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PM announces initiative to help homeless in GB

PRIME Minister Philip Brave Davis announced that a social initiative launched by the Ministry for Grand Bahama involving the restoration of houses for homeless families are underway in Freeport.

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Rahming defends OPM’s travel budget rise

OFFICE of the Prime Minister director of communications Latrae Rahming defended the OPM’s travel budget increase yesterday, saying the prime minister’s travels are “always in the national interest” and aligned with the government’s foreign policy agenda.

PM ‘conversation’ if police manslaughter findings go on

OFFICE of the Prime Minister director of communications Latrae Rahming said Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis would “have a conversation with the commissioner of police” if the pattern of adverse inquest findings against officers in police-involved killing cases continues.

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‘DODGING JURY DUTY IS SLOWING JUSTICE': Davis encourages people to carry out their civic duties

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said a significant challenge to swift justice is the avoidance of jury duty.

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‘People into murder statistics trouble me’, says Munroe

NATIONAL Security Minister Wayne Munroe said he is troubled by people who “are into” murder statistics.

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Pintard criticises Davis for nearly doubling deficit projection

FREE National Movement leader Michael Pintard criticised Prime Minster Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday for a $258 million fiscal deficit that is larger than what government had projected.

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‘Country loses nearly $100m yearly to alcohol and tobacco smuggling’

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said officials believe the country loses nearly $100m yearly through alcohol and tobacco smuggling.

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Gov’t eyes $140m ‘accrual’ over corporate income tax

The Government is exploring how Bahamas-based companies that will pay the new 15 percent corporate income tax can “accrue” a projected $140m in revenues before the enabling laws are enacted.

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GOVT RULES SET ON CITIZENSHIP DNA – Darville: Details ‘soon’ after ruling by Privy Council

THE Davis administration has finalised its genetic testing protocols for people affected by last year’s landmark Privy Council ruling and will soon release more details about the procedures, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said on Friday.

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Sands blasts Greenslade’s Immigration appointment

DR Duane Sands condemned the Davis administration yesterday for overlooking qualified civil servants to make former Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade permanent secretary in the Ministry of Immigration.

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PM says he ‘respects the media’ as he defends prior comments

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said he respects the press and would not try to dictate what the media should do.

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‘Do whatever it takes to fix confidence in country’s health institutions’, says Minnis

A TILE fell on the head of a nurse in the paediatric ward of Princess Margaret Hospital, former Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday as he urged the government to do whatever it takes to prevent declining confidence in health institutions.

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Pinder: ‘Abaco housing shortage not going to be solved overnight’

AMID concerns about whether enough housing is available for shanty town residents facing eviction in Abaco, Central and South Abaco MP John Pinder said yesterday that the island’s housing shortage won’t be solved overnight.

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300 homes to get repair assistance from government

HOUSING and Urban Renewal Minister Keith Bell said of the New Providence homeowners who sought help with repairs from the government, more than 300 homes are in “dire” need of repairs.

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COOPER: WE’LL FIGHT BACK ON CRIME FEAR – Two campaigns are launched to counter international reports

TOURISM Minister Chester Cooper yesterday announced the launch of two campaigns geared towards re-shaping the narrative about The Bahamas following negative global reports about crime in the country.