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PLP SAYS “ MINISTER NOT FRANK ON PUBLIC REHIRING”

The Progressive Liberal Party says the organization  has been flooded with reports that the Free National Movement Minister for the Public Service  has not been frank with the Bahamian public about the government’s rehiring practices. The PLP said this follows its statement last weekend about the hypocrisy of the Minister Brenzil Rolle about the rehiring […]

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Sands: Gov’t committed to right balance of professionals for healthcare

The Government of The Bahamas is committed to ensuring that the country has the right balance of doctors, nurses and all of the other professionals required for the advancement of healthcare moving forward, Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane E.L. Sands said Monday. “Our government has recognized the value of a holistic approach to […]

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“ FISCAL POLICY FLAWED”

The leader of the  Democratic National Alliance, Arinthia S. Komolafe says, efforts  of the government to address the fiscal challenges are flawed and socially disruptive.” She said, “the current  Free National Movement administration is notorious for not taking advice or counsel originating from locals, but has gained a reputation for moving with haste to implement recommendations made by international and […]

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Minister Seeks Public’s Help On Corruption

The government is  seeking the public’s help in weeding out corruption within the Department of  Immigration. Immigration Minister Brent Symonette claims that he is  going after rogue Immigration Officers – those who accept bribes to release migrants from the Carmichael Road Detention Centre. This comes on the heels of the latest U .S. State Department’s Human Rights Report that […]

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COOPER HIGHLIGHTS DISMAL ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Opposition Deputy Chester Cooper said the reality on theground for most Bahamians is harshly different than the rosy picture thegovernment wishes to paint of the economy. While the government he said is basking in the glow of praise from the IMF, indicators in the country are dismal.  In a statement released  yesterday, Mr. Cooper said the […]

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Minister Refutes Claims On Prison Commissioner

Claims by the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), that the new Commissioner of  The Bahamas Department of Corrections was politically motivated were refuted and dismissed by National Security Minister, Marvin Dames.  In a statement issued by the leader of the opposition, The PLP said they do not support the appointment as “there appears to have been […]

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Sands Refutes Terminated Doctor Claims

Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands has refuted  claims that an Executive Board member of the Bahamas Doctors’ Union (BDU) was terminated without warning.  Instead, he says,  the doctor’s contract was not renewed and that there is nothing unlawful about it “Nobody was terminated. I’m aware of a person whose contract was not renewed, but certainly they were not […]

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PAVING OF MILO BUTLER HIGHWAY TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK

The General Manager of BAHAMIX, Ryan Rahming informed the general public yesterday  that the paving of Milo Butler Highway will commence on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 at 9:30 am – 2:30 pm daily  and will continue for 12 working days. Mr. Rahming says that the Ministry of Public Works/Bahamix will be carrying out the previously scheduled Road Preparatory and […]

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DNA CALLS FOR EXPULSION OF VIOLENT STUDENTS

The Democratic National Alliance (DNA)  says “It is time for the Minister, along with the Ministry of Education to bring about plans that counter violence in schools.  Legislation must be placed to make serious actions punishable by imprisonment and granting school authorities to permanently expel violent students.” The Party said,“Teachers are one of the most valued professionals […]

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DPM: “THE COUNTRY ON THE RIGHT TRACK”

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, K. Peter Turnquest says, “It is clear from the IMF’s initial Article IV assessment that the reform agenda of the Minnis-led administration is moving the country in the right track. The economy is getting stronger.”   In a statement yesterday, Mr. Turnquest said, “The fiscal measures to raise […]

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