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MP hits out at marijuana laws

BAIN and Grants Town MP Travis Robinson criticized the country’s marijuana laws Friday night and appeared to express support for some form of marijuana decriminalization.

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FNM slams Christie over 'broken promises' on BPL

THE Free National Movement slammed former prime minister Perry Christie's "empty rhetoric and broken promises" after he criticised the government’s actions amid the ongoing load shedding by Bahamas Power and Light.

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We left plan for sustainable power, insists former PM

FORMER Prime Minister Perry Christie is adamant the Progressive Liberal Party left in place a plan that provided both short and long-term strategies for sustainable power generation, as he urged officials to fix the ongoing crisis quickly.

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Falling short: Minnis addresses power crisis - but blackouts go on

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis expressed deep unhappiness with the state of power generation in New Providence yesterday, calling it unacceptable.

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Turnquest predicts better news on jobs

FINANCE Minister Peter Turnquest yesterday conceded the latest national unemployment rate is still high, but said the government is relying on several factors to reduce joblessness. Both he and Labour Minister Dion Foulkes expressed optimism that th

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PLP unimpressed by Bannister in dispute between Archer and Roach

“NOT acceptable” is how Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell has described Works Minister Desmond Bannister’s response to a dispute between Registrar of Contractors Omar Archer and Works Director Melanie Roach. Last week, Mr Archer, a co

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At 9.5%, jobless total at lowest level for 10 years, says Turnquest

FINANCE Minister Peter Turnquest said while the government is pleased the national unemployment rate has dropped to 9.5 percent, its goal is to drive numbers even lower by securing stronger and more broad based growth for the economy. The ministry s

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Compass Point row highlights FNM failures, claims Mitchell

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell yesterday accused the Minnis administration of creating the environment in The Bahamas where a foreign investor can feel “emboldened” enough to threaten the government. However, speaking in the wake o

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I have been doing exactly what I told residents I would do, says McAlpine

AMID a call for his resignation by executive members of the Pineridge Constituency Association, Pineridge MP Rev Frederick McAlpine says the chairperson has never reached out to him or invited him to any of their association meetings.

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McAlpine row 'will not hurt FNM party'

DEPUTY Prime Peter Turnquest said public pushback regarding the representation of Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine would not hurt the Free National Movement, but show it is a “democratic” party.As he expressed confidence in the FNM’s internal procedur

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Davis claims a 'constitutional crisis' over Town Centre Mall

OPPOSITION Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday Friday’s broken valve incident at the General Post Office illustrates the fact that renovations done to Town Centre Mall to accommodate the facility were not done in accordance with “acceptable in

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Turnquest: We need to find better ways to resolve conflicts

DEPUTY Prime Minister Peter Turnquest said while the country remains plagued by “unacceptable” levels of crime and violence, people need to find better ways to resolve conflicts. He said although major crime categories have been trending downward, a

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McAlpine urged to resign from FNM

THE Free National Movement’s Pineridge Constituency Association wants its Member of Parliament Frederick McAlpine to resign from the party, its chairman told The Tribune.

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PLP won't commit on Fiscal Responsibility Act

THE Progressive Liberal Party will not commit to leaving the Fiscal Responsibility Act in place if it returns to power, PLP Chairman Fred Mitchell indicated yesterday. Robert Myers, a member of the Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG), told

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Don't be petty, warns Bannister over $9,000 rent for the GG's home

THE Minnis administration could indefinitely foot a reported $9,000 per month bill for Governor General CA Smith’s rental home. This was the suggestion of Minister of Works Desmond Bannister yesterday, as he revealed that works officials in the proc

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