Election 2012


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FNM chairman is sued by PM

Prime Minister Perry Christie has announced that he is to sue the chairman of the FNM, Michael Pintard, for defamation.

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Power from Florida in $1bn plan by DNA

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Deputy Leader Chris Mortimer yesterday proposed a $1 billion plan to transform electricity provision in The Bahamas.

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DNA: Time to get serious on disclosures

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney said yesterday it is “past time” for the government to “get serious” about upholding the laws mandated under the Public Disclosures Act.

FNM calls for removal of Davis and Gray

THE Free National Movement held a press conference outside the Department of Agriculture in Freeport yesterday demanding the removal of Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis and Minister of Agriculture V Alfred Gray from Cabinet.

Roberts blasts Butler-Turner over criticism of government

PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts shot back at Long Island MP Loretta Butler Turner’s criticism of the Christie administration, saying the opposition member is “confused”.

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FNM tells Gray not to be arrogant over accusations

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday advised MICAL MP V Alfred Gray not to be “arrogant” about the judicial interference allegations against him, saying the embattled MP should remember that the Bahamian people have the final say on the matter.

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Melia ‘unfair’ to withhold gratuity

FORMER Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes said yesterday it is “unfair and uncaring” for the Meliá Nassau Beach resort to withhold earned gratuity payments from its workers during these “difficult economic times.”

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Bahamas is ‘catching hell’ under PLP

BAHAMIANS are “catching hell” under the Christie administration due to a stalled economy and worsening job prospects, Shadow Minister of Labour and Social Development Loretta Butler Turner said yesterday.

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Gray: I will have the last say

EMBATTLED MICAL MP V Alfred Gray said yesterday that he will have the “last say” after investigations wrap up into allegations that he used his Cabinet position to interfere in the judicial process of a man convicted in his constituency.

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PM has US report on NSA interception of phone calls

AMERICAN officials presented Prime Minister Perry Christie with a formal communication regarding reports that the US’ National Security Agency had been intercepting and monitoring the telephone conversations of Bahamians, Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell confirmed yesterday.

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FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday he has “no interest” in a public debate between the political leaders, insisting that he is “by far more interested in” unseating Prime Minister Perry Christie.

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Police launch Gray probe

ACTING Deputy Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson said the investigation into allegations of judicial interference against MICAL MP V Alfred Gray is “near completion”.

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Mitchell wary of praise by activists over gay rights

FOREIGN Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell yesterday accused the Grand Bahama Human Rights Association of being ‘“disingenuous” and trying to “stir up trouble” after the group commended the government for its “support for gay rights” at the United Nations.

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FNM: Middle class are hardest hit by layoffs

THE impending layoffs at Scotiabank (Bahamas) and reports of possible downsizing in the hotel industry signal a “scary” climate for the middle class, FNM Deputy Leader K Peter Turnquest said yesterday.

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Minnis: We will expose another scandal

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday hinted that his party was working to expose another high-level politician in the Christie-led administration.