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Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis. Photo: Terrel W Carey Sr/Tribune Staff

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'After 50 years of neglect, you cannot resolve inner-city problems in one year'

DESPITE a poor response to the concessions offered under the government’s Economic Empowerment Zone initiative, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis is confident the plan will work.

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Minnis: Honours system rewards people who have served country

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday defended the process that selects the recipients of Queen Elizabeth’s Honours, telling The Tribune it should not be seen as a reward for political party supporters, but for those who served the country well.

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PM reveals 'very serious issue' on business licences

The Prime Minister yesterday met with the Ministry of Finance and Bahamian accountants to address a “very serious issue” over planned changes to business licence regulations. Dr Hubert Minnis, pictured, admitted to the Bahamas Institute of Chartered

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INSIGHT: If I was running a sham like this I’d avoid the hard questions too

IT HAS been almost 18 months since the Free National Movement became the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and many of us are still struggling to figure out just who this government is. What is their brand of governance? What will we remember them for? Will it be for taking a savvy campaign catchphrase and turning it into a punchline? Or as the government that unabashedly increased the tax burden on its citizenry?

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INSIGHT: What is a politician’s word worth?

Prime Minister Minnis’ tenure has not been short of blunders and contradictions - as any cursory search through his soundbites would reveal. A host of his campaign postures have since been walked back in some way or another. Dr Minnis, shortly after being sworn in as prime minister, made a bold proclamation to his ministers that reverberated throughout the nation. He cautioned his ministers against corruption, conflicts of interest and any unethical behaviour.

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Minnis: Health levy not yet signed off

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday the two percent salary contribution proposed by the National Health Insurance Authority to fund its health insurance scheme is not set in stone.


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