Election 2012


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FNM identify areas of government to be probed by anti-corruption investigators

FREE National Movement Chairman Darron Cash has concerns that anti-corruption observers from the Organisation of American States may not be able to properly investigate the Christie administration, adding that there are several areas of government that need to be probed.

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‘Gaming Bill met taskforce guidance’ - but report is not tabled

ATTORNEY General Allyson Maynard-Gibson announced in the Senate yesterday that the Christie administration “conclusively met” all of the Financial Action Task Force’s recommendations regarding the Gaming Bill and its accompanying regulations.

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Mitchell calls on PLP women to fight for equality vote

FRED Mitchell, the Fox Hill MP, yesterday declared his support for those fighting for women’s equality in The Bahamas, urging the women of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) to “seize the day”.

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DNA leader: New immigration rules are just talk

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney does not expect the government to execute the recently announced immigration restrictions aimed at clamping down on illegal migration.

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FNM chairman blasts govt after Canadian crime warning

FNM Chairman Darron Cash yesterday chided the Christie administration for its “failed crime-fighting techniques” after the Canadian government sent an advisory out to its citizens this week warning them to be vigilant in Nassau.

Govt suspects ship dumped oil that washed up on beach

THE government suspects that oil found on Adelaide Beach last week was dumped from a passing ship and not a leak from the Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Aviation and Transport Minister Glenys Hanna Martin told the House of Assembly.

Webshops 'accountable' for effects of gambling'

SOCIAL Services Minister Melanie Griffin yesterday said the Gaming Bill will now hold web shop operators accountable for ensuring that “counselling, education” and “assistance” are provided for “compulsive gamblers”.

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No snub for Minnis, says FNM deputy amid claims of tensions

FNM DEPUTY Leader Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday denied she had “snubbed” party leader Dr Hubert Minnis at a private event that was held for her in North Abaco over the weekend.

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New rules to tackle illegal immigration

IMMIGRATION Minister Fred Mitchell announced that government will impose new immigration restrictions in a bid to clamp down on illegal migration, particularly from Haiti.

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Court must now consider the safety of victims

A DAY after a man on bail was taken into police custody charged with murder, the Christie administration outlined restrictions in a Bill to Amend the Bail Act that aims to lessen the number of violent offenders who receive bail.

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Pinder: My ministry is ready to police gaming industry

FINANCIAL Services Minister Ryan Pinder said yesterday his ministry is ready to police the expanded gaming industry and ensure financial compliance once the Gaming Bill is passed in the Senate.

'Christie has failed as the leader of the nation'

FNM Chairman Darron Cash said yesterday Prime Minister Perry Christie “failed miserably” as the nation’s leader and minister of finance by neglecting to explain to the public the ramifications a “no” vote in the gaming referendum would have on the Bahamian economy.

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FNM Deputy: Govt is to blame for referendum delay

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner questioned whether postponing a date for the gender equality referendum to 2015 was too long, but said the government had only itself to blame because the entire process was mishandled.

Christie warns religious leaders not to get involved in politics

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday warned religious leaders against getting involved in politics as he defended his morality and that of government members of parliament.

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PM disappointed in Rollins

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday said he was personally disappointed in Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins’ recent public statements that have been critical of him and his administration.