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: Resolution a necessary, critical step in rescuing and renewing GB

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis

Opening the highly publicized debate on the resolution for the Government of The Bahamas to borrow $35 million for the purchase of the Grand Lucayan Resort, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, revealed in the House of Assembly yesterday – Thursday, September 20 – morning, that the government’s decision to purchase the mega resort property is…
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Crown wants death penalty for Hall

LEAVING THE COURT – The Crown is seeking the death penalty in the sentencing of DeVaughn Hall, who was found guilty of the double murder of Holmes Rock residents, Barry and Sheena Johnson back in May of this year. However, the defense argued that Hall should be given a lesser penalty. The hearing continues on Monday, September 24 in the Supreme Court. (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

Devaughn Hall sentencing trial continues on Monday The sentencing trial of Devaughn Hall will continue on Monday, September 24 in the Supreme Court. Hall on May 7, was found unanimously guilty on two counts of murder and one count of armed robbery. Hall was convicted of the death of Barry and Sheena Johnson and armed…
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Grand Lucayan $35m loan tabled in HoA

IN THIS FILE PHOTO Deputy Prime Minister K. Peter Turnquest, Minister of Finance presented to the House of Assembly yesterday – Wednesday, May 30 – the country’s 2018/2019 Budget, where he announced the increase in value added tax (VAT) from 7.5 percent to 12 percent. (PHOTO: TNG/TORRELL GLINTON)

Deputy Prime Minister K. Peter Turnquest, laid on the table in the House of Assembly (HOA) Wednesday morning, a resolution for the proposal of a government guaranteed loan to the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) company, Lucayan Renewal Holdings Limited (LRHL), in the amount of $35 million for the balance of the purchase price of the…
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Overwhelming response to Youth Leadership Programme

LEADERS PROGRAMME – The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture commenced its Youth Leadership Certification Programme on Tuesday (September 17) at the C. A. Smith Complex, with a number of community youth leaders eager to take advantage of the program, to become certified national youth leaders with the ministry. Organizers expressed excitement over the overwhelming support of youth leaders to participate in the programme. (PHOTO: TFN)

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture commenced its Youth Leadership Certification Programme on Tuesday (September 17) at the C. A. Smith Complex, with a number of community youth leaders eager to take advantage of the program, to become certified national youth leaders with the ministry. After the 15-week course, successful participants will become certified…
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