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Govt signs heads of agreement for $250m Long Island development

THE Davis administration signed a heads of agreement yesterday with Azul Destinations Ltd and Calypso Cove Destinations Ltd for the development of an upscale resort and cruise port for South Long Island, estimated to cost some $250m.

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FNM Deputy: ‘No comprehensive plan’ on crime

THE Free National Movement has called on the government to get a grip on rising violent crime.

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Rent-to-own housing initiative launching soon

HOUSING and Transport Minister JoBeth Coleby-Davis announced yesterday that her ministry will soon be launching its rent-to-own housing initiative, a programme she said is designed “to expand the path to homeownership for hardworking Bahamians.”

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FNM leader accuses PM of ‘misleading’ the public

FREE National Movement Leader Michael Pintard accused Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis of “misleading” the public and being “disingenuous” after saying procurement legislation brought by the former administration was “rushed”.

Office of the Prime Minister explains BPL action

IN the wake of criticism about increases to Bahamas Power and Light bills, the Office of the Prime Minister released a statement last night explaining why the course of action was taken.

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Sands: Govt has taken their eyes off the ball

WITH Bahamas Power and Light bills set to rise, Free National Movement Chairman Dr Duane Sands called on the Davis administration to be less “distracted” and more considerate of the Bahamian public.

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Minnis: Prime Minister cannot be trusted

KILLARNEY MP Dr Hubert Minnis asserted yesterday that Bahamians do not trust Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis, pointing to what he suggested was an unfulfilled commitment to stave off additional financial burdens on residents already struggling with inflation.

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Sears: BPL ‘is on the precipice of financial fallout’

WITH Bahamas Power and Light on the “precipice of financial fallout”, there was no room to defer increasing the fuel surcharge, resulting in higher electricity bills for consumers, Public Works Minister Alfred Sears said yesterday.

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PM introduces Public Procurement Bill 2022

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis introduced the Public Procurement Bill 2022 in the House of Assembly yesterday, which once enacted will repeal the current law and bring new changes in relation to the country’s bidding process.

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Minister defends govt efforts to address illegal immigration

IMMIGRATION Minister Keith Bell yesterday defended government’s efforts to address the illegal immigration issue in the country, saying the number of people deported so far for the year alone is proof that officials are taking the matter seriously.

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FNM Leader: ‘Significant blunder’ at BPL by govt

FREE National Movement Leader Michael Pintard said the Bahamian people will now have to pay the bill for the “significant blunder” at Bahamas Power and Light by the government with respect to the fuel hedging that was put in place by the previous FNM administration.

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BPL BILLS HIKE: PM announces move due to rising fuel costs

PRIME Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis announced yesterday that Bahamas Power and Light will be increasing its monthly fuel charge in response to rising fuel costs, with the rate increase set to be reflected in consumers’ electricity bills beginning November.

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New Public Procurement Bill released soon for consultation

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday that a new Public Procurement Bill will soon be released for consultation. He made the announcement while giving remarks at the launch of the GoBoneFire eProcurement platform through which goods and services for all government and quasi-government agencies will be sourced.

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Minister criticised over possibility of bringing theatre festival to Bahamas

TOURISM Minister Chester Cooper has drawn criticism from cultural activists over a recent meeting with Broadway producers about possibly bringing a theatre festival to The Bahamas.

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‘Deal fairly’ with all public officers

FORMER Public Service Minister Brensil Rolle yesterday told the Davis administration to “deal fairly” with all public officers amid claims that some in the service were being victimised.