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Bannister: Construction needs to begin in Ragged Island

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister has admitted that construction needs to begin in Ragged Island.

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Justices: False affidavit by MP's company unacceptable

A FALSE affidavit from Fox Hill MP Shonel Ferguson’s investment company was part of the reason why it was not given another chance to overturn its eviction from a building it never paid real property taxes on since assuming responsibility for it some

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Chipman: I'm no sell out

INDEPENDENT MP Reece Chipman says he’s no political sell out following his resignation from the Free National Movement a week ago.Speaking for the first time at Parliament since he quit the governing party, Mr Chipman criticised partisan politics and

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Now McAlpine attacks evacuation law - and PM

PINERIDGE MP Frederick McAlpine said yesterday it makes no logical sense to legislate mandatory evacuations without first having safe places on every island to send evacuees.

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END THE TABOOS: McAlpine - it’s time for national debate on gay civil unions and abortion

PINERIDGE MP Frederick McAlpine says The Bahamas needs a national conversation about letting gay couples enter civil unions and legalising abortion, both of which he believes eligible people should be entitled to.

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‘Chipman? He don’t come around here’

DAYS after he resigned from the Free National Movement, some residents of Centreville criticised Reece Chipman for not being visible in his constituency while others praised him for the work he has done.

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'Chipman out for himself - not us'

THE chairman of the Free National Movement Centreville constituency association criticised Reece Chipman for leaving the party yesterday, saying in a statement that the MP made no meaningful effort to engage the association and has betrayed the trust of constituents by abandoning the party.

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McAlpine backs Chipman - but doesn't follow him

PINERIDGE MP Frederick McAlpine supports Reece Chipman’s resignation from the Free National Movement but has no plans to follow suit anytime soon. Mr McAlpine has, along with Mr Chipman and Golden Isles MP Vaughn Miller, been vocal critics of the FN

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GOING IT ALONE: Chipman abandons FNM dismayed by party politics

MEMBER of Parliament for Centreville Reece Chipman had been contemplating severing ties with the governing Free National Movement to represent the constituency as an independent since January.

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Minnis highlights uneven building code enforcement

A BAHAMIAN man who breached the parameters of a permit to construct a two-storey building has for the last two years been barred from occupying the structure on which he spent “all of his life savings”. By contrast, people living in shanty towns hav

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Disaster bill a 'bold step' for future hurricane preparedness

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday described the Disaster Preparedness and Response Amendment Bill 2019 as one of many “bold steps” that will fundamentally change how the country prepares for and responds to hurricanes. During debate on the p

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$20m cost to rebuild Grand Bahama schools

THE Ministry of Education’s Hurricane Dorian relief budget to rebuild damaged schools in Grand Bahama will be approximately $20m, according to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis. Speaking during the House of Assembly yesterday, Dr Minnis said the Minis

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UPDATED: Chipman resigns from FNM, citing handling of Hurricane Dorian, partisan politics

CENTREVILLE MP Reece Chipman said the government’s handling of Hurricane Dorian as well as institutional and partisan politics drew him to his decision to sever ties with the governing Free National Movement.

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Dorian’s $430m hit on Treasury

THE deficit for the fiscal year will balloon by more than $430m because of Hurricane Dorian, with the government expecting to spend nearly $230m to recover from the storm while anticipating a revenue hit of about $215m, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest.

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Call for Dames to resign over Abaco: FNM branch chairman hits out over island’s ‘weak security’

THE chairman of the Free National Movement’s Central and South Abaco constituency branch wants National Security Minister Marvin Dames to resign over the “weak security” on the island.

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