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UPDATED - FNM CONVENTION: DR HUBERT MINNIS WINS PARTY LEADERSHIP VOTE

The latest results are in from the FNM convention at Holy Trinity’s Convention Centre in Stapleton Gardens.

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FNM CONVENTION: Ingraham says 'majority will determine the future'

FORMER Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said today that the Free National Movement's (FNM) national convention is important in order to settle "some unsettled issues" affecting the party. 

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FNM CONVENTION: Party contenders calm and composed

THE Free National Movement leadership contenders this morning remained calm and composed as delegates began the process of deciding whether Dr Hubert Minnis and Loretta Butler-Turner should be charged with the party’s fortunes and direction at the Holy Trinity Convention Centre.

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FNM CONVENTION: Warm welcome for Dr Minnis

ARRIVING at the Holy Trinity Convention Centre this morning, the first impression was that it was more a rally for Dr Hubert Minnis than a party convention.

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FNM CONVENTION: Carl Bethel backs Minnis

AS delegates and supporters arrived for the Free National Movement party’s convention this morning former Attorney General and opposition senator Carl Bethel voiced his support for incumbent Leader Dr Hubert Minnis in the leadership duel with Loretta Butler-Turner.

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Mitchell firm over OAS concern on immigration policy

FOREIGN Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell yesterday said he was “not concerned in the slightest” about Organisation of American States Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza’s “concern” about the Bahamas’ new immigration policies.

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Tributes paid to Levarity at funeral

PRIME Minister Perry Christie was one of several persons to pay his last respects yesterday to former Cabinet Minister and parliamentarian Warren J Levarity, who died last week.

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FNM CONVENTION: When the votes are cast - when the results are called

NEARLY 450 Free National Movement delegates will cast votes in the party’s convention today to choose representatives across 51 positions, including that of leader, deputy leader and party chairman.

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Who will carry the torch?

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner said yesterday she will spend the last few hours before today’s party convention lobbying delegates with “a last rallying pep talk.”

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DNA protests BEC prices - and Miller says he wants to join the protest too!

BEC Executive Chairman Leslie Miller said yesterday that despite the steep drop in global oil prices, Bahamians should not expect to see decreases in electricity bills until “at least January”.

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Chipman backs Sands for deputy leader post

ST ANNE’S MP Hubert Chipman has endorsed Dr Duane Sands for deputy leader of the Free National Movement.

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Allegations aside, the Cosby show goes on

FANS of Bill Cosby last night gave the renowned comedian - who has been the focus of renewed claims of sexual assault - a partial standing ovation after his show at Atlantis.

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Jury to visit crime scene

A JURY hearing evidence in a murder trial is scheduled to visit the crime scene where a man was fatally shot in The Grove.

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Bahamian couple detained over US currency

A BAHAMIAN couple has been arrested and accused of possessing a large quantity of US currency believed to have been obtained by illegal means.

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Gold fever at CAC

Olympic swimmer Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace put her own stamp of approval on her performance at the XXII Commonwealth Games in Veracruz, Mexico when she picked up her fourth gold medal in another record-breaking feat.

Appeals for trio convicted of murder will be heard next year

THE appeals of three men contesting their convictions for the murder of a policeman will not be heard until 2015.

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Thanksgiving meal for those in neeed

MORE than 100 less fortunate and elderly people were fed yesterday thanks to Great Commission Ministries’ annual Thanksgiving luncheon.

Youngsters learning about Bahamas Waste

YOUNGSTERS have been learning about Bahamas Waste with an increasing number of school tours of the facility in New Providence.

Waterspout sparks alarm among local schoolchildren

A WATERSPOUT spotted off the northeastern coast of New Providence this week, which tried to form a tornado over land, sparked alarm among local schoolchildren, raising the question of what people should do to safely avoid them.

Crippled cruise ship still docked

THE crippled Bahamas Celebration cruise ship remains docked in Freeport Harbour three weeks after hitting an object on leaving the port in Freeport.

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