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Minister thanks seniors for their contribution to society

MINISTER of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard hosted senior citizens in his constituency to a Thanksgiving Luncheon at the Castaways Resort on Thursday for a third consecutive year on Grand Bahama.

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Pintard promises stiffer penalties against poachers

MARINE Resources Minister Michael Pintard yesterday promised stiffer penalties for poachers caught in Bahamian waters as he described as “tragic” the quantity of undersized lobsters caught by the 124 Dominican poachers who were arrested over the week

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Storm insurance eyed for fisheries, farming sectors

A Cabinet minister says he will hold talks with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) on providing “sector-wide” hurricane insurance for Bahamian farmers and fishermen.Michael Pintard, minister of agriculture and fisheries, who i

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Seeking to strengthen fisheries in GB

MINISTER of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard revealed that steps are being taken to secure a new vessel to provide a stronger presence for the Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources in East Grand Bahama. He said additional fish

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'We need more people' in diving industry

MINISTER of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard yesterday issued a call for all young Bahamians interested in a diving career to contact his ministry.Michael Pintard stressed the need for more Bahamians in this industry, and invited inte

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Aliv teams up with govt to promote farming

MINISTER of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard yesterday unveiled a joint project with Aliv and the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) to assist in the development and promotion of self-sufficient farming in the co

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Tougher penalties plan for poachers

THE Fisheries Act is currently being reviewed by an advisory committee which will present recommendations to the government in October over possible stiffer penalties for poachers, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard said yesterday.  

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Andros 'can be breadbasket of the region'

MINISTER of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard believes that Andros has the potential to be “the breadbasket not only of The Bahamas but the Caribbean and North America”.“Keep the faith, Andros can be transformed,” the minister told And

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‘Put up the fines for poachers’

WHILE new Agriculture and Marine Resources Minister Michael Pintard is calling for stricter penalties for poachers to be implemented, he stopped short of advocating for their vessels to be sunk.

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Students urged to learn from summer job roles

MINISTER of Youth, Sports and Culture Michael Pintard told young persons participating in the government’s summer job programme that there are some valuable lessons they will learn from job placements. He noted that even though it may not be their ch

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Pintard: Bahamas can become Caribbean hub for aspiring MLB players

Several initiatives that have been discussed ad nauseam took centre stage for Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Michael Pintard yesterday as he noted the impact his ministry will have on this administration’s budget.

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Pintard hails teachers who inspire future leaders

YOUTH Sports and Culture Michael Pintard yesterday extended his appreciation to educators for continuing to inspire and shape the lives of young people who will be the country’s future leaders. He urged them to stay faithful to their calling and not

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Junkanoo season set for expansion

THE 2018-2019 Junkanoo season will be expanded from the “traditional two parades” to more than a week of activities, Youth, Sports, and Culture Minister Michael Pintard said Friday.

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Pintard: Speaker did go too far

MINISTER of Youth, Sports and Culture Michael Pintard, one of seven parliamentarians who were absent for Wednesday’s vote of confidence in House Speaker Halson Moultrie, said yesterday Mr Moultrie “went too far” in some of his comments last week.

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Pintard on systemic approach to development of athletics

MINISTER of Youth, Sports and Culture Michael Pintard said his administration is committed to a systemic approach to the development of athletics and Bahamian sport in general. At the launch of the Flow CARIFTA Track and Field Championships Bahamas

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Pintard looking forward to very productive year

MINISTER of Youth, Sports and Culture Michael Pintard said he’s looking forward to a very productive 2018.Sharing his expectations for the New Year with The Tribune Sports Department, Pintard highlighted two major events on his agenda as 2018 unfolds

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Building to begin on Junkanoo facilities

CONSTRUCTION will begin in 2018 on multi-purpose Junkanoo facilities in The Bahamas, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Michael Pintard said, having already received commitments of over $700,000 towards the project from private citizens.

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Pintard: People first, not MPs’ pay

MINISTER of Youth, Sports and Culture Michael Pintard said yesterday economic growth, shrinking the deficit and organising public services are higher priorities to the Minnis administration than raising the pay of Members of Parliament.

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‘Privatised carnival’ plan under study

THE Minnis administration is considering treating Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival “like any other event,” one where Bahamians interested in hosting it can approach the government and perhaps secure “some kind of subvention or assistance” to do so, Youth, Sports and Culture Minister Michael Pintard said yesterday.

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Nurses in Grand Bahama told that existing Act will be repealed

YOUTH, Sports and Culture Minister Michael Pintard told nurses in Grand Bahama there will be a repeal of the existing Nurses and Midwives Act to ensure proper re-classification and recognition of the different professions in their field.He also assur

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