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Financial Services, Trade and Industry Minister Brent Symonette.

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New digital banking to cost jobs

THE announced discontinuation of many of Royal Bank of Canada’s in house services in a push to become more digital could signal similar actions by other banks in the country, raising concerns that more Bahamians may soon be unemployed, Minister of Financial Services, Trade and Industry Brent Symonette told The Tribune.

Minister clarifies which industries can qualify for bill

THE Minnis administration missed it’s opportunity to “properly clarify” that only investments in a handful of specified industries can qualify for the proposed Commercial Enterprises Bill, admitted Financial Services, Trade and Industry Minister Brent Symonette on Friday.

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School permit policy 'effectively rescinded'

WHILE there has not yet been an official notice circulated by the Cabinet, Immigration Minister Brent Symonette yesterday insisted that the school permit policy has been effectively rescinded.

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Social media claims over need to carry documents are fake

MINISTER of Immigration Brent Symonette yesterday condemned an erroneous social media report that alleged all residents are mandated to carry legal identification documents due to an influx of illegal migrants.

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Investment bar cut for troubled Family Islands

The Government was yesterday said to be “putting the meat on the bones” of plans to lower the permanent residency investment threshold for economically-depressed Bahamian islands.

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Schools told to admit migrant pupils

NO child should be denied education because of their status, according to Immigration Minister Brent Symonette, who yesterday implored all school administrators to “admit” students and contact his office for any needed clarification.

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Immigration immune from deficit cutbacks

AUSTERITY measures announced by the government will not affect the Department of Immigration, according to Immigration Minister Brent Symonette, pictured, who yesterday pointed to the high volume of permit applications as the greatest challenge faced by officials.


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