Election 2012


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PM hits back at Symonette over sale of Hilton to Chinese firm

PRIME Minister Perry Christie defended the recent sale of the British Colonial Hilton to a Chinese state owned company yesterday and suggested FNM members like former Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette have been hypocritical in their criticism.

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PM: Govt willling to disclose BTC sale details

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday that while his government is willing to disclose details to the public about the 2011 sale of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company that took place under the former Ingraham administration, it must also consider its relationship with Cable and Wireless Communications, the company that took over BTC.

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Minnis: I won’t lie to nation on crime

FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said crime is “out of control” as he urged the government to disclose what impact, if any, its highly-touted Urban Renewal initiative has had on the problem.

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FNM MPs criticise Dr Nottage over comments on crime

TWO FNM MPs who represent areas that have seen murders this week criticised National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage for his “seemingly dismissive” comments on crime.

FNM Chairman says BTC bonus leaks ‘a deflection attempt by PM’

FREE National Movement Chairman Darron Cash yesterday labelled the leaked reports of bonus payments at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company following its controversial sale to Cable and Wireless in 2011 a “deflection attempt” by the Prime Minister and the Progressive Liberal Party, adding that the $1.5m payments to executives were “well deserved”.

Cash warns Wells: Do not spite Bahamian women to get back at PM

FNM Chairman Darron Cash yesterday warned Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells not to “spite Bahamian women” in a bid to get back at the Prime Minister over the Letter of Intent controversy.

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PLP disciplinary hearing on Rollins held

THE Progressive Liberal Party disciplinary committee established to decide the fate of controversial Fort Charlotte MP Andre Rollins last night concluded their hearings and will begin deliberating. 

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Deputy PM says Bills will pass with or without wells

DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip Davis yesterday said he believed that the government will still be able to pass constitutional referendum Bills with or without the vote of Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells.

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Govt defends sale of Hilton to Chinese

WHILE the Christie administration approved the sale of the British Colonial Hilton, it had no hand in selecting China State Construction Engineering Corporation to purchase the historic hotel and its adjoining property, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday.

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Wells: PLP and country will see power of one MP

BAMBOO Town MP Renward Wells yesterday suggested that the Progressive Liberal Party and the country will see the “power of one MP” when the Constitutional Amendment Bills come to a vote in the House of Assembly.

Minister ‘excited’ by web shop regulation process

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe yesterday said the government is in the process of finalising when key elements of the new gaming legislation are to be implemented as web shops transition into regulated operations.

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Fines against poachers in Bahamian waters ‘increased five-fold’

A “five-fold” increase in fines levied against poachers operating in Bahamian waters has been approved by Cabinet, Agriculture Minister V Alfred Gray confirmed yesterday.

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FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday said he was unfazed by the public campaign of contender Loretta Butler-Turner as time draws nearer to the party’s convention.

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Wells explains LOI signing to PLP council

BAMBOO Town MP Renward Wells told the National General Council of the Progressive Liberal Party on Thursday why he signed a $650m letter of intent with a waste-to-energy company, PLP chairman Bradley Roberts confirmed yesterday.

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PM ‘will speak on LOI issue’

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday said he has not spoken to Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells since he was fired as parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Works last week.