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PLP road back to power ‘not easy’

OPPOSITION Leader Philip “Brave” Davis called Exuma MP Chester Cooper’s evaluation of the Progressive Liberal Party’s election defeat “a newbie assessment” and - while accepting some of the critique - likened him to a child who tells the truth, no matter the cost.

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Minnis rules out Davis’ call to meet

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday said he would not meet with Leader of the Opposition Philip “Brave” Davis as he dismissed concerns about being the subject of payback following a letter from the PLP leader.

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Rolle takes NIB ministerial role

GARDEN Hills MP Brensil Rolle is now the substantive minister of the public service and the National Insurance Board more than two months after he was sworn in as a minister of state, confirmed Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday. Speaking to

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FNM 'taking steps to correct' problems in NHI scheme

NEARLY a week after he admitted the National Health Insurance scheme’s “non-existent checks and balances” have left taxpayers totally exposed to fraud, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands yesterday insisted the Minnis administration was in the process of

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Govt to make legal moves to make justice more efficient

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames said on Tuesday the Minnis administration will be “moving a series of bills through Parliament very shortly” in an effort to “improve the efficiency of justice in the country”.In an interview with reporters ahe

Public board appointees named

THE government has finally released its list of appointments to public boards and committees, with several Free National Movement (FNM) backbenchers and former FNM members of Parliament getting top posts.The listing, which was obtained by The Tribune

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‘Death penalty needed to stop the murders’

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames said yesterday the Minnis administration will push for the death penalty to be enforced in an effort to reduce the violent crime in the country.

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Student loan debts block scholarships

SCORES of scholarship applicants will be turned away by the Ministry of Education in the coming weeks as the Minnis administration continues its push to cut government expenses amidst the country’s dire financial outlook.

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Freeport Incentive Act tobe replaced with new plan

DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K Peter Turnquest told business leaders on Grand Bahama the government will amend and replace the Freeport Incentive Act 2016 with a more progressive plan.Mr Turnquest was speaking at the Grand Bahama Cha

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FNMs respond to Davis letter over corruption

STATE Minister for Legal Affairs Elsworth Johnson yesterday cautioned against making arbitrary public statements based on emotions, as he called on aggrieved Bahamians and public officials to petition the Supreme Court should the actions of government officials constitute a breach in the law.

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Davis lashes out over PLP arrests

OPPOSITION Leader Philip “Brave” Davis wrote a strongly worded letter to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis last week regarding criminal probes into Progressive Liberal Party politicians, warning: “When you set out to dig a grave for your enemy, dig two.”

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New offensive to tackle murder rate

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday admitted that there is a “significant amount of work to do” to reduce serious crimes in the capital, however he said he is “confident” that with the new policies the government plans on introducing, “things will begin to change”.

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Minister admits NHI wide open to fraud

The Minister of Health yesterday admitted that the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme’s “non-existent checks and balances” have left taxpayers totally exposed to fraud and other financial abuses.

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No moves to legalise marijuana

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands yesterday shot down any notion that the Minnis administration is currently considering the decriminalisation of marijuana or legalisation of the drug for medicinal or recreational purposes.

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‘No one above the law’

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames said yesterday that no one is above the law, adding that if a complaint is made against someone “no matter who you are” police will investigate the claim and bring charges where warranted.