Election 2012

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'PM no longer has moral authority to govern the nation'

FNM Chairman Darron Cash criticised Prime Minister Perry Christie and Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis for “declaring war on the church” with their recent statements on the gambling issue.

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FNM Deputy calls for clarity over referendum plans

FNM Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner has urged the Christie administration to specify its intentions for the constitutional referendum on gender equality as the proposed November 6 date for the vote gets nearer.

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Wilchcombe blasts rebel Rollins over ‘immaturity’

OBIE Wilchcombe, West Grand Bahama and Bimini MP, has branded outspoken Fort Charlotte representative Dr Andre Rollins’ ongoing controversial comments in the House of Assembly as “political immaturity” in need of “reconciliation” from not only constituents but from the Progressive Liberal Party’s council.

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Tourism minister sees no need to table taskforce recommendations

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday he does not see the necessity of tabling the Financial Action Task Force’s recommendations on the Christie administration’s new Gaming Bill, which were made nearly two months ago.

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STRIKE IS OVER SAYS TUC LEADER

NEGOTIATIONS between the government and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) came to a screeching halt yesterday after officials learned that some unions were still withholding their labour as part of a national strike that began on Wednesday.

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FNM calls for taskforce advice on webshops to be tabled

FREE National Movement Deputy leader Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday urged the Christie administration to table the Financial Action Task Force’s recommendations that were given to Attorney General Allyson Maynard Gibson nearly two months ago in Paris.

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Gibson calls for meeting to resolve strike

LABOUR Minister Shane Gibson yesterday challenged the members of the Trade Union of Congress to meet with him at his office at 9am today “to resolve all their issues once and for all.”

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MP hits out discrimination in gaming bill

FORT Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins yesterday forecast that the Progressive Liberal Party will not win the 2017 general election over its handling of regulating webshop gaming.

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PM says gaming laws are a model for other nations

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday touted the “integrity” of the government’s gaming legislation saying countries around the world have requested the documents with a view to modelling their systems after it.

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Wilchcombe and Minnis clash over FNM's previous position on legalising webshops

WEST Grand Bahama and Bimini MP Obie Wilchcombe yesterday blasted Opposition Leader Dr Hubert Minnis over his stance against the legalisation and regularisation of webshops.

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UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Union says strike to continue

THE Trade Union Congress is expected to continue strike action today, despite claims by Director of Labour Robert Farquharson and Labour Minister Shane Gibson that the industrial action was “illegal” and “unwarranted”.

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DNA suggests webshop bill is political payback

THE Democratic National Alliance yesterday questioned if the government’s Gaming Bill, which the party said caters to “the whims” of a select group, was payback for reported campaign donations from webshop bosses to the PLP ahead of the last general election.

'Unchristian' of BEC to make customers pay more for less

PHENTON Neymour, former State Minister for the Environment, said yesterday the government should “cover the cost” of the $30 price hike in electricity bills instead of “forcing BEC customers to pay for their incompetence.”

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Female parliamentarians do not want delay for referendum - but understand if it is needed

THE FAILURE of the proposed gender equality referendum should not be an option, Sea Breeze MP Hope Strachan said yesterday.

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Call for government to confirm position of banks on webshops

  DNA Leader Branville McCartney yesterday urged the government to confirm whether international financial institutions are “okay” with local banks accepting webshop money before the new Gaming Bill is passed.