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Man shot dead while riding bike

A man was shot dead after 7 o’clock last night as he was riding his bicycle in Sunshine Park, off Blue Hill Road, police said. Police received reports that two men pulled up in a silver Honda and shots were fired. The victim is believed to have been in his 20s. This is the 14th murder in The Bahamas for ...

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Man shot dead while riding bike

A man was shot dead after 7 o’clock last night as he was riding his bicycle in Sunshine Park, off Blue Hill Road, police said. Police received reports that two men pulled up in a silver Honda and shots were fired. The victim is believed to have been in his 20s. This is the 14th murder in The Bahamas for ...

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Mitchell: STB a danger to PLP

Whipping Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) detractors at the PLP’s convention last night, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell delivered a scathing speech about environmental activist Fred Smith, QC, and his organizations, including Save The Bays (STB), urging the House of Assembly’s Committee on Privilege to investigate its funding and activities, insisting “this is a matter of this PLP’s ...

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Mitchell: STB a danger to PLP

Whipping Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) detractors at the PLP’s convention last night, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell delivered a scathing speech about environmental activist Fred Smith, QC, and his organizations, including Save The Bays (STB), urging the House of Assembly’s Committee on Privilege to investigate its funding and activities, insisting “this is a matter of this PLP’s ...

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Turnquest disputes Halkitis’ breakdown of VAT spending

Free National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday disputed Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis’ breakdown of what he claimed was the government’s use of the nearly $1 billion collected in value-added tax (VAT) revenue since its implementation in January 2015. In his speech at the Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) convention on Tuesday night, Halkitis insisted that VAT revenue ...

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Turnquest disputes Halkitis’ breakdown of VAT spending

Free National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday disputed Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis’ breakdown of what he claimed was the government’s use of the nearly $1 billion collected in value-added tax (VAT) revenue since its implementation in January 2015. In his speech at the Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) convention on Tuesday night, Halkitis insisted that VAT revenue ...

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Fitzgerald touts PLP’s record on education

Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald last night touted the Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) record on education over the last four and a half years, boasting that the Christie administration has more than doubled the investment in scholarships, overseen the transition of The College of The Bahamas to a revered university and spent more than $6 million to modernize learning tools ...

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Fitzgerald touts PLP’s record on education

Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald last night touted the Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) record on education over the last four and a half years, boasting that the Christie administration has more than doubled the investment in scholarships, overseen the transition of The College of The Bahamas to a revered university and spent more than $6 million to modernize learning tools ...

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Bay Street occupation flops

A national ‘sit down’ organized by the Trade Union Congress and ‘We March Bahamas’ got little support as fewer than 30 people showed up at the occupation of Rawson Square yesterday. When asked about the turnout, TUC President Obie Ferguson said: “If you noticed we said ‘sit in’. We didn’t tell everyone to come out here, you know.” He said ...

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Gibson: No stacking of the deck

Minister of Labour Shane Gibson, who is the chair of the Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) convention, denied that the deck has been stacked against PLP candidate for Fort Charlotte Alfred Sears in his challenge for leadership. Sears has said that the ratification of more than 300 stalwart councilors last week was unfair to him, but puts Prime Minister Perry Christie ...

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