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PM defends increase in travel budget

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday defended the government’s decision to increase its travel benefits for Cabinet ministers and their spouses.He insisted that records would show that officials’ spouses have not been taking advantage of the ben

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Minnis: Lawsuit won’t affect flow of money

DAYS after HeadKnowles Foundation sued its co-founder Lia Head-Rigby, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said he is not concerned about the lawsuit affecting future donations to the country.

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‘That’s not your job, Mr Speaker’

AS AN “impartial arbiter,” House Speaker Halson Moultrie should not be calling for action or legislation on any matter regardless of his convictions, attorney Wayne Munroe insisted yesterday.

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EU decision proves our finance industry is solid, says Turnquest

DEPUTY Prime Minister Peter Turnquest said yesterday that the removal of The Bahamas from the European Union’s tax watch-list proves that the country’s financial services industry is solid and managed by a “sound regulatory regime.” Mr Turnquest mad

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Miller dismisses FNM mid-year budget as 'woefully deficient'

THE Minnis administration’s mid-year budget is “woefully deficient”, charged Golden Isles MP Vaughn Miller, insisting government did not do enough to show it was prepared for the impending 2020 hurricane season.Speaking in the House of Assembly yeste

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Saunders - Miller doesn’t scare me

TALL Pines MP Donald Saunders said yesterday his record alone will thwart off any challenge by former area MP Leslie Miller.

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Mitchell: We're seeing hundreds of interested PLP candidates

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Senator Fred Mitchell says the party is seeing interest from hundreds of people seeking to be potential candidates in Grand Bahama and New Providence. While in Grand Bahama Monday night, Mr Mitchell said at a Marco

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Miller - I’ll win easily in Tall Pines

FORMER PLP Member of Parliament Leslie Miller says he’s certain he can win the Tall Pines constituency by at least 500 votes in the 2022 general election.

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Sands: We need to take a close look at the funeral industry

THE country’s unregulated funeral industry has presented some “‘pretty scary” situations that now requires attention to prevent calamity, according to Health Minister Dr Duane Sands yesterday.Recognising the challenges this presents, Dr Sands said th

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Michell urges PLP to treat reports with ‘several grains of salt’

THE Progressive Liberal Party has urged supporters to treat a report connecting allegations about Peter Nygard to the party with “several grains of salt”.

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PLP leader: PM's unemployment prediction unrealistic

OPPOSITION Leader Philip "Brave" Davis said he does not believe the government will reduce the unemployment rate to six percent, accusing the prime minister of making the statement as a political strategy.

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Davis calls for Gibson's removal from WSC

OPPOSITION leader Philip “Brave” Davis has called for the removal of Water and Sewerage Company executive chairman Adrian Gibson – calling Mr Gibson a child and saying he is not mature enough to fill the role.

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PM predicts jobless rate will fall to 6% by end of 2021

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday predicted the national unemployment rate will drop to six percent or less by the end of 2021. Dr Minnis made the prediction while speaking to reporters about the reactions he received from residents in Abaco

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Minnis: Govt will only take up pledges which are in our interests

THE government will only pursue offers coming out of January’s Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference that are in the best interests of the residents of the areas affected by the storm, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said on Tuesday. During his first

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‘No new taxes’ to pay for Dorian

THE Minnis administration’s request for additional borrowing is not for idle purposes, Finance Minister Peter Turnquest insisted yesterday. He told Parliament the country’s insufficient resources led government to seek more money following Hurricane Dorian.

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