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Transport Minister Renward Wells.

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Return of cruise ships still undecided - Wells

MINISTER of Transport Renward Wells said yesterday that while the government is still discussing when commercial cruise ships will be allowed entry into the country, “it’s not going to happen” until the country’s economy has been re-opened.

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Wells: Drivers with expired licences will not be penalised

TRANSPORT Minister Renward Wells said yesterday any driver with a licence that expired during the COVID-19 state of emergency will not be penalised.

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‘We’ll help - but don’t try to land’: Govt signals it won’t allow cruise ships to send anyone here

THE Bahamas government signalled yesterday that it will not accept people infected with COVID-19 from ships stranded in Bahamian waters despite a US Coast Guard bulletin that foreign-flagged vessels should seek help from countries in which they are registered.

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Tough new penalties for reckless driving

TRANSPORT Minister Renward Wells said the government takes deaths in the course of driving seriously and will ensure existing laws reflect fitting penalties for such offences. Among the new changes is a more enhanced and robust penalty for a new def

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Norwegian admits dumping in ocean

THE government is clamping down on cruise ships operating in Bahamian waters, with Transport Minister Renward Wells declaring yesterday discharges at sea will not be tolerated.

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Wells rejects move to take legal action over post office

TRANSPORT Minister Renward Wells shrugged off the possibility of a legal challenge to Parliament’s resolution on the Town Centre Mall. Earlier this week, The Tribune reported that Progressive Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis has asked attor

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Potter’s Cay security to rise after sex attack

TRANSPORT Minister Renward Wells says officials are looking to boost security at Potter’s Cay after a woman was assaulted there.

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Govt to enforce law on subleasing license plates

TAXI drivers want the government to stop saying it is illegal to sublease licence plates because doing so prompts panicky plate owners to retrieve their plates from lessees. Transport Minister Renward Wells said on Tuesday that the Minnis administra

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Wells LOI battle: 'It's finished now'

A $727.364m damages claim against Renward Wells and others was yesterday branded as “finished” after the firm at the centre of the Letter of Intent (LOI) controversy withdrew its appeal.Gregory Moss, the now-Cabinet minister’s attorney, told Tribune

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Unified bus system pilot plan to cost $600,000

THE government’s unified bus system study will cost about $600,000, Transport Minister Renward Wells said yesterday.He said the government expects to reap about $300,000 from the programme while Cabinet has already approved that amount for it.The stu

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October D-Day for new road rules

THE government is eyeing an October deadline for the enforcement of amendments that were made to the Road Traffic Act back in March.

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Post office deal will hit election

TRANSPORT and Local Government Minister Renward Wells yesterday said the future of the General Post Office will ultimately be decided by the next general election.

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Arriving shortly - a unified public transportation project

CABINET has agreed in principle to launch a unified public transportation pilot project for route 17 with the United Public Transportation Company Limited, Transport and Local Government Minister Renward Wells announced during his budget contribution in the House of Assembly yesterday.

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Wells insists no jet ski licences issued to Baha Mar

ONE day after clarifying his ministry’s involvement in an ongoing dispute between watercraft operators and Baha Mar, Transport Minister Renward Wells was again challenged on that position in the House of Assembly by members of the opposition yesterday.

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New colour for taxi plates on the way

THE government is moving forward with plans to facilitate the colour change of taxi plates, Transport Minister Renward Wells revealed yesterday.


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