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Bran: Bahamians were warned about 'late again' government

WITH issues over important national issues remaining unclear, Democratic National Alliance leader Branville McCartney said yesterday that Bahamians were warned two years ago about the Christie administration’s “incompetence.”

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Pinder says pledge to repeal tax was reckless

FINANCIAL Services Minister Ryan Pinder yesterday said it was reckless for opposition leader Dr Hubert Minnis to promise repealing any tax introduced by the Christie administration that causes suffering.

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No apology from Minnis for airlines comment

FREE National Movement leader Dr Hubert Minnis says he will not apologise for recent comments in which he likened the Christie administration to the missing Malaysian Airlines flight.

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FNM leader under fire over missing airline comment

THE “ill-spoken” comparison by opposition leader Hubert Minnis of the lost Malaysian airline to the PLP government was criticised by Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday.

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Minnis vows to repeal tax

OPPOSITION leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday promised to repeal any tax introduced by the Christie administration that causes “pain, suffering and undue stress” to the Bahamian people if the FNM is elected in the next general election. He added that the signs of a suffering nation would show in the complaints and lifestyle changes of residents.

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Minnis: Govt more lost than missing airline jet

OPPOSITION Leader Dr Hubert Minnis questioned yesterday whether a “gag order” was put on Prime Minister Perry Christie by the “higher ups” in the Progressive Liberal party for allegedly embarrassing the organization.

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'Airport delays highlight government incompetence'

THE DNA has hit out at continuing delays over the opening of the Marsh Harbour International Airport, saying it highlighted government incompetence.

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NO DATE FOR REFERENDUM: Nottage cites lack of campaign to educate public

THE lack of a public education campaign could be blamed for delays in any expected changes to the country’s constitution, a senior Cabinet Minister has confirmed.

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‘Payroll tax not a viable option’

BAHAMIAN workers would face grave reductions in take-home pay if a payroll tax were implemented instead of a Value Added Tax (VAT), the three leading government voices in financial affairs, including the Prime Minister, agreed.

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FNM deputy criticises delay in webshop laws

FNM DEPUTY leader Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday criticised the Christie administration for failing to table in Parliament regulations to legalise and tax web shops in the country.

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Debate to open on marijuana?

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage says the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes is an issue that the government will soon be confronted with as authorities continue to combat the illegal production of the drug throughout the country.

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Minister responds over pilotage safety claims

FREEPORT – Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin has responded to claims made by an official at the International Maritime Pilots’s Association concerning the safety of pilotage in the Bahamas. She says the country has a remarkable maritime safety record overall.

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Criticism for Gray after cascarilla plants removed

THE Chief Councillor of the Acklins’ district council yesterday criticised MICAL MP and Minister of Agriculture V Alfred Gray for defending the government’s decision to ship cascarilla plants from that island to Andros.

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Minnis: BTC cannot outsource without government permission

FNM LEADER Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday the Bahamas Telecommunications Company cannot outsource Bahamian jobs overseas without the current government’s permission.

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Bran criticises FNM over claims

DNA leader Branville McCartney yesterday criticised the authenticity of concerns raised by the FNM over reported downsizing at BTC.

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