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PM Dr. Minnis chastises press for lack of ‘public policy’ focus

Prime Minister Hubert Minnis

In the past, on a number of occasions, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has seemed quite unhappy with press reporting. He was indeed the target of many critical articles and columns/editorials, as he rose as an opposition leader. It is true that Dr. Minnis was painted as unfit to be prime minister. On Saturday, he…
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Ronnie Butler dies at 80


A close friend of Ronnie Butler called in the sad report to The Freeport News on Sunday morning. “Around about 6:10 this morning, the great one, the legend, our very good friend, Ronnie Butler passed at his home,” informed politician and businessman/activist Leslie Miller on Sunday. Miller further disclosed that Butler, the iconic cultural figure…
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Roadway name change ideal

The late Sir Jack Hayward, once in a discussion, disclosed that he was responsible for the naming of many of the roadways that were associated with the development of the port city that came to be known as Freeport. Adventurer’s Way, Pioneer’s Way, Settler’s Way, became travel arteries synonymous with the city. The names suited…
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Grand Lucayan still in limbo

The Grand Lucayan Hotel remains closed and the end of the year is quickly approaching. Today, the Edward St. George Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament is taking place at the Lucayan Golf Course. The event has attracted a lot of interest and a large group of golfers will provide the kind of excitement that gives a…
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