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DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of Works Desmond Bannister.

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Law change to open building inspections

The government is planning to reform construction-related laws so that licensed architects and engineers can approve building works performed by their counterparts, the deputy prime minister has revealed.

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DPM pledges 80% slash over building permit turnaround

The deputy prime minister yesterday pledged to slash building permit turnaround times by up to 80 percent with the implementation of Building Control’s long-awaited digital approval system.

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Straw Market Authority pays off debt

DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of Works Desmond Bannister said the board of the Straw Market Authority has paid off nearly $500k in debt owed to the National Insurance Board, Bahamas Power and Light and the Water and Sewerage Corporation.

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LOAD SHEDDING? NOT THIS SUMMER: Bannister confident power supplies won’t face planned outages

DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of Works Desmond Bannister expressed confidence yesterday that Bahamas Power and Light will not implement load shedding this summer.

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Bannister concern at BPL’s outages

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister said Bahamas Power and Light will have to hold accountable those responsible for the recent island-wide power outage that has sparked concerns about the company’s ability to provide reliable electricity this summer.

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Demolitions ‘with decency’ - but Bannister says it’s not up to him to take care of displaced residents

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister has stressed the demolition of homes in the Farm shanty town in Abaco will be done with decency but said it is not his responsibility to take care of residents displaced by the destruction of their houses.

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Human Rights Bahamas hits out at Bannister, government over shanty town comments

HUMANS Rights Bahamas has again criticised the government for its response to calls from United Nation experts to halt demolition works of shanty towns on Abaco, saying recent comments made by Works Minister Desmond Bannister only “emphasises that the government’s actions are driven by discrimination and xenophobia.”


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