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PLP road back to power ‘not easy’

OPPOSITION Leader Philip “Brave” Davis called Exuma MP Chester Cooper’s evaluation of the Progressive Liberal Party’s election defeat “a newbie assessment” and - while accepting some of the critique - likened him to a child who tells the truth, no matter the cost.

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Parliamentary Privilege appeal formally withdrawn

THE parliamentary privilege appeal that was previously lodged by the Crown under the Christie administration was formally withdrawn and dismissed in the Court of Appeal yesterday.

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Reduction in violent incidents in schools

THERE has been a “downtick” in the number of reported incidences of school violence, Education Director Lionel Sands said yesterday, who attributed the decline to heightened school security measures and local police support.

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Christian Council: Line crossed in demand for financial records

NEW Bahamas Christian Council President Delton Fernander said the government has crossed the line by demanding that churches produce their financial records in 14 days to comply with non-profit organisation (NPO) regulations.

QC demands DPM retract Freeport as ‘smuggling gateway’

A prominent QC yesterday demanded that the Deputy Prime Minister retract his assertion that Freeport is “a smuggling gateway”, arguing that it had “tarred every business with the same brush”.

Atlantis targeting $130m investment by end-2018

Atlantis’s top executive yesterday revealed that the Paradise Island destination resort is likely to invest a further $130 million to upgrade its amenities by 2018 year-end.Howard Karawan, its president and managing director, said “north of $80 milli

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Rolle takes NIB ministerial role

GARDEN Hills MP Brensil Rolle is now the substantive minister of the public service and the National Insurance Board more than two months after he was sworn in as a minister of state, confirmed Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday. Speaking to

Employer redundancy cap fears 'overblown'

Employer concerns over an increase in redundancy pay were yesterday branded as “overblown”, a senior trade union leader suggesting the current ‘cap’ should be doubled.Obie Ferguson, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) president, told Tribune Business tha