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Fired - but still backing the FNM

McAlpine warns people could fire Prime Minister

DESPITE being fired from government posts by Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday for voting against the government’s planned value added tax increase, Golden Isles MP Vaughn Miller and Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine said they remain supporters of the Free National Movement.

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‘FAMILY COULD SUE OVER MUNNINGS ROAD DEATH’

ATTORNEY Wayne Munroe yesterday theorised that the family of Garvanisha Carey, the woman who died after her car struck several concrete barriers that closed off Munnings Road last week, has a “good case” against the government following the incident.

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Residents back Robinson

FREE National Movement officials feel betrayed by Travis Robinson’s vote against value added tax’s increase to 12 percent, but many residents of the Bain & Grants Town constituency are standing by their member of Parliament, telling The Tribune he owes his success to them, not to a party.

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No more monitor for Donna Vasyli

DONNA Vasyli is no longer required to wear an ankle monitoring device before her retrial for the murder of her podiatrist husband.

50 jobs go as web shops shut own after tax hike approved

The Asure Win web shop yesterday blamed the budget’s tax hikes for the closure of 11 sites, and termination of 50 staff, by the end of June amid warnings the sector is not “hyperprofitable”.

06192018 EDITION

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018.

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UPDATED: PM fires Robinson, Miller and McAlpine

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has fired Bain and Grants Town MP Travis Robinson and Golden Isles MP Vaughn Miller from their posts as parliamentary secretaries and Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine from his post as chairman of the Hotel Corporation today for breach of the Manual of Cabinet and Ministry Procedure.

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Mould, no generator and no air conditioning at general post office

WORKERS at the East Hill Street General Post Office protested yesterday because of no air-conditioning and the presence of mould in the facility, Bahamas Public Services Union President Kimsley Ferguson said.The demonstration, which involved about 60

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Free university tuition plan if students meet criteria

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said in September 2019, the government will provide free tuition for students of the University of the Bahamas who meet certain entry requirements. Observers quickly noted the government has long given scholarships to

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PLP blasts 'flat' Minnis defence of tax increase

OPPOSITION members yesterday criticised Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ budget communication, calling the contribution “abysmally flat” and void of any understanding of the very same budgetary initiatives presented by Finance Minister K Peter Turnqu

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The Rebel Four: No, no, no, no – FNM MPs split from party on VAT vote

FOUR Free National Movement members of Parliament joined the opposition in voting “no” to the bill that would increase value added tax from 7.5 percent to 12 percent last night.

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Minnis: We considered 15% - but it would be too painful

IN his ardent defence of the government’s budget of “hope,” Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said his administration made several considerations concerning the value added tax increase but rested at 12 percent after ruling out 15 percent because it would be “too much pain” for Bahamians to bear.

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Texting while driving to be made illegal

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday said the government will amend the law to clamp down on texting and driving.

WORLD CUP: Mexico shock champions Germany

MOSCOW (AP) — Defending World Cup champions have been finding it hard to get out of the group stage lately, and Germany are proving no exception.

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Cash prizes for Junkanoo and $1m culture fund

JUNKANOOERS will have their eyes fixed on a new cash prize for music when they head to Bay Street this year, according to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, who also announced the allocation of $1m in cultural grants for Bahamian creatives.Dr Minnis sa

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PLP deputy leader denies seeking FNM candidacy

EXUMA and Ragged Island MP Chester Cooper yesterday vehemently denied claims he applied for candidacy with the Free National Movement ahead of the 2017 general election.The Progressive Liberal Party deputy leader was responding to comments made by Pr

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Roberts rejects need for tax rise

FORMER Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts has said he opposes tax raises in the government’s 2018-2019 budget. Mr Roberts was referring to Financial Secretary Marlon Johnson’s claim that taxes must be increased to avoid a downgrade of

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Man wounded in shooting

A MAN is in hospital after he was shot outside a home in Garden Hills on Sunday night.Police were told that shortly before 9pm two men were sitting in front of a yard on Daisy Lane off Beaumontia Avenue when they were approached by a man armed with a

Boy drowns

A BOY is suspected to have drowned while on a family outing at the beach at Arawak Cay yesterday, police said. Police said the boy was at the beach along with a relative and other children. As the family was about to leave, it was discovered the chil

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Contractors who didn't finish govt work may be prosecuted

SOME contractors who were paid up to $100,000 to construct government low cost houses in Abaco but did not finish the jobs could be “prosecuted” and at the very least placed on a “stop list” until the money is repaid, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis

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