Election 2012

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Watson doubts FNM election win

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Frank Watson yesterday insisted that unless the Free National Movement worked harder to connect with Bahamians on key issues, it is hard to see the party securing a victory in this country’s next general election.

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Nottage slammed for hollow promises over tackling crime

CHAIRMAN of the Free National Movement Michael Pintard and Democratic National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney both dismissed a recent crime address from Minister of National Security Dr Bernard Nottage for missing the mark.

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National crime address ‘an insult to bahamians’

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has branded National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage’s national address on crime as “inconsiderate, lacking depth and eons too late.”

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PLP chairman hits out at Minnis over leadership

PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts blasted FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday saying the Killarney MP had very little understanding of the concept of leadership.

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Nottage's national crime address 'an insult to Bahamians' says Minnis

FREE National Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has branded National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage’s national address on crime as “inconsiderate, lacking depth and eons too late".

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‘Emergency vehicles left without fuel’

LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday accused the government of “rank victimisation and cronyism” as emergency service vehicles in her constituency remain without a nearby source of fuel, placing the lives of residents in a “precarious” position before the arrival of Tropical Storm Erika.

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Nottage vow in face of 25% rise in murders

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage broke his silence on crime last night, contending that the government is “up to the challenge” as the nation continues to grapple with startling crime statistics.

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FNM tells govt ‘we warned you’ over downgrade

FNM Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest said that Standard & Poor’s (S&P) decision to downgrade the Bahamas’ sovereign creditworthiness this week justifies the “conservatism” displayed by his party in the recent budget debate.

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‘Prime minister is weak and cannot control his Cabinet’

FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday called Prime Minister Perry Christie a “weak, confused leader” who has no control over his Cabinet and is “not fit to run this country”.

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Gomez to file against FNM duo ‘by next Friday’

STATE Minister for Legal Affairs Damian Gomez said due to Tropical Storm Erika, which is expected to hit his constituency on the weekend, he will likely file his proposed Election Court petitions to declare the Long Island and Killarney seats vacant by next week Friday.

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DNA: Downgrade shows need for better fiscal management

DNA Leader Branville McCartney yesterday railed against the government’s fiscal management in view of the country’s recent credit rating downgrade from Standard & Poor’s (S&P).

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Mitchell hits back at Human Rights group’s complaint

FOREIGN Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell yesterday criticised the Grand Bahama Human Rights Association for requesting Prime Minister Perry Christie to stop his attempts to have police investigate alleged comments of incitement made by non-nationals at a town hall meeting two weeks ago.

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PM told to tackle corruption claims

FORMER Immigration Minister Loftus Roker yesterday urged Prime Minister Perry Christie to address the corruption and conflicts of interest claims made by State Minister for Legal Affairs Damian Gomez.

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Bethel: Minnis made full disclosure

FNM Senator Carl Bethel yesterday said that Killarney MP Dr Hubert Minnis made a full disclosure in the House of Assembly over his company’s contract with the government while he was minister of health.

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Rivals urged to challenge Christie for leadership

FORMER PLP Chairman Raynard Rigby yesterday challenged party leader-hopefuls to put themselves up for nomination regardless of whether incumbent leader Prime Minister Perry Christie decides to seek another term.

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