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All options considered after RBC pull-out from Bimini

THE Minnis administration is “considering all options” to replace banking services on Bimini when the island’s only bank branch closes its operations next month, Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest has confirmed.Mr Turnquest, also the minister of f

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'Making people pay for NHI will hurt those who need it'

A DAY after it was revealed the National Health Insurance Authority Board will consider introducing a co-payment system for primary healthcare, former Grand Bahama Minister Dr Michael Darville railed against the move saying it was bound to remove the

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NHI blow: ‘Nothing in life is free’

THE board of the National Health Insurance Authority will consider introducing a co-payment system for primary healthcare, pharmaceutical and diagnostic services under NHI, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands revealed yesterday as he warned: “Nothing in life is free”.

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PLP blew $234m in final months

An “horrendous” $234 million was added to the Government’s fiscal deficit during the May 10 general election quarter, Central Bank data released yesterday reveals.

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Minnis makes his debut address at CARICOM meeting

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has urged heads of government in the Caribbean region to continue embracing the United Nations’ climate protocols to combat climate change, as he repeated his administration’s intention to launch an “ambitious” solaris

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No timeline on disclosures action despite deadline

DESPITE the firm deadline it imposed following the May 10 general election to have all outstanding disclosures filed by June 30, the Minnis administration remains unable to give a clear timeline on when it expects to move forward with plans to prosec

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'FNM criticised in opposition- but slow with appointments'

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday criticised the Minnis administration for its failure to complete government board appointments before the start of the fiscal year.In an interview with The Tribune, Mr Roberts said Prime Mi

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No decision yet on ministry to handle Freedom of Information

CABINET has not decided on which government ministry will have oversight of the Freedom of Information Act, according to Attorney General Carl Bethel, who confirmed yesterday that legislated protections for whistle-blowers have not been enacted yet.

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Caricom debut for Minnis

IN Grenada yesterday, ahead of the 38th Regular Meeting of Heads of Government of CARICOM, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis shared his hope for discussions with regional partners on the stagnant tourism industry and factors that inhibit business growth.

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'Christie trying to distract' from poor record of PLP

DEPUTY Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest has dismissed former Prime Minister Perry Christie’s recent defence of the former government, saying the former Centreville MP was attempting to distract the country from his party’s “many unfortunate acts of lack of judgment”.

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Disclosures left ‘in the air’

DESPITE his critical role in an ongoing process to have delinquent parliamentarians and senators file their outstanding disclosures or face prosecution, Public Disclosure Commission Chairman Myles Laroda said yesterday that his appointment has expired, leaving aspects of the process “up in the air”.

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'Inexcusable' 10-week break without tabling a single bill

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts has said it is “inexcusable” for the Free National Movement to “take a 10-week vacation” without tabling “one single bill in Parliament.”At the PLP’s Eastern Region Service of Thanksgiving on Friday

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Govt 'working assiduously' to complete anti-corruption legislation

THE attorney general and his team are “working assiduously” to complete anti-corruption legislation to ensure that those sitting in the highest offices are held accountable, according to Minister of National Security Marvin Dames.

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Allyson Maynard-Gibson pays tribute to Dr Bernard Nottage

FORMER Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson remembered Dr Bernard Nottage as a loyal friend, colleague and mentor yesterday.

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Deadline today - but some disclosures outstanding

WHILE today marks the deadline for both sitting and former parliamentarians to file financial disclosures, Public Disclosure Commission Chairman Myles Laroda told The Tribune yesterday that there were still some that are “outstanding”.