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Annual list of govt contracts to be published

May 30, 2019

THE government will publish an annual list of every government contract awarded in a year under its proposed Public Procurement Bill 2019, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said during his budget communication yesterday.

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17-year-old dies after shooting

May 30, 2019

POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting incident that left a teenager dead and two other men in hospital on Tuesday night.

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Father39s fury as son comes home from school 39black and blue39

May 30, 2019

A FATHER's outrage over the beating of a seventh grade student by a senior official at St Augustine's College has reignited viral debate over the use of corporal punishment in schools.

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Gunpoint robbery

May 30, 2019

A business was robbed at gunpoint and two men were arrested in connection with possession of dangerous drugs in Freeport, police reported.

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39Deal with issues or we go on strike39

May 30, 2019

THE Bahamas Unified Bus Drivers Union has threatened to take legal and industrial action against the government if their concerns aren't dealt with, union leader Frederick Farrington said yesterday.

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Over-budgeting in the past has allowed us to trim spending
Over-budgeting in the past has allowed us to trim spending

May 30, 2019

DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said uncovering a history of over-budgeting has allowed the Minnis administration to trim its budget, especially with respect to spending on personal emoluments...

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A tale of epic failure: PLPs Cooper accuses govt of borrowing like a drunken sailor
A tale of epic failure: PLPs Cooper accuses govt of borrowing like a drunken sailor

May 30, 2019

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party deputy leader Chester Cooper branded the 2019/2020 Budget as a "tale of epic failure..."

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Government announces plans to borrow 87m
Government announces plans to borrow 87m

May 30, 2019

THE Minnis administration yesterday moved two resolutions to borrow a combined total of nearly $87m to defray expenditure and to fund the implementation of a street lighting-retrofitting project...

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Body of teacher found in Miami
Body of teacher found in Miami

May 30, 2019

A BAHAMIAN school teacher living in Miami, Florida who had been reported missing earlier this month has been found dead, according to international reports...

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Dangerous drugs arrest at international airport

May 30, 2019

A MAN was arrested at Lynden Pindling International Airport on Tuesday after he was allegedly found in possession of dangerous drugs...

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Chipman sisters assembly outburst
Chipman sisters assembly outburst

May 30, 2019

A SURPRISING outburst from the sister of a parliamentarian disrupted the Minnis administration's Budget communication in the House of Assembly yesterday and led to the suspension of proceedings...

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Steady as she goes: Turnquest budget has no major surprises

May 30, 2019

DECLARING the Minnis administration's 2019/2020 Budget a "break from the past", Finance Minister K Peter Turnquest announced several new duty exemptions and rate reductions worth $28m in government revenue yesterday.

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Woman led away after outburst in Parliament

May 29, 2019

A SURPRISING outburst from a woman in the House of Assembly gallery disrupted the Minnis administration's budget comminication Wednesday morning.

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VIDEO: Woman led away after outburst in Parliament
VIDEO: Woman led away after outburst in Parliament

May 29, 2019

A SURPRISING outburst from a woman in the House of Assembly gallery disrupted the Minnis administration's budget comminication Wednesday morning...

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I kept pushing him off, woman tells court
I kept pushing him off, woman tells court

May 29, 2019

A Jamaican woman broke down in tears yesterday as she recounted how a senior immigration officer forced her to have sex with him against her wishes five years ago...

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Team of six ministers to tackle taxi issues
Team of six ministers to tackle taxi issues

May 29, 2019

TRANSPORT and Local Government Minister Renward Wells said the prime minister has formed a cabinet sub-committee of six ministers to tackle all issues surrounding the taxi industry...

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Power restored after huge fire rips through BPL facility
Power restored after huge fire rips through BPL facility

May 29, 2019

AN assessment is underway at Bahamas Power & Lights' Bimini power station after a fire ripped through the facility late Monday evening, plunging the entire island into darkness for the night...

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Power push: BPL chairman lays out future plans

May 29, 2019

BAHAMAS Power & Light (BPL) intends to phase its way out of power generation, shifting its focus primarily to transmission, distribution and customer service initiatives, according to its chairman Donovan Moxey.

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Govt has not paid out a dollar in damages

May 29, 2019

RIGHTS Bahamas yesterday claimed the government has not paid out a dollar in damages for years despite several court victories for the victims of human rights abuses...

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39Less than 2039 stateless people in The Bahamas - Symonette

May 29, 2019

THE number of stateless people living in the country is likely less than 20, according to Immigration Minister Brent Symonette, who noted international agencies based in the country have not identified such an individual since he took up the post.

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