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‘Why need guns at Atlantis protest?’

OPPOSITION Senator Fred Mitchell yesterday questioned why police blocked protestors from walking over the Sidney Poitier Bridge on Wednesday and decried officers being armed with “assault weapons” at a “peaceful” demonstration.

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Davis: all we’re doing is pressing the pause button

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday the government’s planned holiday and weekend lockdown is not the answer to the country’s COVID-19 crisis.

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Here we go again: PM piles on the pain in desperate bid to halt runaway virus

RESIDENTS in New Providence and Abaco will be placed under strict movement restrictions, featuring a 7pm daily curfew and full weekend lockdowns until the COVID-19 situation sees improvement, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, pictured, announced yesterday.

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Davis: Why take so long over marijuana legislation?

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip Brave Davis said the Minnis administration should have already addressed the issue of legalising marijuana and expunging the records of people who were convicted for possessing small amounts.

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Weekend lockdowns for New Providence and Abaco

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has announced new restrictions to movement only for residents of New Providence and Abaco due to high COVID-19 case numbers, that have now forced the health care system to the edge of “collapse”.

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Brave - lockdowns are a ‘useless tool’

LOCKDOWNS have been a “useless tool” in the hands of the Minnis administration, insisted Progressive Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday, as he urged officials to allow free COVID-19 testing for all Bahamians.

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Paying a price for dicing with COVID: 48 hours to agree new tactic to halt New Providence/Abaco surge

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday warned that one out of every 100 New Providence residents is infected with COVID-19 – and having had talks with international health experts, the government would talk to the business community over the next two days on its next move.

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PLP Chairman questions whether govt can monitor travel protocols

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell has questioned whether government has the capacity to properly monitor its new travel protocols, which will come into force in about a month.

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Robinson angry at not being allowed to speak

BAIN and Grants Town MP Travis Robinson expressed anger that he was not allowed to speak in the House of Assembly yesterday during a debate on amendments to the Juries Act and the Bail Act.

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Davis: Govt did not do enough

OPPOSITION leader Phillip “Brave” Davis has again hit out at the Minnis administration’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying yesterday the government did not do enough testing and contact tracing “to stop a few cases from turning into a few thousand”.

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A double welcome

THE Progressive Liberal Party held a "service of thanksgiving" yesterday for the return of party leader Philip "Brave" Davis.

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Speaker rages again over undermining of Parliament

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie yesterday lashed out at the “untenable” state of the country’s parliamentary democracy, as he likened Parliament to a “dinghy” hitched to the executive branch of government instead of having independence.

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Shanendon Cartwright tests positive for COVID-19

ST BARNABAS MP Shanendon Cartwright has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Fair play is Minnis' message

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis highlighted the negative impact that criticism from developed countries about offshore financial centres has on the economies of countries like The Bahamas during a speech to UN heads of state yesterday.

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Andros shanty houses now targeted

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister has vowed to clamp down on all unsanctioned construction on Andros, insisting that once assessments have been made on the island, officials will then formulate a plan to deal with the issue in a lawful manner.