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Roberts accuses Sands of ethics code breach

DESPITE his Cabinet post, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands has been voluntarily performing surgeries at the RAND Memorial hospital in Grand Bahama to assist medical professionals there amid staff vacancies. He confirmed this to The Tribune yesterday a

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Roberts accuses Sands of ethics code breach

DESPITE his Cabinet post, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands has been voluntarily performing surgeries at the RAND Memorial hospital in Grand Bahama to assist medical professionals there amid staff vacancies. 

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Pledge to protect whistleblowers

THE MINNIS administration is seeking to immediately implement protections for whistleblowers in the Freedom of Information Act,  despite not having a date as to when the entire legislation will be revised and fully enacted, according to Attorney General Carl Bethel.

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Mitchell 'likely to be nominated for PLP Chairman on convention floor'

FORMER Foreign Affairs Minister Senator Fred Mitchell is being drafted to compete in the chairmanship race at the Progressive Liberal Party’s national convention next week, with sources in the party saying it is likely he will be nominated on the flo

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FNM in spy bill change

THE Minnis Administration will amend its Interception of Communication Bill to ensure the Minister of National Security does not have the power to authorize use of listening devices, Attorney General Carl Bethel announced in the Senate yesterday.

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Migrants crackdown ‘humane and caring’

IMMIGRATION Minister Brent Symonette yesterday insisted that the deadline threat for all irregular migrants to leave the country by year-end only sounded “draconian” but will be carried out as “humanely and caring” as possible.

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Get out: Minnis gives illegals exit deadline

ILLEGAL migrants in the Bahamas must leave the country by December 31, 2017, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis (pictured) declared yesterday, as he warned an aggressive pursuit and deportation will be the fate of anyone who does not comply.

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‘We didn’t misuse funding’

A DAY after Deputy Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest said the former government diverted more than $40m from a $150m hurricane relief and recovery loan to win the most recent election, Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis denied the allegation saying he was “confident” the Christie administration used the money for its correct purpose. To suggest otherwise, Mr Davis told reporters outside of the House Of Assembly yesterday, suggested the former government committed a criminal offence, which he called “damnable”. 

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Government to introduce advanced Anti-Corruption bill

THE Minnis Administration will introduce a more advanced Anti-Corruption Bill “inclusive of Asset Confiscation and Public Disclosure” and an Integrity Commission Bill, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said yesterday. “Political will is needed in order t

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Straw Market Authority 'has large unpaid bills'

THE Straw Market Authority lacks procedural policies necessary to prevent mismanagement and mishandling of funds, Works Minister Desmond Bannister said yesterday, as he pointed to hefty unpaid bills.In Parliament yesterday, Mr Bannister said the auth

Labour Minister to address complaints over banking fees

LABOUR Minister Dion Foulkes plans to meet with banking authorities next week to address numerous reports and complaints over increases in service fees and charges by some commercial banks.A statement yesterday said complaints made to the the Consume

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PLP ‘diverted $40m to buy last election’

THE Minnis Administration suspects the Christie Administration spent more than $40 million of hurricane relief funds in a failed bid to buy the election, Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest said yesterday.

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Gov’t blocks huge Customs shake-up

The Deputy Prime Minister yesterday confirmed he has halted the transfer of more than 250 Customs officers due to the upheaval such a shake-up threatens to cause.

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Minister: Only four or five Dominican students expressing interest in offer

IT remains unclear how many Dominican students are expected to temporarily move to the Bahamas, with Education Minister Jeffery Lloyd yesterday suggesting only “about four, maybe five” have expressed an interest in accepting the Minnis administration’s offer to relocate.

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Prime Minister ‘hasn’t indicated regret’ over criticism of Christie administration’s bill

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has given no indication he regrets his criticism of the Christie Administration’s Interception of the Communications Bill despite its likeness to the one his administration tabled in Parliament several weeks ago, according to press secretary Anthony Newbold yesterday.

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