Election 2012

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Island Luck boss denies PLP has asked him to run in North Andros

ISLAND Luck CEO Sebas Bastian yesterday said it is “100 per cent false” that he has requested Prime Minister Perry Christie to nominate him as the Progressive Liberal Party’s candidate for North Andros, maintaining that he can be a “greater benefit” to the Bahamas by “remaining in the private sector”.

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‘Disappointment’ behind Key criticism of FNM leader

THE Central and South Abaco Free National Movement Constituency Association yesterday attributed area MP Edison Key’s criticism of FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis to “disappointment” that he will not be the party’s candidate for the 2017 general election.

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BPL chief asks for ‘patience’

BAHAMAS Power and Light CEO Pamela Hill yesterday asked the public for “patience” as the utility provider begins “much needed” upgrades and “investments” in its system.

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PM orders probe into blackouts

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday bemoaned Bahamas Power and Light’s inability to provide uninterrupted electricity supply to the island, telling The Tribune he was not only “distressed” by the outages, but that he ordered a probe to uncover the root cause of the most recent island-wide power cut.

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Transparency and accountability key in National Development Plan

THE potentially seminal National Development Plan will urge the government to prioritise enhancing transparency and accountability in its operations, the latest in a long line of official plans and reports that have encouraged such reforms even as successive governments prove slow to adopt them.

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Roberts: Ex-cop ‘has offered nothing new’

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday claimed that former Deputy Commissioner of Police Marvin Dames has offered nothing new to the Bahamian public since becoming the Free National Movement’s (FNM) “in-house crime expert”.

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Lowest turnout for election is predicted

POLITICAL analyst Dr Ian Strachan believes the country may experience its lowest voter turnout in history for the upcoming general election due to lack of faith in the current political system and “weak” alternatives to the current administration.

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Butler-Turner suspicious of Baha Mar jobs timing

FREE National Movement (FNM) Shadow Minister of Labour Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday said she found it “highly suspect” that Prime Minister Perry Christie announced that 1,500 people will be hired to work at the stalled Baha Mar resort in the height of election season.

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FNM set to ratify Family Island candidates

THE Free National Movement (FNM) is nearing the completion of its 2017 general election campaign lineup, with party Chairman Sidney Collie telling The Tribune on Friday that the organisation expects to ratify several Family Island candidates in the coming weeks.

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Dames: Multi-faceted plan needed on crime

FORMER Deputy Commissioner of Police Marvin Dames believes the government has been unable to control violent crime in the country because it is lacking a strategic plan that involves a multifaceted approach to the problem.

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Turnquest: Strange end to Deputy PM robbery case

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday said it is “very unusual” and “curiously strange” that the attorney general would discontinue prosecuting the two men who were accused of robbing Deputy Prime Minister Phillip Brave Davis at a time when he was acting prime minister.

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Commission ‘has missed own deadline’ for boundary changes

THE Constituencies Commission has missed its self-imposed deadline to submit recommendations for boundary changes, according to Official Opposition member K Peter Turnquest, who yesterday projected that the report will not be tabled until next year.

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Privilege Committee investigations stalled

MAJOR investigations by Parliament’s Committee on Privilege have stalled in recent months, with no clear end in sight for them.

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Minnis: March has made me a changed leader

OPPOSITION Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said last Friday’s “We March Bahamas” protest has “opened” his eyes and he is now a “different, changed” leader.

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Anger at lack of ‘real govt plan’ on murders

FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday lamented the recent spate of murders in the past few days, as he called on the Christie administration to “bring forth a real plan” to address crime.

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