Election 2012


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PLP chairman: no answer on leadership ‘nonsense’

PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts was tight-lipped yesterday on mounting debate surrounding leadership succession within the party.

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'All seats will be available' at DNA convention

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday dismissed claims that he and other members of his party were "nervous" about the organisation's first convention.

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Bran predicts PM will run again as PLP leader

DNA Leader Branville McCartney yesterday forecast that Prime Minister Perry Christie will run again as leader of the PLP.

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Bran: Bahamas must address gay marriage issue

Democratic National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday called for the country to address the issue of gay marriage "sooner rather than later" to avoid a potential conflict of interest as a member of the international community.

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Rigby slams ‘amateurish’ end to Budget debate

FORMER Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Raynard Rigby yesterday termed last week’s dramatic conclusion to the 2015/2016 budget debate in the House of Assembly “amateurish” and “short-sighted” on the part of the government.

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Davis the man to beat for PLP leadership, says Watson

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Frank Watson said yesterday that Works Minister Philip “Brave” Davis is the “fellow to beat” if Prime Minister Perry Christie steps aside as leader of the PLP, but added that this depends on whether or not Mr Christie “endorses” Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe for the party’s leadership.

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Wilchcombe: I will make people happy

A day after saying he would not contest the leadership post of the PLP if Prime Minister Perry Christie sought a re-election bid, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe suggested that if he were to become the nation’s leader he would work to restore the “gross national happiness” of Bahamians.

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Minnis demands address by PM on crime situation

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday demanded that Prime Minister Perry Christie address the nation after Bahamians were “robbed” of their right to be informed of the government’s proposed plans to tackle the country’s crime challenges and other issues.

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Mitchell quiet on leadership

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell yesterday remained tightlipped over whether he will make a bid for the leadership of the Progressive Liberal Party if given the opportunity.

Mitchell says no policy discourages investment

IMMIGRATION Minister Fred Mitchell yesterday defended the country’s immigration policy against claims that it has discouraged foreign investment.

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Davis: Deal in works over $21m Baha Mar payment

WORKS Minister Philip “Brave” Davis confirmed yesterday that a possible deal is in the works between the government and Baha Mar to pay the $21m owed to the resort to cover the government’s portion of costs for roadwork associated with the development.

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Move to create new report on Urban Renewal ‘pure garbage’

PUBLIC Accounts Committee Chairman Hubert Chipman has condemned the government’s decision to challenge Auditor General Terrence Bastian’s report into Urban Renewal’s Small Homes Repairs project, calling the move “pure garbage”.

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Minnis accuses govt of budget error

FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday accused the government of decreasing the money allocated for National Health Insurance to “cover up the fact that they forgot” to include the Department of Public Health in 2015/2016 budget.

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‘Don’t put strings on Baha Mar money’

LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner criticised the government for stalling its contractually obligated payment to Baha Mar for West Bay Street roadwork, adding that the money owed should not be “tied to any quid pro quo”.

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Wilchcombe: No challenge if Christie stays as leader

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe said he would not compete with Prime Minister Perry Christie if the 71-year-old offers to lead the PLP at the party’s October convention.