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PLP deputy criticises decision to reduce spending on Family Island projects

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Deputy Leader Chester Cooper criticised government’s decision to reduce spending on capital works projects on several Family Islands, saying the move will “strangle” the economy as the country tries to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PLP calls for virus testing plan

THE Progressive Liberal Party’s COVID-19 task force urged government to release a structured plan that allows for more virus testing throughout the country.

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Minnis aims for historic partnership to restore Abaco and Grand Bahama

ABACO and Grand Bahama’s recovery post Hurricane Dorian will require one of the most ambitious and dynamic public-private partnership initiatives in Bahamian history, according to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday.

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Davis: National address just a campaign speech

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis slammed Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ national address on Tuesday night as a “campaign speech” that did not provide a way forward for the country.

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Wells defends day five testing shortfall

HEALTH Minister Renward Wells yesterday defended the country’s travel protocols after concerns were raised over the number of travellers not complying with fifth day rapid antigen test travel requirement.

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WE DID OUR BEST - NOW TRUST US: Minnis defends handling of crisis as Dahl-Regis to advise on vaccinations

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis last night defended his government’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis - and announced that Dr Merceline Dahl-Regis will chair a consultative committee to advise the Ministry of Health on a vaccination plan.

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No early election, says FNM chairman

FREE National Movement Chairman Carl Culmer said Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis will not call an early election unless his party is ready for one, telling The Tribune yesterday the FNM could be several months away from finalising its candidates.

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PLP ‘will have full slate’ if early election is called

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell said yesterday Bahamians can look forward to soon seeing a “full slate” of PLP candidates as the party expects Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis will call an early election.

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PLP Chairman calls for government to condemn violence in U.S.

A DAY after the dust settled on Capitol Hill, Progressive Liberal Party chairman Senator Fred Mitchell called on the Bahamian government to condemn the violence in the United States by Trump supporters.

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Can we bite NIB bullet? ‘Bold decision’ needed - raise contributions to sustain cash assistance

NATIONAL Insurance Minister Brensil Rolle yesterday admitted that no government has been “bold enough” to take on recommendations that National Insurance Board contributions must increase to sustain the financial viability of the social security net.

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PLP vice-chairman Terence Bethel dies, aged 57

FAMILY, friends and political colleagues yesterday paid tribute to Progressive Liberal Party vice-chairman Terence Bethel, who died suddenly at his home on Wednesday morning at the age of 57.

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Wells: Too soon to tell if we were naughty or nice

HEALTH Minister Renward Wells said officials will not know until mid-January if holiday celebrations will lead to an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

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Lloyd satisfied with exam results - but we don’t get to see them yet

EDUCATION Minister Jeffrey Lloyd said he is satisfied with the national examination results in spite of the challenges COVID-19 brought to the process.

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Too many questions over vaccinations, says Davis

THE Progressive Liberal Party has raised concerns about the Minnis administration’s COVID-19 vaccination strategy, saying too many questions are still unanswered.

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‘Concerned over Nygard? Not me’

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said he is “not concerned” about legal action brought against Peter Nygard in the United States.

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