35:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : "They make him look like he's got the interest of regional WA at heart," External link

9news Tuesday, January 31, 2017 4:47:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "I'll believe he's in trouble when I see it," External link

9news Tuesday, January 31, 2017 4:47:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “When we talk about 32,000 jobs being created,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:46:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “There are three questions: does it represent the creation of jobs fast enough to make a significant dent in structural unemployment, or long term unemployment rates, not the one done at points in time,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:46:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “I cannot be on a platform with a person like that,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 3:01:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "It needs to be stated firmly, I, along with several other persons who lost out on that deal with Lincoln (Bain) made it known that if he was ratified by the FNM we would show up and campaign against him because of what he did," External link

tribune242 Saturday, January 14, 2017 6:12:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Time is moving on, and when is the transaction going to be completed and the petition for the unsealing going to be heard?” External link

tribune242 Saturday, January 7, 2017 3:04:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Specific to VAT, the outrage, it demonstrates a little bit of ignorance of persons speaking to it,” “Had it gone in the normal sense of things, they would have paid VAT upfront. The beauty is that the VAT system is one ultimately borne by the consumer. A VAT registrant that pays for a capital transaction would always recover the VAT in any event. It’s not a one time tax, like stamp tax” External link

tribune242 Saturday, January 7, 2017 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe added ( about Baha Mar ) : “Government is forgoing cash up front that it would not have received later on. I don’t expect Baha Mar to be exempt from charging guests. As a company this is a timing of cash flows,” “There is not sufficient information to exonerate it or condemn it. I’m sure that the Ministry of Finance and Department of Inland Revenue can confirm that this is just a matter of collecting it now versus later. Not that you don’t pay it, but simply of matter when do you pay it” External link

tribune242 Saturday, January 7, 2017 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “I do believe that the time is fast elapsing and there should be an aggressive move to have more details of the transaction revealed, contingent on the court agreeing to do so. The question is when are the parties going to petition the court to have it unsealed?” External link

tribune242 Saturday, January 7, 2017 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe asked : “Do we have sufficient information to evaluate what has been given at this point in time,” External link

tribune242 Saturday, January 7, 2017 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe explained : “In reality, the question really is: Has there been a VAT concession, or is this just a cash flow timing issue?” External link

tribune242 Saturday, January 7, 2017 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “There is no defined policy that speaks to economic, land and tax concessions to spur local and foreign development,” External link

tribune242 Saturday, January 7, 2017 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “The aspect we’re principally concerned with is what analysis has been done to get to that conclusion,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “It may sound great in the early stages, paying a higher price for land purchases, but will it be a deterrent [to investment]?” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe added : “If this is a cog in the wheel, that’s fine, but it cannot be separate and apart from the National Development Plan,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “Our debt and deficit accumulation are like a cruise ship that has been moving forward since independence,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe explained : “an outsider questioning whether the plan will be brought to fruition” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe explained : “We as a country have to determine, as citizens, that if we believe in this plan we don’t react to the rating agencies and stay the course” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe added : “We have to demonstrate where spending is contained, where revenue has been enhanced; where we’ve had success with VAT, real property tax, and where empirical evidence says this is what has been collected,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “We have to ensure we don’t give S&P an option to leave us at this rating, and demonstrate why we ought to be elevated in the shortest possible time,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “This is becoming a football of the politicians,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “These are specific issues, and be honest and candid as to how you would address them over a period of time,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “been in the works for some time” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 23, 2016 5:04:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Hopefully we will see all the considerations and deliberations on why this was taken, so that it is not seen as a knee jerk reaction to other events taking place,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 23, 2016 5:04:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “Given that the Government of the Bahamas funds its debt through the local market, so this has immediate, positive effects for their debt servicing,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 23, 2016 5:04:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “We know that for a long period of time there’s been a clamour that the interest rate environment in the Bahamas has overly high, while other economies have lowered interest rates,” “There’s certainly been a chorus line for people needing capital funding for interest rates to be lower.... This should spur some additional spending of capital expenditure, and give the average consumer relief in debt servicing costs given the highly leveraged citizenry” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 23, 2016 5:04:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “The international agencies have grown tired of the rhetoric, we’ve been doing it all on anecdotal stories, they want to see empirical change and that is a culture change. Telling them that your plan is to grow the economy, decrease spending, which party hasn’t said that internationally?” External link

tribune242 Thursday, December 22, 2016 10:33:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “When you look at it, the tourism base, which is a big contributor to foreign exchange earnings, is expanding the best quality of its plant,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, December 22, 2016 10:33:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “That process has been going well,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 16, 2016 12:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “There’s information flow, and now we’re getting down to putting your money where your mouth is,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 16, 2016 12:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe explained : “They’re questioning: What if we do ‘x’ amount in January, and ‘x’ amount in July,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 16, 2016 12:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “This is a ‘put your money where your mouth is’; no IOUs. They’re saying: This is what we can take when we can afford it; can you accommodate us?” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 16, 2016 12:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “The Government has not interfered in the actual exercise,” “It’s just a matter of coming to them with a final proposal, and keeping them abreast of the nature of the talks and saying this is the way we propose to do this” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 16, 2016 12:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Yes, it sounds good from a political promise perspective to say everything is going to be moving ahead,” “But that’s more of a case of this is what we have agreed in principal and we have to now get it all sorted into details” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “In reality this is over 18 months in the works,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “From that perspective, it’s be careful with what you promise, as once you’ve raised expectations it’s important to see things through. It’s certainly one we’d want him [the Prime Minister] to see through” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 2, 2016 11:32:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “As a revenue number, that has enhanced our revenue line,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, December 1, 2016 1:04:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “If we are in a situation of borrowing for recurrent expenditure, all comments about tightening the belt are in vain until we make the hard decisions to rein it in, either stopping the growth or reversing the constant spending,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, December 1, 2016 1:04:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe asked : “How do we place limits on spending such that we meet the needs of the populace but achieve the balance of fiscal success?” “There are desires and wants of the population that we are not able to afford at this time. There has to be discipline which says we are making decisions in the best interest of the country - not for today, but for the next 20-25 years” External link

tribune242 Thursday, December 1, 2016 1:04:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “We have to be concerned that we’re not one major catastrophic event away from fiscal crisis,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, December 1, 2016 1:04:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “It is effectively a bail out using the resources of the Treasury or assets of a social security programme,” “There has to be prospects of success attached to such a bail out, and communications in relation to a turnaround programme” External link

tribune242 Thursday, December 1, 2016 1:04:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “Those properties in the past have been able to shuffle through without assessments being made,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:39:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe acknowledged : “no one is going to run to the Government” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:39:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “It’s therefore upon the Government to have systems in place to capture that,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:39:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “One of the best ways to ensure a high ranking is through the efficiency of the tax system, allowing for the ease of payment, ease of refunds and ease of appeals,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, November 22, 2016 10:20:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “We expect the Government to focus on the biggest bang for the buck, but also to ensure that it is not a discriminatory exercise as they work their way through the system,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, November 22, 2016 10:20:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “It’s now at the formalisation stage with all of the investor groups we have spoken to; the same institutional investors,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe explained : “They can then say ‘we can live with this’, or ‘this needs to be tweaked to accommodate us’,” “It’s taking in a core document, and matching the auxiliary pieces to all the investor needs” External link

