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PLP veteran dismisses Wells’ quit threat

FORMER PLP Cabinet Minister George Smith yesterday shot down Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells’ resignation threat saying that he did not have the political clout to “stand on a bully pulpit and talk tough”.

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Mixed feelings in Grand Bahama over FNM battle

WHILE many Free National Movement supporters in Grand Bahama are reserving their comments over the leadership battle, some believe that Loretta Butler-Turner’s decision will deepen democracy in the party.

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Rollins faces PLP committee

EMBATTLED Ft Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins appeared before a Progressive Liberal Party disciplinary committee last night, accompanied by lawyer and former PLP Chairman Raynard Rigby.

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FNM Chairman says response to Ebola threat is too 'laid back'

FREE National Chairman Darron Cash yesterday criticised the government’s response to the potential threat of an Ebola case as “laid back” given the enormous risk the disease poses for the country’s tourism-driven economy.

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Neymour slams BEC management for oil spills

MANAGEMENT at the Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s Clifton plant continue to allow waste oil to spill out of containers and drain directly into the sea, according to former State Minister for Environment Phenton Neymour.

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PLP Chairman taunts Rollins over LOI threat

A PLP disciplinary committee is expected to rule on the fate of embattled Ft Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins by the end of the month, party Chairman Bradley Roberts said yesterday.

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‘Why has PM not explained sacking?’

FREE National Movement Chairman Darron Cash is demanding that Prime Minister Perry Christie explain the circumstances surrounding Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells’ unauthorised signing of a $650m letter of intent with a waste to energy company that led to his firing as an official in a government ministry.

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Fraud fears over citizenship bids

SOME 300 applications for citizenship were returned earlier this year due to suspicions that birth certificates were fraudulently issued from the civil registry, Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell revealed yesterday.

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Sands aims to become FNM deputy leader

FREE National Movement Deputy Chairman Dr Duane Sands announced yesterday that he will run to become deputy leader of the FNM in next month’s highly anticipated party convention.

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Government’s Ebola plan ‘not enough to safeguard the country’

FREE National Movement Deputy Chairman Dr Duane Sands said the Ministry of Health’s Ebola Preparedness and Response Plan is not enough to safeguard Bahamians in the event of an outbreak in the country.

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Deputy PM satisfied with Wells being fired

WORKS Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday said he was satisfied with the decision to fire his former Parliamentary Secretary Renward Wells over the multi-million dollar letter of intent controversy.

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PLP chairman blames Minnis for PHA failings

PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday blamed FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis for “systematic failures, irregularities and vulnerabilities” in the Public Hospitals Authority that Mr Roberts said the PLP now has to clean up.

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Minister seeks to resolve taxi row

TRANSPORT and Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna Martin says officials are working to prevent a repeat of the tense demonstration that took place between taxi drivers and tour company workers on Bay Street on Monday.

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UPDATED: Sands announces bid for FNM deputy leadership

Dr Duane Sands has formally announced his intent to run for FNM deputy leader

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Minnis confident he will be re-elected as FNM leader

FNM LEADER Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday he is “more than confident” he will be re-elected at the party’s November convention and is “not concerned” about who will challenge him.

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