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Minnis predicts great year as GB unemployment dips

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said Grand Bahama’s unemployment rate is trending in the right direction, noting a slight decrease from 12.4 percent to 12.1 percent in 2017.He believes 2018 will be a “great year” for Grand Bahama and forecasted the i

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Davis blames FNM after latest fires at dump site

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis was adamant yesterday that the former administration left preventative measures in place to avoid recurring fires at the New Providence Landfill as residents continue to struggle with the toxic sm

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Speaker: I don't expect to see Hanna Martin

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie does not expect to see Englerston MP Glenys Hanna Martin in Parliament when it convenes today after he named and suspended her last week. If Mrs Hanna Martin does show up for the session she could be sensationally escor

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Misogyny claims over Glenys ban 'laughable'

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie said yesterday it is “laughable” to suggest misogyny played a part in the disciplinary action he took in naming and suspending Englerston MP Glenys Hanna Martin in Parliament last week. He also insisted he did not breach

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Taxicab plates are still being leased despite Minnis pledge

Leasing of taxicab plates remains a rampant issue in the industry despite the Minnis administration’s promise to regulate the area,In May 2017, the government announced in its Speech from the Throne that it would “review and give consideration to the

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Glenys to defy Speaker's ban

ENGLERSTON MP Glenys Hanna Martin will attend the next sitting of the House of Assembly despite being named and suspended indefinitely by House Speaker Halson Moultrie, Official Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis announced yesterday.

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Dames: We must identify the causes of crime

MINISTER of National Security Marvin Dames recently said that over the past decade, escalating crime and violence numbers have presented challenges to the economic and social development of The Bahamas.“Much of the violence and crime that we are seei

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Mitchell: Immigration dept ‘perplexed’ by lack of clarity on ruling

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell yesterday suggested the Immigration Department is “perplexed” by the lack of clarity in the government’s position on the recent landmark Supreme Court ruling on Bahamas-born deportee Jean Rony Jean-Charles.

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Fraudulent papers now central issue

AS HE confirmed plans to speedily facilitate Bahamas-born deportee Jean Rony Jean-Charles’ return to the country, Minister of Immigration Brent Symonette yesterday said his case will bring the longstanding issue of fraudulent documentation to the forefront.

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Promotions rate soared under PLP

PUBLIC sector promotions increased by 233 percent from 2014 to 2016 under the Christie administration, according to a Public Service Commission report that says promotions are too often recommended even when vacancies do not exist.

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Hanna Martin named and suspended from the House

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie yesterday named Glenys Hanna Martin and ultimately suspended the Englerston MP from the House of Assembly after she abruptly left the lower chamber while being reprimanded for her behaviour during parliamentary sessions.

PM's trip to Texas cost almost $40,000

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ recent trip to Texas to drum up investment and promote the country overseas cost taxpayers nearly $40,000, according to a document tabled in the House of Assembly yesterday.In keeping with a promise to be transparent

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Hanna Martin named and suspended from House

ENGLERSTON MP Glenys Hanna Martin was named by House Speaker Halson Moultrie and suspended from further parliamentary sessions after walking out of the House as the speaker gave remarks regarding her behavior during proceedings.

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Dames defends coroner process

National Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday declined to address the latest fatal shooting by police, insisting such matters are “thoroughly investigated” and put before the coroner.  

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Bahamas 'must adapt' to global integration

THE country must adapt to global integration or lose out on its chance at a “Bahamian renaissance,” Immigration and Trade Minister Brent Symonette suggested yesterday.In a speech to open the Bahamas Economic Outlook conference, Mr Symonette said as a