tribune242 Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “We can see the light at the end of the tunnel,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told ( about Hurricane Matthew ) : “We were thrown a bit of a monkey wrench by the timing of Hurricane Matthew. Some of the storm’s effects shuffled things around a little bit,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “The fact we now have an operator, with the testing of phones and a soft launch taking place in the last few weeks, shows that NewCo is coming alive,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Every journey begins with one step,” “It’s a journey to free market economies and a liberalised capital market environment. We’re in a free world now, and to have a restrictive capital regime is no longer compatible in the world environment in which we operate” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, November 9, 2016 11:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe added ( about Exim Bank ) : “I think that all parties have indicated that they are still under the non-disclosure agreement, and until they have sealed the deal with the EXIM Bank they would probably be under the same restriction,” “But now that there has been an announcement by the applicant, it’s up to the Government to determine the details that they disclose. They should be in a position to start advising the public on what elements they are considering to get the deal done” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, November 1, 2016 2:17:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told ( about Paul-Marie Mpouele ) : “We have to be careful in our Bahamian context that we are not broad brushing the Chinese,” External link

tribune242 Monday, October 31, 2016 11:54:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “We really need to ask the critical question: What have we done as a nation to improve our standing?” External link

tribune242 Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:33:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe added : “It cannot be left to the development of the Government and civil service, as they are least likely to know how to improve the ease of doing business,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:33:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “I think that dollar amount is what drives it [fears],” External link

tribune242 Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:33:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Businesses just did not want to borrow even at very low interest rates with extremely favourable terms,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, October 26, 2016 1:47:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “While several organisations have been working to assist with meeting emergency and immediate needs of individuals, some of whom do not even have a roof over their heads, Rebuild Bahamas is trying to get affected businesses back up and running as fast as possible so people can get back to work and repair supplies are available especially for those areas hardest hit,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, October 26, 2016 1:47:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “There are a number of factors that have to be considered and I think the details from the government have to be clear in terms of ultimately what is going to finally transpire as it relates to concessions to an ultimate buyer,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “While several organisations have been working to assist with meeting emergency and immediate needs of individuals, some of whom do not even have a roof over their heads, Rebuild Bahamas is trying to get affected businesses back up and running as fast as possible so people can get back to work and repair supplies are available especially for those areas hardest hit,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, October 25, 2016 4:44:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “I think the Ministry of Finance has raised that as a potential option to the Prime Minister in his role as Minister of Finance,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Following such a devastating creature of nature,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “There’s been a term sheet floated among the financial institutions, and they’re now in the process of getting feedback on it,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe added : “It’s still being discussed among the clearing banks,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “The last thing we said is that businesses have to act with integrity,” External link

tribune242 Friday, October 14, 2016 3:09:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “The last thing we said is that businesses have to act with integrity,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “We have to be somewhat innovative and think out of the box, and not look at traditional systems and say ‘Open the door, because we’re in need’,” “We have to look at the existing system and structures, and say how do we allow for incentivising and businesses to benefit” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “There’s no denying that any time you have a major natural disaster, it is going to have a tremendous economic impact, and you don’t always appreciate it in the immediate aftermath,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “Our administrations need to focus attention on setting aside funds on an annual basis where they can accumulate,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “If we’re in the hurricane belt and don’t set aside for it, we can’t be surprised if we have a blow to our financial affairs,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “They’re going to have a long haul coming back,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “It may not seem like a palatable reason, but in reality employees have as much responsibility to protect the viability of a company as the shareholders themselves,” External link

tribune242 Monday, September 26, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “There is a significant amount of leverage,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:48:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “What should not be lost is that the developer and all parties did not go into this transaction many years ago with a gun to their head,” “It was a deal struck where collateral was pledged, and if the developer defaulted on payment, it would lead to foreclosure and the secured creditor taking control of the project” External link

tribune242 Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:48:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “If some of the payments are being made in return for some of the concessions received by the Chinese, the public has every right to know what concessions were granted,” External link

tribune242 Monday, September 12, 2016 10:44:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “There has to be a timeline as to when details are released,” External link

tribune242 Monday, September 12, 2016 10:44:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “We don’t need to use terms such as goodwill gesture and positive gesture,” External link

tribune242 Monday, September 12, 2016 9:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "It's extremely difficult to ferret out a sitting member from a regional seat," "You have a regional media there, there's a lot of opportunity over the course of eight years for that Liberal MP to project himself to the local community" External link

abc-au Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:01:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "It's extremely difficult to ferret out a sitting member from a regional seat," "You have a regional media there, there's a lot of opportunity over the course of eight years for that Liberal MP to project himself to the local community" External link

abc-au Sunday, September 11, 2016 4:46:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “This is another factor of us helping young people,” External link

freeport Thursday, September 8, 2016 11:41:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “I am confident the Government will not be so naive as to have so many divisive topics on the board that it takes an action that might create further tension” External link

tribune242 Monday, September 5, 2016 9:34:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “The tourism industry in the Bahamas has contracted when compared to the 2015 business performance,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, September 1, 2016 10:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “To date, the BHTA has not received reports of travel cancellations,” External link

tribune242 Friday, August 26, 2016 11:12:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “The message wasn’t that we are in imminent danger, but the message was that we have to make sure that our financial reporting is improved so that we are not doing revisions, and ensure that we have growth prospects,” External link

tribune242 Saturday, August 20, 2016 1:58:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe explained : “That is still proceeding, and that is on the basis of a private placement and having the investor groups canvassed,” External link

tribune242 Friday, August 19, 2016 11:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “There is sort of a parallel exercise going on from a HoldingCo perspective,” External link

tribune242 Friday, August 19, 2016 11:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said ( about Harbour Island ) : “All seven stores we inspected had infractions,” “In North Eleuthera, Spanish Wells and Harbour Island, we inspected ten stores and all of them had infractions” External link

tribune242 Monday, August 15, 2016 10:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Freight is already calculated in and there is no reason for them to go over the maximum selling price on those bread basket items. The items that we found which were overpriced were confiscated and lodged with the island administrator for safekeeping pending a court hearing,” External link

tribune242 Monday, August 15, 2016 10:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Freight is already calculated in and there is no reason for them to go over the maximum selling price on those bread basket items. The items that we found which were overpriced were confiscated and lodged with the island administrator for safekeeping pending a court hearing,” External link

tribune242 Monday, August 15, 2016 10:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “It’s really unconscionable. I don’t know how they expect people to survive. We’re not talking about a few cents. It’s really bad. If you look at the amount they went over $3.41, $2.80, $2.71 and that sort of thing. From my point of view, one cent is too much. It should be right on the mark or below,” External link

