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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. 

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Turnquest: Davis making 'unfounded' allegations

DEPUTY Prime Minister Peter Turnquest yesterday accused Progressive Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis of calling into question the integrity and reputations of key institutions in the country by making what he called “unfounded” and “unfortu

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Davis: Public Accounts Committee will investigate '$1bn spent by government'

OPPOSITION Leader Philip “Brave” Davis announced yesterday the Public Accounts Committee will investigate the fact that the government has reportedly spent more than $1 billion in the first six months of the 2017-2018 fiscal year and is also summonin

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Shane Gibson's constitutional relief application hearing delayed

THE hearing into former Cabinet minister Shane Gibson’s application for constitutional relief was adjourned by more than a month yesterday due to the “medical indisposition” of a key applicant in the matter.Yesterday was marked for the continuation o

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Govt to prepare white paper on land reform

THE government has decided to move with “expedition” on the preparation of a formal white paper on the urgent need for land reform in the Bahamas to address issues that have been “thorny” when it comes to the provision of issues like good titles amon

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Subpar shanty houses demolished after census

ANY structure within shanty towns across the country that does not adhere to building codes will be “demolished”, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes said yesterday as he announced a new date for the start of the government’s census of residents living in these illegal residential areas.

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Foreign numbers at Pointe? No idea

LABOUR Minister Dion Foulkes said yesterday his department does not have any evidence China Construction America (CCA) has broken the agreed workforce ratio outlined in the Heads of Agreement with the government for The Pointe development in downtown Nassau.

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Missing file ‘won’t delay Oban project’

THE progress of the $5.5 billion Oban Energies project has not been halted by the disappearance of a file from the Bahamas Environment Science Technology Commission, Press Secretary Anthony Newbold said yesterday.

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Minister of Health set to attend World Health Month activities in Freeport

IN observance of World Health Month, a number of activities have been planned in Freeport to sensitise the public about health initiatives and challenges with global implications.The Grand Bahama Health Services World Health Committee has announced t

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Govt will have until December to make changes if removed from 'blacklist'

IF THE Bahamas is successful in being removed from the European Union’s ‘blacklist,’ the government will have until December to make changes in the financial services sector to steer clear of being yet again deemed a non-compliant jurisdiction, a sen

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AG seeks to reinforce powers for deportation

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel revealed upcoming amendments to the country’s immigration laws which will strengthen the detention powers of the Department of Immigration and “make it clear” the minister of immigration has the right to order the deportation of “illegal aliens” without first obtaining a court order.

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Oban Project not set in stone

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel sought to allay fears of “ordinary Bahamians” concerning due diligence involving the controversial $5.5bn Oban Energies deal, saying if the government decides the project cannot be done in an environmentally safe way, additional safeguards can be proposed.

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Breadbasket list overhaul 'welcomed'

WHILE the government’s proposed overhaul of the national breadbasket list is expected to negatively impact revenue intake for retailers, it is a move welcomed by grocers, Philip Beneby Sr, president of the Bahamas Retailers Association told The Tribu

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AG: Only two decades to consider oil production

THE prospect of oil production was thrust back into the spotlight by Attorney General Carl Bethel yesterday during his contribution to the mid-year budget debate, with him telling parliamentarians the country only had another two decades to consider

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Minnis coup – ‘not a chance in hell’

FORMER Cabinet minister Tennyson Wells yesterday theorised the only credible threat to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ leadership was the country’s economic stability, not another party coup.