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One-shot rollout likely for vaccines

THE country is expected to receive its first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine by the end of the week, according to Health Minister Renward Wells - and Mr Wells said the government will likely use all doses at once to give 100,000 people their first shot.

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‘The FNM is not falling apart’

SEVERAL Cabinet ministers yesterday dismissed speculation that the Minnis administration is “falling apart” following Lanisha Rolle’s resignation, with one MP saying “not everyone is going to make the full five-year term”.

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‘LOCK IT DOWN’: Rolle quits after PM ‘shut’ ministry and ordered in auditors

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis ordered a lockdown of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture just days before an internal audit he requested uncovered findings that led to the resignation of Sea Breeze MP Lanisha Rolle, The Tribune can confirm.

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Mitchell slams court delays with 2013 shooting still unresolved

SENATOR Fred Mitchell has raised concern about the time it takes for matters to close in the judicial system, noting how the trial into the killing of four Fox Hill residents in a 2013 mass shooting has still not reached resolution.

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Bethel: Govt ‘close’ on bill to replace COVID restrictions

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel says his office is close to completing a post-Emergency Orders Bill that will replace current COVID-19 restrictions.

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Davis says candidates committee will decide over Vaughn Miller

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis said criticism of Golden Isles MP Vaughn Miller does not “go to the root of whether he will be nominated or not.”

Culmer aims for McAlpine seat

A LOCAL government representative in Grand Bahama thinks he is the best choice to run on the Free National Movement’s ticket in Pineridge, as the party interviews candidates in Nassau to replace incumbent Rev Frederick McAlpine.

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UPDATED: Cabinet Office confirms Lanisha Rolle's resignation, says 'certain matters' are under investigation

IN a statement confirming Lanisha Rolle’s resignation as minister of youth, sports, and culture, the Cabinet Office said “certain matters have been brought to the attention” of Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and are now “under investigation”.

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Wells: Vaccine will be in the country by end of the week

MINISTER of Health Renward Wells says the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will be in the country by the end of this week.

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ARE YOU UP FOR IT, PM? Davis lays down new challenge for election TV debate with Minnis

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis said he is willing to participate in a national televised debate with Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis.

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McAlpine ‘aware’ of FNM interviews

PINERIDGE Member of Parliament Frederick McAlpine said he is “aware” of reports the Free National Movement is interviewing candidates in Nassau to receive a nomination to represent the constituency in the next election.

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‘DON’T BE AFRAID’: PM urges public to accept vaccination as first rollout nears

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis made a strong appeal for all citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine yesterday, insisting the country’s economic rebound hinged on widespread administration of the jab.

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AG says new Bill 'for the benefit of every Bahamian'

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel, leader of government business in the Senate, said Bahamians will no longer sit by and watch others become wealthy from the resources of the Bahamas, but instead will also benefit.

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Davis believes government heading towards IMF adjustment

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis said he believes the Minnis administration is heading towards an International Monetary Fund structural adjustment programme but that he would go to the IMF only as a last resort if elected.

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Dames: Technology upgrade for vote ‘daunting’

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames says that to introduce technological upgrades to the voting process one year before the general election could be a “daunting” task that confuses and complicates how ballots are cast.