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‘Time to deliver on Freedom of Information pledge’

SENATOR Ranard Henfield yesterday criticised the government for failing to appoint a Freedom of Information Commissioner.

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Hanna Martin criticises AG

ENGLERSTON MP Glenys Hanna Martin has described recent comments by Attorney General Carl Bethel regarding arrests of members of the Democratic National Alliance earlier this week as “ill advised”.

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PM reveals details on housing scheme

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis revealed that a planned housing programme geared towards young professionals will include certain exemptions such as waived customs duty on building materials and appliances and real property tax exemption for up to two years after the homes have been constructed.

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Former DNA leader says arrests a travesty

FORMER Democratic National Alliance leader Branville McCartney has questioned whether members of the party acted according to police’s recollection, adding if it were so, the group would have been arrested on the spot.

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Darville: We will roll out catastrophic health care

SENATOR Dr Michael Darville has recommitted the Progressive Liberal Party to rolling out catastrophic health coverage under National Health Insurance if the party wins the next election.

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Miller tight lipped over independent candidacy

FORMER Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller would not reveal yesterday if he still plans to run as an independent candidate after being snubbed for a nomination by the Progressive Liberal Party. However, he expressed his desire to still help the Bahamian people and work with those who seek out his assistance.

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Davis: PM is trying to ambush opposition on election date

WITH no specific date for the next election announced, Progressive Liberal Party Leader Philip Davis accused Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis of “trying to ambush the opposition”.

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When will we get vaccines?

THE Progressive Liberal Party has raised questions about when the country will receive vaccines purchased through the World Health Organisation’s COVAX facility.

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DNA LEADER HITS OUT ON ARRESTS: Komolafe claims police were told to act despite Commissioner’s denial

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Arinthia Komolafe alleged Monday the arrest of herself and other party leaders had been carried out on the instruction of higher ups.

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PM has no intention of relaxing New Providence curfew hours

DESPITE low new COVID-19 infections being recorded in New Providence for the past several weeks, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis revealed on Friday that he has no intention of relaxing curfew hours for the island at this time.

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Bethel: We followed the law on contracts

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel was adamant yesterday that government has followed the law regarding how contracts are to be awarded.

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Senator: We have failed as parents if we rely on govt to raise our children

IN a tearful address, Senator Lisa Bostwick-Dean said if Bahamians are reliant on the government to raise and discipline their children, then they would have failed as parents.

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Bethel: I did not throw clerk under the bus

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel has taken issue with statements House Speaker Halson Moultrie made on Monday about a scheduling conflict in the Senate last week, insisting he did not mislead anyone on the matter or throw the parliamentary clerk “under the bus”.

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UPDATED: PLP ratifies 13 candidates: Dr Michael Darville to run in Tall Pines, not Leslie Miller

THE Progressive Liberal Party ratified 13 candidates for the next general election on Tuesday night – including Senator Dr Michael Darville in the Tall Pines constituency and not longtime representative Leslie Miller.

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Symonette and Speaker clash

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie’s advocacy for greater parliamentary independence sparked a tense exchange in the House of Assembly yesterday involving St Anne’s MP Brent Symonette, who suggested Speaker Moultrie impinged on his independence by directing him to support his agenda.