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'No quick fixes' to problems with road infrastructure

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister yesterday stressed there were no quick fixes to the country’s road challenges, telling frustrated motorists the task was not an “overnight thing”.

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Pension or salary - not both

RETIRED civil servants who are re-engaged by the government will have their pensions stopped in a bid by the government to “unclog” the public sector, Public Service and National Insurance Minister Brensil Rolle said yesterday.

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PM finds fault with news media

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis criticised the Bahamas media on Saturday for concentrating mostly on the “clashes and drama of politics” and under reporting “important and more consequential stories” on public policy.

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Minnis: It's okay to change your mind

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert has suggested he is not wrong for changing his mind regarding a pay raise for Members of Parliament, adding that correcting the “dire” structure of the public service is needed to change the “unfair” pay scale in the government sector.

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Roberts: Minnis a hypocrite over Baha Mar

FORMER Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts has accused Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis of being a “hypocrite” after an appearance at the opening of the SLS hotel brand at Baha Mar on Friday, saying the nation’s leader did everything in his power to “destroy that project for narrow political gain”.

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Cooper concern at Bank of the Bahamas layoffs

THE level of layoffs across the country is “disconcerting,” Progressive Liberal Party Deputy Leader I. Chester Cooper said yesterday in the wake of Bank of the Bahamas announcing 30 job losses.

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Speaker presses for pay overhaul

House Speaker Halson Moultrie said yesterday the Judges’ Remuneration and Pensions Act could be used as a precedent for the establishment of a review committee or commission to bring parity to salaries of those in the parliamentary and executive branches of government.

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Nothing ‘devious’ in new bond deal

FINANCE Minister K Peter Turnquest yesterday defended the Minnis administration’s securing of a $750m US bond, insisting there was nothing “devious” or “surreptitious” about the way in which the transaction was handled, adding it would have a “neutral” impact on the country’s debt levels.

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Dames: No alarm over RBDF guns purchase

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames stuck to his guns yesterday as he rebuffed lingering concerns over revelations the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) sourced weapons and military items from a home-based business.Mr Dames said while he underst

Women 'to play crucial part' in economic growth of island

WOMEN will play an important role in the economic advancement of Grand Bahama, said Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson at the opening of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Conference on Monday evening. FIDA’s 36th Tr

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D’Aguilar: MPs need money to help their constituents

FREE TOWN MP Dionisio D’Aguilar yesterday said parliamentarians would not be able to satisfy the overwhelming need of constituents even if their salaries were doubled.

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MPs’ pay rise conditional on upturn

IN the face of public uproar, the Minnis administration has placed a stipulation on its pledge to increase salaries for Members of Parliament next year, with the prime minister’s Press Secretary Anthony Newbold saying yesterday the salaries will not be increased if the economy does not improve.

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Landing of sloop ‘a significant security breach’

THE Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) said the landing of an illegal sloop on the shoreline of Adelaide Village over the weekend was a “a significant security breach just three quarters of a mile from” the Royal Bahamas Defence Force base.

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‘Opposing citizenship law changes is downright evil’

STATE Minister for Legal Affairs Elsworth Johnson yesterday suggested critics of proposed changes to citizenship laws were “downright evil” as he called for elevated and rational discourse on the issue.

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Minnis to create unit "to deliver" on govt promises

THE Minnis administration will establish a Deliverables Unit to help the government make good on its promises of “good governance and accountability”. In yesterday’s press briefing, Press Secretary Anthony “Ace” Newbold announced the creation of the