Election 2012

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Former MP warns that FNM is facing financial trouble

A FORMER Free National Movement MP who lost his bid to be re-elected during the 2012 general election, has insisted that the party is facing financial troubles with several of its main funders threatening to “abandon ship” if the infighting and leadership issues are not resolved.

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Turnquest not worried about deputy challenge

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday said he is not worried about the potential challengers he might face at the party’s national convention, stressing that such a process is necessary to strengthen the party ahead of the 2017 general election.

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FNM to vote on holding convention 'no later than November 30'

The Free National Movement National Executive Committee has recommended a full convention to be held no later than November 30.

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‘Senator apologised - but only in private’

CENTRAL Grand Bahama MP Neko Grant admitted yesterday that Senator Lanisha Rolle apologised to him and other Free National Movement MPs in private for her stinging criticism last week, however he said he is not accepting any apology unless “it is made as publicly as was the insult”.

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Island Luck chief says he has no plans to run for PLP

ISLAND Luck CEO Sebas Bastian yesterday denied speculation that he plans to run on the Progressive Liberal Party’s ticket in the 2017 general election, citing having to “tow the party line” as part of a political organisation as the primary reason he would “never enter politics.”

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Grant defies call to keep FNM row internal

ONE day after Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis called for party disputes to be dealt with internally, Central Grand Bahama MP Neko Grant said “he can no longer remain silent” while being publicly attacked by his “junior parliamentary colleague”.

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Govt seeks to use $20m loan to help fight crime

MINISTER of National Security Dr Bernard Nottage yesterday outlined how the Christie administration would use a $20m loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to fight crime.

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PM: You’ll cheer with me when Baha Mar opens

PRIME Minister Perry Christie insisted yesterday that those who scoff at his optimism over Baha Mar will come to join him in celebrating its success when the doors of the $3.5bn mega resort are opened.

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Rollins blasts ‘sloppy justice’

FORT Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins last night questioned the competence of Attorney General Allyson Maynard Gibson after he said she “goofed” on two major cases that “caused the government and The Bahamas grave embarrassment”.

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PM: NHI is about saving lives, not winning votes

THE Christie administration’s push toward implementing National Health Insurance has nothing to do with whether it could cause the Progressive Liberal Party to win the next election, but with saving the lives of the 700 Bahamians who die unnecessarily each year because they do not have access to healthcare, Prime Minister Perry Christie said.

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Minnis calls for aggressive approach to stop Zika virus

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday urged the government to see the seriousness of the Zika virus and adopt a more “aggressive” approach to thwarting an outbreak that has the potential to gravely impact the country’s healthcare system.

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Butler-Turner asks if PM flew on Resorts World plane

LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday questioned whether Prime Minister Perry Christie flew on an airplane owned by Resorts World Bimini for a recent trip to Jamaica where he officially opened that country’s Stock Exchange.

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Key supports senator amid party in-fighting

CENTRAL and South Abaco MP Edison Key yesterday criticised former Free National Movement members of Parliament and Cabinet ministers who “want to take over” the party as he defended FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis and embattled Senator Lanisha Rolle.

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Minnis: Keep it in the family

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis broke his silence on the rift within his party last night, releasing a statement which said that the “personal comments” voiced by his colleagues over the past few days “would have better served our cause” if shared internally.

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‘Bringing in FBI shows crime pledge was untrue’

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest said that the government’s decision to bring in a special task force from the US’ Federal Bureau of Investigation to assist local law enforcement with crime, proves the Progressive Liberal Party was not truthful about having the solution to crime in 2012.