Election 2012


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PM defends bank chief

PRIME Minister Perry Christie last night vigorously defended Bank of the Bahamas Managing Director Paul McWeeney, saying that the clearing bank grew impressively in several areas under his more than a decades long leadership.

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‘Name the official in bribe scandal’

FORT Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins said yesterday the government official who was allegedly bribed in 2001 to secure a contract at the Bahamas Electricity Corporation must be named to serve as a deterrent to corruption and “to keep politicians honest”.

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Defiant Rollins: National issues are priority

FORT Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins yesterday remained defiant in the face of a possible suspension from his party over his public criticism of the government and Prime Minister Perry Christie.

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Thousands of voter cards stolen, claims FNM leader

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis last night said he has been advised that “thousands” of voters’ cards were stolen from a government office recently.

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Police ‘failed’, says Nottage

LAW enforcement has “failed” in attempts to lower the country’s murder count, National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage admitted yesterday.

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PLP MPs at odds over healthcare in the Bahamas

MARATHON MP Jerome Fitzgerald and North Andros MP Perry Gomez were at odds yesterday over the plight of Bahamians in the country who do not have health insurance.

Wells: We are searching for next political giant

BAMBOO Town MP Renward Wells claimed yesterday that the country was searching for the next political giant in the run-up to the 2017 general election.

Rollins hits out at ‘antiquated’ political process in the nation

FORT Charlotte Dr Andre Rollins yesterday claimed that veteran politicians were “hamstrung” to antiquated political practices that limited national discourse and frustrated the modern electorate.

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No decision on number of web shop licences

THE government has collected more than $20m from web shops in tax arrears and related fees as it works to regularise the industry, according to Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe.

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Decision due tomorrow on Rollins’ fate

THE Progressive Liberal Party will make a final decision tomorrow night on whether to suspend Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins for his public criticisms of the prime minister.

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Demand for an apology for undermining Dept of Statistics

FORMER Labour Minister Dion Foulkes yesterday demanded the government apologise for undermining the work of the Department of Statistics.

Fred Mitchell clarifies communication made in Parliament

Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell has released a statement clarifying his communication in the House of Assembly on Wednesday about the government's recent trip to China.

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Christie dismisses criticism by Moss

PRIME Minister Perry Christie has dismissed Marco City MP Greg Moss’ recent criticism of his government, telling reporters that he has no interest in the outspoken parliamentarian’s “personal views”.

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Wells ‘still has to give an explanation’

MONTAGU MP Richard Lightbourn yesterday said Prime Minister Perry Christie still “owes” the Bahamian people an explanation in the letter of intent controversy because the recent explanation given by Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells “doesn’t hold water”.

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Govt considers more cuts to customs duty

THE government is considering further reductions on customs duty rates in the upcoming months in a bid to counteract the cost increases due to the implementation of value added tax.