Election 2012

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Turnquest: Wild west comment shows PM is without hope

A DAY after Prime Minister Perry Christie compared the country’s crime situation to the “Wild West”, former National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest blasted the nation’s leader saying he appeared to be “desperate” and “without hope”.

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Symonette doubts govt argument on intercept bill

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette said yesterday that the government’s public pronouncements on the controversial Interception of Communications Bill, 2017, “doesn’t hold water” when put up against arguments that the law, if enacted, would impede upon the civil liberties of citizens.

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Legal challenge on boundaries

OFFICIAL Opposition members of Parliament have taken legal action against the government over the recently tabled draft boundaries report, filing an application in the Supreme Court yesterday that seeks leave to begin judicial review proceedings of the draft order.

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Smith disappointed in boundary changes

FORMER Cabinet minister George Smith has expressed disappointment in the new proposed boundary changes ahead of this year’s general election, saying the Constituencies Commission was “not faithful” to the principles of its responsibility as outlined in the Constitution.

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PM: We can’t turn back the clock

WHILE making the case for the Progressive Liberal Party to be elected for another term, Prime Minister Perry Christie said his administration has cleaned “up the mess” left by the Ingraham administration, telling supporters “we cannot afford to turn back the clock.”

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Christie: It's like the Wild West

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday likened the Bahamas’ crime situation to the “Wild West,” as he said the recent wave of murders in the capital must solicit a “major” and “continuous” effort by his administration to “flood the streets” with officers in a bid to do “all that is necessary to bring this madness to a halt”.

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Butler-Turner fears PLP could use spying laws in election

OFFICIAL Opposition Leader Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday suggested that the government’s newly tabled Interception of Communications Bill, 2017 could be used by the Progressive Liberal Party led government to give it an advantage during this election season, as she rejected the timing of the legislation.

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Mortimer pledges DNA would repeal intercept laws

AMID increased calls from activists to “kill the bill,” Democratic National Alliance Deputy Leader Chris Mortimer yesterday pledged that if the Interception of Communication Bill (ICB) 2017 is passed, his party would immediately move to repeal it if elected to government.

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AG dismisses DNA claim of interference on granting of bail

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney alleged yesterday that some government officials interfere with the course of justice by “making calls” to have bail granted to people who are accused of serious crimes.

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Govt ‘disenfranchising voters’ with boundary changes - Collie

FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie has accused the Christie administration of trying to disenfranchise voters with its handling of the work of the Constituencies Commission.

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Pintard denies involvement in Facebook page ‘we care Bahamas’

FREE National Movement candidate for Marco City Michael Pintard yesterday moved to disassociate himself from a Facebook page that has been promoting his campaign and posting about national issues.

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Turnquest: Changes to Montagu are shameless

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday accused the government of “shameless gerrymandering” over recently tabled boundary changes that he claims affect the “deliberate elimination of middle class areas” from the former Montagu constituency.

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Call for resistance to ‘dangerous’ spying bill

FORMER Bahamas Bar Association President Elsworth Johnson yesterday joined activist calls for Bahamians to organise protests and public resistance to the recently tabled Interception of Communications Bill (ICB) 2017, which he called “dangerous” spying legislation.

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Nottage and Bell criticised for continued silence

FORMER Deputy Commissioner of Police Marvin Dames last night criticised National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage and State Minister of National Security Keith Bell for their “continued silence” in the wake of a spate of killings.

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FNM candidate says new airport 'critical' for Long Island

AMONG a list of initiatives he pledged to advocate for if elected, Free National Movement (FNM) candidate for Long Island Adrian Gibson said the construction of a "state of the art" international airport was paramount.