Election 2012

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PM warns of mischief

PRIME Minister Perry Christie urged supporters last night to brace for more political “mischief” hours after he sidestepped questions over leaked emails which show that Cabinet minister Jerome Fitzgerald solicited lucrative brokerage, trucking, and limousine contracts from Baha Mar.

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Christie says this is his last nomination for Centreville

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday declared that his nomination for Centreville marked his final bid for the constituency amidst attacks from opposition candidates, who railed against his record as the area’s representative for the past four decades.

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Butler-turner out of FNM as she runs as Independent

LORETTA Butler-Turner yesterday officially nominated to run in the 2017 general election as an Independent candidate for Long Island.

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Fitzgerald admits seeking contracts

AFTER rebuffing reporters’ questions about his Baha Mar dealings yesterday morning, Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald later admitted in a short press statement that he sought contracts from Baha Mar for his family’s business.

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Minnis: Sack Fitzgerald

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday called on Prime Minister Perry Christie to immediately “fire” Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald for allegedly “corruptly” using his position of power.

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Munroe says to ‘aim low’ and ‘cuss out’ opponents

THE Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) candidate for Free Town, Wayne Munroe, said last night that he wanted to “cuss” out the government’s detractors, as he also went on a tirade against the media, saying The Tribune can go “where the devil and his angels reside”.

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Minnis faces two political newcomers in Killarney

SHORTLY after nominating in the Killarney constituency yesterday, Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis likened himself to a soldier in battle as he reflected over the past five years at the helm of the opposition party.

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Moncur backs PM - but still won’t vote

FORMER Senator and controversial radio personality Rodney Moncur yesterday endorsed Prime Minister Perry Christie’s candidacy for Centreville, insisting that Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr Hubert Minnis was “politically dishonest”.

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DNA: Members of govt are trying to benefit from deals

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday accused some members of the Christie administration of “trying to pull deals for their benefit” in the wake of revelations that Jerome Fitzgerald allegedly attempted to secure millions of dollars in brokerage, trucking and limousine contracts at Baha Mar from as early as 2013.

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Jerome Fitzgerald responds to Baha Mar contracts story

Minister of Education, Science and Technology Jerome Fitzgerald has released a statement this afternoon, in response today's Tribune lead story:

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Roberts: Peet a ‘political enemy’ for Andros bid

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts lashed out at his former party colleague Vincent Peet last night, accusing the former North Andros and Berry Islands MP of being a “political enemy” who mounted an independent campaign because he was denied a nomination from the governing party.

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Fitzgerald calm amid Baha Mar allegations

IN the face of some of the toughest questions of his political career, Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald smiled and bore a calm demeanour as he was renominated in the Marathon constituency shortly after 10am on Thursday.

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TRIBUNE EXCLUSIVE: Fitzgerald sought millions from Baha Mar

EMAILS leaked from a data breach of China Construction America’s (CCA) servers show that from as early as 2013, Jerome Fitzgerald was seeking to secure millions of dollars in brokerage, trucking, and limousine contracts at Baha Mar while he sat in Cabinet as the Minister of Education, Science and Technology, The Tribune has learned.

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Nomination Day: As it happened

All the news as candidates nominate for their constituencies . . .

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Roberts: Has Minnis got an energy reform plan?

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts questioned whether Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has a sustainable energy reform plan for the country, saying with three weeks until the 2017 general election, the FNM is unable to offer viable alternatives to the “firm and solid” foundation already established by the government.