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Senator: Give undocumented the right to work for a year

SENATOR Ranard Henfield wants undocumented storm evacuees in shelters to be given freedom to reside and work legally in The Bahamas if they divulge information about their traffickers and comply with other requirements.

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Legislation planned to protect the elderly

FRANKIE Campbell, Social Services and Urban Development Minister, said legislation will be drafted by the end of the year prioritising the vulnerable in society, such as the elderly.During a recent interview, Mr Campbell said the legislation will be

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PM tells UN General Assembly: Bahamas under threat from climate change

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said during the United Nations General Assembly meeting that the beauty and existence of the Bahamas is under grave threat from climate change, adding that considerably more than 56 people have died in the country because of Hurricane Dorian.

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Time to rebuild: $100m signing for cruise port in wake of storm

THE government and Carnival Corporation signed a heads of agreement for the development of a $100m cruise port in East Grand Bahama, three weeks after Hurricane Dorian ravaged the island.

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Mitchell: Shanty towns should not be rebuilt

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell said the major Abaco shanty towns should not be rebuilt.Speaking to reporters yesterday at a press conference held at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition, Mr Mitchell lamented Hurricane Dorian’s

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Davis: GB needs ten times funds govt has pledged

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Phillip “Brave” Davis has called on the Minnis administration to increase the available funding for storm-ravaged Grand Bahama to $100m.

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Tennyson Wells dies age 72

Former Cabinet Minister and BAMSI Chairman Tennyson Wells died this morning at the age of 72.

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'We were defenceless': New ministry as Minnis says we have to prepare

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced the creation of the new Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction yesterday, to be headed by Central Grand Bahama MP Iram Lewis.

'How can you take delegation of ten but not the athletes?'

PICEWELL Forbes, Progressive Liberal Party MP for South Andros, questioned why the government is reportedly sending a ten-person delegation to Doha, Qatar for the IAAF Track and Field Championships at a time when the ministry has clamped down on spen

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PLP objects to appointees for hurricane relief efforts

PLP leader Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday slammed the government for the appointed coordinators for the hurricane relief effort, saying the “appointments should be reversed and the whole plan reconsidered”.In a press release issued yesterday, Mr Davi

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Minnis bites back: Former PMs ‘jockeying for position’

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis expressed disappointment and surprise yesterday in his predecessors, Hubert Ingraham and Perry Christie, over their comments suggesting he has ignored their capacity to help the country recover from Hurricane Dorian.

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Minnis hits back at former PMs

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has expressed disappointment and surprise in his predecessors, Hubert Ingraham and Perry Christie, over comments they made suggesting he has ignored their capacity to help the country recover from Hurricane Dorian.

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Legislation drafted for mandatory evacuations

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel has confirmed the completion of draft legislation to allow for mandatory evacuations once parts of the country are under threat of natural disasters.

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Smith case may feature in no-confidence vote

THE Official Opposition’s resolution of a vote of no confidence in the prime minister could also ask parliamentarians to consider the government’s handling of the case brought against former Senator Frank Smith.Progressive Liberal Party chairman Fred

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Unified bus system pilot plan to cost $600,000

THE government’s unified bus system study will cost about $600,000, Transport Minister Renward Wells said yesterday.He said the government expects to reap about $300,000 from the programme while Cabinet has already approved that amount for it.The stu