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Ingraham: Minnis abused his power in removing Cash as delegate

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis abused his power when he removed former Chairman Darron Cash from the party’s Executive Committee recently, former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham told The Tribune yesterday.

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Christie administration was ‘dead wrong’ on Baha Mar

THE Christie administration was “dead wrong” to force Baha Mar into provisional liquidation and should have allowed developer Sarkis Izmirlian’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy process to play out in a US court, former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said yesterday.

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MPs told to support leader or get the hell out of their seats

MAURICE Moore, regarded as one of the Free National Movement’s founding fathers, last night chastised the opposition MPs who oppose Free National Movement chief Dr Hubert Minnis, saying if they cannot support their leader they should “get the hell out of the seats” they occupy in the House of Assembly.

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Ingraham: My distress at state of FNM

THE current state of the Free National Movement is “distressing” to former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, who told The Tribune yesterday the Official Opposition has to put in a lot of work to win over voters whose minds have been “poisoned” by months of public infighting.

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Butler-Turner: Christie past his ‘use by’ date

LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday lambasted Prime Minister Perry Christie for “refusing” to step down as leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), accusing Mr Christie of staying in politics far beyond his “use by effective date”.

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Cash formally complains after being removed as delegate

LAST minute appointments to the Free National Movement’s Executive Committee should not be allowed to vote as delegates, according to former FNM Chairman Darron Cash.

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Butler-Turner: I’m stronger

AS the start date for the Free National Movement’s convention nears, Long Island MP and party leader hopeful Loretta Butler-Turner proclaimed in her latest campaign ad that she has “stronger leadership abilities” compared to incumbent Leader Dr Hubert Minnis.

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Concerns party will not unite

WHILE many Free National Movement supporters hope this week’s convention will unite a severely fractured organisation, concerns have surfaced that the party will remain disjointed regardless of who is elected to lead the FNM following the highly anticipated event.

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Johnson steps back from comments on PM's future

MINISTER of Youth, Sports and Culture Dr Daniel Johnson distanced himself from comments he made about Prime Minister Perry Christie, releasing a statement yesterday that denied a report that he wants the nation’s leader gone.

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Ingraham rules out nomination

AMID intense speculation about his future, former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham seemed to permanently close the door to any possible return to frontline politics yesterday, writing in a letter that he will not accept a nomination for a position at the FNM convention later this week even if he is nominated.

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Butler-Turner: I’m a stronger leader than Hubert Minnis

In the nearly three-minute long video circulated on social media Monday, Mrs Butler-Turner insisted that while both she and Dr Minnis learned at the feet of former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, she was by far better suited for the “big chair” of leadership.

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Dorsett tight-lipped but says Christie is his leader

SOUTHERN Shores MP Kenred Dorsett said yesterday that Prime Minister Perry Christie is his leader and will continue to be leader of the Progressive Liberal Party until the party feels otherwise.

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Former Speaker raises concerns about Major comments

FORMER House Speaker Alvin Smith said the recent public comments by House Speaker Dr Kendal Major that he was not one of the young parliamentarians who asked the prime minister to remain leader of the Progressive Liberal Party should not have been made public, despite the assertion the remarks were his personal views.

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UPDATED: Ingraham says it's time for FNM to unite, will NOT run for leadership

5.25pm UPDATE: Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has confirmed in a letter to FNM Chairman Sidney Collie, that he will NOT be running for leadership of the party at the upcoming convention.

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Call to change approach to more accurately record long-term employment

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday urged officials at the Department of Statistics to adjust the line of questioning used in its biannual unemployment survey “accordingly,” claiming the survey does not differentiate between temporary and long-term employment status.

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