Election 2012


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Law firm defends Deputy PM in claim over $10m estate

A LAWYER in the firm Davis & Co yesterday defended the actions of Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis while in private practice following published reports in The Miami Herald that a Cuban woman has raised concerns about a financial transaction over the reported $10 million estate of her deceased expatriate husband who lived in the Bahamas.

FNM: Davis out of his depth in job figures row

FREE National Movement Chairman Darron Cash yesterday criticised Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis for questioning job figures recently released by the Department of Statistics.

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FNM 'will not rest' until Wells is removed

OPPOSITION leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday declared that his party will not rest until Renward Wells, parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Works, is removed from his post.

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Criminals may be allowed to have webshop licences

THE government has not yet determined whether persons with a criminal record will be eligible to obtain webshop licences, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe confirmed yesterday.

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Hopes for trade deals as Haiti president visits

MINISTER of Agriculture V Alfred Gray yesterday said he was hopefully that the visit of Haitian president Michel Martelly will cement trade agreements between the two countries.

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PM confident unemployment will fall to 10% or less

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday he is “confident” that the unemployment rate will fall to “10 per cent or less” in the next two to three years.

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PM says Wells row will be answered – when government ready

PRIME Minister Perry Christie has said that his government will provide answers on the controversy surrounding a letter of intent for a $650 million facility reportedly signed by Parliamentary Secretary Renward Wells in due course.

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'Gut-wrenching' VAT on BEC bills

FNM Chairman Darron Cash yesterday blasted the government for its “gut-wrenching” decision to apply Value Added Tax to electricity bills.

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Disconnection threat is contradicted by BEC chief

BAHAMAS Electricity Corporation Executive Chairman Leslie Miller yesterday contradicted a statement sent by the company warning customers with overdue balances to pay their outstanding bills by tomorrow or be disconnected.

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Nov 6 set for equal rights vote

IN AN unexpected move yesterday, the Christie administration tabled four highly anticipated Bills in the House of Assembly that will amend the Constitution with a view to abolishing gender discrimination enshrined in the document.

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VAT is added to BEC bills

THE government tabled the anticipated value added tax (VAT) bill in the House of Assembly yesterday while releasing a list of proposed changes to tariff and excise duty rates and disclosing a “pared down” list of VAT exempt services that does not include electricity.

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Publication celebrating two years of PLP Government branded a waste

FORMER Opposition Senator Dr Duane Sands yesterday branded the latest publication celebrating two years of the government by Bahamas Information Services as wasteful propaganda.

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Call for Miller to go - and clarity over restructuring

FORMER FNM minister Phenton Neymour yesterday called for the removal of Bahamas Electricity Corporation chairman Leslie Miller amid calls for greater transparency into the restructuring process at the company.

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'Renward Wells must resign'

FNM CHAIRMAN Darron Cash said yesterday Renward Wells must resign immediately amid reports that he breached government protocols by signing a letter of intent with a company proposing a $650m waste-to-energy deal.

Public education campaign to begin this weekend for constitutional referendum

THE government will this weekend begin an aggressive public education campaign ahead of the November 6, 2014 referendum that will seek to make several changes to the outdated Constitution of the Bahamas.