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AG: Digital Bill meets obligations under law

ATTORNEY General Ryan Pinder said yesterday the Digital Assets and Registered Exchanges Bill 2022 fulfils both local and international obligations, while seeking to strengthen the economic regime that will bolster the middle class of the country.

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Budget ‘to pay attention to people feeling the pinch’

PRESS secretary Clint Watson yesterday foreshadowed some of the features of the Davis administration’s budget, which the prime minister will present next week.

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Minister hopeful of solution after sitout

EDUCATION Minister Glenys Hanna Martin said she was hopeful that teachers who staged a sit-out at Gerald Cash Primary School yesterday would find resolve overnight, noting students were already at a loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gibson preparing to return after police request

LONG Island MP Adrian Gibson is making preparations to return to The Bahamas from abroad after police requested to speak with him as part of their ongoing investigations into the Water and Sewerage corporation, his attorney told The Tribune yesterday.

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PM HITS BACK ON BREADBASKET VAT – while Watson claims tax reintroduction does not hurt consumers

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis told his predecessor yesterday to take his own advice, as he hit back over new criticisms levelled at his administration over its refusal to remove value added tax from breadbasket items.

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Alarm over Sweeting’s Cay healthcare

KWASI Thompson, MP for East Grand Bahama, has again called for government to address the pressing issue concerning the lack of medical professionals on Sweeting’s Cay.

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Davis says Minnis lacked confidence to travel as PM

PRIME Minister Philip Davis yesterday chided his predecessor at Parliament saying the Killarney MP did not travel on the country’s behalf because he could not speak to people and lacked the self confidence to appeal to world leaders.

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Pintard hits out at govt over food programme criticism

OFFICIAL Opposition leader Michael Pintard has said it is quite unfortunate that the government chose to publicise “fallacious” and “incomplete” information regarding the former administration’s food programme.

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Bill aims to expand nursing and midwifery

THE Davis administration tabled the Nurses and Midwives Bill 2022 in the House of Assembly yesterday, which once enacted will expand the nursing and midwifery practice in the country.

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‘TAX THE RICH’ – Minnis: Charge wealthy property buyers and scrap breadbasket VAT

FORMER Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday suggested that the government increase taxes on wealthy property buyers and eliminate value added tax on breadbasket items to alleviate the burden on struggling Bahamians.

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Potter’s Cay vendors given access to repair supplies

AGRICULTURE, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs Minister Clay Sweeting yesterday said Potter’s Cay Dock vendors affected by a fire last year were provided with letters to access supplies to rebuild their stalls.

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Ministry holds meetings over school violence issue

EDUCATION Minister Glenys Hanna Martin said her ministry plans to meet with several stakeholders this week to discuss concerns related to school violence and how government plans to respond to the issue.

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‘Don’t give too many concessions’

A DAY after details were disclosed regarding the cancelled Grand Lucayan purchase agreement, Opposition Leader Michael Pintard said he thinks excessive concessions should not be granted to foreign companies seeking investment in the country.

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Sears: Power cuts nothing new for Bahamians

IN response to concerns of frequent power outages in recent weeks, Public Works Minister Alfred Sears said the issue is not a “novel” one for The Bahamas.

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Govt ‘working to tackle issues over flooding’

PUBLIC Works Minister Alfred Sears said officials are addressing flooding issues created over the weekend by heavy rainfall, especially in view of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season which will soon open.

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