Election 2012


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Mitchell says protest won't change 'diddly squat'

HOURS before the start of the 'We March' demonstration in Nassau on Friday, an apparent audio recording of Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell condemning the protest as a propaganda exercise and forbidding his party's supporters to attend was released on social media.

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PM: I will meet protest leaders

AMIDST a defence of his government’s performance this term, Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday told organisers of today’s “We March Bahamas” protest that he was “painfully aware” that the country has suffered tremendous setbacks.

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Fitzgerald insists Freedom of Information act will be tabled soon

EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald yesterday reiterated that he intends to table the Freedom of Information Act in the House of Assembly before the end of 2016.

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‘Minnis bringing back the stop, cancel, review team’

ACCUSING Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis of “public courting” of former Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette, Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday claimed that Dr Minnis is attempting to reassemble his party’s “stop, cancel and review” team.

‘A lot of deficiencies’ in DNA information plan

A LOCAL civic group has commended the Democratic National Alliance for its effort to draft a Right to Information document, but told The Tribune there are still “a lot of deficiencies” to be overcome if it is to be adapted and legislated.

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BCP calls for 2017 election observers from the OAS

A FRINGE political party has taken steps to secure electoral observers from the Organization of American States, charging that the high “level of corruption” in the government will not allow for a fair general election process in 2017.

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Minnis asks why Gray has not been fired by PM

OPPOSITION Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday questioned why Prime Minister Perry Christie has not “fired” Agriculture and Fisheries Minister V Alfred Gray for his alleged endorsement of the $2.1bn agri-fisheries venture with Chinese investors.

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Minnis: BTC probe just a distraction by government

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday that the government’s probe into the sale of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) to Cable and Wireless (CWC) is nothing more than “distraction” from the country’s real issues.

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Wipeout: Miller predicts most PLP MPs will be 'gone' after election

TALL PINES MP Leslie Miller said yesterday he believes most of his parliamentary colleagues will be “gone” after next year’s general election.

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PM: Govt would reject $2.1bn fishing proposal

PRIME Minister Perry Christie emphatically stated yesterday that the proposed $2.1bn agri-fisheries venture with Chinese investors at the centre of widespread public controversy would never have been approved by his government.

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Committee will probe BTC deal

MORE than five years after a deal was inked by the previous Ingraham administration to sell the Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd (BTC), the government yesterday moved a resolution in Parliament to establish a select committee to probe the controversial sale to Cable and Wireless.

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FNM leader shrugs off Pinewood party protest

FREE National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr Hubert Minnis was dismissive and seemingly indifferent yesterday when asked about recent disagreements between party executives and members of the Pinewood Constituency Association over the organisation’s decision to choose a candidate that was not largely supported by the association.

BNCP reveals first eight candidates for 2017 election

THE Bahamas National Coalition Party (BNCP) held its first candidates launch on Friday at the Bahamas Public Service Officers Union (BPSU) Hall.

Minnis: BPL should have spread 'increased' bills over months

BAHAMAS Power and Light (BPL) Company Ltd’s “increased” billing should have been spread over several months and up to a year to facilitate those Bahamians who are still struggling to recover from Hurricane Matthew, Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr Hubert Minnis insisted yesterday as he criticised the electricity provider for “inconsiderate and inhumane” actions.

PM urges people to register to vote - and help the PLP return to office

PRIME Minister Perry Christie has said his Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) must be re-elected to government as he urged Bahamians to register to vote at a time when registration numbers are low.