Election 2012


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No word on Rollins until ‘sometime in 2015’

THE fate of embattled Progressive Liberal Party Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins will continue in limbo until sometime in 2015, party Chairman Bradley Roberts said yesterday.

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'Bring NIA legislation or shut agency down'

LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday called for the government to either bring the National Intelligence Agency legislation to parliament or “shut the agency down forthwith”.

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Nottage blames crime levels on failed justice system

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage yesterday skirted around questions regarding the government’s failure to control the scourge of crime in the country as it had heavily campaigned to do during the 2012 general election.

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Cuba move may have massive economic impact, says PM

THE re-establishment of full diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States can have a “massive economic impact” on The Bahamas, according to Prime Minister Perry Christie.

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Christie hails Pinder as a 'robust and dynamic man'

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday he will announce in the “coming days” who will be selected to replace Ryan Pinder as minister of financial services.

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Ingraham slams PLP 'hypocrisy'

FORMER Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham yesterday said he finds Prime Minister Perry Christie “hypocritical” for supporting outgoing Financial Services Minister Ryan Pinder, who resigned from Cabinet for a job in the private sector.

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Bills tabled to govern oil exploration

ENVIRONMENT Minister Kenred Dorsett yesterday advanced a compendium of bills in the House of Assembly to modernise oil exploration in the country.

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Mitchell: Detention Centre has been operating without rules

THE Carmichael Road Detention Centre has been operating without governance procedures or rules since it was established in the mid-1990s, Immigration and Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell revealed yesterday.

No sex offender registry or NIA legislation this year

THE Christie administration failed to table the promised landmark pieces of legislation in the House of Assembly before it adjourned until the New Year.

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Mitchell: Immigration policy is in accordance with constitution

FOREIGN Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell delivered a multi-layered defence of the government’s new immigration policy during his address before the Organisation of American States yesterday, emphasising that this country conducts its business in accordance with the Constitution and international standards.

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Minnis slams govt for failure to bring intelligence agency legislation

WITH just two weeks until the New Year, Opposition Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said the government has once again “failed the Bahamian people” by not bringing promised National Intelligence Agency legislation to parliament.

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DNA slams Mitchell for acting 'like spoiled child'

FOREIGN Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell is “behaving like a spoiled child” by “throwing tantrums in the media,” Democratic National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney said yesterday.

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Abaco MP calls for immigration raids to be carried out humanely

THE government should execute planned immigration raids in shanty towns in Abaco humanely and with consideration for the large number of Bahamian dwellers in these communities, Central and South Abaco MP Edison Key said.

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Rolle: I will serve as the Prime Minister requests

MINISTER of State for Investments Khaalis Rolle said yesterday that he was unaware of being a possible replacement for Financial Services Minister Ryan Pinder, who resigned this week, but would “serve whatever the prime minister requests me to serve”.

Rolle top contender to replace Pinder in ministerial post

While there has been no official statement from Prime Minister Perry Christie regarding who will be appointed as the new minister of financial services following the resignation of Elizabeth MP Ryan Pinder from Cabinet, The Tribune understands that Pinewood MP Khaalis Rolle is the top contender among two other possible replacements.