ALLEGING that webshop owners are among Prime Minister Perry Christie’s financial backers, Free National Movement Chairman Darron Cash raised concerns yesterday about whether a recent meeting between Mr Christie and various webshop representatives was used to “cut favourable deals” days before the government tables its anticipated Gaming Bill in Parliament.
CONTRARY to what was mandated in a previous draft of the Gaming Bill, webshop businesses that qualify for government licences will no longer be required to shut down while the gaming industry is regularised, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe confirmed yesterday.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie downplayed Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins’ recent scathing criticism of him yesterday, pledging that he will not be distracted by the political aspirations or position of the younger parliamentarian.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday that he will “imminently” address the controversy surrounding Renward Wells’ signing of a letter of intent with Stellar Waste Company LTD to build a $650 million facility at the New Providence landfill.
PHENTON Neymour, former State Minister for the Environment, said yesterday the “government has shown weakness” by reappointing Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller as executive chairman of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation.
OFFICIALS remained tight-lipped over the government’s decision on the restructuring of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation yesterday.
RETIRED Justice Ruby Nottage, organiser of the Christie administration’s constitutional referendum education campaign, said the delay of the Parliamentary vote on the proposed equality Bills is “concerning” and leaves only “a short window” to clear up points of confusion before the vote.
TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller has been reappointed executive chairman of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation, The Tribune understands.
A CONTROVERSIAL policing strategy that emphasises pursuing people who commit minor crimes is at the centre of the Democratic National Alliance’s proposed plan for curbing violent crime in the country.
FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell said that, while dissenting opinions are valuable to organisations, those who have lost faith in the party should “look elsewhere”.
FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said Prime Minister Perry Christie has “failed” the nation on crime and obviously misled the public before the 2012 general election with suggestions that the PLP had answers to the problem.
FNM Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner warned yesterday that the government may have to postpone its scheduled November 6 constitutional referendum because the process of enshrining equal rights for men and women in the Constitution is being compromised by repeated delays in passing the four Bills in Parliament.
POLICE have four men in custody in connection with the shooting death of Latore Mackey, press secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister and deputy director of Bahamas Information Services.
THE anticipated House of Assembly vote on the Christie administration’s proposed constitutional referendum Bills was postponed yesterday.
BAHAMAS Electricity Corporation Executive Chairman Leslie Miller yesterday defended his tenure at the power provider against rumours that he will not be reappointed next month.