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Gibson says Minnis comments on NHI most hypo critical in history

NATIONAL Insurance and Labour Minister Shane Gibson yesterday slammed Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis for recently suggesting that the government’s National Health Insurance scheme may be ineffective without a catastrophic care package.

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Minister slams ‘greedy’ doctors

NATIONAL Insurance and Labour Minister Shane Gibson yesterday criticised the Consultant Physician Staff Association for not supporting National Health Insurance, suggesting that the senior doctors are more interested in “making the mighty dollar” than saving lives.

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First year of VAT to bring in $250m over estimate

THE government has collected approximately $510m in value added tax revenue from January to November 2015, according to Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis.

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Bran: ‘How many must die before we carry out capital punishment?’

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday asked “how many more must die” to violence before lawmakers do what is necessary to protect the public and carry out capital punishment.

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Minnis condemns ‘false hope’ being sold over Baha Mar

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has hit out at the Christie administration for continuing to “sell false hope” over the stalled Baha Mar resort, as thousands of the hotel’s former employees remain out of work and Bahamian contractors are owed millions.

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PM ‘has endorsed views of Roberts’

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday accused Prime Minister Perry Christie of “endorsing” PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts’ recent “nasty characterisation” of the FNM’s newly ratified candidates for fear of being voted out of office.

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PM: Huge number of investors interested in Baha Mar

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday there are a “huge number” of internationally recognisable corporate names interested in investing in Baha Mar and he is doing “all he can” to ensure construction is restarted “very soon”.

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What has Bimini cruise ship cost the Bahamas, asks Turnquest

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday raised questions over the financial shortfalls incurred by The Bahamas amid the cancelation of the Resorts World Bimini’s cruise ship.

Moss: Power company is making massive profits

MARCO City MP Gregory Moss said that the Grand Bahama Power Company is making massive profits and is now seeking to increase electricity base rates before URCA begins to regulate them.

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Changes to water sports industry after US alert

TRANSPORT and Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna Martin yesterday announced immediate changes to the water sports industry in New Providence, including increased surveillance of the industry’s operations.

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Wilchcombe: We need to stop gun smugglers

MINISTER of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe has said the country needs to tighten its borders in an effort to clamp down on the proliferation of gun smuggling from the United States.

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Minnis pledges govt of fiscal responsibility

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday pledged to create a “new Bahamas” if elected prime minister in 2017 by being “fiscally responsible, intolerant of corruption, and transparent” in the execution of his duties.

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Roberts blast at candidates is ‘old, nasty politics’

FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard said the unsolicited criticism from PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts about the FNM’s newly ratified candidates reflects the “old nasty style of politics” right-thinking Bahamians are moving away from.

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Roberts mocks FNM candidates

PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday ridiculed FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis over his choice of “hapless, perennial losers and visionless personalities” after the party ratified its first eight candidates in preparation for the next general election.

New party leader Moss holds first town meeting

WEEKS after forming his own political party, Marco City MP Gregory Moss held his first town meeting in Freeport at the International Bazaar on the weekend, speaking about a number of pertinent issues affecting residents of Grand Bahama.