tribune242 Monday, August 15, 2016 10:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe replied : “We have a big funny with Permo” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, July 30, 2016 4:48:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe agrees : “we’re still in a hole” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, July 30, 2016 4:48:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “I think that it would be premature to make these types of statement,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:15:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe explained : “There have been times when the Government borrowed in foreign currency to support the reserves,” “What we should be more concerned about is the long-term when these debts come due, and making sure the current account is in a position to enable us to pay back without a drain on the reserves” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:15:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “The Government is facilitating that, making it easier where businesses can expand locally and internationally, so they will be able to generate these types of reserves,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:15:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Mr. Ingraham has a lot to answer for it would be good if comes back so we could put pressure back on him again to have him account,” “If we want good governance in this country Mr. Jones we need three things: We need accounting, accountability and transparency. Even though they promised us that under the government in the sunshine we have never had accounting accountability and transparency in The Bahamas. That’s the one thing we need. We need to put systems in place so that we are properly governed. ” External link

jonesbahamas Tuesday, July 26, 2016 6:21:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “There are positive indicators in the works; we just have to bring them to fruition,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, July 21, 2016 9:32:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “It’s really about what the marketplace is seeing and feeling,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, July 21, 2016 9:32:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe added : “What has to be focused on is: Are we moving in the right direction, or staying stagnant as we try to get on the right path [the National Development Plan],” “It’s safe to say we’re moving forward, but not at the pace to put us into the easy zone. There’s a lot of work to be done” External link

tribune242 Thursday, July 21, 2016 9:32:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : "I would say that by the end of the month, the final PPM and opening should be in progress," External link

tribune242 Tuesday, July 12, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "can't be disclosed at this time" External link

tribune242 Tuesday, July 12, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe confirmed : "URCA has issued the licence, so you can take that to mean the funds have been transferred for the spectrum fee and the Government has funded HoldingCo for the initial stages," External link

tribune242 Tuesday, July 12, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : "We're working fast to get the PPM in progress," External link

tribune242 Tuesday, July 12, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : "It's an opportunity for HoldingCo to take ownership, and is attractive to Bahamians based on the returns they can earn, while providing a vehicle for future PPP activity," External link

tribune242 Tuesday, July 12, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Let your lights shine bright. You have invested in your natural talents to develop them,” “Never accept that another person is better than you. Work hard to be the best. You sometimes have to fake it until you make it, but never fake it to make it” External link

znsbahamas Friday, July 8, 2016 9:59:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Let your lights shine bright. You have invested in your natural talents to develop them,” “Never accept that another person is better than you. Work hard to be the best. You sometimes have to fake it until you make it, but never fake it to make it” External link

jonesbahamas Thursday, July 7, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Let your lights shine bright. You have invested in your natural talents to develop them,” “Never accept that another person is better than you. Work hard to be the best. You sometimes have to fake it until you make it, but never fake it to make it” External link

bahamas-gov Wednesday, July 6, 2016 11:33:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe acknowledged : "The revisions to prior year estimates are going to be a concern because that leads to changes in where the Government's deficit numbers will be," "I would imagine that anyone analysing the fiscal indicators would be cognisant, and very wary, of changes to these previous numbers. No doubt that will be one element of it [with Moody's]" External link

tribune242 Tuesday, July 5, 2016 12:17:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "In reality, it's how we sell our story and how committed we are to the plans we've set out," External link

tribune242 Tuesday, July 5, 2016 12:17:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "All parties should be feeding from the same type of numbers," External link

tribune242 Tuesday, July 5, 2016 12:17:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said ( about Labor ) : “In WA people are feeling a bit of economic insecurity in that the price of the house they own is soft. Negative gearing as a positive for Labor won’t buy the seats in WA as it would in Sydney,” External link

smh Monday, June 20, 2016 2:46:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said ( about Labor ) : “The electorate of Burt is interesting in that it has copped the brunt of the downturn in WA,” “I’ll particularly point to the fact that Armadale is in Burt. When it was part of Canning in the by-election there was a big swing to Labor in Armadale. In the struggle-street kind of areas they are particularly feeling the downturn and that creates a big opportunity for Labor” External link

smh Monday, June 20, 2016 2:46:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said ( about Labor ) : “In WA people are feeling a bit of economic insecurity in that the price of the house they own is soft. Negative gearing as a positive for Labor won’t buy the seats in WA as it would in Sydney,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, June 20, 2016 2:40:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said ( about Labor ) : “The electorate of Burt is interesting in that it has copped the brunt of the downturn in WA,” “I’ll particularly point to the fact that Armadale is in Burt. When it was part of Canning in the by-election there was a big swing to Labor in Armadale. In the struggle-street kind of areas they are particularly feeling the downturn and that creates a big opportunity for Labor” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, June 20, 2016 2:40:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “One of the elements we typically see, and one which is always concerning, is that the prior year numbers remain provisional for an extended period of time,” External link

tribune242 Monday, June 13, 2016 9:46:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “We should not be in a situation where we are consistently running provisional numbers for two to three years,” External link

tribune242 Monday, June 13, 2016 9:46:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Perhaps they haven't yet adapted to the reality that the new system isn't favourable to them as they are used to," External link

abc-au Monday, June 13, 2016 8:13:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “The main thing I would say, certainly looking at the Budget statement and the hard fiscal numbers, is that we have to get to a programme-based Budget reporting basis,” External link

tribune242 Friday, June 10, 2016 11:22:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “What is most important is to sit down and talk through the practical implications of these initiatives,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, June 8, 2016 11:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “The initiative is not a poor initiative,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, June 8, 2016 11:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “It certainly is a positive sign that the Government is seeking to tighten tax compliance,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, June 8, 2016 11:12:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Coming into a business entity and changing the rules for goods and services already incurred, you have to be very careful that you’re not going against what is prescribed by law,” “You have to be mindful you capture the tax dodgers, not the compliant” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, June 8, 2016 11:12:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “When we talk about how we get the economy growing, this is where the small and medium-sized businesses initiatives are going to be critical,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, June 1, 2016 10:30:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “It certainly wasn’t an overly-optimistic Budget in the sense of tremendous promises,” External link

tribune242 Friday, May 27, 2016 9:48:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “I’ve not set any expectations,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:50:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “Reality sets in, and we know there’s going to be a tendency towards things most advantageous to their election efforts,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:50:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe added : “We should be focusing on the upcoming communication, and whether it demonstrates a true commitment to achieving a fiscal balance by 2017 and 2018,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:50:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe added : “I believe that with cooler heads and mature minds sitting down, the question is whether the lead contractor’s best suited to lead because they have an understanding of what is necessary to complete it, and how you marry that with your Immigration policies to allow for the local construction industry to put their expertise into it,” “They are probably amongst the best the best in the world in terms of workmanship and quality. What is most important is to understand how the auction process has played itself out and, to be honest, it’s only noise when you start talking about all of these side deals and proposals” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 10:40:00 PM EAT



