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Change of mind for govt over mandatory evacuation

DESPITE assurances legislation to establish mandatory evacuation procedures would be tabled this week, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis told Parliament yesterday the government has decided against this and will instead undertake public consultations on the proposed bill.

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Hurricane hit will cost us - for now

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar suggested yesterday the industry could take a hit in the wake of Hurricane Irma if it can’t shake the “destruction in the Caribbean” image being presented to various North American markets.

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Optimism over judicial reform

STATE Minister for Legal Affairs Elsworth Johnson said yesterday he is optimistic the Minnis administration would carry out the promises it gave to the judiciary prior to the general election.Responding to questions by the press outside of Cabinet on

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ID audit: No 'mass firings'

BRENSIL Rolle, state minister for Public Service and National Insurance, has assured public servants that there will be no "mass firings" by the Free National Movement administration as officials prepare to move into the second phase of the public service verification exercise.

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Davis-Cooper dream team for PLP?

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis and Exuma MP I Chester Cooper toured Family Islands on the weekend, courting delegates for support as an apparent team ahead of the organisation’s October convention. In a recent post on Mr Davis

Minnis makes first trip to US as PM

PRIME Minister Hubert Minnis travelled to Atlanta, Georgia, on the weekend, where he urged Bahamians overseas and other potential investors at a special reception to invest in this country, saying his administration is cutting the red tape and long w

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Munroe considers bid for PLP chairmanship

ATTORNEY Wayne Munroe is considering running for chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party when it holds its October convention.

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Glenys: PLP lost relevance

ENGLERSTON MP Glenys Hanna Martin yesterday admitted that the Progressive Liberal Party is no longer “dynamic or relevant” however she said with her as leader, the party can win the hearts of the people once again.

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Davis ‘uninspiring’ say PLP stalwart councillors

OPPOSITION Leader Philip “Brave” Davis is uninspiring to Bahamians, some Progressive Liberal Party stalwart councillors said yesterday as they prepare to vote for Englerston MP Glenys Hanna Martin at October’s convention.

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Lloyd: No resting on laurels while nation has D average

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd toured schools on Grand Bahama and delivered a powerful and inspirational address to hundreds of teachers as they prepare to return to their classrooms next Monday.

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Davis ‘concerned’ over Grand Bahama strategy

PLP Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said he is concerned about the “lack of transparency, clarity and consistency” in the Minnis administration’s strategy for rejuvenating Grand Bahama’s economy.

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Baby's killing rocks Cabinet

HOURS after an eight-month-old baby was shot dead in his home, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis met with the attorney general and Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) officials to reinforce the government’s “zero tolerance” approach to crime, stressing his commitment to provide the support police need to fight crime, Press Secretary Anthony Newbold said yesterday.

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Further leadership bids expected, says PLP chairman

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts said he expects “several more persons” to run for the leader of the party during its October convention, adding that the “competition” will only make the PLP stronger.

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Glenys throws hat into the ring

ENGLERSTON MP Glenys Hanna Martin launched her bid to become leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) yesterday as she called for transformation in education, a renewed fight against poverty and efforts to combat the deteriorating health of Bahamians, an issue she said was nearly a crisis.

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Glenys signals bid for leadership

ENGLERSTON MP Glenys Hanna Martin is expected to announce her intention to run for leader of the Progressive Liberal Party at a press conference today.