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Fake News - 15 Vat Rate Rise
Fake News - 15% Vat Rate Rise

November 26, 2019

DEPUTY Prime Minister Peter Turnquest has refuted what he called "misinformation" about value added tax increasing to 15 percent in January 2020...

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Minnis' 'smokescreen' to hide FNM problems
Minnis' 'smokescreen' to hide FNM problems

November 26, 2019

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party deputy leader Chester Cooper said Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis should do more than just talk about marijuana decriminalisation, adding the Minnis administration should be drafting the necessary law changes for debate in Parliament as soon as possible.

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Davis: Govt made wrong decision to increase travel budget
Davis: Govt made wrong decision to increase travel budget

November 26, 2019

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis said yesterday that the government made the wrong decision to increase its travel budget by $4 million in the wake of Hurricane Dorian...

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Campbell hopes for shelters to be closed by Dec.
Campbell hopes for shelters to be closed by Dec.

November 26, 2019

The remaining hurricane shelters on New Providence, which have been housing Hurricane Dorian evacuees, will be incrementally deactivated, Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell said yesterday, adding that his ministry hopes to have them closed by the end of the year...

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Davis: GovT Has Failed To Pay 7m In Vat Refunds
Davis: Gov’T Has Failed To Pay $7m In Vat Refunds

November 25, 2019

OPPOSITION leader Philip "Brave" Davis said the government has not been paying legitimate VAT refunds, adding yesterday that it is undermining the compliance level of the tax and "overstating its true performance value"...

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Minister of Works assess the Mudd along with Bahamas Striping

November 25, 2019

It has been almost three months since Hurricane Dorian slammed into Abaco as a category five hurricane...

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Statement by Prime Minister Minnis on expunging records for small possession of marijuana
Statement by Prime Minister Minnis on expunging records for small possession of marijuana

November 25, 2019

A week ago I expressed support for decriminalising the possession of small amounts of marijuana and making the substance legal for medicinal and scientific purposes...

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NEMA - Update Department of Social Services
NEMA - Update Department of Social Services

November 25, 2019

Shelter Report: 2 Shelters on New Providence: Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium – 457 (inclusive of three tents) Bahamas Academy – 128 Total: 585 shelterees

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Tributes Paid To Felix Bethel
Tributes Paid To Felix Bethel

November 25, 2019

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell and Englerston MP Glenys Hanna Martin paid tribute to Felix Bethel, a former professor at the University of The Bahamas and a public servant, who died last week.

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Accolades and Activities for National Sports of Fame 2019 Class

November 25, 2019

Members of the National Sports of Fame 2019 Class have a calendar full of activities and accolades, as part of the Sports Division of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture’s National Sports Heritage Month. Among the activities they participated in for the month, so far, were a church service at Calvary Bible Chapel; a Courtesy Call with Minister the Hon. Lanisha Rolle; recognition and photo opportunities with Parliamentarians at the House of Assembly; and a Meet-and-Greet Luncheon at the British Colonial Hilton.

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Cleveland Clinic Florida Lecture Draws Double Expected Crowd

November 25, 2019

It was double the expected crowd, standing room only, when Cleveland Clinic Florida partnered with local experts to present its first in a series of lectures on medical issues impacting Bahamians. The initial topic – prevalence of breast cancer in Bahamian women...

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Pm: Time To Wipe The Slate Clean
Pm: Time To Wipe The Slate Clean

November 25, 2019

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis supports expunging criminal records of people convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana, he said yesterday...

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UB Launches CCARR Centre

November 22, 2019

University of The Bahamas officially announced the establishment of a Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research Centre (CCARR Centre) at the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre, Wednesday, November 20, 2019...

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Nurses Praised for their Efforts Following Hurricane Dorian

November 22, 2019

Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands had only compliments for the nurses gathered for the 42nd Annual Nurses Educational Conference at the Paul Farquharson Conference Centre, Friday, 22nd November, 2019...

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Government Ministers Updated on the Progress of Works at the Airport in Grand Bahama

November 22, 2019

Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction, the Hon. Iram Lewis; Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson, along with Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Harcourt Brown, were given a progress report by airport officials on works being done at the airport in Grand Bahama, Thursday, November 21, 2019...

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Water Project Set to Begin in Several North Long Island Settlements

November 22, 2019

Long Island, The Bahamas -- Residents in several North Long Island settlements are set to receive water for the first time...

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BTVI Instructors to be Trained as Online Facilitators

November 22, 2019

Twenty five instructors at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) will be trained in early 2020 to design, develop and facilitate online courses in the areas of math, literacy, information technology and entrepreneurship.

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Better with a Partner, Even Better with Partnership

November 22, 2019

Executives of the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) met recently with more than two dozen owners and operators of dining, lounging and shopping businesses at the nation’s busiest airport, LPIA in Nassau...

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'Worst fiscal shape we've ever been in'
'Worst fiscal shape we've ever been in'

November 22, 2019

OPPOSITION spokesman for finance Chester Cooper estimates that the government may be $400 million below its revenue targets this year...

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The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services holds its Long Service & Good Conduct Award Ceremony

November 21, 2019

The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services held its Long Service & Good Conduct Award Ceremony in the Lower Grounds, Government House, Thursday, November 21, 2019. Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith presented the medals to officers serving 18 to 30 years of Faithful and Dedicated Service. The Hon. Marvin Dames, Minister of National Security brought remarks...

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