Election 2012

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Symonette top of rich list with $156m declaration

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette leads the pack of a long list of millionaires and wealthy candidates who are vying for seats in the House of Assembly with a total net worth of $156m, according to financial disclosures submitted to the Parliamentary Registration Department.

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Davis and Maynard-Gibson avoid Fitzgerald questions

DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis and Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson focused on Baha Mar’s long-promised opening on Friday morning rather than address the controversy surrounding Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald.

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D’Aguilar company made false declarations in 2014 case

SUPERWASH Limited, the company owned by Free National Movement candidate for Free Town Dionisio D’Aguilar, submitted three false declarations to the Bahamas Customs Department in 2014 which would have cost the government more than $35,000 in unpaid duty, according to documents obtained by The Tribune.

VIDEO: PM jokes ‘god can’t stop’ him on election trail

PRIME Minister Perry Christie joked on Saturday that things were going so good that “God can’t stop him now” after the Progressive Liberal Party’s mass rally in Exuma was plagued with power outages, rain and microphone issues.

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Nygard gave Gibson $94,000: $5,000 a month paid to minister’s US bank account

PETER Nygard sent thousands of dollars per month to a Bank of America account belonging to Labour and National Insurance Minister Shane Gibson between August 2011 and January 2013, documents obtained by The Tribune show. The payments totalled $94,131.10.

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Ingraham: Curry has disappointed with so many absences

FORMER Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said he was “disappointed” to learn that North Abaco MP Renardo Curry was absent from the House of Assembly 102 times this parliamentary term, with the nation’s former leader telling reporters he never missed 100 days in 40 years.

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QC SAYS HE HAS DONATED MONEY TO FNM PARTY

OUTSPOKEN Queen’s Counsel Fred Smith has heightened the debate surrounding election campaign financing after he posted a video on Facebook in which he admits to sponsoring the Free National Movement’s efforts to remove the Progressive Liberal Party from office.

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McCartney rejects claim that vote for DNA is a vote for PLP

RESPONDING to recent assertions by Free National Movement officials that a vote for the Democratic National Alliance is a vote for the Progressive Liberal Party, DNA Leader Branville McCartney on Friday claimed that the FNM’s attempts at alienating the third party is because the FNM wants either itself or the PLP to win “because they work together”.

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FNM candidate Bowe aims to improve Exuma healthcare

IMPROVED healthcare in Exuma will be the first order of business for Free National Movement (FNM) candidate Navarro Bowe if elected to serve next month.

Exuma voters urged: Don’t be fooled again

REGISTERED voters in Exuma were urged by the Free National Movement (FNM) not to be fooled again by the promises made by the current government, which the opposition party said it has failed to deliver.

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McCartney urges DNA it's time to end 'business as usual'

HITTING back at recent assertions by Free National Movement (FNM) officials that a vote for the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) is a vote for the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), DNA Leader Branville McCartney on Friday claimed that the FNM’s attempts at alienating the third party is because the FNM wants either itself or the PLP to win “because they work together”.

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PM refuses Fitzgerald questions at Baha Mar ribbon cutting

PRIME Minister Perry Christie several times refused questions from reporters on Friday over whether he will fire Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald or demand his resignation as the Marathon candidate indicated he intended to move on despite his admission on Thursday that he sought contracts worth millions from Baha Mar for his family’s business.

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Former FNM Leader calls for donations at rally

IN WHAT could be described as a "state of the party" address, former Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Tommy Turnquest on Thursday night urged party supporters to give "at least one dollar" to either their respective constituency candidate or the party's national office to help fund its electoral campaign, claiming that the party could not match "PLP money".

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PLP Chairman pledges to drop 'bombshells' about FNM candidates

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts pledged to drop "bombshells" this weekend about the Free National Movement's (FNM) Dionisio D'Aguilar and Rickey Mackey, candidates for Freetown and North Eleuthera.

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Lloyd: Govt 'blocked Sarkis bankruptcy to conceal corrupt involvement'

FREE National Movement (FNM) South Beach candidate Jeffery Lloyd has suggested that the Christie administration's move to block Sarkis Izmirlian's attempt to file for bankruptcy in a Delaware court two years ago were orchestrated to conceal the extent of the Progressive Liberal Party's (PLP) "obscenely corrupt" involvement in the project.

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