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PLP reviews campaigning to cope with COVID rules

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell said the party’s leader has ordered a review of all campaign practices after Chief Medical Officer Dr Pearl McMillan said gatherings should not be taking place outside of Emergency Order protocols.

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Jobless payment to continue - for now

THE government has extended its unemployment assistance programme for those still being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic until the end of April, National Insurance Minister Brensil Rolle said yesterday.

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Davis backs boundary change

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said he supports changing the boundaries of the Golden Isles and Killarney constituencies to ensure voter parity before the next general election.

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Loretta - nation needs women in leadership

FORMER parliamentarian Loretta Butler-Turner has made an appeal for greater gender balance in the political representation of Bahamians in the lead up to the next general election.

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‘PLEASE BEHAVE’: Minnis pleads for public to follow rules at Easter and help avoid new clampdown

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis urged people to avoid large gatherings this holiday weekend, saying not doing so could set the country back as health officials warn of a possible third wave of COVID-19.

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DNA ‘open to discussions’ with independent parties

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance leader Arinthia Komolafe revealed yesterday that her party is “open to having discussions with independent parties” and viable independent candidates who share the same ideology and philosophy as the DNA.

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PM says he heard about DNA members' arrests through the press

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has said “nobody’s above the law”, while suggesting he had nothing to do with the arrests of several Democratic National Alliance (DNA) members earlier this week.

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PM reaffirms stance against oil drilling

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis on Friday doubled down on his position against oil drilling in Bahamian territorial waters as Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) hopes to renew its four licences.

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Mitchell and Bethel trade jibes in Senate debate

A HEATED row erupted in the upper chamber yesterday between Attorney General Carl Bethel and Senator Fred Mitchell as the government passed the Airport Authority Amendment Bill, 2021.

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‘Time to deliver on Freedom of Information pledge’

SENATOR Ranard Henfield yesterday criticised the government for failing to appoint a Freedom of Information Commissioner.

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Hanna Martin criticises AG

ENGLERSTON MP Glenys Hanna Martin has described recent comments by Attorney General Carl Bethel regarding arrests of members of the Democratic National Alliance earlier this week as “ill advised”.

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PM reveals details on housing scheme

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis revealed that a planned housing programme geared towards young professionals will include certain exemptions such as waived customs duty on building materials and appliances and real property tax exemption for up to two years after the homes have been constructed.

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Former DNA leader says arrests a travesty

FORMER Democratic National Alliance leader Branville McCartney has questioned whether members of the party acted according to police’s recollection, adding if it were so, the group would have been arrested on the spot.

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Darville: We will roll out catastrophic health care

SENATOR Dr Michael Darville has recommitted the Progressive Liberal Party to rolling out catastrophic health coverage under National Health Insurance if the party wins the next election.

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Miller tight lipped over independent candidacy

FORMER Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller would not reveal yesterday if he still plans to run as an independent candidate after being snubbed for a nomination by the Progressive Liberal Party. However, he expressed his desire to still help the Bahamian people and work with those who seek out his assistance.

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