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

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Cooper: AG suggestion of change to beneficial ownership act ‘laughable’

PLP deputy leader Chester Cooper has called the attorney general’s explanation of how money was spent from a $250m International Monetary Fund loan “laughable” as well as a possible “violation” of the terms of the loan.

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Black Point and Staniel Cay plagued by power outages

FREQUENT power outages on Black Point and Staniel Cay in the Exumas are wreaking havoc on commerce and are reducing the quality of life for the residents there, according to the area MP.

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PLP Deputy: Budget is 'badly flawed'

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Deputy Leader Chester Cooper has slammed the Minnis administration’s proposed 2021/2022 budget for the upcoming fiscal year, branding it as one that’s “badly flawed” and “far removed from reality.”

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PLP puts blame at prime minister’s feet

THE abrupt adjournment of Parliament yesterday is proof the Minnis administration has overseen the unraveling of the legislative branch of government, according to the Progressive Liberal Party.

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Cooper says the govt’s proposed housing policy ‘unfair, elitist and discriminatory’

EXUMA and Ragged Island MP Chester Cooper says while the Progressive Liberal Party supports homeownership for young professionals, he thinks the Minnis administration’s policy in this area is “unfair, elitist" and “discriminatory".

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Chester Cooper calls for relaxed restrictions on Exuma

EXUMA and Ragged Island MP Chester Cooper insisted Friday that it is time for Exuma to have its restrictions relaxed.

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Cooper slams govt on lack of economic plan

PLP DEPUTY Leader Chester Cooper yesterday accused the government of having no strategy for economic growth nor had put forward any plan for restoration in Abaco, Grand Bahama and Ragged Island.

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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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