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PM commits to correct gender inequality issues

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday restated his administration’s commitment to “correct” issues regarding gender inequality in the transference of citizenship, as promised in 2017.

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PM confirms sports audit goes to police

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday said he is referring the matter concerning the Auditor General’s report into the National Sports Authority to the commissioner of police for “proper investigation”.

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Rethink policy outlawing dual citizenship – Mitchell

FORMER Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell is calling on the government to rethink policy outlawing dual citizenship as it pursues law reform.

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Sports audit - now recover the money

THE government will now consider whether to launch a forensic audit into the National Sports Authority for legal basis to recover funds, Finance Minister K Peter Turnquest said yesterday.

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NIB to investigate non-payment claims

Minister of the Public Service and National Insurance Brensil Rolle has promised investigations will be conducted into claims some Freeport employers have deducted but failed to pay to NIB contributions on behalf of their employees.

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Bill changes nothing, says Mitchell

THE Minnis administration’s proposed Nationality and Immigration Bill does not change how Bahamian men and women transfer citizenship to their children, Progressive Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell said yesterday.

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Foulkes tries to calm the waters

LABOUR Minister Dion Foulkes has called for cooler heads to prevail in the Water and Sewerage dispute, telling reporters yesterday that he is “cautiously optimistic” that both sides could negotiate a resolution in the coming weeks.

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WATER WARS: Gibson threatens to sue and blasts supply saboteurs

WATER and Sewerage Corporation executive chairman Adrian Gibson announced yesterday he has instructed his attorney Ferron Bethell to sue Dwayne Woods for defamation given recent “untrue” statements the union leader made about him.

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Minnis announces extra plans to deal with autism

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced yesterday concessions for the REACH organisation, telling Parliament the needs of those with autism had for too long been ignored.

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Lloyd waiting on ‘beating’ report

A DISTRICT report detailing the circumstances behind a video which shows a group of students being beaten by an Abaco-based physical education teacher has been submitted to education officials, The Tribune understands.

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‘We must have transparency over police departures’

THE government should be more transparent about the recent departure of several senior law enforcement officers, opposition leader Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday.

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Letter of Intent is first step in long process, admits Thompson

STATE Minister for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson has conceded the letter of intent signed by the government last week with Royal Caribbean International and the ITM Group for the purchase of the Grand Lucayan resort and redevelopment of the Freeport Harbour represents only “the first step” in a long process.

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Davis questions BPL team after Alstron quits

THE sudden resignation of Bahamas Power & Light Chief Operations Officer Christina Alstron, pictured right, is raising fresh questions about the functioning of BPL’s executive team, Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said during a press conference yesterday.

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Prepare for this tremendous opportunity, urges Kwasi Thompson

MINISTER of State for Grand Bahama Senator Kwasi Thompson has told Grand Bahamians to “ignore the naysayers” in response to criticism from the Progressive Liberal Party about the proposed development by RCI/ITM Group for the Grand Lucayan resort and Freeport Harbour.

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Cooper criticises Grand Lucayan purchase price

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Deputy Leader Chester Cooper says he does not trust the Minnis administration’s handling of the Grand Lucayan deal following its announcement two days ago that a letter of intent was signed with Royal Caribbean and the ITM group for ownership of the hotel.