Election 2012

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Mitchell to probe sickness absence of immigration staff

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell yesterday said his ministry is investigating why eight of 12 immigration officers failed to report for work at the Lynden Pindling International Airport on Wednesday – their absence resulting in severe queues for many who tried to clear immigration.

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Prime Minister celebrates 40 years in public service

PRIME Minister Perry Christie last night celebrated 40 years in public service at a ceremony at PLP headquarters.

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Miller says launch of legal action by workers is a bid to intimidate him

LESLIE Miller, Bahamas Electricity Corporation Executive Chairman, yesterday accused the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union of using intimidation tactics by reportedly retaining a law firm to sue him as tensions mount over Mr Miller’s refusal to sign a negotiated industrial agreement with the union.

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'Tax-free zones will help poor, not displace them'

ESTABLISHING inner city tax free zones will transform communities – not burden the poor or cause them to be displaced, newly-elected FNM Chairman Michael Pintard said yesterday.

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Griffin praise for Loretta

SOCIAL Services Minister Melanie Griffin yesterday commended former FNM Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner for “stepping forward” and taking on incumbent leader Dr Hubert Minnis for the leadership of the party.

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OAS immigration meeting with Mitchell delayed

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell said discussions with two major international organisations that were planned for today to clarify the government’s controversial new immigration restrictions in Washington, DC, have been postponed until next week.

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'Loretta may have won if she was a man'

SEA Breeze MP Hope Strachan yesterday said she felt that the Free National Movement might have found it “easier” to elect Loretta Butler-Turner as their new leader if she were a man.

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Roberts mocks defeated FNMs

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday roasted political rivals for their losses in the recent Free National Movement convention.

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Loretta committed to the FNM

AFTER her landslide loss in the leadership contest at Friday’s Free National Movement convention Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner said she will continue her “fight” and remains committed to her party.

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Minnis pledges 'tax-free zones'

NEWLY re-elected Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said if elected in 2017, his party will create inner city “tax free zones” and develop a new plan, more efficient than the current government’s policies, to “stomp out crime.”

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Historic moment for Grand Bahama

NEWLY-elected Free National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest and Chairman Michael Pintard pushed a message of unity as they spoke with reporters at the party’s headquarters in Grand Bahama.

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Moncur: Opposition must unite for sake of country

A FORMER Democratic National Alliance candidate believes that opposition political parties must put aside their egos for the greater good of the country if they wish to defeat the governing PLP in the next general election.

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Deputy Turnquest ‘ready to go to work’

NEWLY elected Free National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader K Peter Turnquest said last night he is confident the party’s new leadership team will be victorious in the next general election.

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New FNM Chairman Pintard sets sights on ‘rescuing the country’

SENATOR Michael Pintard emerged as the Free National Movement’s new chairman at the party’s convention last night.

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Minnis pays tribute to opponent Loretta

IN HIS first speech as the newly re-elected leader of the Free National Movement, Dr Hubert Minnis last night said he looked forward to working with his former second in command Loretta Butler-Turner in the lead up to the 2017 general election.

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