Politics

Davis: We're on brink of catastrophe
Davis: We're on brink of catastrophe

July 29, 2021

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Phillip "Brave" Davis says the country is on the brink of a public health catastrophe.

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PM urges residents to ignore misinformation on vaccines
PM urges residents to ignore misinformation on vaccines

July 28, 2021

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis pleaded with residents to ignore misinformation during a national address last night and to recognise that the COVID-19 vaccine is the only way out of a pandemic that continues to disrupt societies around the world.

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Minnis says plans underway to increase hospital bed capacity
Minnis says plans underway to increase hospital bed capacity

July 28, 2021

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced plans to increase bed capacity at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) and insisted that the government is trying to move "heaven and earth" to secure additional vaccines amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitals and deaths.

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Dames: Dept has not used whiteout on voter cards
Dames: Dept has not used whiteout on voter cards

July 28, 2021

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames has defended the integrity of the voter registration process while denying claims that the Parliamentary Registration Department has used "whiteout" to make changes on Bahamians' voter cards.

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Survey: About one in five thinks country is going right way

July 28, 2021

ONLY 23 percent of Seabreeze residents and 22 percent of St Barnabas residents believe the country is going in the right direction, according to a new survey that shows the majority of residents in those constituencies are also unsure about who they will support in the next general election.

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The wrong direction
The wrong direction

July 28, 2021

The results of an Open Current poll conducted in recent weeks in the Sea Breeze and St. Barnabas constituencies in New Providence that found the overwhelming number of those polled saying The Bahamas is going in the wrong direction are likely reflective of the wider country – and are also not surprising.

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We are all doomed without real leadership and nat'l cooperation in the face of a worsening crisis
We are all doomed without real leadership and nat'l cooperation in the face of a worsening crisis

July 28, 2021

In the same week that Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis declared that the COVID-19 pandemic is over for the vaccinated, Minister of Health Renward Wells announced a rollback of perks previously granted for vaccinated individuals in The Bahamas, including the decision to now limit to five the number of vaccinated individuals allowed at a private gathering.

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No decision yet on emergency extension
No decision yet on emergency extension

July 28, 2021

THE government has not yet decided if it will extend the current state of emergency beyond next month, Health Minister Renward Wells said yesterday.

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Davis: Follow rules while we test law
Davis: Follow rules while we test law

July 27, 2021

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip "Brave" Davis has urged supporters to follow new COVID-19 restrictions, while the party examines avenues for legal recourse against government.

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Munroe: Mandatory vaccinations illegal
Munroe: Mandatory vaccinations illegal

July 27, 2021

ATTORNEY Wayne Munroe, QC, questioned yesterday how government would justify the enforcement of a mandatory vaccination rule for healthcare workers, telling The Tribune that to do so would not be legal.

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Moultrie 'worst Speaker in history'
Moultrie 'worst Speaker in history'

July 27, 2021

A FORMER Cabinet Minister has accused the current House Speaker of being the worst in Bahamian history.

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Wells: No decision yet on extending state of emergency
Wells: No decision yet on extending state of emergency

July 27, 2021

Minister of Health Renward Wells said the government has not made a decision on whether it will move to extend the state of emergency beyond August 13.

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Davis says govt lacks plan to protect country
Davis says govt lacks plan to protect country

July 26, 2021

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party leader Philip "Brave" Davis has accused the Minnis administration of failing to provide leadership or a plan to protect the country as newer strains of COVID-19 affect public health.

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Church: We don't endorse FNM use of property for politics

July 26, 2021

THE Archdiocese of Nassau has distanced itself from a photograph of Free National Movement supporters at its Cat Island property, saying it does not authorise the use of its property for partisan purposes.

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Jeopardizing our safety
Jeopardizing our safety

July 26, 2021

The country's healthcare system is in crisis, and there continues to be an uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 on New Providence, with hospitalizations also high on Grand Bahama.

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When politicking backfires
When politicking backfires

July 26, 2021

All governments use varying degrees of politicking to claim credit for positive and popular situations in the country.

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National address to detail new measures
National address to detail new measures

July 26, 2021

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis is expected to address the country at 8pm Wednesday regarding his administration’s continued fight against COVID-19.

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ORG calls on govt to fix election date - and give timeframe for vote
ORG calls on govt to fix election date - and give timeframe for vote

July 23, 2021

AMID frenzied speculation about an early election, the Organisation of Responsible Governance wants the government to formally declare its intention for a fixed election date and/or the anticipated timeframe of the next general election.

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Culmer: PLP is politicising the pandemic
Culmer: PLP is politicising the pandemic

July 23, 2021

THE Free National Movement's chairman has called out leaders of the official opposition for "politicising" the pandemic and pushing the race card instead of encouraging Bahamians to better themselves.

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Munroe: Voter requirements for transfers are unnecessary
Munroe: Voter requirements for transfers are unnecessary

July 22, 2021

THE Progressive Liberal Party yesterday doubled down on its criticism of the voter registration process, saying the new requirements for voters transferring constituencies are unnecessary and counterproductive.

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