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Glenys blasts prosecutor bill

ENGLERSTON MP Glenys Hanna Martin yesterday blasted the government’s Constitutional Amendment bill, stating that the legislation fell far short of standards other countries in the region have set and essentially preserved the status quo.

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Churches’ opposition to lottery ‘impractical’

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar yesterday insisted it would be impractical to close the door on a national lottery, acknowledging that it was better to tax and heavily regulate web shops than to completely outlaw them.

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D’Aguilar questions chairman’s motives

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar yesterday said the hiring of former Gaming Board Chairman Terah Rahming by Chances Games raises questions over the decisions the former board executive made while carrying out her duties in this post.

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New rulebook to beat corruption

IN keeping with its pledge to tackle corruption and introduce a new standard of accountability in the country, the Minnis Administration tabled its highly anticipated Integrity Commission bill yesterday.

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Minnis backs Sands’ surgery

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis praised Health Minister Dr Duane Sands as an “exemplary public servant” yesterday, in response to criticism levelled at him for voluntarily performing surgeries while working in government.

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No timeline on campaign funding

THE Minnis Administration hasn’t set a timeline for tabling legislation to regulate the financial operations of political parties, according to press secretary Anthony Newbold.

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Immigration Minister, Deputy PM looking at how to fund increased repatriation exercises

IMMIGRATION Minister Brent Symonette and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest are looking at how to fund the increased repatriation exercises that will come in response to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ goal of more stringe

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Ministry taking employment exchange 'to the people'

THE MINISTRY of Labour is to take its employment initiative on the road to sign up qualified Bahamians on the Employment Exchange for work.Senator and Labour Minister Dion Foulkes said the initiative would target the low employment areas of New Provi

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Roberts accuses Sands of ethics code breach

DESPITE his Cabinet post, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands has been voluntarily performing surgeries at the RAND Memorial hospital in Grand Bahama to assist medical professionals there amid staff vacancies. He confirmed this to The Tribune yesterday a

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Roberts accuses Sands of ethics code breach

DESPITE his Cabinet post, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands has been voluntarily performing surgeries at the RAND Memorial hospital in Grand Bahama to assist medical professionals there amid staff vacancies. 

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Pledge to protect whistleblowers

THE MINNIS administration is seeking to immediately implement protections for whistleblowers in the Freedom of Information Act,  despite not having a date as to when the entire legislation will be revised and fully enacted, according to Attorney General Carl Bethel.

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Mitchell 'likely to be nominated for PLP Chairman on convention floor'

FORMER Foreign Affairs Minister Senator Fred Mitchell is being drafted to compete in the chairmanship race at the Progressive Liberal Party’s national convention next week, with sources in the party saying it is likely he will be nominated on the flo

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FNM in spy bill change

THE Minnis Administration will amend its Interception of Communication Bill to ensure the Minister of National Security does not have the power to authorize use of listening devices, Attorney General Carl Bethel announced in the Senate yesterday.

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Migrants crackdown ‘humane and caring’

IMMIGRATION Minister Brent Symonette yesterday insisted that the deadline threat for all irregular migrants to leave the country by year-end only sounded “draconian” but will be carried out as “humanely and caring” as possible.

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Get out: Minnis gives illegals exit deadline

ILLEGAL migrants in the Bahamas must leave the country by December 31, 2017, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis (pictured) declared yesterday, as he warned an aggressive pursuit and deportation will be the fate of anyone who does not comply.

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