Election 2012


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‘Death penalty needed to stop the murders’

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames said yesterday the Minnis administration will push for the death penalty to be enforced in an effort to reduce the violent crime in the country.

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Student loan debts block scholarships

SCORES of scholarship applicants will be turned away by the Ministry of Education in the coming weeks as the Minnis administration continues its push to cut government expenses amidst the country’s dire financial outlook.

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Davis lashes out over PLP arrests

OPPOSITION Leader Philip “Brave” Davis wrote a strongly worded letter to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis last week regarding criminal probes into Progressive Liberal Party politicians, warning: “When you set out to dig a grave for your enemy, dig two.”

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New offensive to tackle murder rate

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday admitted that there is a “significant amount of work to do” to reduce serious crimes in the capital, however he said he is “confident” that with the new policies the government plans on introducing, “things will begin to change”.

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Minister admits NHI wide open to fraud

The Minister of Health yesterday admitted that the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme’s “non-existent checks and balances” have left taxpayers totally exposed to fraud and other financial abuses.

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No moves to legalise marijuana

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands yesterday shot down any notion that the Minnis administration is currently considering the decriminalisation of marijuana or legalisation of the drug for medicinal or recreational purposes.

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‘No one above the law’

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames said yesterday that no one is above the law, adding that if a complaint is made against someone “no matter who you are” police will investigate the claim and bring charges where warranted.

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Gomez hints at PLP anti-corruption move

DAMIAN Gomez, lawyer for the Progressive Liberal Party, said the Minnis administration’s directions for the Royal Bahamas Police Force to pursue corruption cases before legislation is passed establishing an independent anti-corruption agency has opened the system to abuse, bias and interference from the governing party.

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Roberts calls for residents to take to the streets in protest

CHAIRMAN of the Progressive Liberal Party Bradley Roberts has called on residents to take to the streets and demonstrate against the Minnis administration. Repeating the PLP’s refrain of “witch hunts” being conducted against members of the PLP, Mr

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UPDATED: Frank Smith's arraignment adjourned till Friday

FORMER Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Senator and member of Parliament Frank Smith was taken into police custody and questioned yesterday in connection with an ongoing fraud probe, The Tribune understands.

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Doors opened for 3,000 new citizens

MORE than 3,000 people were granted citizenship between 2012 and April of this year, according to statistics Financial Services and Immigration Minister Brent Symonette gave The Tribune.

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Roberts blames slow government for work being halted at The Pointe

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts blasted the Minnis administration yesterday, saying “the pot is boiling over” as Bahamians become increasingly frustrated with the time he thinks is being wasted by the government as he blamed this i

Centreville MP speaks to residents about community issues

AT a recent town meeting held in the constituency of Centreville, the member of Parliament for the area Reece Chipman spoke to more than 200 residents about the economy, finances, job opportunities and how to physically and mentally prepare for hurri

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PLP: Hospital changes a step in the right direction

PLANS by the government to have the “legacy challenges” of the Accident and Emergency Department at Princess Margaret Hospital addressed this term were applauded yesterday by Shadow Minister of Health Dr Michael Darville, who called it “a step in the

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Minnis pledges ministers won't line own pockets

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis assured Bahamians under his watch no minister of the Cabinet will seek lucrative contracts for themselves because they are “very sensible”, as Baha Mar executives eye the completion of another phase of the West Bay Street project.