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Bishop Delton Fernander, President of the Christian Council. Photo: Terrel W. Carey/Tribune Staff

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‘Time for an amnesty on firearms’

IN the wake of the recent spate of violent crime, Bahamas Christian Council President Bishop Delton Fernander is calling for the return of a gun amnesty programme.

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Christian Council wants rethink on tax increase

BAHAMAS Christian Council President Delton Fernander wants Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis to remember his past lamentations about value added tax and to reconsider his government’s intention to increase VAT’s rate by 60 percent next month.At one poi

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FERNANDER: STOP OBAN IF IMPACT STUDY’S BAD

BAHAMAS Christian Council President Delton Fernander is concerned about the human impact of the proposed Oban Energies project on Grand Bahama and the government’s plans to tear down sub standard shanty town houses, he told the Tribune yesterday.

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Churches propose marriage controls

THE Bahamas Christian Council yesterday released its proposal for a companion bill to the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act that seeks to establish another advisory council to set rules for Bahamian marriages, legislate counselling and effect tax incentives for married couples who live together.

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Christian Council to make recommendations for outlawing marital rape

THE Bahamas Christian Council will send Attorney General Carl Bethel recommendations for outlawing marital rape on Monday, BCC president Bishop Delton Fernander said during a press conference yesterday.

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Christian Council president apologises to AG over email

BAHAMAS Christian Council President Bishop Delton Fernander has blamed an “unintentional error” for his oversight of an email from Attorney General Carl Bethel that contained the proposed amendments to the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act, w

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Bishop: Marital rape move made in bad faith

BAHAMAS Christian Council President Bishop Delton Fernander said yesterday he was shocked by the government’s international commitment to criminalise marital rape, calling it a “terrible” move that did not demonstrate good faith.

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Christian Council chief: Time for politics is over

THE time for politics is over, Bahamas Christian Council President Bishop Delton Fernander said yesterday, as he urged parliamentarians to “put their differences aside” and work together for the betterment of The Bahamas.

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FNM ‘ignoring public’s wishes’

THE Minnis administration is “planning to go against the wishes of the people” with its citizenship agenda, Bahamas Christian Council President Bishop Delton Fernander said yesterday.

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Churches warn ‘no lottery’

BAHAMAS Christian Council  President Bishop Delton Fernander said he was “shocked” that a second government minister has come out in support of the creation of a Bahamian national lottery, adding the council expected the Minnis administration to either tighten the existing legislation or repeal the law.

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Dominica aid plan 'needs urgent detail'

BAHAMAS Christian Council President Bishop Delton Fernander said Monday he “fully supports” the Minnis’ administrations plans to accommodate students from Dominica displaced by Hurricane Maria, but said the “details of how it will be done” are “very crucial”.

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Bishop condemns 'raging crime level'

PRESIDENT of the Bahamas Christian Council, Bishop Delton Fernander yesterday urged the government to develop short-term and long-term measures to reduce crime days after “the violent slaughter of an innocent child” rocked the nation.

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Extra 30 days to submit records

THE Minnis administration gave the Bahamas Christian Council a 30-day extension on the obligation for churches to produce their financial records in accordance with non-profit organisation regulations, The Tribune was told.It is not clear if this ext

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Christian Council: Line crossed in demand for financial records

NEW Bahamas Christian Council President Delton Fernander said the government has crossed the line by demanding that churches produce their financial records in 14 days to comply with non-profit organisation (NPO) regulations.

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