Election 2012


Six public private partnerships put on hold by AG's office

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel yesterday revealed that his office has put six public private partnerships on hold, one of them including a grant of 30 acres of Crown land that was executed "days, if not on the day" before the election.

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PLP Senator dares FNM to send any criminality information to police

BELIEVING the Progressive Liberal Party has captured the bluff of the new administration, Senator Dr Michael Darville dared Cabinet ministers yesterday to send the information they have about criminality of former PLP ministers to the police.

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Appeal of parliamentary privilege ruling cost govt more than $100,000

THE Government racked up more than $100,000 in legal costs connected to its appeal of the landmark Supreme Court ruling on parliamentary privilege, according to Attorney General Carl Bethel, who noted that the sum represented costs for foreign lawyers.

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AG distances office from PLP misfeasance allegations on social media

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel yesterday distanced his office from allegations of misfeasance made against the former Progressive Liberal Party government in the House of Assembly and on social media.

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Bethel: No files received on misconduct

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel said his office has not received any files in relation to complaints of misconduct of former government officials.

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Minnis steers clear of row with Isaacs

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has no interest in a back-and-forth argument with Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Emeritus Errington “Minky” Isaacs over his nearly $2m government contract, but is instead focused on running the country, according to Press Secretary Anthony “Ace” Newbold yesterday.

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Nothing ‘unusual’ in Baha Mar papers

DESPITE the Free National Movement’s suggestions on the campaign trail that the now unsealed Baha Mar documents may have been troubling, Attorney General Carl Bethel said Thursday that the documents contain nothing “unusual” that would prompt the government to renegotiate its terms.

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Miller: Former Deputy PM was in 'lose-lose' situation

OPPOSITION Leader Philip “Brave” Davis was subjected to a “lose-lose” dilemma by the actions of “men hungry for power” during his tenure as deputy prime minister and minister of works, according to former Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller.

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PLPs at odds on storm cash

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said he does not know what specific process resulted in Johnathan Ash’s selection to provide more than $8m worth of cleanup services after Hurricane Matthew and that former Labour and National Insurance Minister Shane Gibson, the hurricane czar, was head of processes related to such matters.

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PLP leader says BPL gave contract to Minky Isaacs

OPPOSITION Leader Philip "Brave" Davis said the procurement department of Bahamas Power & Light, without his involvement, gave a contract to Errington "Minky" Isaacs for remediation work after the latter submitted a bid for the contract.

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Davis: Govt chose to withdraw from CCRIF - it did not let hurricane insurance laps

OPPOSITION Leader Philip 'Brave" Davis denied yesterday that the Progressive Liberal Party allowed the country's Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility to lapse, telling reporters that the former government withdrew from the CCRIF "after care

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Low turnout as local elections get under way in Grand Bahama

ALTHOUGH there are 25,000 registered voters on Grand Bahama, there continues to be low interest and participation in the local government election. Voting centres opened at 8.30am yesterday, but there were no long lines and voter turnout was slow, p

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Mitchell/Smith fued continues to rage on

THE bitter war of words between Senator and former Cabinet minister Fred Mitchell and activist lawyer Fred Smith has been given new life with the formulation of a personal campaign forged by the latter.Mr Smith, QC, yesterday confirmed to The Tribune

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U-turn on duty cuts for paint, drinks

AFTER protest from local manufacturers and criticism from the Official Opposition, the Minnis administration has decided to reverse its planned duty reductions on paint and fruit drinks.

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BPL board authorised to fire staff as theft probe increases to $4m in total

MINISTER of Works Desmond Bannister said yesterday he has authorised the board at Bahamas Power and Light to “take the necessary steps” to remove persons from the company in relation to the millions of dollars that have allegedly been stolen.