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D'Aguilar blasts Hanna Martin for her defence of 2017 Western Air rental agreement

TOURISM and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar yesterday blasted Englerston MP Glenys Hanna Martin for her defence of rental agreement she signed with Western Air back in 2017, accusing his predecessor of trying to shirk “a very bad deal”.

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Brent Symonette in new row over $20m contract

THE award of a major contract to upgrade two runways at Lynden Pindling International Airport to a firm with family ties to a Cabinet minister has renewed long standing opposition claims of conflict of interest.

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Employers warned over $17m NIB debt

NON-COMPLIANT employers failing to pay workers’ National Insurance Board contributions owe the board up to $17m, Public Service Minister Brensil Rolle said yesterday, as he warned time might be running out for these offenders.

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1,600 back on public payroll

DESPITE the Minnis administration’s criticism of the previous government’s hiring practices, there are plans to allocate $8m for new hires in the upcoming fiscal year in addition to the 1,600 people re-engaged since 2017.

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Staff raise issues over Miriam’s role

MICAL MP Miriam Emmanuel’s parliamentary mishap last week has unearthed deeper concerns over her competency at the helm of the Education Loan Authority (ELA) and the effectiveness of political appointees.

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Sands defends MICAL MP from 'unacceptable bullying'

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands yesterday defended MICAL MP Miriam Emmanuel amid criticism following a recent verbal blunder she had in the House of Assembly, calling the public commentary surrounding the ordeal “unacceptable bullying.”

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'Help is on the way' at Passport Office

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Darren Henfield says that although the Passport Office has some challenges, help is on the way. During his 2019/2020 Budget contribution, the Minister said that the Passport Office has always been challenged with providing services in a building with inadequate space.

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McCartney calls for citizenship at birth

FORMER Minister of State for Immigration Branville McCartney has suggested children born to foreign parents should be allowed to apply for citizenship at birth as a solution to the country’s immigration challenges.

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Pintard: I won't talk private strategy with FNMs working against the party

MARCO City MP Michael Pintard has drawn a clear line in the sand over his willingness to work with detractors, telling parliamentarians on Wednesday he won’t talk private strategy with a parliamentarian who was not committed to his party’s mission.

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PAYDAY PAYBACK: Student loan debt could force govt to target salaries

THE Ministry of Education is seeking to garnish the wages of civil servants who have failed to repay the Education Loan Authority as it aims to recover over $83m in delinquent money.

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‘Social media danger must be addressed’

EDUCATION Minister Jeffery Lloyd wants the use of cell phone videos that expose minors in compromising positions to be made illegal and punishable by a prison sentence, saying these situations could lead to future reputational harm.

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Speaker willing to ‘risk everything’ to keep order

AS he rebuked Official Opposition members, House Speaker Halson Moultrie said he is willing to “risk everything” to maintain order and decorum in the lower chamber.

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Mitchell’s concern over casual working

Progressive Liberal Party Senator Fred Mitchell has said casual employment in the hotel sector is a concern and his party, if elected, will commit to addressing the issue and others that provide no benefits to Bahamian workers in the country.

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Expanded budget for renovations at House of Assembly

RENOVATIONS and technology upgrades are planned for the House of Assembly in the upcoming fiscal year, according to Speaker Halson Moultrie.

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McAlpine seen marching arm-in-arm with the PLP

A PHOTO circulating on social media of Rev Frederick McAlpine marching arm-in-arm with Progressive Liberal Party Senator Fred Mitchell and other PLP supporters at the Labour Day march in Freeport has created a buzz, with many wondering if the controversial FNM MP has switched sides.

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