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Mr Bowe said : ”We are open but it’s quieter so I was feeling cooped up being at home more. I was cleaning out the garden shed and I decided to put up Santa to give my nine-year-old a laugh. I thought it would be funny for my neighbours and people passing by. I was trying to give everyone a gee-up. “It was up for a few days and then I decided to put the message on it to try and show that we are all in this together,” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “I think the people of Limerick know and appreciate the level of expertise we have in the regional. (UHL) We are really lucky to have such good consultants, junior doctors, nurses and auxiliary staff. I decided to do something small to try and help them help us and that was to reinforce the message of social distancing in a fun way so they can help us if we get into trouble,” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “I think it’s typical of how Limerick people deal with hardship, a sense of humour always helps you be resilient in the face of adversity,” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Hopefully he will get a rest before Christmas!” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "We need them to keep coming back every day and putting their hand up and going into that zone, so we're never going to be anything but supportive," External link

smh Friday, May 8, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "We need them to keep coming back every day and putting their hand up and going into that zone, so we're never going to be anything but supportive," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, May 8, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "We need them to keep coming back every day and putting their hand up and going into that zone, so we're never going to be anything but supportive," External link

theage Friday, May 8, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Communication is inconsistent. We don't know if negative people can be taken out. If my mum was negative I'd want her out," External link

theage Friday, May 1, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Communication is inconsistent. We don't know if negative people can be taken out. If my mum was negative I'd want her out," External link

smh Friday, May 1, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Communication is inconsistent. We don't know if negative people can be taken out. If my mum was negative I'd want her out," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, May 1, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "That doesn't look good at all... it makes you feel sick because you know someone's in for a shock," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Communication is inconsistent. We don’t know if negative people can be taken out. If my mum was negative I’d want her out," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "That doesn't look good at all... it makes you feel sick because you know someone's in for a shock," External link

theage Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Communication is inconsistent. We don’t know if negative people can be taken out. If my mum was negative I’d want her out," External link

theage Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "That doesn't look good at all... it makes you feel sick because you know someone's in for a shock," External link

watoday Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Communication is inconsistent. We don’t know if negative people can be taken out. If my mum was negative I’d want her out," External link

watoday Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "That doesn't look good at all... it makes you feel sick because you know someone's in for a shock," External link

smh Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Communication is inconsistent. We don’t know if negative people can be taken out. If my mum was negative I’d want her out," External link

smh Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "There's been no opportunity for us to plan throughout the stages," "At the moment it's pretty much, wait until they've got an hour to live and then we'll give you a call. The lack of urgency has just been breathtaking" External link

qt Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "We felt that putting our students at risk, and even the locality if they came back with the virus. Then the cost of quarantine if they had to stay there for weeks, and the upset that would cause, all were issues we took into consideration," "We couldn't see in all conscience how we could let it go ahead," External link

leinsterexpress Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Everybody’s talking a good game and everything’s lined up. Even if there is an objection or challenge it doesn’t mean that’s a negative outcome it just means that they will consider that in an appropriate way” External link

yorkpress Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe added : “It’s hard to talk about, but telling people gets the message out,” “We can’t bring our dog back but if it stops this happening to someone else’s dog it’s worth it” External link

newsandstar Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "There were a lot of small calves that would have normally been sold in April or May. People have pulled the calves off their cows to give them a chance," External link

maitlandmercury Friday, January 17, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Its a hard question to put on a truck driver and an owner. The owner is in a desperate situation and somebody has offered agistment and they want to get the cattle there," "The key to the whole rural industry is rain and without it we are all in trouble. You've got to have grass to fatten the cows up. You've got to have feed to feed them and if you have no feed you have to find agistment or sell them. That's what a lot of people have been doing" External link

dailyadvertiser Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Once we get a few hot days the evaporation is going to take the water that's left," "We need a lot of good rain to turn the season around here and we need heavy rain to give runoff into dams. In the Upper Hunter it's even worse - they need a lot more rain to turn their season around" External link

dailyadvertiser Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Its a hard question to put on a truck driver and an owner. The owner is in a desperate situation and somebody has offered agistment and they want to get the cattle there," "The key to the whole rural industry is rain and without it we are all in trouble. You've got to have grass to fatten the cows up. You've got to have feed to feed them and if you have no feed you have to find agistment or sell them. That's what a lot of people have been doing" External link

illawarramercury Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Once we get a few hot days the evaporation is going to take the water that's left," "We need a lot of good rain to turn the season around here and we need heavy rain to give runoff into dams. In the Upper Hunter it's even worse - they need a lot more rain to turn their season around" External link

illawarramercury Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Its a hard question to put on a truck driver and an owner. The owner is in a desperate situation and somebody has offered agistment and they want to get the cattle there," "The key to the whole rural industry is rain and without it we are all in trouble. You've got to have grass to fatten the cows up. You've got to have feed to feed them and if you have no feed you have to find agistment or sell them. That's what a lot of people have been doing" External link

bordermail Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Once we get a few hot days the evaporation is going to take the water that's left," "We need a lot of good rain to turn the season around here and we need heavy rain to give runoff into dams. In the Upper Hunter it's even worse - they need a lot more rain to turn their season around" External link

bordermail Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Its a hard question to put on a truck driver and an owner. The owner is in a desperate situation and somebody has offered agistment and they want to get the cattle there," "The key to the whole rural industry is rain and without it we are all in trouble. You've got to have grass to fatten the cows up. You've got to have feed to feed them and if you have no feed you have to find agistment or sell them. That's what a lot of people have been doing" External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Once we get a few hot days the evaporation is going to take the water that's left," "We need a lot of good rain to turn the season around here and we need heavy rain to give runoff into dams. In the Upper Hunter it's even worse - they need a lot more rain to turn their season around" External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Overall, seeing students reach their potential is what it's all about," "What's really good is seeing them achieve and secure the courses they have applied for" External link

leinsterexpress Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "We are seeing more students are now opting for subjects at higher level, for the benefit of the marks," "I want to compliment the staff and everyone for the work they have put in. It has paid off," External link

leinsterexpress Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Our 4,000-plus local volunteers work so hard every year and to see this event end this way is just one of the most tragic and sad things that I've ever had to see," "We feel so upset for those that are impacted -- friends, families, neighbours. It's just a horrible thing to experience" External link

RTERadio Monday, July 29, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "The market isn't outstanding, but it's not desperate. It'd be desperate if there was nowhere for the cattle to go," "Water is going to be a big problem coming into spring - especially in the Upper Hunter, they haven't had any really good run off for a couple of years" External link

maitlandmercury Sunday, June 30, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe added : “The side event at H.R.C.41 will be an opportunity to discuss challenges and success stories of establishing N.H.R.I. within small island states where resource and geographical constraints can make meeting the Paris Principles a challenge,” External link

samoaobserver Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:11:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "This could be the first election since 1998, and 2016 to an extent, where you could have been waiting on Western Australia to really turn up a surprise that might change the situation one way or another," "I think there's a good chance that it will be close enough that on the night everyone will be sweating on WA to see if those seats where the Liberals are under pressure are going to stay with them or not" External link

abc-au Wednesday, May 15, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "It greatly reduces the odds of the Liberal Party holding onto Stirling," External link

abc-au Friday, January 25, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe explained : "Napier got to 33degC on Saturday which is very close to the highest January temperature on record for that area" External link

newshub Sunday, January 13, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "The southwest change will cool temperatures down a little as the wet weather moves across the country," External link

