Election 2012


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FNM struggle to fund convention

THE Free National Movement is said to be struggling to find the hundreds of thousands of dollars needed to host next month’s convention as a debate has erupted over who is responsible for finding the funds.

Importance of freedom of information stressed during radio show

LEADING authorities on Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation were guests on radio talk show ‘Voice of the Bays’ last week to stress the role the law plays in the democratic process as the clock winds down to the July 15 deadline for public consultation.

PLP chairman hints Ingraham behind campaign against Minnis

PLP CHAIRMAN Bradley Roberts has questioned whether former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham “orchestrated” the coup against Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis in a bid to return to front line politics.

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Eleuthera delegate backing for Minnis over Butler-Turner

A Free National Movement insider said he recently polled Eleuthera’s delegates and found that all seven said they would support Killarney MP Dr Hubert Minnis over Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner in a leadership battle.

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Symonette urges 'Don't block Gang of Six'

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette said yesterday that it would be a mistake for FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis to block the nomination of the “gang of six” MPs if he successfully defends his post at next month’s convention.

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Sands amazed by delay in appointment to Senate post

FREE National Movement (FNM) Senator Dr Duane Sands said the delay to appoint him to the upper chamber, despite countless calls by “respected persons” within the party, shows that the organisation’s current leadership is not focused on putting the “best effort forward”.

FNM chairman: Nottage doesn't care how people feel about crime

FREE National Movement (FNM) Chairman Sidney Collie has accused Minister of National Security Dr Bernard Nottage of not caring how unsafe Bahamians feel, noting that five people were killed since the Bain and Grants Town MP proclaimed overall crime had dropped by 29 per cent.

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Butler-Turner: PM trying to excuse himself over Baha Mar

LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday accused Prime Minister Perry Christie of attempting to remove himself from the “enormous disaster” his administration created over Baha Mar and castigated the government for making decisions based on certain specific interests.

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Minnis backs govt's electricity bill assistance

FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday he supports the government’s proposal to assist thousands of poor Bahamians who were unable to pay their electricity bills and were “taken off the grid.”

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‘No chance’ for Butler-Turner and Sands leadership challenge

LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner and Senator Dr Duane Sands “don’t stand a chance” against Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis and Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest at the party’s upcoming national convention, former Cabinet Minister Tennyson Wells predicted yesterday.

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‘Absent’ Minnis blasted

CENTRAL Grand Bahama MP Neko Grant had strong words for Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis’ performance during the wrap up of the 2016/2017 budget debate, saying the Killarney MP showed “no interest” in the head-by-head exercise and seemed unprepared.

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Minnis promises referendum on capital punishment if he becomes PM

OPPOSITION Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday if he is elected prime minister, he would hold a referendum on capital punishment “as soon as possible”.

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Gender equality referendum went ‘hopelessly wrong’, admits PM

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday conceded that the June 7 constitutional referendum went “hopelessly wrong” and said he was “shocked” to be accused of having a hidden agenda that sided with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

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Forgiving power debt not a new idea - Miller

TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller yesterday commended Deputy Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis for seeking to forgive the debts of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) consumers, calling it a “noble” endeavour “that should have been done a long time ago”.

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‘More than 20,000 extra jobs since 2012 election’

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday despite repeated claims from Official Opposition members that his administration has not spurred growth in employment, his government has created over 20,000 jobs since taking office in 2012.