Election 2012


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FNM chairman says Christie, not Minnis, is duplicitous

FNM Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday criticised PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts recommending that he look within his own organisation and at its leader, Prime Minister Perry Christie, to discover the true meaning of “duplicitous.”

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Roberts queries Hunt resignation

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday called Free National Movement chief Dr Hubert Minnis a “duplicitous” leader in the aftermath of the resignation of Heather Hunt from the Senate.

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Pintard issues challenge over bank claim

FNM Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday called on Prime Minister Perry Christie to reveal publicly whose interest the FNM is reportedly working on behalf of with its continued chiding of the government regarding the handling and operations of the Bank of the Bahamas.

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PM gets US Gov’t ‘guarantee’ on BEC bidders’ integrity

WASHINGTON DC - PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday confirmed he wanted to “absolutely guarantee” that the Obama administration could vouch for the integrity of the US firms it was backing in the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) reform process.

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FNM deputy: Latest BEC delay is just a smoke screen

FNM Deputy leader Peter Turnquest yesterday criticised the government’s decision to delay announcing the strategic partner for the Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s restructuring, calling it a “smoke screen” because of a lack of direction on the initiative.

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Christie did ‘the right thing’ by not suspending Rollins

BY encouraging the PLP not to suspend Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins, Prime Minister Perry Christie did “the right thing,” former PLP cabinet minister George Smith said yesterday.

‘PLP members who fight equality referendum should be expelled’

THE PLP should suspend or expel party members who fail to support the four proposed constitutional referendum bills, former PLP Cabinet minister George Smith said yesterday.

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BEC announcement delayed until PM’s return from US

THE government has decided to defer the announcement of the strategic partner for the Bahamas Electricity Corporation until after interventions and discussions coming out of an energy security summit in Washington, DC, according to Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis.

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PM ‘failed to keep nolle promise’

MONTAGU MP Richard Lightbourn expressed disappointment yesterday that Prime Minister Perry Christie had failed to keep a promise to share with opposition leader Dr Hubert Minnis a file relating to the granting of a nolle prosequi by Acting Attorney General Jerome Fitzgerald in 2012.

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‘Political appointment’ delays US Ambassador confirmation

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell could not say yesterday when a United States ambassador to The Bahamas would be appointed.

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Wilchcombe supports ban on hate speech

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe yesterday supported calls for a “hate speech ban” following the controversial Ku Klux Klan-themed protest during the New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade.

PM attends energy security summit in Washington

PRIME Minister and Chairman of CARICOM Perry Christie led a ministerial delegation to Washington, DC, yesterday to participate in the inaugural Caribbean Energy Security Summit. Mr Christie is to deliver the policy position of both CARICOM and the Bahamas at this summit.

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Minnis hits out over Critical Care Block delays

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday criticised the government for the lengthy delays that stalled the full opening of the Princess Margaret Hospital’s Critical Care Block.

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No suspension for Rollins: PM intervenes to prevent punishment

THE Progressive Liberal Party last night voted not to suspend Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins after an intervention by Prime Minister Perry Christie.

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Heather Hunt resigns from Senate

FNM Senator Heather Hunt has resigned from the upper chamber effective immediately.