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Speaker Calls For Independent Parliament—Gives Farewell Speech

House Speaker Dr. Kendal Major during his final speech in Parliament yesterday renewed his call for an independent Parliament. In an effort to strengthen democracy nationally, Dr. Major urged the incoming government and the future Opposition, to adopt the concept of independence in Parliament. “Despite incremental steps that were made there must be a desire […]

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PM Defends Moore’s Island Land Give Away

Prime Minister Perry Christie defended his government’s move to award Moore’s Island residents their long-awaited land titles. After years of waiting for a resolution, Moore’s Island residents were assured by the government in Parliament yesterday that they will soon be awarded deeds to their own land. Montague Member of Parlaiment (MP) Richard Lightbourne said while […]

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PLP Failed on Promise to Reduce Crime

In the wake of growing violent crime, Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday bashed the Christie administration for failing to fulfil its promise in reducing the high level of crime in the country. “Amidst a plethora of campaign promises made five years ago, the PLP assured Bahamians that crime would subside under […]

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Miller Wants “Mortgage Pardon” For Jubilee Residents

Following the infiltration of thick plumes of smoke in the Jubilee Gardens community over the past two weeks following that massive landfill fire Tall Pines Member Of Parliament (MP) Leslie Miller has called for residents to be exempt from their mortgages for the month. The plea comes after days of residents being forced to seek […]

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Smith’s Committal Hearing Delayed

Embattled attorney Keod Smith will have another week before he knows if he will face prison time as Supreme Court Justice, Rhonda Bain granted Mr. Smith another adjournment. At what should have been a committal hearing following the first adjournment which was given to allow Mr. Smith to seek counsel, on March 22nd, Justice Bain […]

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Immigration Brings in 107 New Recruits

Seeking to recruit at least 700 Immigration Officers before the end of the year, Director of Immigration Dr. William Pratt and his team at the Department of Immigration, welcomed 107 new recruits to the department yesterday. Forty-nine males and fifty-eight females were welcomed yesterday at Immigration headquarters on Hawkins Hill by Dr. Pratt and are […]

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Homeowners Bill praised, Criminal Procedure Code chastised

Debate on amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) and a new Homeowners Protection Bill resulted in Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Senator Keith Bell throwing his support behind the latter touting the legislation as crucial. “I am thankful that the right honorable prime minister and the Progressive Liberal Party for introducing this legislation which is […]

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FNM Chairman Calls For Int’l Observers

Free National Movement (FNM) chairman Sidney Collie is urging the Christie administration to invite international election observers to monitor the upcoming general elections. “In order to maintain transparent, democratic elections, it is essential that our government readily accepts international election observers. We encourage the candidates and constituents of all political parties to willingly comply with […]

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FNM Candidate Apologizes

The Free National Movement’s (FNM) candidate for North Eleuthera Howard “Rickey” Mackey has apologized for his failure to pay a 15-year-old Customs bill. In a statement released yesterday via the party, Mr. Mackey offered an apology to the Bahamian people for allowing the issue to get this point, all the while chiding the Progressive Liberal […]

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Doctors Get New Contract

After months of back and forth and a protest in front of the House of Assembly, the Bahamas Doctors Union has signed two new agreements with the Ministry of Health and the Public Hospitals Authority. The agreements come in at a cost of $17 million and runs into 2020. On hand for the monumental signing […]

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