FREE National Movement (FNM) Chairman Sidney Collie has accused Minister of National Security Dr Bernard Nottage of not caring how unsafe Bahamians feel, noting that five people were killed since the Bain and Grants Town MP proclaimed overall crime had dropped by 29 per cent.
LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday accused Prime Minister Perry Christie of attempting to remove himself from the “enormous disaster” his administration created over Baha Mar and castigated the government for making decisions based on certain specific interests.
FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday he supports the government’s proposal to assist thousands of poor Bahamians who were unable to pay their electricity bills and were “taken off the grid.”
LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner and Senator Dr Duane Sands “don’t stand a chance” against Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis and Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest at the party’s upcoming national convention, former Cabinet Minister Tennyson Wells predicted yesterday.
CENTRAL Grand Bahama MP Neko Grant had strong words for Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis’ performance during the wrap up of the 2016/2017 budget debate, saying the Killarney MP showed “no interest” in the head-by-head exercise and seemed unprepared.
OPPOSITION Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday if he is elected prime minister, he would hold a referendum on capital punishment “as soon as possible”.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday conceded that the June 7 constitutional referendum went “hopelessly wrong” and said he was “shocked” to be accused of having a hidden agenda that sided with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller yesterday commended Deputy Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis for seeking to forgive the debts of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) consumers, calling it a “noble” endeavour “that should have been done a long time ago”.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday despite repeated claims from Official Opposition members that his administration has not spurred growth in employment, his government has created over 20,000 jobs since taking office in 2012.
FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday accused National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage of hiding “behind statistics” rather than acknowledging the high rate of crime in the country.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday the government has modelled its new mortgage relief programme after a similar plan in the United States that “yielded successful results.”
CENTRAL and South Eleuthera MP Damian Gomez said yesterday he might not run as a candidate for his constituency in the next general election.
PRODESTA Moore, the DNA’s candidate for Elizabeth, yesterday criticised government’s failure to fully enact Marco’s Law.
FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest said he has “no worries or concerns” about being challenged for his position, claiming that his chief opponent does not currently “possess the skills that are paramount in need” to move the country forward.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis revealed yesterday that the government is working on a series of operational agreements with Bahamas Power and Light to write off many of the corporation’s delinquent accounts, potentially returning some 3,000 users back to the grid.