newshub Sunday, January 13, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "The number still isn't anything to rejoice about," External link

tribune242 Monday, October 2, 2017 10:55:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "They have taken the size of GDP from $8 billion to $10 billion. All of our debt-to-GDP ratios, our deficit-to-GDP ratios and all of the other ratios that factored into GDP, would have been improved; not because of an improvement in the debt or the deficit, but because the economy was a bit larger," "This has significant implications, and therefore the trustworthiness and the veracity of these numbers are going to be important because they could be seen as sort of positive contributors to some of our metrics, and we want to make sure it is justified" External link

tribune242 Monday, October 2, 2017 10:55:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe added : "These numbers have to show that they can withstand any challenge or scrutiny, and if they do withstand that what it does show is that VAT has contributed to better information about the Bahamian economy than we had before, where we were doing far more what I would call guesstimation, whereas we are now doing better estimation" External link

tribune242 Monday, October 2, 2017 10:55:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “The One Belt, One Road policy centred on trade,” External link

tribune242 Monday, August 21, 2017 6:38:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “So we can fight fire with fire,” External link

tribune242 Monday, August 21, 2017 6:38:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Too often we’ve had bespoke negations, where every single investor comes and sits down with a new playbook,” External link

tribune242 Monday, August 21, 2017 6:38:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "What exactly does all of this mean? Where are the cuts coming from? Will it come from the utilities, programmes, jobs? They seem to be working backward on this one," "The ministries have set out their agendas based on what was allocated, so they know how and where they have to spend their money. Will programmes of priority be differed and how will it affect education and national security and the armed forces? I appreciate that the government wants to cut back spending and it is needed but what is important is the specifics, we need to have a complete understanding of what is being proposed. We have heard these things before, now we need action. Like Bahamians say, 'mouth can say anything,' this is the benchmark on how they will be judged" External link

tribune242 Saturday, July 29, 2017 1:25:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "This will give them the freedom to take on the persons they need. Outside of debt, payroll is a big government expense it's 35 per cent," "They are going to have to try and maximise efficiency. We have as a country for years, even going back to the previous FNM administration, taken pride in not trying to reduce the civil service work force. I do believe that some attrition will happen, the government will let contracts expire, and retire some persons to shrink the size of the civil service. This will allow them to engage the right persons in the right roles so it won't be termination per say, but they will let the natural order take its course and not keep people employed for the sake of keeping them employed" External link

tribune242 Saturday, July 29, 2017 1:25:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Based on what I’ve been told about the cost of renovations required, if the government is prepared to inject that amount of money into it, that is a major investment and there must be a very clear exit and entry strategy,” External link

tribune242 Friday, July 28, 2017 4:03:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "fill the void left by the private sector" External link

tribune242 Friday, July 28, 2017 4:03:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "The One Nation vote will probably be lower than the Liberals were counting on and the difference the deal makes to the flow of One Nation preferences won't be as much either," "One Nation will at least get the advantage of preferences from above-the-line Liberal voters in the upper house – the Liberals don't even have the consolation" External link

brisbanetimes Friday, March 10, 2017 2:27:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Yes, I think 15-20 seats is plausible – perhaps even probable," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, March 10, 2017 2:27:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "The One Nation vote will probably be lower than the Liberals were counting on and the difference the deal makes to the flow of One Nation preferences won't be as much either," "One Nation will at least get the advantage of preferences from above-the-line Liberal voters in the upper house – the Liberals don't even have the consolation" External link

smh Friday, March 10, 2017 2:11:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Yes, I think 15-20 seats is plausible – perhaps even probable," External link

smh Friday, March 10, 2017 2:11:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “Subsequent to the termination of Renew’s contract, we have been seeking to be part of the process the Government is going through in terms of the way forward for management of the landfill,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:06:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “I think it still is higher than what I would have anticipated,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, March 7, 2017 7:13:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “There needs to be a very clear statement from the Government as to where they see the full year deficit coming in,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, March 7, 2017 7:13:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Moody’s put out a projection that it would be $300 million,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, March 7, 2017 7:13:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “If you are not able to provide accurate information, there’s ultimately a change in the management and Board of Directors” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, March 7, 2017 7:13:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said ( about Colin Barnett ) : "Colin has looked exasperated and not at the top of his game" External link

9news Friday, March 3, 2017 5:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “When we look at things like hurricanes and the unexpected occurring, what that highlights is not only the need to plan for the normal environment, but also to plan for the rainy day environment. That adds a dimension that we now have to factor in,” External link

tribune242 Saturday, February 25, 2017 3:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “When we look at the economy, the deficits and the debt, there are going to be unexpected increases due to unexpected events,” “However, we have to get to the point where just like any business we are managing not only for expected occurrences but contingencies, meaning we are setting aside reserves, or insurance premiums and the like, to cover the unexpected events. It allows you to buffer against the impact of major events. As a country we have to be thinking along those lines” External link

tribune242 Saturday, February 25, 2017 3:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "They have all entered a deal with each other where each gets a region where they are the top dog," External link

radioaustralianews Wednesday, February 15, 2017 5:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "One Nation look like they are mostly playing their own game, but they have put Flux second [in] the mining and pastoral region which is exquisitely coincidental if they are not part of the deal," External link

radioaustralianews Wednesday, February 15, 2017 5:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "They have all entered a deal with each other where each gets a region where they are the top dog," External link

abc-au Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:15:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "One Nation look like they are mostly playing their own game, but they have put Flux second [in] the mining and pastoral region which is exquisitely coincidental if they are not part of the deal," External link

abc-au Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:15:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe says : "Issues like traffic congestion are a really major quality of life issue in these areas," External link

9news Friday, February 10, 2017 11:05:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “They’re not the same instruments, but they will be going after probably some of the similar sources,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, February 8, 2017 1:22:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : "One Nation haven't got the process that major parties have to filter through who they can run. They just need to be able to corral people who are willing to volunteer to do it and usually, a lot of them are pretty eccentric," External link

9news Tuesday, January 31, 2017 6:26:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "People are sick and tired of polished political professionals who don't have any connection with their concerns," "The only thing they can do with their vote is to inflict punishment on the political class. And it's all for the better if the people that they're voting in are unstable because that's exactly what they want" External link

9news Tuesday, January 31, 2017 6:26:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said ( about Pauline Hanson ) : "The normal games of politics that the major parties have to play don't apply to Pauline Hanson," "If you're voting or One Nation, you're making a kind of rejection, a statement about the political class and the status quo" External link

9news Tuesday, January 31, 2017 6:26:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “I think as we enter the political season what we don’t want to lose sight of is external parties are watching our press,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 31, 2017 5:35:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Unfortunately, I think partisan politics and convention mania overcame the Minister with the way he delivered it on the convention floor,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 31, 2017 5:35:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe added : “People will enjoy a party speech,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 31, 2017 5:35:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Unfortunately, in a political rally, you can’t have a conversation saying the expenditures were necessary, and done in a controlled, efficient manner, and how you’re going to reduce other expenditures to mitigate the increase,” “The Opposition parties jumped on it with the same vigour. They should have seized the opportunity they were given to say: ‘This is what the Minister described; x, y, z, and this is our expenditure and fiscal plans. Elevate the debate” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 31, 2017 5:35:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : "They make him look like he's got the interest of regional WA at heart," External link

