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Apology on wording of Dorian week event

PRESS secretary Clint Watson has apologised on behalf of the government to the victims of Hurricane Dorian for the way in which the announcement of the upcoming memorial week was initially made.

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Team being set up to deal with gender-based violence

A TEAM is being established to deal with issues related to gender-based violence, Press Secretary Clint Watson announced on Friday.

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Budget ‘to pay attention to people feeling the pinch’

PRESS secretary Clint Watson yesterday foreshadowed some of the features of the Davis administration’s budget, which the prime minister will present next week.

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PM HITS BACK ON BREADBASKET VAT – while Watson claims tax reintroduction does not hurt consumers

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis told his predecessor yesterday to take his own advice, as he hit back over new criticisms levelled at his administration over its refusal to remove value added tax from breadbasket items.

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Digital assets industry 'a major opportunity' for the Bahamas

PRESS Secretary Clint Watson said the government is working with key stakeholders to ensure that Bahamians can benefit from the digital assets industry.

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Government ‘still in talks’ over Cabbage Beach access

PRESS secretary Clint Watson said the government is still in talks about how to ensure access to Cabbage Beach.

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Watson says govt has no record of food spend

A DAY after the head of the now disbanded National Food Distribution Task Force shared with the media a comprehensive database of its work to provide pandemic relief, press secretary Clint Watson insisted the government still has no record of how the task force’s money was spent.

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Minnis' language to rebut PM's allegations 'did not set the right tone'

PRESS Secretary Clint Watson on Friday said Dr Hubert Minnis’ use of language to rebut allegations by Prime Minister Philip "Brave" Davis regarding a non-profit organisation was “concerning” and “did not set the right tone.”

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Govt will try to cushion gas rises

THE Davis administration plans to expedite any plan to buffer increased gasoline prices that may come as a result of the Russian Ukrainian war, according to press secretary Clint Watson.

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‘Get vaccinated’ urges govt press secretary

PRESS Secretary Clint Watson issued another appeal for Bahamians to get vaccinated yesterday, saying unvaccinated residents must not come to the false conclusion that the pandemic is over now that cases are declining.

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‘We’d rather not talk about this any more’

THE government wants to put to rest questions and criticism surrounding Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis’ admission that he broke his self-induced COVID-19 isolation to buy gifts at businessman Leon Griffin’s store before the former Bahamas Taxi Cab Union president was murdered.

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Increase in Uriah McPhee attendance since education walkabout

EDUCATION officials have seen a marked increase in school attendance at Uriah McPhee Primary School since conducting a walkabout in the community targeting students who were otherwise delinquent.

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Process to verify IDs underway

FOLLOWING revelations about the administration of contracts at the Bahamas Public Parks and Public Beaches Authority, officials were yesterday in the process of trying to verify contractors so money owed can be paid.

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‘Pilot’ plan for Freedom of Information

PRESS Secretary Clint Watson says the government has identified several agencies to assist with the rollout of a pilot Freedom of Information programme.

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Free COVID testing ‘in first quarter of next year’

PRESS Secretary Clint Watson says the government will provide free COVID-19 testing in the first quarter of next year.

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Social conversation ‘has to be had’ on marital rape issue

A NATIONAL conversation that reflects the public’s will could drive the issue of marital rape to the forefront of the Davis administration’s legislative agenda, according to Press Secretary Clint Watson.

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Employers set March 12 deadline on furloughs

EMPLOYERS with workers currently furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic have until March 2022 to decide their fate, according to Press Secretary Clint Watson yesterday.

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Govt reviewing how COVID funding spent

FINANCE officials are in the midst of a full review of emergency COVID-19 spending to ascertain the amount of public funds spent by the Minnis administration before it left office, according to Press Secretary Clint Watson.


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