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Decision over future of school principal next week

EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald will announce what will happen to North Andros High School principal Stephen Sands, who was convicted of manslaughter in the death of his former girlfriend more than 30 years ago, before a cabinet meeting next week.

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Govt sends diplomatic note over Minnis airline comments

THE Government of the Bahamas yesterday issued a diplomatic note to the Governments of Malaysia, China, and the United States to distance itself from remarks made by Opposition leader Dr Hubert Minnis who remarked that the Christie administration “is more lost than the Malaysian Airline the world is looking for”.

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MARCO'S LAW: No date for legislation to come into effect

DESPITE the passing of Marco’s Law last year, legislators have yet to formulate regulations for the Bill which is expected to see the implementation of the Marco alert system and a sexual offender’s registry, according to a senior Cabinet Minister.

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Tourism minister speaks out over assault on U.S. girl

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday he is “very concerned” about the sexual assault of a 17-year-old American girl who was strangled to near unconsciousness and forced to perform a sexual act on a middle-aged man on San Salvador.

Concerns raised over 'vague' bill for medical industry

A TOP natural medicine practitioner criticised the government yesterday for “not seeking input” from alternative medicine practitioners before drafting and debating in Parliament a “vague” Bill to amend the Medical Council Act.

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Bran: Bahamians were warned about 'late again' government

WITH issues over important national issues remaining unclear, Democratic National Alliance leader Branville McCartney said yesterday that Bahamians were warned two years ago about the Christie administration’s “incompetence.”

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Pinder says pledge to repeal tax was reckless

FINANCIAL Services Minister Ryan Pinder yesterday said it was reckless for opposition leader Dr Hubert Minnis to promise repealing any tax introduced by the Christie administration that causes suffering.

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No apology from Minnis for airlines comment

FREE National Movement leader Dr Hubert Minnis says he will not apologise for recent comments in which he likened the Christie administration to the missing Malaysian Airlines flight.

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FNM leader under fire over missing airline comment

THE “ill-spoken” comparison by opposition leader Hubert Minnis of the lost Malaysian airline to the PLP government was criticised by Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday.

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Minnis vows to repeal tax

OPPOSITION leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday promised to repeal any tax introduced by the Christie administration that causes “pain, suffering and undue stress” to the Bahamian people if the FNM is elected in the next general election. He added that the signs of a suffering nation would show in the complaints and lifestyle changes of residents.

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Minnis: Govt more lost than missing airline jet

OPPOSITION Leader Dr Hubert Minnis questioned yesterday whether a “gag order” was put on Prime Minister Perry Christie by the “higher ups” in the Progressive Liberal party for allegedly embarrassing the organization.

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'Airport delays highlight government incompetence'

THE DNA has hit out at continuing delays over the opening of the Marsh Harbour International Airport, saying it highlighted government incompetence.

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NO DATE FOR REFERENDUM: Nottage cites lack of campaign to educate public

THE lack of a public education campaign could be blamed for delays in any expected changes to the country’s constitution, a senior Cabinet Minister has confirmed.

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‘Payroll tax not a viable option’

BAHAMIAN workers would face grave reductions in take-home pay if a payroll tax were implemented instead of a Value Added Tax (VAT), the three leading government voices in financial affairs, including the Prime Minister, agreed.

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FNM deputy criticises delay in webshop laws

FNM DEPUTY leader Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday criticised the Christie administration for failing to table in Parliament regulations to legalise and tax web shops in the country.

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