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w Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis outlines the measures and plans that the government intends to follow in an effort to reopen the economy, during his contribution inside the House of Assembly Monday. Ahvia J. Campbell

PM unveils reopening plan 

As he announced the extension of emergency powers for another month, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday presented planned phases for the reopening of The Bahamas, though no timeline was given. “I know that some will be disappointed by the extension of the emergency orders, including workers

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Govt moves to protect renters

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced yesterday that landlords of residential tenants in good standing up to March, who were affected by the COVID-19 crisis, must defer 40 percent of their rent for the next three months. Minnis said the tenants will have 12 months to repay the deferred

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w The sergeant at arms escorts Progressive Liberal Party Leader Philip Brave Davis out of the House of Assembly yesterday, after House Speaker Halson Moultrie expelled him. YONTALAY BOWE

Davis expelled from House after row with speaker

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis was expelled from the House of Assembly yesterday after a spat with House Speaker Halson Moultrie, who attempted to limit Davis’ statement to one minute. The row between the two began shortly after House members passed a resolution

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PM: We are bringing our people home

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday announced that the government was finalizing a plan to bring Bahamians who are stuck in the United States home. On March 27, the government announced that the Bahamian borders will close to all incoming individuals, including citizens and residents, as

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Man, 34, accused of raping girl, 14

A man accused of molesting a child 20 years his junior was remanded to prison yesterday. Haitian national Peterson Louis, 34, appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes charged with unlawful sexual intercourse. Prosecutors allege that Louis, of Colony Village, had intercourse with the girl, age

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PM establishes food committee

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has established a National Food Committee, chaired by Susan Holowesko-Larson, which will establish a digital network to ensure food security for Bahamians, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said yesterday. “The major objective of the National Food Committee is

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