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Finance Minister Explains Loans

The Minister of Finance, K. Peter Turnquest, went to great lengths yesterday to explain the reason and rationale behind the latest borrowings of the government. The Minister was able to restructure  loans and get the interest rate reduced from six and a quarter to six per cent. Addressing members of the House of Assembly, Mr. […]

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We Cannot Forget

The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires, the links to unsavory characters, the use of the courts for personal agendas, the involvement of a political party, and the attacks on the Government of The […]

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Ministry Pushes Stay In School Campaign

The Ministry of Education pushing its campaign to encourage students to stay in school in an effort to deter children from falling prey to violence and affiliating themselves with gangs. At a special assembly recently at Uriah McPhee Primary School, Chief School Attendance Office, Anzlo Strachan said that through bringing the message to the primary […]

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PM Concerned Over Nation’s Health

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis raised concerns over the state of the country’s health over the weekend, namely diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. His comments came during his address to the Former Hospitality Professionals Third Annual Awards Ceremony that was held at the Melia Cable Beach Resort Saturday evening. “As a medical doctor and as […]

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PLP Headquarters To Be Transformed

MP Philip Davis said The Progressive Liberal Party will modernize their headquarters.   Davis said the PLP is charting a new course of action for change within the Progressive Liberal Party and that starts with transforming the party’s National Headquarters into a fully operational ‘Battle Station,’ to ensure it becomes modernized and retooled, making it […]

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Bishop Hall Calls For Government Intervention In Policies

Eight years since the CLICO debacle, Bishop Simeon Hall is calling on the government to step in to ensure that Bahamians are protected from eventualities like the one that led to CLICO flatling. With yesterday being the second tranche of payments in a series of three tranches during 2017, policyholders gathered at the CLICO head […]

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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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