Politics

We need people to get our words down, says Bethel
We need people to get our words down, says Bethel

July 30, 2019

THE government is considering hiring new staff in their bid to resolve the long-standing issue of the lack of stenographers in the Magistrate's Court, Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday.In an interview with The Tribune, Mr Bethel said he is

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Disability access poor at Parliament, says Henfield
Disability access poor at Parliament, says Henfield

July 30, 2019

SENATOR Ranard Henfield yesterday hit out at the government's failure to make parliament more inclusive for people with disabilities.

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US Charge d'Affaires Pays Courtesy Call on the Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration

July 30, 2019

US Charge d'Affaires Stephanie Bowers and officials of the United States Embassy met with Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Elsworth Johnson, and officials of the Ministry, in a courtesy call on Monday, July 29, 2019 at the Ministry's offices.

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Leslie Miller: No one can stop me from running in next election

July 29, 2019

Leslie Miller: No one can stop me from running in next election...

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Dan Coats: US Intelligence Chief Leaves Trump Administration

July 29, 2019

The US director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, has become the latest high-profile figure to leave the Trump administration...

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Trump steps up attack on black lawmaker, calls him 'racist'

July 29, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing growing accusations of racism for his incendiary tweets, President Donald Trump is seeking to deflect the criticism by labeling a leading black congressman as himself racist.

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Obie: I'm fighting on for PLP seat

July 29, 2019

OBIE Wilchcombe says he will "absolutely" continue to vie for the Progressive Liberal Party's nomination in West Grand Bahama and Bimini despite losing the chairmanship race to Fred Mitchell on Friday.

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A fool's errand
A fool's errand

July 29, 2019

A vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis would be a “waste of time”, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said yesterday...

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Lloyd challenges PLP to formulate youth service plan
Lloyd challenges PLP to formulate youth service plan

July 29, 2019

Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd yesterday challenged the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) to move forward with its plans to develop a national youth service...

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Sudan prosecutor: Generals did not order sit-in dispersal
Sudan prosecutor: Generals did not order sit-in dispersal

July 27, 2019

Sudanese prosecutors on Saturday said the country's ruling generals did not order the deadly break-up of a protest camp last month, and blamed paramilitary forces for the widely condemned dispersal. Prosecutor Fathel-Rahman Said announced that eight officers from the paramilitary Rapid Support [...]

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Russian police crack down hard on Moscow election protest
Russian police crack down hard on Moscow election protest

July 27, 2019

Russian police cracked down hard Saturday on demonstrators in central Moscow, beating some people and arresting hundreds of others protesting the exclusion of opposition candidates from the ballot for Moscow city council. Police also stormed into a TV station broadcasting the protest. [...]

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It's a shame Davis and Cooper remain in leadership positions

July 27, 2019

Philip Brave Davis and Chester Cooper have been re-elected, respectively, as leader and deputy leader of the PLP. This act, though not unexpected, confirms that the stalwart councilors are not a group of individuals who think critically or strategically with either the nation [...]

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Moves toward the end of marijuana prohibition

July 27, 2019

On November 6, 2018, voters in Michigan approved a measure to legalize recreational marijuana. Michigan became the tenth American state to do so and was the first in the Midwest. Uruguay was the first country to fully legalize in December 2013. Its dispensaries began selling [...]

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Of Puerto Rico and Haiti

July 27, 2019

Haiti and Puerto Rico are dancing to the same tune, “Governor Ricardo Rosselló must go, Jovenel Moise must resign”...

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The Bahamas wraps up action at FINA worlds
The Bahamas wraps up action at FINA worlds

July 27, 2019

The Bahamas wrapped up action at the 2019 FINA (International Swimming Federation) World Aquatics Championships at the Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center in Gwanju, South Korea, yesterday morning, July 26...

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Blowout
Blowout

July 27, 2019

Fred Mitchell yesterday soundly defeated former Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe to remain national chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) in a landslide victory. According to the unofficial results, Mitchell received 802 votes, while Wilchcombe received 338 votes. During the second day of the party's [...]

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PM:Bahamians being 'assaulted by fake news'
PM:Bahamians being 'assaulted by fake news'

July 27, 2019

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said yesterday that Bahamians are being "assaulted by fake news" that is being spread by people with no journalistic training. Minnis, who was on Grand Bahama for the launch of ZNS TV's second phase high definition platform, told a crowd [...]

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Opposition to move no confidence motion against PM

July 27, 2019

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis said last night that the party’s parliamentary caucus intends to move a vote of no confidence against Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis regarding the Town Centre Mall lease agreement...

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PLP Convention: Opposition to bring no confidence motion in House against PM
PLP Convention: Opposition to bring no confidence motion in House against PM

July 26, 2019

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip "Brave" Davis said the Official Opposition will bring a no-confidence motion in the House of Assembly against Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis...

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Fred Mitchell wins PLP Chairman vote
Fred Mitchell wins PLP Chairman vote

July 26, 2019

FRED Mitchell on Friday won a dominant victory over Obie Wilchcombe in the closely watched chairmanship race at the Progressive Liberal Party convention, receiving XXX votes to Mr Wilchcombe's XXX votes, according to sources...

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