9news Tuesday, January 31, 2017 4:47:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "I'll believe he's in trouble when I see it," External link

9news Tuesday, January 31, 2017 4:47:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “When we talk about 32,000 jobs being created,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:46:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “There are three questions: does it represent the creation of jobs fast enough to make a significant dent in structural unemployment, or long term unemployment rates, not the one done at points in time,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:46:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “I cannot be on a platform with a person like that,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 3:01:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "It needs to be stated firmly, I, along with several other persons who lost out on that deal with Lincoln (Bain) made it known that if he was ratified by the FNM we would show up and campaign against him because of what he did," External link

tribune242 Saturday, January 14, 2017 6:12:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Time is moving on, and when is the transaction going to be completed and the petition for the unsealing going to be heard?” External link

tribune242 Saturday, January 7, 2017 3:04:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Specific to VAT, the outrage, it demonstrates a little bit of ignorance of persons speaking to it,” “Had it gone in the normal sense of things, they would have paid VAT upfront. The beauty is that the VAT system is one ultimately borne by the consumer. A VAT registrant that pays for a capital transaction would always recover the VAT in any event. It’s not a one time tax, like stamp tax” External link

tribune242 Saturday, January 7, 2017 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe added ( about Baha Mar ) : “Government is forgoing cash up front that it would not have received later on. I don’t expect Baha Mar to be exempt from charging guests. As a company this is a timing of cash flows,” “There is not sufficient information to exonerate it or condemn it. I’m sure that the Ministry of Finance and Department of Inland Revenue can confirm that this is just a matter of collecting it now versus later. Not that you don’t pay it, but simply of matter when do you pay it” External link

tribune242 Saturday, January 7, 2017 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “I do believe that the time is fast elapsing and there should be an aggressive move to have more details of the transaction revealed, contingent on the court agreeing to do so. The question is when are the parties going to petition the court to have it unsealed?” External link

tribune242 Saturday, January 7, 2017 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe asked : “Do we have sufficient information to evaluate what has been given at this point in time,” External link

tribune242 Saturday, January 7, 2017 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe explained : “In reality, the question really is: Has there been a VAT concession, or is this just a cash flow timing issue?” External link

tribune242 Saturday, January 7, 2017 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “There is no defined policy that speaks to economic, land and tax concessions to spur local and foreign development,” External link

tribune242 Saturday, January 7, 2017 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “The aspect we’re principally concerned with is what analysis has been done to get to that conclusion,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “It may sound great in the early stages, paying a higher price for land purchases, but will it be a deterrent [to investment]?” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe added : “If this is a cog in the wheel, that’s fine, but it cannot be separate and apart from the National Development Plan,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “Our debt and deficit accumulation are like a cruise ship that has been moving forward since independence,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe explained : “an outsider questioning whether the plan will be brought to fruition” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe explained : “We as a country have to determine, as citizens, that if we believe in this plan we don’t react to the rating agencies and stay the course” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe added : “We have to demonstrate where spending is contained, where revenue has been enhanced; where we’ve had success with VAT, real property tax, and where empirical evidence says this is what has been collected,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “We have to ensure we don’t give S&P an option to leave us at this rating, and demonstrate why we ought to be elevated in the shortest possible time,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “This is becoming a football of the politicians,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “These are specific issues, and be honest and candid as to how you would address them over a period of time,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “been in the works for some time” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 23, 2016 5:04:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Hopefully we will see all the considerations and deliberations on why this was taken, so that it is not seen as a knee jerk reaction to other events taking place,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 23, 2016 5:04:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “Given that the Government of the Bahamas funds its debt through the local market, so this has immediate, positive effects for their debt servicing,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 23, 2016 5:04:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “We know that for a long period of time there’s been a clamour that the interest rate environment in the Bahamas has overly high, while other economies have lowered interest rates,” “There’s certainly been a chorus line for people needing capital funding for interest rates to be lower.... This should spur some additional spending of capital expenditure, and give the average consumer relief in debt servicing costs given the highly leveraged citizenry” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 23, 2016 5:04:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “The international agencies have grown tired of the rhetoric, we’ve been doing it all on anecdotal stories, they want to see empirical change and that is a culture change. Telling them that your plan is to grow the economy, decrease spending, which party hasn’t said that internationally?” External link

tribune242 Thursday, December 22, 2016 10:33:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “When you look at it, the tourism base, which is a big contributor to foreign exchange earnings, is expanding the best quality of its plant,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, December 22, 2016 10:33:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “That process has been going well,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 16, 2016 12:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “There’s information flow, and now we’re getting down to putting your money where your mouth is,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 16, 2016 12:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe explained : “They’re questioning: What if we do ‘x’ amount in January, and ‘x’ amount in July,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 16, 2016 12:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “This is a ‘put your money where your mouth is’; no IOUs. They’re saying: This is what we can take when we can afford it; can you accommodate us?” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 16, 2016 12:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “The Government has not interfered in the actual exercise,” “It’s just a matter of coming to them with a final proposal, and keeping them abreast of the nature of the talks and saying this is the way we propose to do this” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 16, 2016 12:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Yes, it sounds good from a political promise perspective to say everything is going to be moving ahead,” “But that’s more of a case of this is what we have agreed in principal and we have to now get it all sorted into details” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “In reality this is over 18 months in the works,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “From that perspective, it’s be careful with what you promise, as once you’ve raised expectations it’s important to see things through. It’s certainly one we’d want him [the Prime Minister] to see through” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 2, 2016 11:32:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “As a revenue number, that has enhanced our revenue line,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, December 1, 2016 1:04:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “If we are in a situation of borrowing for recurrent expenditure, all comments about tightening the belt are in vain until we make the hard decisions to rein it in, either stopping the growth or reversing the constant spending,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, December 1, 2016 1:04:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe asked : “How do we place limits on spending such that we meet the needs of the populace but achieve the balance of fiscal success?” “There are desires and wants of the population that we are not able to afford at this time. There has to be discipline which says we are making decisions in the best interest of the country - not for today, but for the next 20-25 years” External link

tribune242 Thursday, December 1, 2016 1:04:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “We have to be concerned that we’re not one major catastrophic event away from fiscal crisis,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, December 1, 2016 1:04:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “It is effectively a bail out using the resources of the Treasury or assets of a social security programme,” “There has to be prospects of success attached to such a bail out, and communications in relation to a turnaround programme” External link

tribune242 Thursday, December 1, 2016 1:04:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “Those properties in the past have been able to shuffle through without assessments being made,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:39:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe acknowledged : “no one is going to run to the Government” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:39:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “It’s therefore upon the Government to have systems in place to capture that,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:39:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “One of the best ways to ensure a high ranking is through the efficiency of the tax system, allowing for the ease of payment, ease of refunds and ease of appeals,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, November 22, 2016 10:20:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “We expect the Government to focus on the biggest bang for the buck, but also to ensure that it is not a discriminatory exercise as they work their way through the system,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, November 22, 2016 10:20:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “It’s now at the formalisation stage with all of the investor groups we have spoken to; the same institutional investors,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe explained : “They can then say ‘we can live with this’, or ‘this needs to be tweaked to accommodate us’,” “It’s taking in a core document, and matching the auxiliary pieces to all the investor needs” External link

