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‘Jobs figures vindicate PLP’

THE Progressive Liberal Party embraced the newly released Labour Force survey results over the weekend, using the numbers that showed a slight decrease in unemployment to defend the legacy of the Christie administration.

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Tourism in fear over crime risk

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said because crime is “such an enormous problem” in New Providence, his ministry is “deathly” afraid every day that a tragic event will happen and the United States will issue another travel advisory.

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‘Publish jobs of permit holders’

SENATOR Ranard Henfield, leader of the We March protest movement, wants the government to disclose the list of jobs and positions for which work permits have been issued to non-Bahamians to perform.

Roberts: Death threat claim is rubbish

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday blasted tabloid reports that have suggested the opposition party is connected to alleged threats against senior government officials, calling the claims “rubbish” conjured up by the media.

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Tourism cuts hit new hires

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday there will be “one or two” more layoffs at the Ministry of Tourism in the near future, but he does not expect it to be anything significant, as he defended recent cost-cutting measures.

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Minnis unveils major civil service reforms

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis encouraged ministers not to “overly politicise” their ministries yesterday as a seminar for Cabinet, parliamentary and senior public officials kicked off.

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VAT promise stays on hold

THE government has to clean up the “mess” left behind by the former administration before it can make good on key campaign pledges like the repeal of value added tax on certain items, Press Secretary Anthony Newbold said yesterday.

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Opposition leader warns of lawsuits over PLP arrests

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said there are plans to file civil lawsuits against the government over investigations involving former PLP members of Parliament.

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War of words on finance debt

FINANCE Minister K Peter Turnquest last night blasted his Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) counterpart for challenging whether the government had exaggerated the size of the country’s fiscal deficit.

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Bank of The Bahamas bailout to be debated by Parliament

DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K Peter Turnquest yesterday pledged the government’s planned $166m “rescue” for Bank of The Bahamas will be fully debated in Parliament.

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‘FNM can’t ask for apology from anyone’

PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts said the Free National Movement has no moral authority to demand an apology from anyone, as he called on Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and the FNM to apologise on behalf of the governing party for what he sees as various transgressions and misdeeds over the years.

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Mitchell warns of tit-for-tat response to PLP arrests

IF the Free National Movement loses the next general election, National Security Minister Marvin Dames “will understand what tit-for-tat means,” Senator Fred Mitchell has said, adding the governing party is “slave shaming” the opposition Progressive Liberal Party by charging former PLP politicians in court.

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'I'll only apologise to Sir Lynden for country being run by crooks'

IN the wake of calls from Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis for the Progressive Liberal Party to say “sorry” for the actions of the Christie administration, PLP Senator Fred Mitchell is adamant the only apology he will offer is to former Prime Ministe

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Ferguson wants to remove crime label from Fox Hill

FOX Hill MP Shonel Ferguson yesterday expressed concern about the recent wave of gun-related violence in her constituency, as she pledged to “eradicate” the “stigma” of Fox Hill being labelled a crime hotbed by Bahamian society.Ms Ferguson, in an int

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No need for me to say sorry, insists Davis

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party interim Leader Phillip “Brave” Davis said yesterday he “doesn’t understand” calls from Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis for him to tell the nation he is “sorry” about errors made during the Christie administration because ne