Election 2012


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PLP Chairman slams Minnis for refusing to meet PM over Baha Mar

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts has blasted Opposition Leader Dr Hubert Minnis for refusing to meet with Prime Minister Perry Christie over the government’s approach in the aftermath of Baha Mar’s chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.

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Chipman warns of major impact as US moves to open Cuban embassy

THE United States’ recent decision to open an embassy in Cuba will have a “major impact” on the Bahamas from a tourism standpoint, according to St Anne’s MP Hubert Chipman, who added that the Bahamas will now have to “do better with our services in order to attract more people into this country”.

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Govt to pay salary of Baha Mar staff

Attorney General fears implications for sovereignty

THE government will foot the estimated $7.5 million bill to pay the salaries of Baha Mar workers this month in a bid to block them from being used as “pawns” in the resort’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy claim, according to Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson yesterday.

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Bankruptcy filing ‘a failure of political leadership’

BAHA Mar’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing demonstrates a “failure of political leadership” on behalf of the government, according to former FNM Chairman Darron Cash, who added that the country’s “financial well-being and credibility” is in danger due to Prime Minister Perry Christie being “asleep at the wheel”.

Fringe party says govt has no credibility

OFFICIALS from the newly formed Bahamas National Citizenship Party yesterday called the stalled $3.5bn Baha Mar project the “result of incorrect economic models pursued with abandon” by successive governments.

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Cash says Prime Minister ‘intoxicated with power’

FORMER FNM Chairman Darron Cash yesterday blasted Prime Minister Perry Christie for saying his future as PLP leader ultimately lies with his party, adding that Mr Christie is “too intoxicated with power” to relinquish his role as leader to anyone else.

DNA: Government ‘out of the loop’

DNA Leader Branville McCartney yesterday expanded his criticism of the PLP government – labelling the group “as lost as the day is long” – after Prime Minister Perry Christie admitted that Baha Mar’s bankruptcy filing came “without notice” to the government.

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Minnis: Christie’s ‘good news’ not based on fact

FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday called Baha Mar’s recent bankruptcy filing a “national disaster”, and blasted Prime Minister Perry Christie for “willingly being the purveyor of untruths” on the status of the project.

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BLINDSIDED: PM admits govt caught off-guard on Baha Mar

PRIME Minister Perry Christie last night said Baha Mar’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in the United States on Monday came “without notice” to the government as he insisted that “it is completely false” to say that his administration had misled the public on the $3.5bn project’s status.

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DNA: PM's confidence proved to be ignorance

DNA Leader Branville McCartney yesterday blasted the Christie administration for what he termed “a failure by the country’s chief executive officer” to make known the financial troubles facing the multi-billion dollar Baha Mar resort.

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Miller: Look at the big picture on Baha Mar

BAHAMAS Electricity Corporation Executive Chairman Leslie Miller said people must “look at the big picture” with Baha Mar, concentrating on getting the resort open rather than on the developer’s failure to pay its hefty electricity fees.

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Gray supports Christie - or any of his potential successors

DESPITE his “undoubted loyalty” to Prime Minister Perry Christie, MICAL MP V Alfred Gray said he can see himself supporting “any one” of his Cabinet colleagues mentioned in recent weeks as potential successors to Mr Christie.

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PM: Govt won’t take sides

PRIME Minister Perry Christie last night said the government will not take any sides in the ongoing dispute between Baha Mar and its Chinese financiers, as the Official Opposition reacted with “shock” over the mega-resort’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in the United States yesterday.

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Christie: Party will decide if I stay as leader

AS SPECULATION mounts over who could emerge as the next leader of the Progressive Liberal Party, Prime Minister Perry Christie said he is in the process of mulling over who will succeed him as party leader.

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Bahamas ‘not ready’ for same-sex marriage

THE Bahamas is not ready for state-recognition of same-sex marriage, former Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette told The Tribune yesterday.