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October 22, 2014
Collective responsibility: The Bahamas' prime minister is not chief executive

Without language, we cannot conceive, understand and communicate ideas and values. It is important that we get our language right. We often get our language and our thinking muddled and just plain wrong in constitutional matters.
Proper language and terminology communicate concepts and principles. In medicine and science, getting concepts and language wrong may be a matter of life and death. Getti...

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September 17, 2015
Wayne Munroe's wrongheaded notion

A friend recalls a recent visit to the workshop of a government agency on a workday between 11 a.m. and noon. What he saw and describes is symptomatic of the dire state of the country and the collapse of basic order in numerous areas of political and national life.

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May 12, 2012
Christie Cabinet complete

Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday defended the large size of his newly formed Cabinet, claiming the challenges confronting the nation warrant as many hands on deck as possible.
Government yesterday announced the final Cabinet appointments of 11 ministers, pushing the number of posts in Christie's Cabinet to 21 (16 ministers and five ministers of state). Three parliamentary secretaries have a...

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July 21, 2014
Cabinet to hear gaming advice from taskforce

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday he expects to update the Christie administration on the Financial Action Task Force's recommendations for the highly anticipated Gaming Bill when Cabinet meets this week...

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Cabinet confirms FATCA approach
July 22, 2013
Cabinet confirms FATCA approach

The Bahamas will be pursuing a Model I Intergovernmental Agreement under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Guardian Business can confirm.

After a lengthy presentation last week, Cabinet approved the Ministry of Financial Services' recommendation to negotiate with the United States for The Bahamas to enter into a Model I Intergovernmental Agreement.

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February 21, 2016
About-face

While Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell now calls two Cuban men who were detained unlawfully at the Fox Hill prison since 2013 "a national security risk", just three months ago he asked Cabinet to grant the men asylum and release them into the general population, National Review understands.

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October 14, 2010
Cabinet minister's murderer gets life

>By ARTESIA DAVIS
Guardian Senior Reporter
artesia@nasguard.com
A judge yesterday sentenced Ellison Smith to life in prison for the murder of Free National Movement(FNM) Cabinet Minister Charles Virgill.
Smith, who denied his involvement in the murder during an interview with probation officer Lisa Bowleg, continued those denials yesterday, telling Senior Justice Jon Isaacs that he was innocent.
V...

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July 29, 2014
Cabinet considering expanded 'economic residency' program

A proposal for the government to implement a "transparent, rules-based, economic permanent residency program" is currently before Cabinet for consideration for approval, but no alterations concerning the terms of eligibility for citizenship are at issue, the minister of financial services has disclosed.
Ryan Pinder said the intention of the program would be to provide a framework to offer greater ...

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February 18, 2015
Man who murdered Cabinet Minister has sentence cut

THE Court of Appeal has reduced the life sentence of the man convicted of murdering a Free National Movement Cabinet minister, a decision that came 18 years after Charles "Chuck" Virgil's death.

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May 26, 2011
Veteran Actor/Director Anthony 'Skeebo' Roberts Joins Cast of The Cabinet For Freeport Premiere

Freeport,
Grand Bahama - With the formation of new political parties, familiar
political faces and the nation already caught up in new political
campaigns, the latest political play

The Cabinet has decided to change constituencies and take the laughs to Grand Bahama after a successful run in New Providence.

Set
to premiere at 8pm at the Regency Theatre this weekend (May 27 and May
28, 2011)...

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