Election 2012


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Chipman wants probe of fake news stories

CENTREVILLE MP Reece Chipman moved a motion in the House of Assembly yesterday to establish separate select committees to investigate fake news and whether the country is maximising its natural resources.

Progressive forum event to be held

AN event aiming to stimulate non-partisan discussion on the subject of ‘progressivism’ is scheduled for this Saturday at the Balmoral Club on Sandford Drive.

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Lloyd: Concerns over travel are nonsense

EDUCATION Minister Jeffrey Lloyd defended the government’s travel history yesterday as Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and a delegation continue a trip at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in London.

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New board planned to oversee contracts

PUBLIC procurement processes in the Bahamas, long derided by the US State Department as “opaque,” will be standardised through the Public Procurement Bill 2018, a draft version of which has been submitted to the Organization of American States who released the document.

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‘We’ve been thrown off message’

PRESS Secretary Anthony Newbold yesterday acknowledged the Minnis administration has not been communicating its agenda effectively, noting the government has been struggling to get back on message since the passage of Hurricane Irma.

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Minister promises to address govt building repairs

MINISTER of Works Desmond Bannister visited several government buildings on Grand Bahama last week and promised to address urgent repairs at the post office building and the Garnet Levarity Justice Centre in Freeport.He also toured the new fire stati

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Government 'will not sacrifice Grand Bahama environment for money'

WHILE in Grand Bahama over the weekend, Acting Prime Minister Peter Turnquest took the opportunity to again allay fears residents might have regarding the Minnis administration’s decision to approve the Oban Energies oil refinery and storage facility

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Davis: FNM 'mistruths' impacted poll

THE Free National Movement’s “mistruths” ahead of the 2017 general election heavily impacted Public Domain’s poll showing a slump in the Minnis administration’s popularity, Progressive Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis insisted yesterday.He a

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Davis won't apologise for Central Bank, statistics comments

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis will not apologise for comments he made about the Central Bank and Department of Statistics regarding reporting standards under the Minnis administration.He released a statement on Sunday respondi

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Govt 'attacking unhealthy lifestyles, not corned beef'

The government is not attacking corned beef, but rather unhealthy lifestyles, said Acting Prime Minister Peter K Turnquest at the opening of the 2018 Agri-Business Expo on Friday.

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Ministers vow poll won’t alter agenda

ACTING Prime Minister Peter Turnquest admitted yesterday the government’s communications with the public have sometimes missed the mark and said it plans to ramp up its public relations efforts soon.

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Mitchell: ‘People are fed up with their hypocrisy’

THE Progressive Liberal Party is not surprised by Public Domain’s poll highlighting the growing dissatisfaction Bahamians have in the Minnis administration since the 2017 general election, party Chairman Senator Fred Mitchell said yesterday.

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NHI reform 'not a solution for all healthcare ills'

Minister of Health Dr Duane Sands warned yesterday reform of the National Health Insurance programme is not a solution for all the Bahamas’ healthcare ills.Dr Sands was in Grand Bahama for the official launch at the Rand Memorial Hospital of a ctivit

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No answer yet on forensic audit cost for taxpayers

THE Minnis administration is still not ready to say how much taxpayers paid for forensic audits into government corporations.Asked yesterday, Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said Bahamians will learn how much audits into

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Shock slump in Minnis’ support

THE Minnis administration’s popularity is waning, with fewer than 50 per cent of Bahamians generally satisfied with its performance, according to a new poll from marketing and research firm Public Domain.