Election 2012

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Govt ‘unable’ to stop job losses

LINKING Baha Mar to Sandals, Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis attacked Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday for his “inability” to prevent job losses for Bahamians.

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Neko Grant confirms he will not seek re-election

AFTER 24 years in frontline politics, Neko Grant, FNM MP for Central Grand Bahama, announced that he will not be seeking re-election, but will remain a member of the Free National Movement.

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Turnquest: FNM will be ready despite party finance shake-up

FREE National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest said the party will be ready to contest the next general election even if it has to do so with new people in place who are responsible for raising necessary funds.

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Call for full answers in letter of intent row

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest renewed calls yesterday for the Christie administration to fully disclose the letter of intent controversy that ensnared Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells and contributed to his decision to leave the Progressive Liberal Party.

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Sears shrugs off MP support for PM

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party leader-hopeful Alfred Sears yesterday called the paltry level of endorsements from sitting members of Parliament for incumbent leader Prime Minister Perry Christie to stay on as party leader a “distraction”.

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Minnis urges govt to pay police overtime

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has called on the government to give police officers overtime pay owed to them as he urged Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade to meet with the Police Staff Association on the matter.

Fort Charlotte branch announces support for Sears leadership bid

THE Progressive Liberal Party’s Fort Charlotte Constituency Branch has announced its support for Alfred Sears in his bid to become leader of the governing party.

DNA 'would elect Ombudsman to represent public interests'

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance (DNA) candidate for Pineridge Leslie Lightbourne, a veteran trade unionist, said the party if elected will ensure the implementation of an Ombudsman to represent the interest of the public.

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Key members of FNM Finance Committee 'resign'

IN A potential power move, several key members of the Free National Movement’s (FNM) Finance Committee have reportedly indicated that they are no longer willing to remain among the body of party members tasked with ensuring the organisation has the funds required to co-ordinate a successful 2017 election campaign, The Tribune understands.

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Mitchell seeks to sue Smith for $4.5m in slander claim

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell has made a counterclaim in the libel civil suit filed against him by attorney Fred Smith, in turn accusing the outspoken QC of slander.

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Gibson: FNM is exploiting Sandals job cuts

THE Free National Movement (FNM) is attempting to make the termination of more than 600 Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort employees political, despite sending thousands of people to the unemployment line when the party was last in office, Labour Minister Shane Gibson has told The Tribune.

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Sands: Lottery to fund NHI ‘an interesting conundrum’

THE idea of establishing a national lottery to fund National Health Insurance (NHI) could pose an “interesting” conundrum, according to Senator Dr Duane Sands.

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‘Rise in Minnis popularity’ since party’s convention

FOLLOWING the party’s July convention, Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr Hubert Minnis appears to have gained popularity among FNMs, according to a local political observer.

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Bell aims to become security minister

STATE Minister for National Security Keith Bell said he hopes he will be promoted to the senior position and become minister of national security if the Progressive Liberal Party wins the next general election.

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Government slammed over job cuts

LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner has questioned whether the Christie administration was “content” in accepting the termination of more than 600 Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort employees, as she blamed the government’s “incompetence” and “laissez-faire” approach for the country’s unemployment issues.