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Settling scores not part of PM's agenda

AMID the Minnis administration’s crackdown on perceived wrongdoing, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday denied allegations the government was primarily concerned with “witch hunts” over executing plans to advance the course of the nation.

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'We’ll try to help contract workers’

THE public sector has been “burdened” with people with “legitimate expectations,” Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K Peter Turnquest said yesterday, adding that his administration will “unfortunately” have to address the problem.

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Roker: Arrogant PLP face oblivion

IN the face of allegations of corruption while in office and a lack of unity on the way forward, former Progressive Liberal Party Cabinet minister Loftus Roker said yesterday the party was in “as worst a state as it has ever been.”

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Project aims to reform public finance sector

EFFORTS to improve how the government manages its affairs gained a boost yesterday with the launch of the Public Financial Management & Performance Monitoring Reform Project, an ambitious project funded by a $33m loan from the Inter-American Development Bank that aims to transform a sector often resistant to change.

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Mortgage relief scheme fails to hit targets

THE mortgage relief programme, which the Christie administration said helped at least 441 people, has not performed as well as expected and will have to be reviewed, Finance Minister K Peter Turnquest said.

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Final respects paid to 'father figure' Dr Bernard Nottage

FAMILY, friends, and former political colleagues of former national security minister Dr Bernard Nottage on Friday paid their final respects to a man they all heralded as a "father figure", mentor, and a great "Bahamian patriot."

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Mitchell disappointed by lack of PLPs at court for Dorsett appearance

WHEN Former Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett was arraigned on bribery and extortion charges Thursday, few supporters of the Progressive Liberal Party were there to rally behind him, a fact that Senator Fred Mitchell regretted in a meeting of the PLP's liberal caucus Thursday evening.

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MP shares vision for Central Grand Bahama

IRAM Lewis, MP for Central Grand Bahama, outlined plans to transform the area and create eco-parks that will attract cruise visitors and boost economic activity in various settlement communities along the southern coastline of his constituency.

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Dames: No witch hunt, police act on evidence

MINISTER of Health Dr Duane Sands suggested yesterday additional bombshell arrests may be on the horizon once police are able to gather evidence on the myriad of allegations brought to officials.

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Davis: No corruption, this is pure vengeance

INTERIM Progressive Liberal Party Leader Phillip “Brave” Davis defended his party yesterday, saying it is “not a corrupt party” and “does not support corrupt practices.”

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FNM rejects 'hiding in the shadows' over nation's bills

THE FREE National Movement yesterday issued a scathing rebuke of the former Progressive Liberal Party administration as it rejected culpability for the recent downgrade threat by Moody’s credit rating agency.

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Davis pledges PLP support for Dorsett

INTERIM Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Phillip “Brave” Davis has pledged the party's full support behind former Cabinet minister Kenred Dorsett, while maintaining that the PLP is "not a corrupt party" and “does not support corrupt practices.”

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'Disclosure three’ may go unpunished

PUBLIC Disclosure Commission Chairman Myles Laroda yesterday distanced himself from the government’s pledge to prosecute non-compliant parliamentarians, telling The Tribune it is possible no penalties will be exacted.

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Minnis unveils 'smart' vision

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday announced his government’s intention to launch several technology driven pilot programmes, including a new emergency management alert system, the installation of free Wi-Fi in public parks and spaces and ‘pay

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Three politicians missed deadline for disclosure

THREE parliamentarians have missed the deadline imposed by the government to file financial disclosures, but that list is not at the Office of the Attorney General just yet, Press Secretary Anthony Newbold said yesterday.