Election 2012


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Mitchell to Sarkis: Conform or leave

FOREIGN Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell yesterday continued his public recrimination of Baha Mar CEO Sarkis Izmirlian, saying an invitation should be extended to the developer “to consider making the appropriate steps to live elsewhere” if he cannot conform with the expected conduct of “economic guests.”

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Ministry seeks meeting with Air Traffic Controllers Union amid overtime row

MINISTRY of Transport and Aviation officials have requested a meeting with members of the Bahamas Air Traffic Controllers Union, along with representatives from two other government departments with the object of brokering “fairness and industrial harmony” amidst continuing disputes about overtime pay.

FNM Deputy leader calls for ‘defined roadmap’ for governance of Grand Bahama

FNM Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday called for the establishment of a “defined roadmap” for the governance of Grand Bahama.

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Govt says Baha Mar statement 'misleading'

THE Christie Administration continued its public feud with Baha Mar Friday, calling the resort's most recent press statement concerning Friday's Supreme Court adjournment of its winding up hearing "misleading”.

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Baha Mar petition ruling put off to Aug 19 after CCA objects to liquidators

A SUPREME Court judge adjourned proceedings on the government's petition to wind up Baha Mar to August 19-20 on Friday morning after revelations that Baha Mar's contractor has expressed reservations about the personnel appointed to serve as provisional liquidators for Baha Mar.

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Independent MP to start tabling Bills in Parliament

Marco City MP Greg Moss has pledged that he will start using an obscure House rule to begin tabling Bills in Parliament, effectively sidelining the agenda of the ruling PLP party during particular sittings.

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Deputy PM hopes that new BEC board will be named next week

ONE WEEK after signing a transitional services agreement with PowerSecure, Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said he is hopeful that the new board of directors for the Bahamas Electrical Corporation would be named next week.

PM praises Hawksbill Creek Committee

PRIME Minister Perry Christie has praised the Hawksbill Creek Review Committee for “an excellent job” and providing recommendations to aid his government in its deliberation and negotiations to stimulate Grand Bahama’s economy.

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Deputy Prime Minister dismisses Sarkis criticism of Christie

DEPUTY Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis has dismissed Sarkis Izmirlian’s criticism that Prime Minister Perry Christie is not acting in the best interest of the Bahamian people with respect to Baha Mar.

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Mitchell: ‘Single investor’ posing existential threat to governance

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell yesterday declared that there was an “existential” threat to the governance of the country due to the deliberate and improper political interference of a “single investor”.

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FNM Deputy: Festival commission ‘gambled’ with taxpayer dollars for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival

FREE National Movement deputy leader Peter Turnquest yesterday said the government’s failure to secure a return on the $11.3m spent to hold Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival is a “sad indictment” which proves that the Festival Commission “gambled” with taxpayer dollars.

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Sarkis: I feel personally attacked by Prime Minister

BAHA Mar CEO Sarkis Izmirlian said yesterday he felt personally attacked by Perry Christie and the government of the Bahamas, adding that if the Prime Minister applied the same pressure on the China Import Export Bank and China Construction America as they did the resort, “there would already be a deal”.

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FNM Deputy: Fate of Baha Mar will determine Christie’s legacy

THE success or failure of the Baha Mar resort will determine Prime Minister Perry Christie’s legacy, Free National Movement deputy leader Peter Turnquest said yesterday as he insisted that the nation’s chief ought to be more involved with the negotiations.

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Govt ‘likely’ to pay Baha Mar wages

ACTING Attorney General Damian Gomez said yesterday “there is a likelihood” the government will pay the salaries of Baha Mar’s Bahamian employees for the work period that ends today.

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Govt leaves talks blaming Baha Mar

THE government yesterday blamed Baha Mar’s refusal to provide a guarantee for additional lending as the only element that stood in the way of securing a deal for the completion of the $3.5bn mega resort after the Bahamas delegation left talks in Beijing empty-handed for a second time.