Election 2012

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Turnquest: I have advantage in deputy race

EAST Grand Bahama MP Peter Turnquest believes his status as a member of parliament puts him at an advantage heading into tomorrow’s FNM convention, where he will vie for the deputy leadership post.

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Nottage: We are still assessing over crime

NEARLY three weeks after the National Security Council met to discuss new crime fighting initiatives, Royal Bahamas Police Force executives and the government are still in a “state of reassessment” over crime, said Bain and Grants Town MP Dr Bernard Nottage.

DNA to hold protest against BEC costs

THE Democratic National Alliance will hold a demonstration at 9am today in front of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s main office, in protest of the country’s “extremely high light bills,” Chairman Andrew Wilson said yesterday.

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Mitchell reiterates policy over illegal immigration

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell said the execution of new immigration policies is a blunt instrument that should not be viewed as social work as he asserted the government’s unwavering commitment to tackling illegal migration.

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FNM ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with PLP on immigration

THE Free National Movement stands “shoulder to shoulder” with the Christie administration as it executes new immigration restrictions that were implemented earlier this month to tackle illegal migration, said party leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday.

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FNM leader race 'close' says Watson

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister and FNM stalwart Frank Watson said yesterday that he expects this Friday’s leadership race between Dr Hubert Minnis and Loretta Butler-Turner to be a close one.

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Webshop legislation to be enacted by government on Monday

THE first webshop licenses are expected to be issued by May 2015, Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday, adding that the legislation that will regulate the gambling operations of webshops will be enacted into law next Monday.

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Pintard aims for chairman role

WITH the backing of senior party members, Senator Michael Pintard is expected to announce his candidacy for chairman of the FNM tonight in Nassau.

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Food stores to be policed over VAT price rises

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday that the government will police food stores across the country to ensure they do not raise their prices without justification as the implementation date for value-added tax nears.

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Wells ‘will not speak about letter of intent’

BAMBOO Town MP Renward Wells has said he would not speak in the House of Assembly when it resumes on the controversial $650 million letter of intent with Stellar Waste Management insisting that “nothing else needs to be said” because he has sufficiently explained his position in the past weeks.

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PM: Immigration backlash alarm

PRIME Minister Perry Christie admitted yesterday that he was “worried” about the firestorm of international criticism that the government has been receiving because of its new immigration restrictions.

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Smith 'incorrect' in claims over new immigration rules

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs has branded recent remarks made by president of the Grand Bahama Human Rights Association Fred Smith over its new immigration restrictions as a “grave error”.

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Neymour says Minnis has the advantage in contest

PHENTON Neymour, former State Minister for Environment, yesterday suggested that incumbent FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has the advantage over his rival Loretta Butler-Turner, the party’s current deputy leader.

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PM says plan for the future will bring about a stronger Bahamas

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said the country’s economy is set to be revolutionised as a result of the government’s National Development Plan – Vision 2040 – which was launched yesterday.

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Butler-Turner ‘more than confident’ of victory

WITH LESS than a week left until the Free National Movement’s one day convention, FNM Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner said she is “more than confident” she will emerge as the party’s new leader.