PRIME Minister Perry Christie has fired Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells from his post of parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Works and Urban Development following months of controversy sparked by his reportedly unauthorised signature on a $650m letter of intent with a waste-to-energy company in July.
FREE National Movement Chairman Darron Cash yesterday called on Prime Minister Perry Christie to say when he became aware of the details contained in a forensic audit of the Public Hospital Authority, which revealed unaccounted for pharmaceuticals worth $10m.
SEVERAL familiar political faces are expected to vie for the chairman’s post at the FNM convention next month.
Renward Wells has been removed from his position as Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Works and Urban Development.
IT is “too early” to say if anyone will face consequences due to alarming findings in a forensic audit into the Public Hospitals Authority, Health Minister Dr Perry Gomez said yesterday.
FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday formally announced her intent to run against current Leader Dr Hubert Minnis at the party’s convention next month.
CORRUPTION costs Bahamians over $200m per year, Democratic National Alliance (DNA) leader Branville McCartney claimed yesterday.
A FORENSIC audit into the Public Hospitals Authority has renewed concerns about “blatant mismanagement of the country’s resources”, the DNA charged while calling for public health officials to answer the tough questions on the allegations of corruption.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis says Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells is not playing an active role in the Ministry of Works while the controversy over his allegedly unauthorised signing of a letter of intent persists.
FREE National Movement Central Council members voted overwhelmingly in support of a national convention last night as the party struggles to clamp down on the “appearance of disharmony”.
FNM DEPUTY Chairman Dr Duane Sands said yesterday the only way the party can “dig itself out” of a public relations “hole” is for Leader Dr Hubert Minnis and Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner to “resolve their issues amicably.”
FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said the party’s planned November 21 convention has to be ratified by the FNM’s council adding that he has “no idea” how the information on the event was leaked prematurely.
FNM Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner has told party Leader Dr Hubert Minnis he is playing a transparently “dangerous game” by calling a snap convention next month.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie is expected to chair CARICOM in January, Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said yesterday.
FREE National Movement Chairman Darron Cash said “the spotlight of suspicion” now shines on many people within government in the absence of definitive answers over Renward Wells’ signing of a multi-million letter of intent with a waste to energy company.