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Jobeth Coleby-Davis denies claims she assaulted officer with her vehicle

TRANSPORT and Housing Minister JoBeth Coleby-Davis has denied claims that she assaulted a Royal Bahamas Police officer with her vehicle over the weekend during a Carnival event.

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Darville tells World Assembly of healthcare plans

HEALTH Minister Dr Michael Darville said the government is working to recruit public health specialists and allied health professionals to pave the way for telemedicine platforms and the digitisation of medical records.

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State minister says public services union ‘ungrateful’

STATE Public Service Minister Pia Glover-Rolle has branded recent comments from the Bahamas Public Services Union as “ungrateful”, while denying claims the government is stalling on labour issues.

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2022/23 Budget: Key points

Prime Minister Philip ‘Brave’ Davis delivered the 2022/23 Budget Communication in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, saying it would ”steer the country in a new direction”.

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Discussions ongoing between NIB and managers union

DISCUSSIONS remain fluid between National Insurance Board officials and the Public Managers Union, according to Myles Laroda.

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FNM chairman calls for answers over alleged incident between govt official and police officer

FREE National Movement chairman Dr Duane Sands has called for answers regarding an alleged incident that took place between a government official and a police officer over the weekend.

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BUDGET: Halkitis hints at homeowner help

SOME relief to the public and incentives to promote homeownership will be some of the features of the Davis administration’s first full budget presentation today, according to Economic Affairs Minister Michael Halkitis.

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FINANCE STAFF ACCUSED OF $4M OVERPAYMENT: Glover-Rolle says officers adjusted their own pay rates

STATE Public Service Minister Pia Glover-Rolle has accused some finance officers of adjusting the system to increase their pay rates, resulting in a collective overpayment of $4m.

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Darville to lead Geneva delegation

A DELEGATION headed by Health Minister Dr Michael Darville has left the country to attend the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

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‘No count’ on late disclosures

THERE has been a considerable increase in the number of officials who have filed their financial records, according to Public Disclosure Commission chairman Bishop Victor Cooper.

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AG: Digital Bill meets obligations under law

ATTORNEY General Ryan Pinder said yesterday the Digital Assets and Registered Exchanges Bill 2022 fulfils both local and international obligations, while seeking to strengthen the economic regime that will bolster the middle class of the country.

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Budget ‘to pay attention to people feeling the pinch’

PRESS secretary Clint Watson yesterday foreshadowed some of the features of the Davis administration’s budget, which the prime minister will present next week.

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Minister hopeful of solution after sitout

EDUCATION Minister Glenys Hanna Martin said she was hopeful that teachers who staged a sit-out at Gerald Cash Primary School yesterday would find resolve overnight, noting students were already at a loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gibson preparing to return after police request

LONG Island MP Adrian Gibson is making preparations to return to The Bahamas from abroad after police requested to speak with him as part of their ongoing investigations into the Water and Sewerage corporation, his attorney told The Tribune yesterday.

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PM HITS BACK ON BREADBASKET VAT – while Watson claims tax reintroduction does not hurt consumers

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis told his predecessor yesterday to take his own advice, as he hit back over new criticisms levelled at his administration over its refusal to remove value added tax from breadbasket items.

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