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DNA ‘ready to restore faith in government’

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday said his party is ready to restore the Bahamian people’s faith in governance if elected to serve.

Dorsett denies claims he owns garbage collection company

ENVIRONMENT Minister Ken Dorsett yesterday denied claims circulating on social media websites that suggest he owns a garbage collection company.

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Rigby: Conflict claims against Minnis ‘nonsense’

FORMER PLP Chairman Raynard Rigby yesterday described the conflict of interest claims lodged by his own party against Opposition Leader Dr Hubert Minnis as “political nonsense.”

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Obie: Drop resort wind-up petition

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe yesterday called for the government to suspend its winding up petition and focus on its role as a mediator in the stalled Baha Mar negotiations.

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DNA calls for full probe of elected officials’ assets

DNA Leader Branville McCartney yesterday called for an investigation into the assets of all past and present officials elected to public office, including prime ministers.

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Minnis pledges bill to tackle corruption

FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis told supporters on Saturday at the party’s Red Splash celebration that the country is “ill” and one of the first things he plans to introduce is an anti-corruption bill when the Free National Movement wins the next election.

PLP trustee: Rollins has little to no chance of winning Fort Charlotte

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party trustee Valentine Grimes said the now independent MP Dr Andre Rollins has "little to no chance" of being re-elected in Fort Charlotte, insisting that "the PLP will regain that seat".

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Rosewood exit a 'big loss' to Baha Mar, says Wilchcombe

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe described the decision by a major hotel brand to pull out of the stalled Baha Mar project a "big loss" as he called for all parties to stop their "legal wrangling" and work together to open the $3.5bn mega resort.

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Roberts says Minnis did not declare

DOCUMENTS released yesterday by PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts purportedly showing that FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis did not declare his government contract when he registered as a candidate in the 2007 general election.

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Mitchell slammed for ‘disrespect’ to women politicians

FNM Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday criticised Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell for showing “continuous disrespect for Bahamian female politicians” after his scathing critique of Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner.

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Minnis: I disclosed interests over govt contract

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday maintained that he disclosed his interests in a company that received a government contract when he was elected in 2007, but refused to further discuss the matter.

Pintard says PM needs to be clear on Baha Mar plans

FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday accused Prime Minister Perry Christie of “plausible deniability” as he remains tight-lipped on the government’s position regarding the ongoing impasse at the stalled Baha Mar resort.

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PM hoped Sarkis would ‘not allow resort to go’

IF THE Supreme Court decides to appoint a provisional liquidator today to take over the Baha Mar case, the government will be faced with a “different kind of situation”, Prime Minister Perry Christie said as he recalled his administration’s prior hopes that Baha Mar CEO Sarkis Izmirlian “would not just allow the resort to go”.

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Claim that Minnis ‘violated’ Cabinet code of conduct

FORMER Progressive Liberal Party Cabinet minister George Smith yesterday alleged that Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis “violated” the Cabinet code of conduct by continuing to accept cheques for his company which had a contract with the Public Hospitals Authority while he was the minister of health.

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Fred Mitchell slams ‘warlike’ Long Island MP

FOX Hill MP Fred Mitchell yesterday criticised Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner for being “bellicose” and “warlike,” and suggested that the former Free National Movement deputy leader is not “skillful” enough to secure government assistance for her constituency.