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Where’s the money to buy Grand Lucayan?

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday questioned how the Minnis administration plans to finance the purchase of the Grand Lucayan hotel if the country is as “broke” as the government maintains.

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Grand Bahama colleagues pay tribute to Neymour

THE death of former Free National Movement Cabinet minister Phenton Neymour - who grew up in Grand Bahama and was the son of well-known local contractor the late Basil Neymour - has left many on the island shocked and saddened. Neymour, who had batt

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PLP banks on changes to party rulebook

A CODE of conduct and rules governing how candidates receive campaign finances are features of the Progressive Liberal Party’s constitutional overhaul, a move party officials say signals the organisation’s transition into reform.

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Jobless - we still need to do more

Deputy Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest has conceded the Minnis administration still has a lot of work to do to ensure every Bahamian has the opportunity to earn a decent living.

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Minnis 'impressed' during tour of West End hotel site

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis was very impressed with his tour on Friday of the former Ginn Development in West End, Grand Bahama, where the new investors plan to build a 120-room hotel and the first ever mega-yacht facility in The Bahamas.Dr Minni

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Davis says Over-the-Hill bill will only help rich

OFFICIAL Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday branded the government’s touted Economic Empowerment Zone Bill 2018 as “flawed,” adding the legislation in its current form will only boost the rich at the expense of the poor.Instead of doing

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Moultrie promises to remain impartial

AFTER a closed door meeting with Official Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis, House Speaker Halson Moultrie yesterday renewed his pledge of impartiality in mediating parliamentary proceedings.The Nassau Village MP did not go into great detail abo

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Speaker wants new parliament at PO site

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie says he envisions a new Parliament at the site of the General Post Office, where there are plans to eventually demolish the existing structure.“As the member for Killarney (Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis) spoke, I had a

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D'Aguilar: We will not be moved on gaming tax

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar yesterday insisted the government would not adjust its sliding scale tax structure imposed on gaming operators regardless of the findings of a study on its impact.Mr D’Aguilar rebuffed suggestions the government’s

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Minnis blasts PLP’s ‘destructive era’

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday blamed a “violent and destructive” era under the Progressive Liberal Party for the Over-the-Hill community’s poor conditions, which the Economic Empowerment Zone Bill is to help reverse.

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Foulkes hopeful for ‘improved’ Oban 2

LABOUR Minister Dion Foulkes yesterday said he was confident negotiations between the government and Oban Energies over a revised deal will be conducted in good faith.

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‘Who holds the future - London or ourselves?’

 BAHAMIANS will have to decide whether they want a group of judges in London to determine their future or if they want to have control over it themselves, Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday as public debate on capital punishment has reignited.

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Minnis: It's time to get rid of single-use plastics

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis added his voice to the government’s push to eliminate single-use plastics by 2020 yesterday evening, telling people during a town-hall at the New Providence Community Church that it’s time The Bahamas takes substantial

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‘No role for DPP in social media war’

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell yesterday expressed shock over the government’s decision to refer a “simple social media, political war” to the director of public prosecutions.

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Did PLP operate ‘dirty tricks’ unit?

THE Department of Public Prosecutions has been directed to look into viral allegations concerning a political “war room” and its purported campaign of dirty tricks against Free National Movement candidates in the run up to the 2017 general election.