tribune242 Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “We can see the light at the end of the tunnel,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told ( about Hurricane Matthew ) : “We were thrown a bit of a monkey wrench by the timing of Hurricane Matthew. Some of the storm’s effects shuffled things around a little bit,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “The fact we now have an operator, with the testing of phones and a soft launch taking place in the last few weeks, shows that NewCo is coming alive,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Every journey begins with one step,” “It’s a journey to free market economies and a liberalised capital market environment. We’re in a free world now, and to have a restrictive capital regime is no longer compatible in the world environment in which we operate” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, November 9, 2016 11:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe added ( about Exim Bank ) : “I think that all parties have indicated that they are still under the non-disclosure agreement, and until they have sealed the deal with the EXIM Bank they would probably be under the same restriction,” “But now that there has been an announcement by the applicant, it’s up to the Government to determine the details that they disclose. They should be in a position to start advising the public on what elements they are considering to get the deal done” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, November 1, 2016 2:17:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told ( about Paul-Marie Mpouele ) : “We have to be careful in our Bahamian context that we are not broad brushing the Chinese,” External link

tribune242 Monday, October 31, 2016 11:54:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “We really need to ask the critical question: What have we done as a nation to improve our standing?” External link

tribune242 Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:33:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe added : “It cannot be left to the development of the Government and civil service, as they are least likely to know how to improve the ease of doing business,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:33:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “I think that dollar amount is what drives it [fears],” External link

tribune242 Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:33:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Businesses just did not want to borrow even at very low interest rates with extremely favourable terms,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, October 26, 2016 1:47:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “While several organisations have been working to assist with meeting emergency and immediate needs of individuals, some of whom do not even have a roof over their heads, Rebuild Bahamas is trying to get affected businesses back up and running as fast as possible so people can get back to work and repair supplies are available especially for those areas hardest hit,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, October 26, 2016 1:47:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “There are a number of factors that have to be considered and I think the details from the government have to be clear in terms of ultimately what is going to finally transpire as it relates to concessions to an ultimate buyer,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “While several organisations have been working to assist with meeting emergency and immediate needs of individuals, some of whom do not even have a roof over their heads, Rebuild Bahamas is trying to get affected businesses back up and running as fast as possible so people can get back to work and repair supplies are available especially for those areas hardest hit,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, October 25, 2016 4:44:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “I think the Ministry of Finance has raised that as a potential option to the Prime Minister in his role as Minister of Finance,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Following such a devastating creature of nature,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “There’s been a term sheet floated among the financial institutions, and they’re now in the process of getting feedback on it,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe added : “It’s still being discussed among the clearing banks,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “The last thing we said is that businesses have to act with integrity,” External link

tribune242 Friday, October 14, 2016 3:09:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “The last thing we said is that businesses have to act with integrity,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “We have to be somewhat innovative and think out of the box, and not look at traditional systems and say ‘Open the door, because we’re in need’,” “We have to look at the existing system and structures, and say how do we allow for incentivising and businesses to benefit” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “There’s no denying that any time you have a major natural disaster, it is going to have a tremendous economic impact, and you don’t always appreciate it in the immediate aftermath,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “Our administrations need to focus attention on setting aside funds on an annual basis where they can accumulate,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “If we’re in the hurricane belt and don’t set aside for it, we can’t be surprised if we have a blow to our financial affairs,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “They’re going to have a long haul coming back,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “It may not seem like a palatable reason, but in reality employees have as much responsibility to protect the viability of a company as the shareholders themselves,” External link

tribune242 Monday, September 26, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “There is a significant amount of leverage,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:48:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “What should not be lost is that the developer and all parties did not go into this transaction many years ago with a gun to their head,” “It was a deal struck where collateral was pledged, and if the developer defaulted on payment, it would lead to foreclosure and the secured creditor taking control of the project” External link

tribune242 Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:48:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “If some of the payments are being made in return for some of the concessions received by the Chinese, the public has every right to know what concessions were granted,” External link

tribune242 Monday, September 12, 2016 10:44:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “There has to be a timeline as to when details are released,” External link

tribune242 Monday, September 12, 2016 10:44:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “We don’t need to use terms such as goodwill gesture and positive gesture,” External link

tribune242 Monday, September 12, 2016 9:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "It's extremely difficult to ferret out a sitting member from a regional seat," "You have a regional media there, there's a lot of opportunity over the course of eight years for that Liberal MP to project himself to the local community" External link

abc-au Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:01:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "It's extremely difficult to ferret out a sitting member from a regional seat," "You have a regional media there, there's a lot of opportunity over the course of eight years for that Liberal MP to project himself to the local community" External link

abc-au Sunday, September 11, 2016 4:46:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “This is another factor of us helping young people,” External link

freeport Thursday, September 8, 2016 11:41:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “I am confident the Government will not be so naive as to have so many divisive topics on the board that it takes an action that might create further tension” External link

tribune242 Monday, September 5, 2016 9:34:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “The tourism industry in the Bahamas has contracted when compared to the 2015 business performance,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, September 1, 2016 10:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “To date, the BHTA has not received reports of travel cancellations,” External link

tribune242 Friday, August 26, 2016 11:12:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “The message wasn’t that we are in imminent danger, but the message was that we have to make sure that our financial reporting is improved so that we are not doing revisions, and ensure that we have growth prospects,” External link

tribune242 Saturday, August 20, 2016 1:58:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe explained : “That is still proceeding, and that is on the basis of a private placement and having the investor groups canvassed,” External link

tribune242 Friday, August 19, 2016 11:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “There is sort of a parallel exercise going on from a HoldingCo perspective,” External link

tribune242 Friday, August 19, 2016 11:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said ( about Harbour Island ) : “All seven stores we inspected had infractions,” “In North Eleuthera, Spanish Wells and Harbour Island, we inspected ten stores and all of them had infractions” External link

tribune242 Monday, August 15, 2016 10:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Freight is already calculated in and there is no reason for them to go over the maximum selling price on those bread basket items. The items that we found which were overpriced were confiscated and lodged with the island administrator for safekeeping pending a court hearing,” External link

tribune242 Monday, August 15, 2016 10:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Freight is already calculated in and there is no reason for them to go over the maximum selling price on those bread basket items. The items that we found which were overpriced were confiscated and lodged with the island administrator for safekeeping pending a court hearing,” External link

tribune242 Monday, August 15, 2016 10:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “It’s really unconscionable. I don’t know how they expect people to survive. We’re not talking about a few cents. It’s really bad. If you look at the amount they went over $3.41, $2.80, $2.71 and that sort of thing. From my point of view, one cent is too much. It should be right on the mark or below,” External link

