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D'Aguilar: Gaming taxes will help fund education

REVENUE from gaming industry taxes will contribute to education in the Bahamas, particularly the Minnis administration’s mandate to make the University of the Bahamas and Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute free, Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday.

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Newbold has been quiet since Christmas

PRESS Secretary Anthony Newbold has not hosted a press briefing in two months, raising questions about the purpose of his role.

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Chipman: One rule for all, please

CENTREVILLE MP Reece Chipman suggested yesterday two Cabinet ministers should face consequences for their involvement in events leading up to Frank Smith’s bribery and extortion trial.

PLP to boycott Senate as well

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell said yesterday the opposition’s Senate team stands in solidarity with its leader Philip “Brave” Davis in boycotting Parliament.

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Govt confident on EU demands

FINANCIAL Services and Immigration Minister Brent Symonette said yesterday the government “shot the winning goal” with the passage of the Commercial Entities Amendment Bill 2019 in the House of Assembly.

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PLP boycotts House

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis announced yesterday the opposition will boycott the House of Assembly in protest of “tyrannical attitudes” in government determined to use prosecutorial powers of the Crown to target PLPs.

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Target the boat owners

We need to go after the beneficial owners of vessels used in criminal enterprises, says Pintard

THE government is developing a new plan to combat poaching –– going after the beneficial owners of vessels used in the criminal enterprise.

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Treat us all the same way, urges MP Miller

GOLDEN Isles MP Vaughn Miller urged government to treat certain members of Parliament the same way that he and two others were treated according to the Westminster system when they were fired for voting against the value added tax increase last year.

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Amendments to Commercial Entities Act

GOVERNMENT will table proposed amendments to the Commercial Entities (Substance Requirements) Act when the House of Assembly meets today.

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‘Raising VAT not on our agenda’

FINANCE Minister K Peter Turnquest insisted yesterday the government has no intention to increase value added tax as speculation persists that a hike maybe featured in the impending 2019-2020 budget presentation. He called the claim an unfortunate rumour.

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Grand Bahama port project was our idea, says Davis

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday touted the proposed Carnival Cruise Line port in Grand Bahama as a “PLP project”, adding the Heads of Agreement was signed before the Christie administration left office in 2017.

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Future of Oban deal unclear

WHILE the government has received proposals from “quite a number” of investors interested in Grand Bahama, it remains unclear what the future holds for the controversial Oban deal.

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All leadership positions open at DNA conference

THE Democratic National Alliance will be holding its next convention at the end of the month, where all leadership positions will be open for election, interim leader Christopher Mortimer announced.

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D'Aguilar encourages new creative ideas

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar has challenged Grand Bahama residents to come up creative business ideas to draw tourists, a day after plans for Carnival Cruise Line’s mega-port in East Grand Bahama were formally announced.

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Culmer dismisses calls ministers to resign

FREE National Movement Chairman Carl Culmer said calls from Progressive Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis for two Cabinet ministers to resign over their actions related to Frank Smith’s bribery case are “laughable”.