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PM: New Deputy PM, Minister of Finance will be announced 'very soon'

ANNOUNCEMENTS about who will be the new minister of finance and deputy prime minister could come next week, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis suggested on Friday.

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FNM thanks Turnquest

THE Free National Movement yesterday officially thanked former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest for his service, saying he did a “commendable job” in the face of “unprecedented, back-to-back crises”.

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Dames - my respect for Turnquest resignation

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames said former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest made the “honourable” decision to resign in the best interest of his family and the government.

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PM - WE’RE DOING THE RIGHT THING: Minnis bats off critics insisting emergency extension is needed

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis called assertions that the government’s emergency powers are unnecessary “highly irresponsible, reckless and unreasonable”.

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Minister says Bahamians won’t be forced to take vaccine

HEALTH Minister Renward Wells stressed yesterday that Bahamians will not be forced to take a vaccine for COVID-19 while at the same time revealing his ministry has already drafted a “fully functional, laid out vaccination plan” developed over the past two months.

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Hanna Martin will ‘fight to the death’ against citizenship by investment

ENGLERSTON MP Glenys Hanna Martin says she will “fight to the death” any attempt by the government to implement a citizenship by investment policy.

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Turnquest goes quietly – for now: 'I will have more to say about the allegations made against me and the actors that have perpetuated it'

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis accepted Peter Turnquest’s resignation as deputy prime minister and minister of finance yesterday evening, ending nearly a week of political intrigue after the East Grand Bahama MP was named in a Supreme Court lawsuit relating to an alleged $27m fraud.

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Turnquest resigns as Deputy PM, Minister of Finance

Peter Turnquest has resigned as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. In a statement, Mr Turnquest hit out at the “unfounded and untrue claims” against him and said he would continue to serve as the Member of Parliament for East Grand Bahama.

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Mitchell counters Scott claims of no conflict over Turnquest case

PLP chairman Fred Mitchell has chided Hotel Corporation chairman Michael Scott on his claims of “no conflict” regarding the explosive writ filed in the Supreme Court featuring allegations against Finance Minister Peter Turnquest.

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‘Vicious’ infighting in PLP over candidate selection

ATTORNEY Sean McWeeney has described the ongoing aspirant candidates’ process within the Progressive Liberal Party as being plagued by “vicious” infighting.

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D’Aguilar hopes U.S. will change travel warning

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar says he hopes the United States will soon change its decision to warn residents not to travel to this country.

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Emergency rule renewed - PLP says ‘we won’t back it’

GOVERNOR General C A Smith issued a new proclamation of emergency last night, his third since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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‘I’m focusing on work, that’s all’

DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said he is focused “on the work of the Bahamian people” yesterday as observers await word on how Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and his Cabinet will respond to allegations of fraud that have been brought against him.

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Former Speaker Ingraham dies at 82

FORMER House of Assembly Speaker Oswald Ingraham died on Monday at the age of 82.

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Permanent voter registration plan to be tabled ‘next week’

THE government has decided to implement a permanent voter register and plans to table an amendment to the Parliamentary Elections Act “by next week” to effect the change, according to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday.

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