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PM predicts jobless rate will fall to 6% by end of 2021

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday predicted the national unemployment rate will drop to six percent or less by the end of 2021. Dr Minnis made the prediction while speaking to reporters about the reactions he received from residents in Abaco

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Minnis: Govt will only take up pledges which are in our interests

THE government will only pursue offers coming out of January’s Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference that are in the best interests of the residents of the areas affected by the storm, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said on Tuesday. During his first

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‘No new taxes’ to pay for Dorian

THE Minnis administration’s request for additional borrowing is not for idle purposes, Finance Minister Peter Turnquest insisted yesterday. He told Parliament the country’s insufficient resources led government to seek more money following Hurricane Dorian.

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PLP blasts Minnis national address

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ first national address of 2020 was a “fake report” showing government is completely detached from reality, Opposition leader Philip Davis said yesterday.

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PM signs off on Abaco project

A HEADS of Agreement for a $300m residential resort and marina in South Abaco is to be signed today, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis revealed last night.

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Closures signal ‘illegals extraction’

IMMIGRATION Minister Elsworth Johnson said yesterday immigration officials will “extract” undocumented migrants living in shelters throughout New Providence once those facilities have been deactivated.

‘Darkies’ remark forces apology

A PLP official has issued a public apology after coming under fire for controversial remarks about “darkies” she made at a PLP rally on Monday night. While introducing PLP Senator Dr Michael Darville at the party’s campaign launch on Monday night, PLP National Vice-Chair Patricia Deveaux bragged about the party having attractive members, rather than a “bunch of darkies.”

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Forget Florida - spend repair grants at home

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis officially launched the Small Homes Repair Programme in Grand Bahama to help residents rebuild their homes destroyed five months ago by Hurricane Dorian.

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Davis puts his case to be the next prime minister

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis made his case for replacing Dr Hubert Minnis as prime minister during a campaign launch last night, two weeks after Dr Minnis launched his own re-election bid.

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'We'll deal with Andros migrants in humane manner'

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said there have been many complaints about illegal immigration in Andros and vowed yesterday to clamp down on the problem in a humane manner. His comments to The Tribune came as the Department of Immigration continues

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Minnis to make two major announcements

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis says he will make two major announcements concerning Grand Bahama and a Family Island when he delivers his first national address of the year tomorrow. He told The Tribune: “The address gives me an opportunity to make

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Moultrie: Ministers should give answers

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie wants to make ministers answer questions in the House of Assembly and hopes the Rules Committee of the lower chamber ensures this happens. The ability of the official opposition to question Cabinet ministers is a popula

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Cooper attacks employment policy at Pointe

THE Pointe is one of the most egregious examples of this country failing to protect Bahamian employment in the construction sector, Progressive Liberal Party leader Chester Cooper said yesterday.The Heads of Agreement for the project was negotiated a

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'Leadership of Dorian reconstruction a mess'

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis was critical yesterday of two government bodies set up to handle relief and reconstruction in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. A “mess” was how Mr Davis described the leadership of Iram Lewis,

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March 1 deadline for asset disclosures

THE Public Disclosure Commission has sent notices to all Members of Parliament and senators as the deadline for declarations approaches. MPs and those in the Senate are expected to submit documents disclosing their assets by March 1. According to P