Election 2012


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Butler-Turner fears hall unprepared for election

OFFICIAL Opposition Leader Loretta Butler-Turner is concerned that the Parliamentary Registration Department and Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall are not prepared to handle “something as important” as a general election.

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Minnis: Intercept Bill was a power grab by govt

THE attempt to debate and pass the recently delayed Interception of Communications Bill by the Christie administration was yesterday branded as the government’s latest effort to “seize and wield more ill-gotten power” by Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis.

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Sparks fly at PLP meeting

TENSIONS ran high last night in the newly renamed Freetown constituency, as supporters for the candidacy of Public Hospitals Authority Chairman Frank Smith clashed with supporters of attorney Wayne Munroe over who should be selected as the Progressive Liberal Party’s standard bearer for the area.

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Waiting game to see if rebels are serious about working with FNM

FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie said yesterday he will “wait and see” if Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner or Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins are “serious” about wanting to work with the FNM to ensure the Progressive Liberal Party does not win the next election before he comments on their “public utterances”.

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Christie highlights role of environment in education

PRIME Minister Perry Christie met an unemployed 34-year-old woman with eight children two weeks ago, he told teachers yesterday, pondering whether the country’s education system is equipped to help children who grow up with significant disadvantages.

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Miller: Enforce death penalty or let the criminals take over

TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller yesterday advised lawmakers that if they did not have the “guts” to support capital punishment then they should abandon the anti-crime fight altogether and let criminals “take over” the country.

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Butler-Turner: Put country before egos or PLP wins

OFFICIAL Opposition Leader Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday forecast that it was “very likely” the Progressive Liberal Party will be returned as the government unless splintered opposition forces can put the future of the country before their own egos.

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PM promises to ensure lunch vendors are paid wages

IN light of additional reports that lunch vendors on the national school lunch programme are not being paid, Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday announced he would “see to it” that they are paid.

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Rollins may have FNM future

FORT Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins could still have a future with the Free National Movement (FNM), the party’s Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest said yesterday.

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Rollins says Fitzgerald has ‘sold his soul to Devil’

EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald has “sold his soul to the Devil”, Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins said yesterday, adding that the “bumps” on his “big nose” are “devil horns”.

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Wells says boundary changes favour FNM

FORMER Cabinet minister Tennyson Wells yesterday challenged all Free National Movement (FNM) members “actually vying for a seat” to be wise and take advantage of the recently announced boundary changes, which he said “favours” the FNM.

Roberts defends commission

AFTER the Supreme Court’s ruling to reject the request for leave to begin judicial review proceedings of the Constituencies Commission’s report, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts defended the group’s work, saying it was “disappointing” that there were attempts to hinder this constitutional requirement.

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Journalist turned candidate focuses on youth and sports

SPORTSCASTER Gerrino Saunders, who has thrown his hat into the political arena as the Democratic National Alliance’s (DNA) candidate for St Barnabas in the upcoming general election, said he is tired of the cry for sports development in the country.

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Bazard and Smith vie for PLP seat in St Barnabas

TWO Progressive Liberal Party lawyers are vying for the newly created St Barnabas seat: former Senator Cheryl Bazard and former Mount Moriah MP Keod Smith.

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Minnis warns intercept bill is being rushed

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has joined the chorus of those criticising the Interception of Communications Bill, saying the timing of the introduction of the legislation so close to the next general election raises questions about the government’s motives.