Election 2012

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Christie not concerned by Sears leadership bid

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday he is “not at all” concerned about former Attorney General Alfred Sears’ bid to challenge him for the leadership of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP).

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FNM to review Junkanoo Carnival

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest said should the FNM be elected to office following the 2017 general election, the party would “definitely” review the benefits attached to Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival.

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Miller revelations ‘show need for Baha Mar clarity’

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest said yesterday that Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller’s recent comments about a purported payout guideline for Bahamian creditors owed by Baha Mar is an example of why the Christie administration must be more forthcoming with details of the new deal to remobilise the resort.

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Roberts: Izmirlian has no credibility

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday criticised Sarkis Izmirlian, Baha Mar’s developer, accusing him of having “absolutely no credibility” and insisting that he could not be trusted on matters related to the shuttered $3.5bn West Bay Street resort.

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Miller: Unions preventing quality utility supplies

TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller yesterday said union demands have “priced the government out of the business” of supplying quality utility services throughout The Bahamas.

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Answers are promised over letter of intent scandal

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has said the FNM will “very soon” answer everyone’s questions regarding the controversial Stellar Waste to Energy letter of intent, which led to Bamboo Town MP Renward Well’s departure from the governing Progressive Liberal Party.

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Miller: People fixated on concessions

TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller said yesterday he finds it “incredible” that people have become fixated on the concessions contained in the new deal to complete and open the shuttered $3.5bn Baha Mar resort, as he defended the government and castigated Bahamians for “complaining” too much.

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‘Minnis can go to court for Baha Mar details’

HITTING out at critics of the secrecy surrounding the Baha Mar deal, Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts challenged Opposition Leader Dr Hubert Minnis to petition to the Supreme Court to have the documents unsealed if he “gave a damn” about the details.

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Wilchcombe: Govt has taken right approach to Baha Mar deal

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe said he believes the government has taken the right approach in negotiating the new deal to complete Baha Mar, pointing to the need to get the resort’s rooms filled with a view to attaining sustainable overnight visitor growth.

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FNM continues call for Baha Mar details to be made public

THE Free National Movement (FNM) on Friday persisted with its call for the Christie administration to release additional details about the recently struck Baha Mar deal.

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Govt: No citizenships offered

IN response to mounting concern over the concessions offered to Chinese investors to remobilise Baha Mar, the government denounced claims that inducements of citizenships and private islands were offered to kick-start construction efforts at the stalled $3.5bn Cable Beach property.

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FNM leader calls for more clarity over deal

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday called on the Christie administration to reveal whether it has granted “automatic citizenship” to “hundreds of Chinese nationals” as part of the recently announced deal with the Export-Import Bank of China to open the shuttered $3.5 billion Baha Mar resort.

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PM: No secrecy over Baha Mar

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday there is “nothing secret” about Baha Mar and that lawyers have instructed him not to divulge relevant details because of the sensitivity of the matter and the amount of money being transacted among parties.

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Country’s economy now stands alongside worst performing in the world, warns FNM deputy leader

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday lamented the country’s creditworthiness being downgraded to one notch above ‘junk’ status by an international credit rating agency, as he said the country is “now in the class of the lowest performing economies in the world”.

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FNM: Why hide Baha Mar deal?

FREE National Movement Shadow Minister of Labour Loretta Butler-Turner castigated the Christie administration yesterday over the decision to seal the court documents relating to the new deal to open the shuttered $3.5bn Baha Mar resort, branding this as “deceptive” and “reprehensible” on all levels.

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