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Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest.

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Isaias: We dodged a bullet

Cabinet ministers and private sector executives yesterday said the Bahamian economy had "dodged a bullet" after Hurricane Isaias inflicted minimal damages and loss on this nation.

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Govt may 'trim sails again' on Isaias impacts

The government will have to “trim our sails one one more time” and reallocate spending to deal with the potential damage and fall-out from Isaias, the deputy prime minister said last night. K Peter Turnquest told Tribune Business that the Minnis adm

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COVID-19: 21 new cases, Deputy PM tests negative but will self quarantine

A RECORD 21 new COVID-19 cases were recorded yesterday, 20 in Grand Bahama and one in New Providence, bringing the country’s toll in virus infections to 174.

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Grand Bahama COVID cases are hard ‘wake up call’

FOLLOWING the sudden spike in COVID-19 cases on Grand Bahama, Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest is urging residents to keep their “guard up”’ He said it is important that residents strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocols to stop the spread of the virus. Six cases were recorded within one week on the island, while the country recorded seven cases overall last week. Health officials are conducting contact tracing.

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Govt revenues off 50% in last quarter

The government’s revenues for the 2019-2020 fiscal year’s final quarter dropped by “50 percent or so” compared to normal, the deputy prime minister said yesterday.K Peter Turnquest, responding to a series of messaged Tribune Business questions, said

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DPM confident over beating $1.3bn deficit

The deputy prime minister yesterday voiced optimism that the government will beat its $1.327bn fiscal target for the upcoming 2020-2021 fiscal year as he reassured that The Bahamas’ debt burden is not yet “unbearable”.

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Ministers to rescue on tourism's 'rocky start'

Ministerial intervention yesterday overcame “a rocky start” to the tourism industry’s re-opening after Bahamas Customs failed to appear at multiple marinas to clear incoming boats and yachts Peter Maury, the Association of Bahamas Marinas (ABM) pres

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Revenue unit makes $39m 'fiscal impact'

The Ministry of Finance’s Revenue Compliance and Enforcement Unit (RCEU) has made a $39.2m “fiscal impact” by cracking down on tax leakages over the 2019/2020 fiscal year’s first ten months. K Peter Turnquest, deputy prime minister, in kick-starting

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