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Davis says he’s equipped to lead

Asserting that he is well equipped to lead the country, the Leader of the official opposition Philip “Brave” Davis says the Minnis administration is delivering “hopelessness and terror.” Mr. Davis made the remark as he addressed the Eastern regional meeting of The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) in Fox Hill Wednesday night.   The PLP interim […]

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Culmer Is New FNM Chairman

The new chairman of the governing Free National Movement is Carl Culmer.   Mr. Culmer beat out Howard Grant in an election of the Central Council held at the Party’s Headquarters on Mackey Street last evening.   The party held the election due to the resignation of former chairman Sidney Collie that took effect yesterday. […]

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40 Young Men Get A Jumpstart

Forty young men graduated yesterday from the Ministry of Education’s Jump Start Program. The Jump Start program is designed to help male students with academic, behavioral or emotional disabilities that might otherwise be at-risk of leaving high school without the National High School Diploma. The young men received training from BTVI in the areas of […]

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Illegal Immigrants Create Underground Economy

Since the announcement by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, that all illegals immigrants in The Bahamas have until December 31st to regularize themselves or leave the country, it has been suggested that these immigrants create an underground economy that is not regulated. “We know that illegal immigration has been a long-standing problem in the country […]

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PM Defends Health Minister

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis called out Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) Chairman, Bradley Roberts, referring to him as belligerent and out of touch, and accused him of political grandstanding. In a press statement, read by Press Secretary Anthony Newbold yesterday, Dr. Minnis said that he was not surprised by the comments Mr. Roberts made as […]

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Minister defends perceived conflict

Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands said the surgical procedures he performed as a sitting cabinet minister is because he’s only one of a few doctors who specialties in the field.   Dr. Sands’ comments are in response to criticism from Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts.   Mr. Roberts said that Sands in his capacity […]

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Barge Carrying Relief Supplies Ran Aground Off Long Island

A barge carrying hurricane relief supplies to Caribbean countries ran aground off the coast of Grays, Long Island, in the Bahamas on the weekend. In a statement the island’s Member of Parliament, Adrian Gibson revealed that the barge was carrying heavy machinery, cell phone towers, utility poles, bucket trucks, a crane, approximately 7 thousand gallons […]

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Building Codes To be Updated

Minister of Works Desmond Bannister made it clear in the House of Assembly yesterday that stronger building codes must be implemented in order to ensure the safety of residents. Bannister said that The Bahamas’ building codes are going to be amended as mandated by the prime minister in the wake of mass devastation from recent […]

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NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN BANKING, SAYS FORMER AG

Former Attorney General, Allyson Maynard-Gibson says there are tremendous opportunities in the financial services industry. She says, “whenever there is a crisis and we are in a state of crisis at the moment, but not just we, the world is in a state of crisis, a tremendous change and with that comes tremendous opportunities .” […]

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Davis/Hanna-Martin in Battle for PLP Leadership

Progressive Liberal Party leader Philip ‘Brave’ Davis officially announced his candidacy for the party’s leadership during a prayer breakfast on Saturday morning at the Baha Mar resort. Mr. Davis currently serves as the party’s interim leader following the resignation of former prime minister Perry Christie after the PLP’s overwhelming defeat in the May 10th general […]

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