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PM to open Family Island offices for monthly visits

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis plans to open temporary offices in other Family Islands, including Exuma, Eleuthera, and Central Andros to begin monthly visits there.

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Immigration policy's impact on public services a 'serious threat' to national security

POINTING to a "decided drop" in school enrolment over the last three years, Education Minister Jeff Lloyd yesterday stressed that the impact of the country's immigration policy on public services had the potential of creating "fatal" consequences, and a serious threat to the country's national security.

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What’s all the fuss about? Davis defends BPL gifting contracts to PLP faithful

OFFICIAL Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said he sees nothing wrong with awarding contracts to party supporters or the justified circumvention of the tender process a day after it was revealed companies owned by Progressive Liberal Party supporters received lucrative Bahamas Power and Light contracts under the Christie administration.

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Fitzgerald insists his hands are clean

FORMER Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald yesterday accused Works Minister Desmond Bannister of making “defamatory” statements, while insisting he did not benefit from a Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd brokerage contract awarded to Bahamas Courier & Logistics (BCL), a company owned by his father.

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‘Board sets exec salaries, not govt’

BAHAMAS Power and Light’s former board of directors determined the remuneration packages of PowerSecure’s senior BPL executives, Official Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday. 

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Grand Bahama 'should be centre for arbitration'

MINISTER of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson believes the island should be the centre for arbitration in the Bahamas and commended ADR Bahamas for holding a training seminar for Bahamians in Freeport.

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Ankle bracelets are failing, says minister

MINISTER of National Security Marvin Dames yesterday outlined the chronic challenges the country faces in its fight against crime, while noting murders are up 41 per cent compared to this time last year, but overall crime is down by 19 per cent.

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First govt Bill tabled for independent prosecutor

THE Minnis administration tabled the first Bill of its tenure yesterday: a Constitutional Amendment Bill to establish the independent Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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Davis: Govt is meddling with police force

OPPOSITION Leader Phillip “Brave” Davis yesterday accused the government of “meddling” in the senior leadership of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and “subverting the Constitution” that protects and empowers the commissioner of police to carry out his

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$40,000 to unblock manhole at The Pointe

THE government has spent nearly $40,000 clearing a critical manhole at The Pointe without any contribution from developers, according to Works Minister Desmond Bannister, who addressed severe flooding in the downtown area.The Bay Street area experien

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‘Government will get rid of BPL secret elite list’

WHILE the Minnis administration fell short of its pledge to begin holding the elected officials accountable who have failed to comply with the Public Disclosure Act, Press Secretary Anthony Newbold said Tuesday Bahamians can be assured the administration will get rid of Bahamas Power & Light’s do not disconnect list for elites who owe substantial arrears.

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Irma insurance cover 'colossal waste' - Davis

OPPOSITION Leader Phillip Davis yesterday called the $2.8 million premium paid by the government to renew its Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility policy a “colossal waste.”

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Income tax is NOT ruled out

The Government has not ruled out implementing an income tax, the Deputy Prime Minister revealing yesterday: “We have to consider all options.”

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Mitchell: No impropriety in foreign missions

FORMER Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell was adamant yesterday there was no “legal impropriety” committed by anyone the day after audits noted there had been “excessive” overtime pay and “exorbitant” spending at some Bahamas emba

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Henfield: Hand spy bill to human rights association

SENATOR Ranard Henfield, head of the We March protest movement, is urging the Minnis administration to give the Grand Bahama Human Rights Association power over the so-called "Spy Bill" before having it tabled in Parliament. Attorney Fred Smith, hea

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