PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts has accused the Free National Movement of abusing the issuance of stop prosecution orders while in office, as he again defended Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson’s actions over ending prosecution against the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort and two of its executives.
FNM's plan for independent director of public prosecution 'would have prevented nolle prosequi affair'
THE CHAIRMAN of the Free National Movement (FNM) said on Friday that his party’s plan for an independent director of public prosecution would have prevented the “whole sordid affair” over the Attorney-General’s ‘nolle prosequi’ direction in the Sandals Royal Bahamian case.
A DAY after Labour Minister Shane Gibson hit out at Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson for not informing him of her decision to stop a private prosecution against Sandals Royal Bahamian and two of its senior executives, two more senior Cabinet ministers have also come out against the handling of the matter - but the Attorney General last night swiped back at criticisms.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip Davis confirmed yesterday that he was still prepared to lead the Progressive Liberal Party but insisted that the future leadership of the party was an internal matter that would be resolved at its national convention.
FREE National Movement Senator Dr Duane Sands said yesterday that he abandoned his ambitions to become the party’s deputy leader after Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner dropped out of the leadership race in July because the pair had been campaigning as a team.
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday denied reports that the party has had internal discussions about the establishment of a Yellow Elder constituency and the possibility of former Mount Moriah MP Keod Smith as the standard-bearer in the area.
THE Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) last night announced the ratification of three candidates for the upcoming general election, including House Speaker and Member of Parliament for Garden Hills, Dr Kendal Major.
FNM Deputy Leader K Peter Turnquest said the government promised a new state of the art hospital for Grand Bahama, but has yet to deliver on the pledge.
FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie said yesterday that despite the party throwing its full support behind Loretta Butler-Turner, the Long Island MP has “a lot of work to do” to win over her constituents before the next election.
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts has defended the Attorney General’s decision not to issue a no prosecution direction to the court, effectively stopping criminal proceedings brought by union officials against Sandals Royal Bahamian and two of its senior executives.
ATTORNEY General Allyson Maynard-Gibson’s issuance of a nolle prosequi to discontinue court proceedings against the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort and two of its senior executives was an “abomination” to justice, said Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner as she questioned whether the government conspired with the hotel when it terminated hundreds of workers.
FORMER Attorney General Alfred Sears took his confident public pronouncements on winning the Progressive Liberal Party’s leadership race a step further yesterday by predicting that with him at the helm of the political organisation, it would win the majority of the seats in the House of Assembly.
MICAL MP V Alfred Gray yesterday hit back at Free National Movement candidate Walt Saunders, claiming that he “knows nothing” about the constituency “other than his connection to Inagua”.
AS the Free National Movement continues efforts to fortify its base ahead of the 2017 general election, there is some uncertainty over the future of St Anne’s MP Hubert Chipman, as the FNM is said to be using the “sure seat” as bait to attract a “financially capable” candidate to its ranks.
LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday accused Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins of attempting to “take over” a Free National Movement town hall meeting in Long Island on Monday night by bringing his supporters to the event organised by the party to officially endorse her.