tribune242 Monday, August 15, 2016 10:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe replied : “We have a big funny with Permo” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, July 30, 2016 4:48:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe agrees : “we’re still in a hole” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, July 30, 2016 4:48:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “I think that it would be premature to make these types of statement,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:15:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe explained : “There have been times when the Government borrowed in foreign currency to support the reserves,” “What we should be more concerned about is the long-term when these debts come due, and making sure the current account is in a position to enable us to pay back without a drain on the reserves” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:15:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “The Government is facilitating that, making it easier where businesses can expand locally and internationally, so they will be able to generate these types of reserves,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:15:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Mr. Ingraham has a lot to answer for it would be good if comes back so we could put pressure back on him again to have him account,” “If we want good governance in this country Mr. Jones we need three things: We need accounting, accountability and transparency. Even though they promised us that under the government in the sunshine we have never had accounting accountability and transparency in The Bahamas. That’s the one thing we need. We need to put systems in place so that we are properly governed. ” External link

jonesbahamas Tuesday, July 26, 2016 6:21:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “There are positive indicators in the works; we just have to bring them to fruition,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, July 21, 2016 9:32:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “It’s really about what the marketplace is seeing and feeling,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, July 21, 2016 9:32:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe added : “What has to be focused on is: Are we moving in the right direction, or staying stagnant as we try to get on the right path [the National Development Plan],” “It’s safe to say we’re moving forward, but not at the pace to put us into the easy zone. There’s a lot of work to be done” External link

tribune242 Thursday, July 21, 2016 9:32:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : "I would say that by the end of the month, the final PPM and opening should be in progress," External link

tribune242 Tuesday, July 12, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "can't be disclosed at this time" External link

tribune242 Tuesday, July 12, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe confirmed : "URCA has issued the licence, so you can take that to mean the funds have been transferred for the spectrum fee and the Government has funded HoldingCo for the initial stages," External link

tribune242 Tuesday, July 12, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : "We're working fast to get the PPM in progress," External link

tribune242 Tuesday, July 12, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : "It's an opportunity for HoldingCo to take ownership, and is attractive to Bahamians based on the returns they can earn, while providing a vehicle for future PPP activity," External link

tribune242 Tuesday, July 12, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Let your lights shine bright. You have invested in your natural talents to develop them,” “Never accept that another person is better than you. Work hard to be the best. You sometimes have to fake it until you make it, but never fake it to make it” External link

znsbahamas Friday, July 8, 2016 9:59:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Let your lights shine bright. You have invested in your natural talents to develop them,” “Never accept that another person is better than you. Work hard to be the best. You sometimes have to fake it until you make it, but never fake it to make it” External link

jonesbahamas Thursday, July 7, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Let your lights shine bright. You have invested in your natural talents to develop them,” “Never accept that another person is better than you. Work hard to be the best. You sometimes have to fake it until you make it, but never fake it to make it” External link

bahamas-gov Wednesday, July 6, 2016 11:33:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe acknowledged : "The revisions to prior year estimates are going to be a concern because that leads to changes in where the Government's deficit numbers will be," "I would imagine that anyone analysing the fiscal indicators would be cognisant, and very wary, of changes to these previous numbers. No doubt that will be one element of it [with Moody's]" External link

tribune242 Tuesday, July 5, 2016 12:17:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "In reality, it's how we sell our story and how committed we are to the plans we've set out," External link

tribune242 Tuesday, July 5, 2016 12:17:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "All parties should be feeding from the same type of numbers," External link

tribune242 Tuesday, July 5, 2016 12:17:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said ( about Labor ) : “In WA people are feeling a bit of economic insecurity in that the price of the house they own is soft. Negative gearing as a positive for Labor won’t buy the seats in WA as it would in Sydney,” External link

smh Monday, June 20, 2016 2:46:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said ( about Labor ) : “The electorate of Burt is interesting in that it has copped the brunt of the downturn in WA,” “I’ll particularly point to the fact that Armadale is in Burt. When it was part of Canning in the by-election there was a big swing to Labor in Armadale. In the struggle-street kind of areas they are particularly feeling the downturn and that creates a big opportunity for Labor” External link

smh Monday, June 20, 2016 2:46:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said ( about Labor ) : “In WA people are feeling a bit of economic insecurity in that the price of the house they own is soft. Negative gearing as a positive for Labor won’t buy the seats in WA as it would in Sydney,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, June 20, 2016 2:40:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe said ( about Labor ) : “The electorate of Burt is interesting in that it has copped the brunt of the downturn in WA,” “I’ll particularly point to the fact that Armadale is in Burt. When it was part of Canning in the by-election there was a big swing to Labor in Armadale. In the struggle-street kind of areas they are particularly feeling the downturn and that creates a big opportunity for Labor” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, June 20, 2016 2:40:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “One of the elements we typically see, and one which is always concerning, is that the prior year numbers remain provisional for an extended period of time,” External link

tribune242 Monday, June 13, 2016 9:46:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “We should not be in a situation where we are consistently running provisional numbers for two to three years,” External link

tribune242 Monday, June 13, 2016 9:46:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : "Perhaps they haven't yet adapted to the reality that the new system isn't favourable to them as they are used to," External link

abc-au Monday, June 13, 2016 8:13:00 AM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “The main thing I would say, certainly looking at the Budget statement and the hard fiscal numbers, is that we have to get to a programme-based Budget reporting basis,” External link

tribune242 Friday, June 10, 2016 11:22:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “What is most important is to sit down and talk through the practical implications of these initiatives,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, June 8, 2016 11:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “The initiative is not a poor initiative,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, June 8, 2016 11:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “It certainly is a positive sign that the Government is seeking to tighten tax compliance,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, June 8, 2016 11:12:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “Coming into a business entity and changing the rules for goods and services already incurred, you have to be very careful that you’re not going against what is prescribed by law,” “You have to be mindful you capture the tax dodgers, not the compliant” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, June 8, 2016 11:12:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “When we talk about how we get the economy growing, this is where the small and medium-sized businesses initiatives are going to be critical,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, June 1, 2016 10:30:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “It certainly wasn’t an overly-optimistic Budget in the sense of tremendous promises,” External link

tribune242 Friday, May 27, 2016 9:48:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe said : “I’ve not set any expectations,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:50:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe told : “Reality sets in, and we know there’s going to be a tendency towards things most advantageous to their election efforts,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:50:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe added : “We should be focusing on the upcoming communication, and whether it demonstrates a true commitment to achieving a fiscal balance by 2017 and 2018,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:50:00 PM EAT

Mr Bowe added : “I believe that with cooler heads and mature minds sitting down, the question is whether the lead contractor’s best suited to lead because they have an understanding of what is necessary to complete it, and how you marry that with your Immigration policies to allow for the local construction industry to put their expertise into it,” “They are probably amongst the best the best in the world in terms of workmanship and quality. What is most important is to understand how the auction process has played itself out and, to be honest, it’s only noise when you start talking about all of these side deals and proposals” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 10:40:00 PM EAT



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head21.05%EN01/14/201414/01/2014
former director68.42%EN12/18/201318/12/2013
Names Lang Count
Mr BoweEN100.00%


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