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Workers were unpaid since August robbery

V ALFRED Gray, MP for MICAL, admitted yesterday that government workers in Mayaguana have not been paid since August, but said the Treasury refused to release the salaries until the island “tightened up its security”.

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DNA protests the 'death of democracy'

NEARLY 200 Democratic National Alliance supporters, led by DNA leader Branville McCartney, protested in Rawson Square yesterday over what they called a “death of democracy” caused by the Christie administration.

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Defiant Rollins refuses to apologise

FORT Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins will not publicly apologise to Prime Minister Perry Christie for criticising him despite PLP general council members urging him to do so.  

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MP makes accusation in House

FORT Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins believes Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells is a victim of a leadership struggle between Prime Minister Perry Christie and at least one other member of the PLP.

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Better beach access and more state parks pledged by minister

ENVIRONMENT Minister Kenred Dorsett yesterday pledged the government’s commitment to improving access to beaches and increasing the number of state-managed parks.

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No new date for equality bills to be tabled in Parliament

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage yesterday said he could not forecast when the constitutional bills for a referendum on gender equality will be passed in the House of Assembly.

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Smith’s salary at COB ‘to be in line with former presidents’

EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald yesterday reiterated that the terms of Dr Rodney Smith’s contract as the new College of the Bahamas president will “remain reasonable” and in line with that of former presidents.

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New Providence hotels have paid up, says Miller

NEW Providence hoteliers have made good on outstanding electricity bills, but an Abaco hotel is still in high arrears, Bahamas Electricity Corporation Chairman Leslie Miller confirmed yesterday.

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Sands admits harm from FNM infighting

FNM deputy chairman Dr Duane Sands said the “infighting” within the Free National Movement is a “public relations nightmare” that is distracting the country from “the government’s dismal performance.”

Mitchell says environment, crime and illegal immigration are top concerns

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell yesterday highlighted the country’s top three concerns as the environment, violent crime, and illegal immigration during his address to the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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FNM Deputy: Leader didn't want me as his second-in-command

FNM Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner revealed for the first time yesterday that party chief Dr Hubert Minnis initially did not want her as his second-in-command.

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Webshop consultants could be hired for a year

TWO international gaming consultants could settle in for a year-long training initiative to transition webshops into a regulated market as early as next week.

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'Sorry may not be enough for Rollins'

PLP CHAIRMAN Bradley Roberts said yesterday even if Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins apologises to the Prime Minister in the House of Assembly today, there is “still a lot more” he has to do before his fate in the party is decided.

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Minnis slams 'shame' of govt running out of licence plates

FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has raised alarm over a “vexing” problem for motorists who have been unable to register their vehicles due to shortages of license plates at the Department of Road Traffic.

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Attorney General hopeful on stopping revolving door on bail

ATTORNEY General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said yesterday “things are moving in the right direction” with the government’s attempt to eradicate the “revolving door on bail”.