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Minnis questions signing of $650m waste plant letter

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday raised questions about the government’s reported signing of a letter of intent with a company to build a multi-million dollar waste-to-energy plant at the New Providence landfill.

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Gaming bill to take into account view of taskforce

BEFORE the long-awaited Gaming Bill is brought to Parliament, the government will implement several recommendations relayed last week by representatives of the Financial Action Task Force, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday.

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Halkitis says VAT bill to be tabled by end of month

THE final Value Added Tax (VAT) Bill will be presented to Parliament by the end of the month, according to Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis.

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FNM congratulates Dame Marguerite

THE Free National Movement yesterday congratulated Dame Marguerite Pindling on her appointment as governor-general and welcomed her pledge to promote unity and transcend party politics.

Mitchell says handling of NSA spy row shows superiority to FNM

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell suggested yesterday that his government’s handling of investigations into reports of the US National Security Agency recording cell phone conversations in the Bahamas reflects his party’s superior defence and support of the country when compared to the Free National Movement’s approach to such matters.

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US view on investments ‘should not have been a surprise’

THE United States’ scathing 2014 Investment Climate report on the Bahamas reflected the sentiments of ordinary Bahamians and should not have been a surprise to the Christie administration, a former Cabinet Minister said yesterday.

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No change to plans for BEC after blackout

LAST week’s island-wide black out has not accelerated the government’s plans to restructure the Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Minister of Works Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday.

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Mitchell under fire in spy row

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette yesterday accused Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell of “grandstanding” over plans to give a full report into allegations that the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) is spying on Bahamians.

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Sands claims Rollins has been gagged over webshop legislation

FREE National Movement Deputy Chairman Dr Duane Sands believes Gaming Board Chairman Dr Andre Rollins has been “effectively gagged” by senior members of the government over upcoming webshop legislation, particularly with increased concern over discrimination in the Gaming Bill.

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Deputy PM criticised for jobs claim that is at odds with official statistics

FREE National Movement Chairman Darron Cash yesterday said Deputy Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis is either “delusional” or spreading misinformation by saying his ministry created over 10,000 jobs since coming into office in 2012.

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Miller hits back at 'psycho' critics

EMBATTLED Bahamas Electricity Corporation Executive Chairman Leslie Miller yesterday defended himself and his family against “vicious” online attacks from “psychos” while seeking to reassure Bahamians that mechanisms will be established to prevent repeats of last week’s island-wide power outage.

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BEC chief denies claim of stolen electricity

BAHAMAS Electricity Corporation Chairman Leslie Miller yesterday denied “assisting anyone in getting free electricity” and facilitating illegal hookups at his Summer Winds Plaza Complex.

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FNM DEPUTY: BUDGET WAS POORLY PRESENTED AND CONFUSING

DESPITE strong criticism over voting against the Christie administration’s 2014/2015 Budget, the Free National Movement stood by its decision in a bid to highlight the lack of transparency and clarity in the government’s fiscal plans.

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Key: Haitian descendents born in Bahamas should get citizenship

PEOPLE born in the Bahamas of Haitian descent are Bahamians and should have citizenship, according to Central and South Abaco MP Edison Key.

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'Make the right decision on Sir Arthur's successor'

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Loretta-Butler-Turner is hopeful the government will make the right decision on the appointment of a new governor general amid a revelation that Dame Marguerite Pindling owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in real property taxes.