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PLP deputy leader Chester Cooper. Photo: Terrel W Carey Sr/Tribune Staff

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Don't criminalise Asues, urges Opposition deputy

The Opposition's deputy leader yesterday urged the Government to clarify whether new laws will criminalise the Asue savings schemes long popular among many Bahamians.

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Scotiabank: 93% of transactions at closing sites digital

Scotiabank (Bahamas) top executive yesterday said 93 percent of transactions at the five branches it plans to close are now being conducted over self-service or digital banking channels.

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Cooper calls for deeper insight on state finances

WHILE castigating the Minnis administration for its lack of a plan to mitigate economic fall out due to COVID-19, the Progressive Liberal Party is urging the government to disclose more specifics about the country’s financial footing.

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Cooper calls on govt to detail state of treasury

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party deputy leader Chester Cooper yesterday called on the government to provide a report on the current state of the Public Treasury and all loan agreements approved for this year.

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'Govt zigging and zagging all over the place'

THE hours leading up to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ U-turn on New Providence’s seven-day lockdown caused unnecessary chaos, Progressive Liberal Party Deputy Leader Chester Cooper said yesterday as he criticised government’s “zigging and zagging”

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TUESDAY'S UPDATES: PM reverses new measures

A DAY after announcing a seven-day immediate lockdown for New Providence, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has reversed the harsh measures, allowing food stores, pharmacies, water depots, gas stations and hardware stores to open from 6am to 9pm beginning Wednesday.

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PLP Deputy calls for amending of lockdown order

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party deputy leader Chester Cooper called on Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis to “immediately amend” the most recent lockdown order, stressing people need time to prepare for a seven-day shut down.

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Cooper warns on migrant move

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party deputy leader Chester Cooper yesterday cautioned the government to not allow some 29 undocumented migrants to be transported to Ragged Island, saying the move could potentially expose residents there to the novel coronavirus

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Cooper criticises government after Moody's downgrade

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Deputy Leader Chester Cooper condemned the government for not heeding warnings when Moody’s placed the country under review for downgrade in April.

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Why borrow $252m from IMF, asks PLP’s Cooper

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party deputy leader Chester Cooper yesterday questioned why the Minnis administration will borrow $252 million from the International Monetary Fund.

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