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Minnis deals blow to Disney critics

THE argument that Disney’s proposed Lighthouse Point project could damage the environment of the 700-acre peninsula in South Eleuthera will not sway the government as it weighs approving the project, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said during a town hall meeting on the island last night.

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PM 'has shown empathy after disasters in region'

PRESS Secretary Anthony Newbold yesterday defended Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ response to the Haitian earthquake, saying the nation’s leader has always shown empathy to Caribbean nations affected by natural disasters. However, Mr Newbold said

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Newbold plays down in-party tensions

PRESS secretary Anthony Newbold yesterday said he was unaware of any “frosty tensions” between Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine in the wake of Dr Minnis’ accusation that the backbench MP wants the people of Grand Ba

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Heroes who put Bahamas first

THE recipients of this year’s National Honours all have one thing in common, they put self aside for the sake of country, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday.

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McAlpine: I would not wish to see any island suffer

PINERIDGE MP Rev Frederick McAlpine refutes recent remarks made by Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis about him wanting Grand Bahamians to suffer, saying he only wants to see the island's economy progress.

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Conflicting reports over MP’s debts

FOX Hill MP Shonel Ferguson and the vice president of her investment company have given conflicting information concerning the settlement of the more than $70,000 it is claimed their company owes in real property taxes concerning the maintenance and operation of a building it assumed responsibility for some 13 years ago, court documents allege.

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Doctors press on with strike ballot

DESPITE “amicable” talks with Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, who agreed to address their concerns, the Consultant Physicians Staff Association will conduct a strike vote today.

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Minnis: McAlpine wants GB to suffer

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis criticised Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine for the latter’s criticism of the government’s purchase of the Grand Lucayan resort, accusing Mr McAlpine of wanting the island to “suffer”.His comments came during a town hal

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Seeking to strengthen fisheries in GB

MINISTER of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard revealed that steps are being taken to secure a new vessel to provide a stronger presence for the Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources in East Grand Bahama. He said additional fish

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Minnis: I'll take a backbencher on every international trip

WHILE still not providing any details as to the cost of his recent trip to the United Nations’ 73rd General Assembly, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis tabled in Parliament a list of 17 officials, including his wife, Patricia, who made the trip to New

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Money for nothing: Mortgage Corp borrowers – half won’t pay debt

AS he made an impassioned plea for Bahamians to take care of their financial obligations, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation is “insolvent” if it were not for the government’s guarantee of its debt, with 47 percent of its loans in arrears.

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MP ‘owes’ $100k in unpaid utilities

FOX Hill MP Shonel Ferguson’s investment company owes over $70,000 in real property taxes, having never paid them since it assumed responsibility for the maintenance and operation of a building in Centreville some 13 years ago, court documents allege.

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Minnis (and brother) back Archer’s role

NEWLY-appointed Contractors Registrar Omar Archer has defended himself over concerns about his qualifications for the post, referring to construction experience dating back to his childhood.

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‘Residents buying homes without paying a dollar back’

THERE are “reckless” Bahamas Mortgage Corporation clients who have not paid one dollar toward home loans, Housing Minister Romauld Ferreira revealed, adding that in one instance a delinquency is 15 years old, dating back to 2003.

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Govt waiting for details of UWI students

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday the government is still waiting for the University of the West Indies to provide it with the data of all Bahamian students who enrolled in the medical programme this semester.He said the government needs