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Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis.

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Govt defends $192k new BMW for PM

THE Office of the Prime Minister defended government’s purchase of a $192,000 BMW for the prime minister after people debated the appropriateness of buying the luxury car when many struggle with the cost of living.

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Davis wants to see financial industry back to 30% of GDP

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said he is fighting to see the financial services industry represent 30 percent of the country’s GDP as it was before scrutiny and regulatory pressure from other jurisdictions caused it to shrink.

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Davis rebukes Pintard for calling Commissioner of Police ‘a liar’ in Johnson attack case

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis rebuked opposition leader Michael Pintard for saying Police Commissioner Clayton Fernander did not tell the truth when he said someone was in custody as police investigated an alleged physical attack on Free National Movement’s vice-chairman Richard Johnson.

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Not so fast - lawyers say Parliament can’t scrap bail

DEFENCE lawyers said the amendments to the Bail Act Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis announced in the House of Assembly yesterday in response to the soaring murder rate will not significantly change the status quo or affect Supreme Court judges’ discretion to grant people bail.

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PM ‘SHOCKED’ BY IMF OVER DEFICIT: PM says no concerns were raised with him during recent meeting

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis has said he was shocked by the International Monetary Fund’s conclusion that government spending this fiscal year will outpace revenue by almost three times its projections.

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PM: No investigations into petty allegations

NEARLY two weeks after North Eleuthera MP Sylvanus Petty resigned as chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation, Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said an investigation was not launched into the underlying controversy, but that Mr Petty’s court testimony was enough to secure his fate.

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PM hails UN resolution opening ‘fairer tax’ path

The Prime Minister yesterday hailed last week’s passage of a United Nations (UN) resolution that potentially opens a path towards a more just and fair approach towards resolving international tax disputes.

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Contract with WSC chairman’s daughter ‘will be reviewed’

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said he will review the revelation that the daughter of Water and Sewerage Corporation executive chairman Sylvanus Petty has a contract with the company.

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‘Big step forward’: $80m Bimini airport overhaul

The Prime Minister has hailed the upcoming $80m investment in Bimini’s airport by a private consortium as “a big step forward” in boosting both tourism plus entrepreneurial and job opportunities.

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‘We need you to line up behind the one’, said PM urging West Grand Bahama to support Smith

PRIME Minister Philip ‘Brave’ Davis urged West Grand Bahama and Bimini supporters to support Kingsley Smith, the Progressive Liberal Party member hoping to succeed Obie Wilchcombe in the constituency.

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Govt to settle logistics for troops as UN approves mission to Haiti

AFTER the United Nations Security Council approved a year-long multi-national security mission to Haiti on Monday, Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said his administration will now settle logistical issues related to sending troops abroad.

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PM unveils $500m climate finance plan

The Prime Minister yesterday unveiled ambitions for The Bahamas to raise $500m to bolster its resiliency, and sustainability, against negative climate change impacts in partnership with Resilience Capital Ventures.

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Fiscal responsibility watchdog in limbo

The Bahamas’ main fiscal watchdog is in limbo until its members obtain “clarity” from the Prime Minister on whether their appointments remain valid and how they are to “function” under the new legislative regime.

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PM: Defence Force officers would train Haitian police, not engage in conflicts

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said the government’s objective in possibly sending defence force personnel to Haiti is to help the Haitian national police force.

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PM ‘DISTURBED’ BY LATE OPPOSITION TO VIOLENCE BILL: Women’s leaders issue statement against latest legislation

THE House of Assembly passed the Protection Against Violence Bill last night after Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said he was disturbed and disappointed that some women’s groups announced their opposition to the bill at the “last hour”.


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