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Minister tells Pinder’s Point, Lewis Yard residents to consider civil litigation

In his first town meeting in Grand Bahama, Minister of the Environment Romauld Ferreira advised residents of Pinder’s Point and Lewis Yard to consider civil litigation as an avenue to have their matters heard.

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Pointe problems – Foulkes blames the paperwork

WHILE the government remains committed to honouring the Heads of Agreement with China Construction America for The Pointe project, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes called the document “badly drafted” and blamed it for much of the Bahamian Contractors Association’s frustrations regarding workforce numbers.

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Dame Joan: FNM eating its words

THE Free National Movement is “eating its words” on major issues it admonished the former Christie administration over, according to retired Court of Appeal President Dame Joan Sawyer.

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PLP loses bid for committee to investigate Oban deal

THE Progressive Liberal Party’s motion for a select committee to investigate matters relating to Oban Energies was defeated yesterday when Free National Movement (FNM) parliamentarians in the House of Assembly unanimously voted against it.Englerston

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PM silent as spy bill approved

THE controversial Interception of Communications Bill was passed the House of Assembly yesterday with no input from Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, once a fervent critic of the bill.

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Committee to consider social media rules

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie yesterday reconstituted a new Rules Committee to address matters regarding parliamentary procedure specifically members’ ability to read into the House record information from social media.Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells, S

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Government has a plan for shanty town residents - but won’t reveal what it is

LABOUR Minister Dion Foulkes said yesterday the government does have a plan which addresses mounting frustrations from those in the Haitian community who say demolishing shanty towns will leave many homeless.

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'Differences' delayed Marco's law implementation

DIFFERENCES between the Office of the Attorney General and the Ministry of National Security prevented the full implementation of the Sexual Offences Act under the Christie administration, according to Attorney General Carl Bethel.He told The Tribune

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D'Aguilar: I have changed my views on Baha Mar

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar says his position on Baha Mar and its importance to the country has changed since being appoint to his post. Speaking outside Cabinet yesterday, the former Baha Mar board member praised the resort’s continued expa

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Constitutional limits prove a challenge for evacuation bill

WITH as many as seven hurricanes expected in the region this summer, Attorney General Carl Bethel said the mandatory evacuation bill Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis promised last year is still in draft form and “difficult to craft because of constitu

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'McAlpine is a prophet' claims leading activist

AMID calls from within his party to silence him, outspoken Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine was yesterday saluted by another adversarial group, Rights Bahamas. In a letter yesterday, RB vice-president Joseph Darville said the Free National Movement s

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Finally - planes will pay to ‘fly Bahamas’

THE government has finally given the go-ahead for aviation chiefs to charge airlines fees for using Bahamian airspace.

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Technology at centre 'to benefit Grand Bahama'

THE smart technology and services available at the newly renovated YMTA in Hunters will provide “real tangible benefits” for persons living in the various outlying settlements in the Central Grand Bahama constituency.

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Lawyers must act as financial institutions

UNDER the updated Financial Transactions Reporting Act (FTRA) lawyers will be treated as “financial institutions”, Attorney General Carl Bethel told the Bahamas Bar Association yesterday.During his speech, Mr Bethel reiterated that in an evaluation t

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Pintard hails teachers who inspire future leaders

YOUTH Sports and Culture Michael Pintard yesterday extended his appreciation to educators for continuing to inspire and shape the lives of young people who will be the country’s future leaders. He urged them to stay faithful to their calling and not

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