Election 2012


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Davis forgives Moultrie – but angry at FNM

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said he has “forgiven” House Speaker Halson Moultrie for the personal attacks he launched in the House of Assembly last week, but said he remains appalled by Free National Movement MPs who appeared to justify the Speaker’s behaviour Wednesday.

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Pintard: Speaker did go too far

MINISTER of Youth, Sports and Culture Michael Pintard, one of seven parliamentarians who were absent for Wednesday’s vote of confidence in House Speaker Halson Moultrie, said yesterday Mr Moultrie “went too far” in some of his comments last week.

'Don't hurt Long Island to spite MP Gibson'

A LONG Islander yesterday appealed to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis not to begrudge the island out of spite for its MP Adrian Gibson, expressing fears over its depressed economic climate. Bernard Adderley, 61, expressed dissatisfaction over the le

CGI to Host Hurricane Preparedness Exposition

FOR nearly a decade, insurance giant Colonial Group International, a Bermuda-based insurance conglomerate with global operations, has taken the terms disaster preparedness and customer service to a higher level with its temporary, portable, post-disa

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McAlpine 'free to speak out'

DEPUTY Prime Minister Peter Turnquest said the Free National Movement respects the right of Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine to speak his mind, adding he did not feel the latter lashed out against the governing party during his address in the House of

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Davis joins calls for permanent appointment of chief justice

OPPOSITION Leader Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday called on Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis to act immediately to confirm someone for the substantive post of chief justice amid heightened concerns from the judiciary.Mr Davis’ comments follow an intern

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Davis slams Moultrie for 'wilful, malicious attacks'

BEFORE the governing party rebuffed his motion yesterday, Progressive Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis urged parliamentarians to condemn House Speaker Halson Moultrie for his “wilful, malicious and personal attacks on private citizens” .He e

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Moultrie wins - then says sorry

SEVEN days after his controversial comments helped push policy debates in the House of Assembly to the sidelines, House Speaker Halson Moultrie apologised yesterday for his attacks.

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Oil facility Heads of Agreement to be signed

THE first of three Heads of Agreement for the development of an oil refinery and oil storage facility in Grand Bahama will be signed on Monday, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced yesterday. The Oban Energy project is estimated to be worth mor

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McAlpine is only FNM to oppose speaker

The lone FNM voice who failed to back the Speaker yesterday was Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine, who argued the events of February 7 took the parliament to an “all-time low”. He said what has taken place reflected much of what Bahamians have disdain

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Speaker apologises after winning vote

SEVEN days after his controversial comments helped push policy debates in the House of Assembly to the sidelines, House Speaker Halson Moultrie apologised Tuesday for his attacks.

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Building plots to cost below $30k

THE low-cost lots to be made available as part of the government’s plan to boost access to affordable housing for Bahamians will be offered at a cost of less than $30,000, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis revealed yesterday.

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Moultrie secure in confidence challenge

THE Free National Movement’s wide majority in the House of Assembly is clear indication of the expected failure of today’s no confidence vote in Speaker Halson Moultrie, Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells suggested yesterday.

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Moultrie promises: I’ll be impartial

WITH the Official Opposition expected to move a motion of no confidence in the chair tomorrow, House Speaker Halson Moultrie said he is prepared to live with whatever the outcome of the vote at Parliament brings as he vowed to be “impartial” in overseeing proceedings in the lower house.

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Speaker dismisses threats by Mitchell

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie is not concerned about Senator Fred Mitchell’s threats to seek compensation for what Mitchell called a “blood libel” against him. “When Jesus walked the face of the earth even as the saviour, people said things about hi