Election 2012


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Minnis: Govt breaking law over boundaries report

ONE day after urging the Christie administration to table the delayed Constituencies Commission report and moments after having concerns on the matter dismissed by House Speaker Kendal Major in Parliament, Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday accused the government of “breaking the law”.

FNM chairman: Country cannot stand another five years of the PLP

FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie has condemned Prime Minister Perry Christie’s declaration that he is prepared to serve another term, insisting that the country could not withstand five more years with the Progressive Liberal Party leader at the helm.

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Munroe likely to be ratified for PLP ticket

THE Progressive Liberal Party is expected to ratify several candidates tomorrow night, with party insiders telling The Tribune that well known attorney Wayne Munroe is reportedly among those to be placed on the PLP’s ticket to contest the next general election.

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Minnis calls for boundary report to be tabled today

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday urged the government to table the delayed Constituencies Commission report in Parliament when it meets today.

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Passing baton 'not up to PM'

RESPONDING to Prime Minister Perry Christie’s assertion that he will “pass the leadership baton when the time is right,” Progressive Liberal Party leader hopeful Alfred Sears, QC, said yesterday that decision “is not up” to Mr Christie.

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Smith: An insult to suggest convention won’t be fair

FORMER Cabinet minister George Smith yesterday dismissed the suggestion that the Progressive Liberal Party’s convention will not facilitate a fair process, saying it is an “insult” to assert that stalwart councillors can be easily persuaded to vote in favour of any candidate.

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Little progress in FNM tribunal over rebel seven’s actions

THE Free National Movement has gone silent on the status of its tribunal investigation into the dissident seven MPs, although the tribunal is expected to update the party’s Central Council on its investigation during its monthly meeting on the last Thursday of each month, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Astwood to stand as independent

GRAND Bahama resident Lewis Astwood Jr is running as an Independent candidate for Central Grand Bahama in the upcoming general election.

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Galanis worried Sears will not get a fair shot

FORMER Progressive Liberal Party MP Philip Galanis yesterday suggested that Alfred Sears, who is challenging the party’s leadership post, will not receive a fair shot during the party’s convention later this month.

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Rebel seven accused of personal agenda

FORMER Free National Movement Senator Carl Bethel yesterday took aim at the strategy of the party’s seven rebel MPs, claiming that the absence of a coherent message from the group showed that their actions were guided by personal agenda.

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Miller blames 'gutless' politicians for crime

TALL PINES MP Leslie Miller yesterday blamed “gutless politicians” for the increase in murder and serious crime in the country.

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Turnquest pledges FNM help for Grand Bahama

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest said his party is poised to address the economic woes that plague Grand Bahama as he took issue with vague and unsubstantiated outlooks forecast by the Christie administration.

Torchbearers to hold national convention next month

THE Torchbearers Youth Association, the youth branch of the Free National Movement, will host its national convention in February.

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Bowe quits DNA over party’s pick of Lincoln Bain

THE Democratic National Alliance’s Southern Shores candidate, engineer Ethric Bowe, resigned from the party last week citing the ratification of talk show host Lincoln Bain in the Pinewood constituency as a “deal breaker” for his association with the group.

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Neymour upset as FNM choose alternative for Exuma race

PHENTON Neymour, Free National Movement member of Parliament, expressed disappointment on social media over the weekend when he was not chosen as the FNM’s candidate to run in Exuma in the upcoming general election.