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FNM to start making good on tax promises in budget

DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said yesterday the Minnis administration intends to begin making good on its tax-related promises in next week’s budget presentation.

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Pledge to free ZNS from political manipulation

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis pledged to transform ZNS from what was a “state propaganda machine under the last government” into a “properly functioning public broadcasting corporation” yesterday as he spoke at Government House during a swearing-in ceremony for parliamentary secretaries and government senators.

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Bannister slams ‘stupid’ and ‘nasty’ social media rumours

NEWLY appointed Minister of Works Desmond Bannister said yesterday that recent social media rumours about his health were “stupid,” “immature” and “nasty” as he expressed eagerness to begin the work of beautifying The Bahamas through his new role.

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Mitchell, Darville, Sweeting and Coleby Davis named PLP senators

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday announced the Official Opposition’s four Senate appointments, including two former Cabinet ministers, whom he said “will hold the government’s feet to the fire”.

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Fitzgerald launched education audit prior to election

EDUCATION Minister Jeffrey Lloyd yesterday confirmed that an extensive audit is underway at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology as the government looks to determine if the more than $300m allocated to the ministry is being used in a “proactive and useful” manner.

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UPDATED: We March organiser Ranard Henfield appointed to Senate

AMID criticism of his new appointment to the Senate, We March organiser Ranard Henfield insisted today that he has not joined the Free National Movement and that he would lead a march against the new government as a senator “if necessary” in order to hold the Minnis administration accountable.

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Government must listen to church, warns ex-Christian Council leader

IF the Free National Movement wants to remain in office, former Bahamas Christian Council President Rev Dr Ranford Patterson yesterday declared that the governing party must listen to the church.

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'No witch hunt' pledges Minnis

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday denied accusations that his administration has undertaken a political “witch hunt” over an investigation at the Bahamas Agricultural Industrial Corporation, saying the government will not “interfere” or “obstruct” the Royal Bahamas Police Force as the organisation carries out its work.

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No price tag yet for overall cost of audits on government agencies

THE government has not been able to finalise the scope or overall price tag of the round of audits it ordered on several government run agencies, corporations, and offices last week, this confirmed by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K Peter Turnquest yesterday.

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PLP due to announce Senate picks

THE Progressive Liberal Party is expected to make public its list of its Senate choices today, this as Official Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis confirmed yesterday that he had concluded his “period of deliberation” and had centred on “the best mix for the legacy and continuance” of the party.

Moss and Sawyer tipped for Senate positions

AS SENATORS are expected to be sworn in today at Government House, two new names have emerged for appointment to the Upper House.

Miller backs Davis - but has ‘no interest’ in politics

WHILE throwing his full support behind newly appointed Official Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis, former Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller said he has “no interest right now” in politics.

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Davis: Opposition will not allow govt to 'misrepresent or distort' PLP legacy

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Philip 'Brave' Davis has advised that as the country's newly installed Official Opposition, the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) under his leadership will not allow the government to "misrepresent or distort" the party's legacy in governance.

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Davis hits out at ‘Gestapo-style’ raid as he warns of witch hunts

INTERIM Progressive Liberal Party Leader Philip Davis yesterday warned the new government not to succumb to widespread expectations of “witch hunts” pledged on the campaign trail as he raised concerns over an excessive display of force by police at the Bahamas Agricultural Industrial Corporation.

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FNM waiting on PLP for Senate roles announcement

FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie yesterday told The Tribune that the Senate appointments have been identified and those selected by the governing party to fill 13 of the positions have been notified.