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Davis ‘scaremongering’ over foreign investment

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel yesterday criticised Official Opposition Leader Philip Davis as an anti-investment “scaremonger”, accusing him of pandering to irrational fears in his recent pledge to repeal the Commercial Enterprises Bill if the Progressive Liberal Party returns to office.

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Foulkes offers guarantee no Bahamian will lose job from bill

IN the face of criticism of the Commercial Enterprises Bill, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes “guaranteed” Bahamians that “not one single job” will be taken from them as a result of the law’s implementation. He also said the Progressive Liberal Party is

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Ferreira’s fine - has no loss of role

WITH no plans to shuffle his Cabinet, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis on Saturday dismissed “fake news” that he has reduced the portfolio of Environment Minister Romauld Ferreira.

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PLP vows: We’ll repeal new Commercial Enterprises Bill

THE Progressive Liberal Party has pledged to repeal the Commercial Enterprises Bill when the party returns to power and has warned investors and people who may accept the bill’s benefits to “think carefully” before doing so.

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Minnis: Financial sector is 'dying'

THE financial services sector is “dying,” Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said Saturday while stressing the importance of creating new economic pillars.

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Deal signed for Celebration ferry return

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis was in Grand Bahama over the weekend for the official contract signing of the relaunch of Grand Celebration’s ferry service, which will resume in late December.

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Crime’s down, now jobs is my priority

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday said crime and the fear of crime is down, telling reporters his administration has now turned its focus to the country’s economy.

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PM to make Christmas address

PRME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis is slated to make a national address for the Christmas holiday and another early in the New Year; however it’s not clear when promised quarterly press conferences will be introduced.

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‘We have to open up the economy’

FINANCE Minister K Peter Turnquest yesterday accused the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) of “dumbing down” debate on the “visionary” Commercial Enterprises Bill 2017, as he castigated the opposition for attempting to “stop” the Bahamas’ progress.

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Rights change may go back 17 years

AMENDMENTS to the Bahamas Nationality Act to expand automatic citizenship rights for children of Bahamians may retroactively apply for up to 17 years, Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday.

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Bodycams boost to better policing

THE Ministry of National Security is still unaware of how much it will cost to outfit Royal Bahamas Police Force officers with body cams, National Security Minister Marvin Dames said yesterday.

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McAlpine urges caution on zoning

PINERIDGE MP Frederick McAlpine urged the government to proceed with caution and due diligence regarding specified zoning for commercial enterprises, particularly in the Family Islands.

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PLP to review constitution ahead of next election

ADMITTING the Bahamian electorate’s view of his party is often one of “cynicism”, Progressive Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis said he is confident an impending review of the PLP’s constitution will aid in rebranding the organisation in the lead-up to the next general election.

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‘Baha Mar’s open, that’s the priority’

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis does not intend to apologise for his shifting position on Baha Mar or for criticising the former Christie administration’s handling of the project, Press Secretary Anthony Newbold said yesterday.

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‘What PM says is up to him’

PRESS Secretary Anthony Newbold has defended Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis from criticism that he makes too many premature announcements, saying Dr Minnis is entitled to “make statements that he feels are appropriate for him to make,” including about major matters not yet discussed with his Cabinet colleagues”.