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Mitchell blasts ‘dumb’ speaker

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie’s recent comments in Parliament have drawn the ire of opposition Senator Fred Mitchell, who accused the Speaker of committing a “blood libel” against him, adding he would seek “adequate compensation” for this grave injustice.

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PM satisfied with apology in domestic violence row

THE Free National Movement and by extension the government does not condone any form of domestic violence, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday.This follows intense backlash in the country with many criticising Dr Minnis for not taking a po

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PLP intend to move no confidence vote in speaker

IN letter sent to the House of Assembly, Official Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis served notice of his or another minority member’s intention to move a vote of no confidence in the chair, days after the entire opposition was suspended from the

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Organization for Responsible Government condemns events in Parliament

THE Organization for Responsible Government has condemned the events that took place in the House of Assembly in the past three weeks.

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Human rights group Rise criticises MP, speaker

DESPITE Attorney General Carl Bethel’s declaration that the country has zero tolerance when it comes to domestic abuse, another human rights group urged Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis to distance himself from MP Miriam Emmanuel's comments and clearly state the country’s position when it comes to gender-based violence, discrimination and inequality.

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Speaker stands firm on outburst

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie, pictured, stopped short yesterday of offering an apology for the personal attacks he launched at Progressive Liberal Party members and former parliamentary clerk Maurice Tynes Wednesday, but admitted he now regrets how his words may “affect the operations of the institution” moving forward.

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‘Zero tolerance on domestic abuse’

AS HE denounced MICAL MP Miriam Emmanuel’s “ill-advised” comments yesterday, Attorney General Carl Bethel said no form of domestic violence is tolerated by Bahamian law, adding the country is beyond the days of patrimonial control of the family.

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Davis: You’re a bullying buffoon, Mr Speaker

IN a surprising and unusual speech from the chair yesterday, House Speaker Halson Moultrie launched personal attacks against members of the Progressive Liberal Party while defending his decision to suspend Englerston MP Glenys Hanna Martin last week.

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MP attacked for condoning abuse of women

A WOMEN’S rights activist yesterday called for the resignation of MICAL MP Miriam Emmanuel after she insinuated there is nothing wrong if a woman is “manhandled” by her husband who might also decide to “slap,” “shake,” or “punch” her in the mouth as punishment for challenging him.

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‘Didn’t we do this last week?‘

THE Official Opposition has been suspended from Parliament for two House sessions.

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Different versions of House rules exist

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie has ordered an enquiry into why multiple, divergent versions of the Rules of Procedure of Parliament are in circulation.His revelation came as he defended his decision to suspend Englerston MP Glenys Hanna Martin from Pa

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$90m in loans to improve coast and airport

THE government yesterday presented a resolution to Parliament to facilitate loans from the Inter-American Development Bank to finance some $90m in projects in support of coastal management, airport infrastructure and various skill development initiat

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VIDEO: Opposition MPs suspended for two sittings

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie recommended in a motion that Englerston MP Glenys Hanna Martin be suspended for two sittings of Parliament

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Minnis sets date on VAT promise

PLEDGING to fulfil at least one part of a key campaign promise, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has said value added tax (VAT) will be removed from bread-basket items in the next budget cycle.

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Campbell: Unfair to speak ill of taxi drivers

TRANSPORT and Local Government Minister Frankie Campbell has defended taxicab drivers in the wake of reports they were defecating and urinating in their vehicles while parked overnight at Prince George Wharf.