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Former minister of state for Finance, Zivargo Laing.

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Laing Salary prompts changes to allowances

PERSONAL allowances will no longer be given to Ministers of State under the new government in an effort to ensure all state ministers earn the s

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Laing: prove job figures and I'll resign

FNM Senator Zhivargo Laing said he will resign from his seat if the PLP can provide proof of a nationwide 33 per cent unemployment rate as was allegedly claimed by the party during their election campaign.

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Ex-minister in jobs programme defence

FORMER minister of state for finance, Zhivargo Laing, yestrday defended the former government's introduction of the 52-week job programme as a

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Gov't 'knew' deficit was over $400m

WHILE acknowledging that the $93 million cost overruns on the New Providence Road Improvement Project would likely push this year's fiscal deficit over $400 million, a senior minister in the former FNM administration yesterday said the Christie government was seeking to backtrack on its "wild promises to deliver the moon".

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Laing accuses rivals of pandering

FORMER state minister for Finance Zhivargo Laing yesterday labelled the government's proposed mortgage relief plan as "political pandering" after the proposal was blasted by an international credit rating agency.

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Agency to lower smallbusiness risk profiles

THE proposed agency to facilitate Bahamian small and medium-sized businesses will help to reduce their risk profiles, according to minister of state for finance, Zhivargo Laing, who said this will ultimately allow them greater access to capital.

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Who will be next deputy for FNM?

TWO FNM MPs vying for seats in the May 7 general elections spoke about a key leadership position that will become vacant should the FNM retain governan

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Bahamas 'not very dynamic' on shareholder society move

THE Bahamas has not been a dynamic share owning society, a government minister said yesterday, urging more Bahamians to save and invest.

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Laing tables agreement for Mayaguana project

IN THE House of Assembly yesterday, State Minister for Finance Zhivargo Laing tabled the amended Heads of Agreement between the government and Mayaguana Island Developers Limited for a development project on that island.

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Laing's thanks to Marco City

FREEPORT - Marco City MP Zhivargo Laing has thanked constituents for giving him the opportunity to serve as their representative in Parliament. "Marc

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By KHRISNA VIRGIL DESPITE an economically trying 2011, the Bahamas' economy is expected to experience some growth this year, State Minister of Finance Zhivargo Laing said.


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