Election 2012

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Davis ‘concerned’ over Grand Bahama strategy

PLP Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said he is concerned about the “lack of transparency, clarity and consistency” in the Minnis administration’s strategy for rejuvenating Grand Bahama’s economy.

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Baby's killing rocks Cabinet

HOURS after an eight-month-old baby was shot dead in his home, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis met with the attorney general and Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) officials to reinforce the government’s “zero tolerance” approach to crime, stressing his commitment to provide the support police need to fight crime, Press Secretary Anthony Newbold said yesterday.

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Further leadership bids expected, says PLP chairman

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts said he expects “several more persons” to run for the leader of the party during its October convention, adding that the “competition” will only make the PLP stronger.

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Glenys throws hat into the ring

ENGLERSTON MP Glenys Hanna Martin launched her bid to become leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) yesterday as she called for transformation in education, a renewed fight against poverty and efforts to combat the deteriorating health of Bahamians, an issue she said was nearly a crisis.

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Glenys signals bid for leadership

ENGLERSTON MP Glenys Hanna Martin is expected to announce her intention to run for leader of the Progressive Liberal Party at a press conference today.

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Entrepreneur programme to be launched

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said that the Office of the Prime Minister would soon launch an apiary entrepreneur programme, and put at least 20 persons in business on Grand Bahama. An apiary is a place where bees are kept. Dr Minnis was in Freep

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Watson - judge FNM in six months

FORMER Free National Movement Deputy Prime Minister Frank Watson admitted yesterday the Minnis administration is “maybe not moving as quickly as one would like them to,” however he added another six months may be needed to give a proper assessment of the new government.  

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Teachers pay hike promise

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd pledged yesterday to increase the salaries of teachers “to match the role educators play in society” as well as provide scholarships to instructors seeking to obtain master’s degrees and PhDs.

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Davis targets new party constitution

AS the Progressive Liberal Party’s  convention nears, Official Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said he will appoint a constitutional reform committee to fully review the party’s constitution to ensure it meets modern expectations.

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SIDELINED: MPs reveal Christie turned against Davis

THE missteps of the Christie administration should not spoil Philip “Brave” Davis’ leadership ambitions, former parliamentarians Philip Galanis and George Smith said, telling The Tribune yesterday Mr Davis was “out of the loop” in the administration after former Prime Minister Perry Christie became “insecure” over his leadership threat and began

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Miller: Hill deserved to be fired from BPL

PAMELA HILL being fired as the CEO of Bahamas Power and Light  was “long overdue and necessary,” according to the electricity company’s former Executive Chairman Leslie Miller, who claimed that “Ms Hill did not know what the hell she was doing.”

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Cabinet committees set up to tackle crime and reform

THE Cabinet Office has announced the formation of various Cabinet committees to facilitate the work of the government, including groups to focus on crime and public sector reform.

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‘Privatised carnival’ plan under study

THE Minnis administration is considering treating Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival “like any other event,” one where Bahamians interested in hosting it can approach the government and perhaps secure “some kind of subvention or assistance” to do so, Youth, Sports and Culture Minister Michael Pintard said yesterday.

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Pre-school enrolment below 50%

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd yesterday underscored the low enrollment numbers for public preschools as he stressed the government’s efforts to legislate early childhood learning.

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Roberts says FNM has failed to keep promises

PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts has lambasted the Minnis administration for its first 100 days in office, saying the new government has not kept its key election promises. The Progressive Liberal Party member’s comments came hours after Prime Minister