LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday lambasted Prime Minister Perry Christie for “refusing” to step down as leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), accusing Mr Christie of staying in politics far beyond his “use by effective date”.
LAST minute appointments to the Free National Movement’s Executive Committee should not be allowed to vote as delegates, according to former FNM Chairman Darron Cash.
AS the start date for the Free National Movement’s convention nears, Long Island MP and party leader hopeful Loretta Butler-Turner proclaimed in her latest campaign ad that she has “stronger leadership abilities” compared to incumbent Leader Dr Hubert Minnis.
WHILE many Free National Movement supporters hope this week’s convention will unite a severely fractured organisation, concerns have surfaced that the party will remain disjointed regardless of who is elected to lead the FNM following the highly anticipated event.
MINISTER of Youth, Sports and Culture Dr Daniel Johnson distanced himself from comments he made about Prime Minister Perry Christie, releasing a statement yesterday that denied a report that he wants the nation’s leader gone.
AMID intense speculation about his future, former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham seemed to permanently close the door to any possible return to frontline politics yesterday, writing in a letter that he will not accept a nomination for a position at the FNM convention later this week even if he is nominated.
In the nearly three-minute long video circulated on social media Monday, Mrs Butler-Turner insisted that while both she and Dr Minnis learned at the feet of former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, she was by far better suited for the “big chair” of leadership.
SOUTHERN Shores MP Kenred Dorsett said yesterday that Prime Minister Perry Christie is his leader and will continue to be leader of the Progressive Liberal Party until the party feels otherwise.
FORMER House Speaker Alvin Smith said the recent public comments by House Speaker Dr Kendal Major that he was not one of the young parliamentarians who asked the prime minister to remain leader of the Progressive Liberal Party should not have been made public, despite the assertion the remarks were his personal views.
5.25pm UPDATE: Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has confirmed in a letter to FNM Chairman Sidney Collie, that he will NOT be running for leadership of the party at the upcoming convention.
FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday urged officials at the Department of Statistics to adjust the line of questioning used in its biannual unemployment survey “accordingly,” claiming the survey does not differentiate between temporary and long-term employment status.
DESPITE failing to reach a portion of the party’s 410 delegates, Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner insisted that she won’t give up and will remain optimistic “until the last minute” about emerging the Free National Movement’s new leader following the FNM convention later this week.
AS BAHAMIANS, including young PLPs, become increasingly frustrated with the leadership of the government, it is “absolute nonsense” for Prime Minister Perry Christie to assert that he is the glue holding the organisation together, former party Chairman Raynard Rigby said yesterday.
DESPITE a leadership term defined by infighting and party division, the “Roc Wit Doc” campaign yesterday debuted a video celebrating Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis as a man admired by party supporters who fuelled unity and growth within the organisation since taking control of it in 2012.
SENATOR Dr Duane Sands said the Free National Movement has not done enough during the past four years to recognise the “tremendous successes” of former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham.