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Davis says no decision yet on date for new convention

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said his party’s intention is for him to be leader of the Official Opposition in Parliament, adding that it has not yet been determined when the Progressive Liberal Party will have its next convention.

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Doubts over PLP electricity deal

A DAY after former Prime Minister Perry Christie revealed his administration had signed off on agreements with a company to make electricity more affordable and reliable while at the same time generating significant revenue for the government days ahead of the general election, Deputy Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest and a top union official have expressed uncertainty over whether this deal is concrete.

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Turnquest says no one has been fired by govt

THE Minnis administration has given no directives for people to be fired from government programmes that were started under the previous administration, Deputy Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest said yesterday.

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NHI will not be cancelled - but will change

MINISTER of Health Dr Duane Sands said yesterday the Free National Movement will not cancel National Health Insurance, however, he said, the new administration will take a more “practical and realistic” approach to the plan.

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Bannister absent for ‘pre-arranged commitment’

THE Cabinet Office has released a statement in response to social media speculation about Minister of Works-designate Desmond Bannister who was not present at a swearing in ceremony for Cabinet ministers at Government House on Monday.

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Cooper calls Isaacs remarks about race ‘unfortunate’

EXUMA MP-elect Chester Cooper distanced himself yesterday from controversial remarks Errington “Minky” Isaacs, chairman emeritus of the Progressive Liberal Party, made about race at the party’s special meeting Monday night.

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Dames to review policy of RBDF aiding police force

THE Free National Movement government plans to “examine” the necessity of having Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers continue to assist the Royal Bahamas Police Force in policing, National Security Minister Marvin Dames said yesterday.

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Lloyd says new govt will not rush into new initiatives

THE country may have to wait awhile to see the results of the “brisk and aggressive” initiatives promoted by new Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd, as he yesterday cautioned that this new administration would have to “learn the lay of the land” before it moves ahead with any new plans or away from any old policies.

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Henfield says ‘catch and release’ policy needs revision

NEWLY appointed Foreign Affairs Minister Darren Henfield has said the country’s “catch and release” policy in response to the “knotty problem” of Haitian migrants entering the country will need revision and most likely a more strategic plan implemented to mitigate the influx of illegal migrants coming to The Bahamas.

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Unsealing Baha Mar documents ‘important’

NEWLY appointed Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday the Minnis administration regards the unsealing of the documents relating to Baha Mar’s sale as “very important,” but added that it is too early to reveal the avenue the government plans to take to have the deal made public.

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37% voted for PLP as FNM swept to popular victory

THE Progressive Liberal Party received 37 per cent of votes counted in the 2017 election, at least 11 per cent fewer than what it received in 2012, according to The Tribune’s analysis of the official election results.

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Minnis says unethical behaviour a firing offence

WARNING of “immediate termination” as a consequence of “unethical” behaviour from Cabinet ministers and permanent secretaries, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis vowed to run his administration by the highest standards of conduct as 15 ministers took the oath of office at Government House yesterday.

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Former PM approved energy agreement before election

FORMER Prime Minister Perry Christie revealed last night that “four or five days” before the May 10 general election, his Cabinet approved agreements with a company that would make electricity “more affordable” and “reliable” while enabling the government to earn significant revenue.

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UPDATED: Christie quits as PLP leader

TWENTY years after he took the helm of the Progressive Liberal Party from the late Sir Lynden Pindling, former Prime Minister Perry Christie resigned as leader of the PLP during an emotional meeting at the party’s headquarters on Farrington Road last night.

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Minnis promises new maternity wing at PMH

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis returned to his old stomping grounds for his first official tour as the country’s leader, promising the country and staff at the Princess Margaret Hospital a new maternity wing.