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Public losing confidence in Minnis, claims Davis

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis said unfair application of emergency orders have caused the public to lose confidence in Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis. “The orders appeared to us to be driven by political convenience and pres

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Rolle defends NIB's payment operations

NATIONAL Insurance Board Minister Brensil Rolle has defended operations at NIB’s cheque distribution centre, saying while there were some challenges with the process, officials were still able to dole out a "significant number" of payments.

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PM QUARANTINES: Turnquest also in isolation and staff urged to follow suit

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest voluntarily entered self-quarantine “out of an abundance of caution” yesterday after someone who works at the Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Centre tested positive for COVID-19.

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PLP targets ‘failings’ in efforts to help Grand Bahama

THE Progressive Liberal Party knocked Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ national address yesterday, saying it failed to properly address the needs of Grand Bahama residents.

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War of words over court appointment

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis says he opposes the recent appointment of Supreme Court Justice Carolita Bethel to the Court of Appeal. His statement yesterday drew rebuke from Attorney General Carl Bethel who accused him of launching a “highly politicised attack aimed at the constitution itself and the learned justice of appeal personally”.

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Davis blasts the government for its 'failure

PLP leader Philip “Brave” Davis labelled the Minnis administration a failure over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the new lockdown is “only necessary because of a series of specific mistakes” made by the government.

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Turnquest: Expect big changes to family budget

FINANCE Minister Peter Turnquest said while officials expect some changes to happen in the “family budget” due to the re-imposed national shutdown, decisions have yet to be made concerning the future of public servants.

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Fred Mitchell sorry Emancipation Day not marked

FORMER Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell lamented the lack of celebrations yesterday to mark the 186th anniversary of the end of legal slavery in The Bahamas. “We continue to suffer the bitter legacy of racism and slavery these many centuries later,” Senato

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Police delay on killing ‘concerning’

ENGLERSTON MP Glenys Hanna-Martin wants National Security Minister Marvin Dames to explain why it took three days for authorities to confirm that a police involved killing happened last Friday.

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PLP leader asked PM to approve wedding

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis asked Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis to waive new wedding rules for one of his constituents on Friday, but confirmation that Dr Minnis approved the request came too late for the couple to host a full-fledged wedding with more than five people.

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Cooper warns on migrant move

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party deputy leader Chester Cooper yesterday cautioned the government to not allow some 29 undocumented migrants to be transported to Ragged Island, saying the move could potentially expose residents there to the novel coronavirus

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Davis calls on FNM to accept responsibility for spike

OPPOSITION leader Phillip “Brave” Davis yesterday called on government to accept full responsibility for the spike of COVID-19 cases, saying its policies on the re-opening of the borders were “full of loopholes”. Speaking in the House of Assembly ye

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GB Minister: Stay at home and follow rules

AS Grand Bahama headed into a “difficult two-week lockdown” after an outbreak of COVID-19 infections, Minister of State for Grand Bahama Senator Kwasi Thompson stressed the seriousness of the situation. He said residents should remain at home for th

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As The Bahamas is rocked by 55 new cases, PM says: ‘We were afraid to stop travel’

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said Bahamians who travelled to the United States when the borders reopened this month “lacked discipline” and caused a surge in COVID-19 cases.

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IF YOU FLEW IN - QUARANTINE: PM pleads for new arrivals to self-isolate

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis apologised yesterday for the distress people experienced when they arrived in New Providence from Grand Bahama on Tuesday and were unexpectedly quarantined at a government designated facility.

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