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US alert over protest march

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe yesterday warned protestors to be mindful of their actions during the Black Friday march and occupation of downtown Bay Street as the American Embassy and US cruise ships have expressed security fears over the rapidly-growing demonstration set for the busy Thanksgiving weekend.

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Wilchcombe: No plan to run for deputy leader

WEST End and Bimini MP Obie Wilchcombe said he has no plans to contest the deputy leader’s post at the Progressive Liberal Party’s November convention, saying he “remains on task” with returning the PLP’s current leadership team to their posts this November.

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Tourism minister disappointed at video made by Disney staff

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday he was “disappointed” in a video made by Disney Cruise Line employees that portrayed The Bahamas in a negative light but admitted that there is more that can be done to “beautify” downtown Nassau.

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$35m paid out by web shops to govt

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe yesterday disclosed that web shop operators have paid about $35m in taxes, fees, penalties and Request for Proposals to the government during the transitional period.

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Wilchcombe supports ban on hate speech

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe yesterday supported calls for a “hate speech ban” following the controversial Ku Klux Klan-themed protest during the New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade.

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Tourism minister sees no need to table taskforce recommendations

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday he does not see the necessity of tabling the Financial Action Task Force’s recommendations on the Christie administration’s new Gaming Bill, which were made nearly two months ago.

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Wilchcombe and Minnis clash over FNM's previous position on legalising webshops

WEST Grand Bahama and Bimini MP Obie Wilchcombe yesterday blasted Opposition Leader Dr Hubert Minnis over his stance against the legalisation and regularisation of webshops.

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Scheme aims to tackle GB health problems

LEWIS Yard residents in Grand Bahama could benefit from a new programme designed to tackle health problems associated with their environment, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday.

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Tourism minister speaks out over assault on U.S. girl

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday he is “very concerned” about the sexual assault of a 17-year-old American girl who was strangled to near unconsciousness and forced to perform a sexual act on a middle-aged man on San Salvador.

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Webshop draft not yet ready for Parliament

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe confirmed that draft legislation to regularise and tax the web shop industry is currently in the works, but is not yet ready to be tabled at Parliament.

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Web-shop legislation to be brought before Parliament

The Minister responsible for Gaming, Obie Wilchcombe, has said he intends to bring legislation to regularise web-shops to Parliament.


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