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'No one disenfranchised' by uniform budget cuts

AFTER criticism from former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and others on the government’s cuts to its school uniform assistance programme, Social Services Minister Frankie Campbell was adamant that no one has been disenfranchised as a result of the b

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PLP eyed stake in GB Port Authority

FORMER ministers in the Christie administration said they privately pushed the Hayward and St George families to sell their interests in the Grand Bahama Port Authority, though it was never an option for the government to obtain a majority stake in the port.

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Escapees: Two still on the run

SOCIAL Services Minister Frankie Campbell yesterday expressed concern that the government has not “lived up to (its) responsibility” regarding security at the Simpson Penn Centre for Boys as two escapees remained at large. 

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Minnis to lay out Lucayan proposal

THE Minnis administration is intent on buying the Grand Lucayan resort, despite objections from former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham.

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Nurses hopeful after meeting with PM

A FRIDAY meeting with Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has given the Bahamas Nurses Union “high expectation” their concerns will be resolved in their favour, union president Amancha Williams said Friday.

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Public takes advantage of 'Meet Minnis' open sessions

SCORES of Bahamians have taken advantage of Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ summer break offer to open his doors to questions direct from the public.But the schedule is already “pretty tight” for the next several weeks, said Press Secretary Anthony

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Govt recruits lawyers to fight shanty town action

THE government has hired a team of high-powered lawyers to fight the legal action meant to stop the Minnis administration’s eradication of shanty towns, Attorney General Carl Bethel said.The legal team is led by Harvey Tynes, QC, to assume carriage o

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Tougher penalties plan for poachers

THE Fisheries Act is currently being reviewed by an advisory committee which will present recommendations to the government in October over possible stiffer penalties for poachers, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard said yesterday.  

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Uniforms assistance - ‘put the cash back’

BAIN and Grants Town MP Travis Robinson has said the government should reverse its budget cut for school uniform assistance, the first Free National Movement parliamentarian to criticise the move.

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Nationalise GB Port? Not for now

DEPUTY Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest yesterday said the nationalisation of assets was not currently on the agenda as he responded to a recommendation by former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham for the government to purchase the Grand Bahama Port Authority instead of the Grand Lucayan hotel.

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Work programme to help build skills of youth

ADDRESSING the issue of unemployment among the nation’s youth, Minister of the Public Service and National Insurance Brensil Rolle announced that the government introduced a restructured employment programme this week in which participants will recei

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Contracts awaited for repairs on GB justice centre

THE Ministry of Works is awaiting tender documents from local contractors on Grand Bahama for roof repair at the Garnet Levarity Justice Centre which has a severe mould problem.While in Freeport recently, Works Minister Desmond Bannister had indicate

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Davis: I would not have let govt buy Grand Lucayan

OPPOSITION Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said if he were the country’s leader, he would not let the government buy the Grand Lucayan hotel properties, likening Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ intention to do so to his ridiculed pre-election promise to

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‘Injunction wrong - but so is plan’

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis says the Minnis administration’s shanty town eradication policy lacks resolution, sensitivity and coherence. 

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Five percent web shop stamp duty 'may not be forever'

WHILE the government will forge ahead with its new five percent stamp duty on web shop deposits, it does not mean this tax will forever remain at this rate, Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday.It comes as FML Group of Comp

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