Election 2012


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Turnquest: I don’t want us to abandon Family Islands

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest has emphasised that he does not believe any Family Island affected by Hurricane Joaquin should be abandoned.

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Smith urges PLP to delay convention due to hurricane

FORMER Progressive Liberal Party Cabinet minister George Smith yesterday urged his party not to hold its national convention next month as communities devastated by Hurricane Joaquin will still be struggling to recover.

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Christie defends Joaquin response

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday revealed a staggering assessment outlining the damage Hurricane Joaquin brought to the southern Bahamas last week, as he defended government officials’ handling of the storm from strong criticism.

DNA postpones convention in wake of hurricane

THE Democratic National Alliance has postponed its first convention to concentrate on hurricane restoration relief.

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Minnis ‘never intended to undermine volunteers’

FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday that he never intended to undermine the efforts of volunteers and private groups engaging in hurricane relief when he urged Bahamians to donate to the Red Cross and its verified partners.

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FNM Deputy asks if we should rebuild after the hurricane

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest said yesterday that stakeholders should consider whether it is wise to rebuild islands like Crooked Island following the devastation that Hurricane Joaquin has left in its wake.

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Rollins says PLP hurricane fund undermines private efforts

FORT Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins yesterday blasted PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts over his appeal urging Bahamians to donate to the political party’s Hurricane Joaquin relief fund.

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Anger over Minnis advice on donations

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday called for persons donating to Hurricane Joaquin relief efforts to make all donations to the Bahamas Red Cross Society and its verified partners.

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Long Islanders tell of 'the worst storm they have ever seen'

RESIDENTS of Long Island, among the hardest hit southern Bahamas islands by Hurricane Joaquin, have described the Category 4 storm as “the worst we’ve ever seen”.

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FNM blasts Christie administration for being caught off guard

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday criticised the Christie administration for its “incompetence” and “blatant disregard” for residents of the southern and central Bahamas, many of whom were caught off guard on Thursday by the ferocity of Hurricane Joaquin.

PM: People will say that my administration has done wonders

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday said he is satisfied that his administration will be judged to have done “wonders” in this country as he expressed confidence about his ability to be re-elected as the Progressive Liberal Party’s leader at its November convention.

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PM: Impact of Hurricane Joaquin a 'teachable moment'

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said on Thursday that the government has to use the impact of Hurricane Joaquin as a “teachable moment”, adding that his administration must also implement a process where dangerous weather systems do not catch people by surprise.

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Rollins: Nation is a mess - so why back its leader?

FORT Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins criticised Progressive Liberal Party MPs last night for “falling in line” and standing behind Prime Minister Perry Christie’s bid for re-election when, according to Dr Rollins, he failed the first time as prime minister and “did worse the second time.”

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Minnis ‘wants convention’ ahead of next election

FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard said yesterday that party leader Dr Hubert Minnis would like to have a full convention ahead of the next general election, but on his own terms.

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Nottage: Clearing records of some convicts is not going soft on crime

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage yesterday insisted that the government was not going soft on crime as he introduced the Rehabilitation of Offenders Amendment Bill, which seeks to shorten the time for some convicts to have their police records wiped clean.