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PM gives backing for legal marijuana

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis says he favours decriminalising possession of small amounts of marijuana and making the substance legal for medicinal and/or scientific purposes.

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Loretta - I knew deal looked fishy – ‘I feel vindicated for asking where money was going’

A former Opposition leader yesterday said the probe into bribery allegations involving the Defence Force’s new $150m fleet had “absolutely vindicated” concerns she first raised five years ago.

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Lanisha pays out in pin fiasco

MINISTER of Youth, Sports and Culture Lanisha Rolle has paid back the government for the commemorative pins bearing her image that were handed out at a Youth Parliament event.

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Rebel Chipman dismisses new bill as 'no change'

INDEPENDENT member of parliament for Centreville Reece Chipman yesterday criticised the Minnis administration’s new Disaster Authority Bill, saying it is a “no change” bill and a “no FNM” bill. The statement read: “The Minnis administration continue

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‘It’s time to quit, Lanisha’

THE Progressive Liberal Party has accused Minister Lanisha Rolle of “abuse of power”, insisting her recent conduct warranted resignation or dismissal.

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We're doing our best to work out how many still missing - Minnis

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said it is very difficult for government to give an exact count of those missing since Hurricane Dorian devastated Abaco and Grand Bahama, telling Parliament last night “we are doing our best”. According to the Killar

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Abaco to get VAT relief immediately

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has announced the drafting of an order to immediately make Abaco a value added tax-free zone.The order, when enforced, would override government’s previously announced start date of December 1.However, the change will

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Lanisha told - pick up the bill

MINISTER Lanisha Rolle must pay back the government for commemorative pins bearing her image handed out at a Youth Parliament event.

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Turnquest defends new customs system after user complaints

DEPUTY Prime Minister Peter Turnquest has defended the new Click2Clear system after a series of complaints by users. People had criticised the Customs system for not being user friendly or functioning efficiently. On Monday, scores of customers were

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Davis blasts Bethel over Smith trial expenses

OPPOSITION Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said Attorney General Carl Bethel’s refusal to disclose expenses from the Frank Smith bribery trial is inexcusable. The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is appealing Mr Smith’s acquittal on bribery

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Lloyd: Public doesn't understand exam results

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd has said the public “doesn’t seem to understand” how examination results are graded - in response to criticism over this year’s poor national results.

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Mitchell unhappy with Forbes-Smith's dual role

THE official Opposition in the Senate will contest Kay Forbes-Smith’s dual roles as Senate president and lead coordinator of post-Dorian recovery efforts in Grand Bahama, according to Fred Mitchell. The Progressive Liberal Party believes it is improp

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Darville calls on Lloyd to address results decline

PLP Senator Dr Michael Darville said Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd has a “duty to address this decline” after this year’s poor examination results.

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HAS SOMEONE UPSET YOU, MR SPEAKER? Moultrie launches rambling rant on media news reports

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie launched a 32-minute attack against the media in the House of Assembly yesterday, declaring at the start of the sitting that he is prepared to lead reporters to Jesus if they target him.

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Out of touch: Former Speaker blasts ‘mediocre, tribal’ Parliament

THE Minnis administration-led Parliament is “deeply tribal,” “mediocre” and “unproductive”, according to former House Speaker Dr Kendal Major.

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