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Gibson denies housing allegations

Gibson denies housing allegations By DANA SMITH dsmith@tribunemedia.net THERE is "zero evidence" of missing money or that homeowners were overcharged by the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation, according to former housing minister Shane Gibson. The PLP Golden

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DNA: Reforms must not be self-serving

THE DEMOCRATIC National Alliance yesterday said the government's promised legislative reforms must be widespread and not self-serving.

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Mitchell hits back at Laing criticism

THE “mismanagement” of the country’s economy under the former administration has led to $500 million deficit, Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell said.

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Surgeon blames government for lack of NHI progress

A well-known surgeon yesterday blasted the Christie administration for its “mismanagement” of its proposed National Health Insurance scheme, saying had the government been more co-operative with stakeholders the process would be “further along” by now.

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INSIGHT: Thank you, Bahamas Power and Light - for nothing

The five-year deal with PowerSecure so far has brought nothing but mismanagement, broken trust and overcharging, Stanley Cartwright says

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PLP told ‘seek redemption, not justification’

THE Office of the Prime Minister has urged the Progressive Liberal Party to seek redemption from the Bahamian people, rather than attempt to explain away or justify “years of mismanaging the country”.

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PLP defend Gibson choice

PLP defend Gibson choice IT is up to the Bahamian public, not the FNM, to decide if PLP Golden Gates candidate Shane Gibson will once again sit in the House of Assembly, according to FNM Chairman Carl Bethel. Mr Bethel's statement follows one from the DN

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PLP defend Gibson choice

PLP defend Gibson choice IT is up to the Bahamian public, not the FNM, to decide if PLP Golden Gates candidate Shane Gibson will once again sit in the House of Assembly, according to FNM Chairman Carl Bethel. Mr Bethel's statement follows one from the DN

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School bills not paid because government questioned interest on arrears

STATE Minister for Finance Michael Halkitis said the government did not pay the electricity bills at schools in Grand Bahama because it was still determining the legitimacy of an 18 per cent interest fee on arrears added by the Grand Bahama Power Company.

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Hypocrisy of PLP over VAT

Comments regarding VAT being increased from 7.5 percent to 12 percent, made by the leader and several members of Her Majesty’s loyal opposition as well as various, former government members unceremoniously dispatched from office just over 12 months ago under a cloud and shroud of mismanagement, incompetence and greed, can best be described as abhorrent, contemptible, detestable, despicable, hypocritical, insincere, repugnant and reprehensible.

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Poor construction work forced families to move

Poor construction work forced families to move By KHRISNA VIRGIL kvirgil@tribunemedia.net Sub-par construction work on houses built before May 2007 caused several families to be relocated from government subdivisions, Housing Minister Neko Grant reveale

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Meetings held to discuss VAT

TWO separate meetings were held last night on the proposed Value-Added Tax legislation.

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Straw Market Authority 'has large unpaid bills'

THE Straw Market Authority lacks procedural policies necessary to prevent mismanagement and mishandling of funds, Works Minister Desmond Bannister said yesterday, as he pointed to hefty unpaid bills.In Parliament yesterday, Mr Bannister said the auth

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Ex-Chamber chairman: ‘Writing’s on the wall’

The Government has “acted on less than 10 per cent” of private sector recommendations submitted to it two years ago, an ex-Chamber chair adding: “The writing’s on the wall.”

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PLP chairman hits back over calls for PM to resign as finance minister

PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday criticised FNM leader Dr Hubert Minnis for calling for Prime Minister Perry Christie’s resignation as Finance Minister.

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Moncur calls McCartney an ‘ungrateful coward’

OFFICIAL Opposition Senator Rodney Moncur yesterday called Democratic National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney an “ungrateful coward with no principles” as he vowed to “never leave” Official Opposition Leader Loretta Butler-Turner like the former Cabinet minister did.

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Baha Mar builder seeks Bahamian judicial assistance

Baha Mar’s main contractor has launched its own bid to secure Bahamian judicial assistance in a bid to unearth evidence that will support its counter-claims against former owner Sarkis Izmirlian.

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PLP hits back at claim it 'wished Bahamas ill'

The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) yesterday blasted the deputy prime minister for accusing it of “wishing the ill of a credit rating downgrade on The Bahamas”. Senator Fred Mitchell, pictured , the Opposition party’s chairman, said in a statement

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Bahamas financial firms on opposite side of lawsuit

Two Bahamas-based financial services providers have become embroiled on opposite sides of a lawsuit relating to the alleged “gross mismanagement” of a former $100 million investment fund.

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Bran says: ‘No success in VAT’

The Democratic National Alliance’s (DNA) leader yesterday asserted that “there is no success in Value-Added Tax”, arguing that Bahamians were now “paying” for successive governments’ fiscal mismanagement.