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There are grounds for a civil suit - Davis

OPPOSITION leader Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday there are grounds for a civil suit to be considered in the aftermath of the exoneration of former PLP Senator Frank Smith, although he added Mr Smith cannot be “compensated monetarily” for the ordeal he and his family have experienced.

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PLP will call for ministers involved in Frank Smith case to resign

THE Progressive Liberal Party will call for the resignation of ministers involved in the bribery case of Frank Smith, the former chairman of the Public Hospital Authority who was freed of the charges Friday afternoon, according to Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis.

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PM and delegation to head for Ft Lauderdale

PRIME Minister Hubert Minnis, accompanied by Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar, senior government officials and his wife, Mrs Patricia Minnis, leave for Ft. Lauderdale on Saturday.

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Mitchell fires back at Ferreira in heated debate

Progressive Liberal Party chairman Senator Fred Mitchell said there is “no evidence” of misconduct regarding the Christie administration’s housing programme as he hit out at statements made by Housing Minister Romauld Ferreira in the House of Assembly on Wednesday.

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‘Thought we were saving money, PM?’

THE Progressive Liberal Party has criticised Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis for appointing Golden Gates MP Michael Foulkes as parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, a ministry that saw cuts in the last budgeting exercise.

Senate agrees plan to win approval over Fox Hill land

THE Senate passed a resolution yesterday which sought Parliament’s approval for the conveyance of 1.2 acres of land in Fox Hill for development as serviced lots.

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House agrees to borrow $100m for emergencies

THE House of Assembly approved a resolution yesterday to borrow $100m from the Inter-American Development Bank as a contingency against natural disaster emergencies.

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‘Contractor over-billed by $1.8m’

A COMPANY contracted to do work in a Carmichael Road subdivision had its bill heavily reduced after Ministry of Public Works officials were unable to prove it had completed work it claimed to have done.

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Minnis aiming for a ‘single window’ for digital services

A RESOLUTION was passed in the House of Assembly yesterday to borrow $30m from the Inter-American Development Bank to further digitise government services.

Minnis quick to dismiss PLP criticisms

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis hit back at the PLP’s critiques of his recent national address, saying the difference between the Free National Movement and the opposition is that his administration will bring about developments and projects without attempts to “shakedown” investors.

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PM’s speech - ‘40 minutes of drivel’

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ national address Monday night fell flat and avoided important issues, according to Progressive Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis.

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Systemic land injustice is the problem – Johnson

AFTER he was criticised for suggesting Bahamians should “build out of your pockets” instead of going to a bank for a home loan, State Minister for Legal Affairs Elsworth Johnson said yesterday the recommendation was taken out of context and was meant to address systemic land injustice.

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PM putting Family Islands at centre of govt strategy

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis discussed numerous Family Island tourism projects during his national address last night, hoping the developments will further dent the unemployment rate on those islands. The recent labour force survey showed the unemployment rate declined in Grand Bahama and Abaco.

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Tourism officials told to clean up downtown Nassau

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said he has directed tourism officials to craft a short-term plan to clean up downtown Nassau as he discussed long-term plans to revitalise Bay Street during his national address last night, saying many Bahamians have complained to him about the appalling state of the area.

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PM’s promise - I’ll deliver on jobs

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis promised an aggressive job growth agenda last night during his first national address of the year.