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16-year-old charged with shooting man dead

A TEENAGER and a 24-year-old man appeared in Magistrate’s Court yesterday separately charged in connection with a number of serious criminal cases, including murder.

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FNM: We will not let Gray speak as a minister

THE FREE National Movement will “do everything it has to do” to ensure that Agriculture Minister V Alfred Gray does not speak in the House of Assembly if he remains a Cabinet minister, the party’s leader said yesterday.

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Call for Urban Renewal report to be tabled

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader K Peter Turnquest yesterday challenged the government to table the Auditor General’s report on the Urban Renewal programme.

Courts to have role in Freedom of Information

THE revised Freedom of Information bill will allow for the courts to ultimately determine matters of public interest, State Minister in the Ministry of Legal Affairs Damien Gomez confirmed yesterday.

Pintard: Gomez explanation "changes nothing" and repeats call for Gray to go

FREE National Movement (FNM) Chairman Michael Pintard says revelations from Acting Attorney General Damian Gomez about why no charges were brought against MICAL MP V Alfred Gray "changes nothing".

Pintard: Carnival did not reflect Bahamian culture

FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday said he believes the inaugural Junkanoo Carnival failed to reflect the “uniqueness” of Bahamian culture due to its format.

Speaker explains reasoning for ruling on PAC’s probe of urban renewal

HOUSE Speaker Dr Kendal Major said yesterday that his decision to order the Public Accounts Committee to temporarily halt its investigation into Urban Renewal 2.0 took into account “procedural errors” that were prevalent in this case.

‘Put blame on Rubis for spill, not the government’

ATTORNEY Fred Smith, QC, yesterday called the appointment of a retired court justice to conduct an independent review into the government’s delay in releasing a report on the Rubis fuel leak a “waste of time.”

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DNA: Who is accountable for release of convict?

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday criticised the Attorney General’s “erroneous” decision not to pursue legal action against former Local Government minister V Alfred Gray following allegations of judicial interference.

Chipman shocked at decision on PAC powers

PUBLIC Accounts Committee Chairman Hubert Chipman said he was “taken aback and shocked” by House Speaker Dr Kendal Major’s directive to the PAC to temporarily halt its probe into Urban Renewal 2.0.

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Allen says ruling leaves him vindicated

URBAN Renewal Co-chair Algernon Allen yesterday said he felt “absolutely vindicated” by House Speaker Dr Kendal Major’s decision that a recent audit into Urban Renewal did not go through the correct parliamentary procedures.

Draft Freedom of Information Act 'this week'

THE draft legislation for a new Freedom of Information Act will be released to the public by the end of this week and will be followed with town hall meetings where members of the public can comment on the proposed legislation, according to Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald.

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DNA: Who is accountable for release of convict?

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday criticised the Attorney General’s “erroneous” decision not to pursue legal action against former Local Government minister V Alfred Gray following allegations of judicial interference.

DNA points at three years of failed promises by PLP

THE Democratic National Alliance yesterday offered a harsh assessment of the Christie administration’s performance in the three years since it has been elected to govern.

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Rollins blasts fellow politicians for criticism of Baha Mar chief

FORT Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins said that Baha Mar CEO Sarkis Izmirlian is “completely justified” for criticising the government for unfulfilled promises and that politicians should refrain from speaking negatively about the hotelier in public.