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Govt recruits lawyers to fight shanty town action

THE government has hired a team of high-powered lawyers to fight the legal action meant to stop the Minnis administration’s eradication of shanty towns, Attorney General Carl Bethel said.The legal team is led by Harvey Tynes, QC, to assume carriage o

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Tougher penalties plan for poachers

THE Fisheries Act is currently being reviewed by an advisory committee which will present recommendations to the government in October over possible stiffer penalties for poachers, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard said yesterday.  

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Uniforms assistance - ‘put the cash back’

BAIN and Grants Town MP Travis Robinson has said the government should reverse its budget cut for school uniform assistance, the first Free National Movement parliamentarian to criticise the move.

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Nationalise GB Port? Not for now

DEPUTY Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest yesterday said the nationalisation of assets was not currently on the agenda as he responded to a recommendation by former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham for the government to purchase the Grand Bahama Port Authority instead of the Grand Lucayan hotel.

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Work programme to help build skills of youth

ADDRESSING the issue of unemployment among the nation’s youth, Minister of the Public Service and National Insurance Brensil Rolle announced that the government introduced a restructured employment programme this week in which participants will recei

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Contracts awaited for repairs on GB justice centre

THE Ministry of Works is awaiting tender documents from local contractors on Grand Bahama for roof repair at the Garnet Levarity Justice Centre which has a severe mould problem.While in Freeport recently, Works Minister Desmond Bannister had indicate

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Davis: I would not have let govt buy Grand Lucayan

OPPOSITION Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said if he were the country’s leader, he would not let the government buy the Grand Lucayan hotel properties, likening Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ intention to do so to his ridiculed pre-election promise to

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‘Injunction wrong - but so is plan’

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis says the Minnis administration’s shanty town eradication policy lacks resolution, sensitivity and coherence. 

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Five percent web shop stamp duty 'may not be forever'

WHILE the government will forge ahead with its new five percent stamp duty on web shop deposits, it does not mean this tax will forever remain at this rate, Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday.It comes as FML Group of Comp

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Nurses could be poached if dispute cannot be resolved

AS nurses pressure the government to resolve longstanding industrial issues, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands admitted he is concerned that an approaching recruitment exercise could syphon public sector nurses out of the country.It seems foreign entiti

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Injuncted: Judge orders govt to halt all shanty town clearances

THE Supreme Court has ordered the government and utility providers to halt any planned service disconnections or evictions in shanty towns pending a judicial review of the Minnis administration’s policy to eradicate those communities.

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Davis dismisses 'gratuitous' criticism of PLP from Paul Wynn

OPPOSITION Leader Philip “Brave” Davis has dismissed criticism levelled by developer Paul Wynn on the Progressive Liberal Party’s efforts to get him to purchase the Grand Lucayan resort as "gratuitous".

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'Reverse changes to school uniform support'

ENGLERSTON MP Glenys Hanna Martin yesterday called for an immediate reversal of changes to social assistance policy, limiting aid for school uniforms.Mrs Hanna Martin, shadow minister for social services and urban development, said the drastic shift

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YOUR SAY: 'New horizons' ahead for reformed PLP party

OUR party has entered an era of historic responsibility requiring us to retool, reshape, and transform to preserve the fabric of our democratic tenets. That responsibility begins with renewing our social and economic contract with the Bahamian people

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NO GOING BACK: Bethel rejects Smith plea to postpone demolition deadline

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel yesterday rejected an appeal for the government to stall shanty town evictions pending looming court action from a group of 200 residents.