CENTRAL and South Abaco MP Edison Key launched into a blistering attack on some of his Free National Movement colleagues yesterday, branding Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner a “troublemaker” who will be dealt with by her constituents, adding that Ft Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins needed another slap from her to set him straight.
DUANE SANDS announced last night that he will resign from the Senate if Dr Hubert Minnis wins the leadership contest at next month’s Free National Movement (FNM) convention.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday he anticipates that the government will be invited at some point to begin consideration of what it has to do to facilitate construction permits and “whatever else” China Construction America (CCA) needs in place to complete the unopened $3.5bn Baha Mar resort.
BAHAMAS Power and Light currently has no plans to write off any of its numerous delinquent accounts, an official from the utility provider said yesterday.
AN official at the Department of Civil Aviation has defended the agency’s practices after it was revealed that the pilot who died in a crash in Bimini last week was not licensed, telling The Tribune it was the pilot’s responsibility to ensure he had the needed documentation.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday toured the Ardastra Gardens Subdivision where 61 new government low-cost housing units are under construction.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday criticised the government for its “failed” investments in education, further slamming the Christie administration for failing to build “one single high school” during its two nonconsecutive terms in office.
IMMIGRATION Minister Fred Mitchell said the country is seeing an increase in the number of Cuban migrants illegally entering the Bahamian jurisdiction in their attempts to reach the United States.
POLICE stressed yesterday that they do not suspect foul play in the death of a local government official from Mayaguana who was found dead in a home in eastern New Providence on Saturday. They have ruled it a sudden death until an autopsy has been completed.
TWO men denied having knowledge or custody of $1.4m worth of marijuana seized on Sunday from a rental unit of a quiet residential community off Tonique Williams Highway.
THE FNM’s reported struggle to raise funds for its upcoming national convention could foreshadow trouble ahead for the party’s general election campaign, according to Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner, who placed responsibility for the matter squarely at the feet of leader Dr Hubert Minnis.
CONSTITUTIONAL Commission Chairman Sean McWeeney thinks the framers of the country’s supreme law would have avoided making it so difficult to amend the document if they foresaw how challenging it would be to pursue constitutional change.
FREE National Movement Senator Dr Duane Sands said yesterday that he stands by his decision to announce his plans to contest the deputy leader post at the party’s national convention next month despite criticism that the move was premature.
AN ORDER for a judicial review was granted yesterday against FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis, party Chairman Sidney Collie and FNM Secretary General Michael Foulkes over a “tainted and fraudulent” election process in the Fort Charlotte constituency, according to documents filed in the Supreme Court.
A MAN was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday accused of the attempted sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl.