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PM presented with Key to the City of Lauderhill, Florida

LAUDERHILL, Florida – Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis attended a dinner reception in Lauderhill, Florida, this week in honour of all those who helped The Bahamas in the aftermath of the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian.

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Darville questions Minnis on hospital upgrades deal

HEALTH Minister Dr Michael Darville said the Minnis administration negotiated a multi-million-dollar deal for hospital upgrades in which the loan was drawn down before construction began.

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Thompson: Economic performance improved from July to September

EAST Grand Bahama MP Kwasi Thompson is adamant that the former Minnis administration’s policies were working, pointing to increased revenues between July to September.

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Public Parks and beaches ‘continued to run red lights’ in lead up to election

THE Public Parks and Beaches Authority “continued to run the red lights” issuing contracts that far exceeded its ability to pay in the lead up to the September 16 general election, according to the Authority’s new executive chairman.

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Private companies to take on govt workers

MORE than 40 people who were being paid by the government but could not be placed because of a lack of vacancies in the public sector will be engaged by private companies.

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Pintard: We won’t be spoken to like children

MARCO City MP Michael Pintard was adamant yesterday that the Official Opposition would not be spoken to like children amid a lengthy back and forth with government members of Parliament.

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Plans in the works for new Post Office home

TRANSPORT and Housing Minister Jobeth Coleby-Davis told Parliament yesterday there were plans in the works for a permanent home to house the General Post Office.

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Pinder tables citizenship proof

CENTRAL and South Abaco MP John Pinder II yesterday tabled a certificate confirming the loss of his United States citizenship, which was approved more than a month before the September general election.

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Gibson slams breadbasket VAT rise

LONG Island MP Adrian Gibson has taken the Davis administration to task about its plan to impose 10 percent value added tax on items that were once zero-rated.

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‘We’ll be a republic - eventually’

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell says he is still committed to seeing The Bahamas become a republic.

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Letting vaccines expire ‘embarrassing’

FORMER Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said a terrible message will be sent to the international community if Johnson & Johnson vaccines expire at the end of the month before the shots go into arms. He said The Bahamas will likely struggle to get additional vaccines if this happens.

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‘I’ll do my best as acting PM’

ACTING Prime Minister Glenys Hanna Martin says she plans to do her best serving as the country’s leader during the next few days.

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‘15 percent VAT was not considered’

FORMER Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday said his administration never considered increasing value added tax to 15 percent and in fact never saw the International Monetary Fund report which said such an increase might be necessary.

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Gibson claims WSC ‘mass victimisation’

THE former executive chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation has accused the Davis administration of “mass victimisation” of the utility’s staff following the September general election.

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Rahming hits back on ‘victimisation’ charge

STATE Minister for Social Services and Urban Development Lisa Rahming has strongly denied allegations that she verbally abused and carried out acts of political victimisation against employees at the social agency, insisting “that’s not who I am”.

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