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Minnis: In era of disasters, assessments are outdated

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has questioned why nations prone to disaster are still being assessed by international financial institutions using “outdated” methodologies.

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Chipman ‘not interested’ in making a switch to join the PLP

CENTREVILLE MP Reece Chipman said yesterday he is not interested in joining the opposition Progressive Liberal Party.

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PM addresses 75th United Nations General Assembly

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has called for a vulnerability index to be used in the decision-making processes of international financial institutions and international donors with regards to countries like The Bahamas.

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Culmer: Miller doesn’t have what it takes to win for PLP

FREE National Movement Chairman Carl Culmer doesn’t believe Golden Isles MP Vaughn Miller has what it takes to win the seat for the Progressive Liberal Party should it decide to run him as its candidate in the 2022 general election.

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Education Minister and union boss go to war

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd said his ministry will not attend meetings with Bahamas Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson or view her as a credible representative of teachers unless she apologises for her conduct and stops behaving in a “disrespectful and insulting” manner.

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McAlpine stays on fence over issue of allegiance

PINERIDGE MP Frederick McAlpine says he remains in the “valley of decision” regarding his political future, but he doesn’t think he’ll make any moves right now.

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‘Firms haven’t got money for severance payments’

LABOUR Director John Pinder said most employers do not have sufficient revenue to give severance packages to their employees if the government declines to extend its unemployment benefits programme.

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Another work permit warning

WITH staggering rates of unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Immigration Minister Ellsworth Johnson has again issued a warning on work permits, saying not all work permit holders in the country will be able to get their documents renewed.

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FNM chairman: no go-ahead for re-election campaigning yet

FREE National Movement chairman Carl Culmer said the FNM has not authorised any parliamentarian to campaign for re-election but supports elected officials reaching out to their constituents.

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End in sight? PM declares second wave shows signs of ending on day of 151 new cases

AS he declared The Bahamas appears to be nearing the end of the second COVID-19 wave, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said several relaxed measures will precede the expected end to the COVID-19 Emergency Powers Orders on October 31.

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Vaughn Miller goes all in and joins PLP

GOLDEN Isles MP Vaughn Miller has joined the Progressive Liberal Party, nine months after quitting the Free National Movement to become an independent representative.

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'There's no quick fix' to redirect economy

AMID calls for more diversification of the country’s economy, Finance Minister Peter Turnquest said while officials will continue to have discussions on this, it is still “unrealistic” for the country to move away from its leading tourism industry.

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McAlpine: I'd vote no

PINERIDGE MP Frederick McAlpine said he too would vote against extending the state of emergency if he were attending tomorrow’s Hours of Assembly meeting.

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Mitchell demand over judicial review

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell has said it is not acceptable that the court has failed to allow the applicant of a judicial review to be heard.

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Government hopeful smaller hotels can jumpstart tourism

DEPUTY Prime Minister Peter Turnquest said the Minnis administration is hopeful that the re-opening of smaller hotels will help jumpstart the tourism industry.

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