FORMER PLP Senator and MP Philip Galanis yesterday predicted that the newly formed United Democratic Party would not gain sufficient traction to be elected to Parliament, as he insisted that there is no room for third parties in the country.
UNITED Democratic Party Leader Greg Moss has insisted that his newly formed party is set to break the political status quo in the country, changing the climate from “theatrics” to presenting concrete proposals with a view to enhancing the lives of Bahamians.
NEARLY one year after the Free National Movement first toured the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute in North Andros, FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis, who returned to the site with a delegation yesterday, said “not one thing has changed”.
LAWYERS from the Office of the Attorney General are reviewing a recent Supreme Court immigration ruling that appears to call into question the government’s long established immigration practices, Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell confirmed.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie left the country yesterday for several European countries over a 10-day period where he is expected to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and engage in talks with a multinational conglomerate over this country’s business license and real property tax laws.
WORKS Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday said the Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s “disparate” system design requires a major capital investment of at least $450m over the next five years to resolve the many issues it faces.
MARCO City MP Greg Moss announced last night in the House of Assembly that he recently formed the United Democratic Party in Grand Bahama and has been elected leader of the organisation.
EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald denied yesterday that he “blocked” Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner from receiving hurricane relief supplies for her constituency that were donated by officials of Claridge Primary School.
SHADOW Minister of Labour and Social Development Loretta Butler-Turner left for Cape Town, South Africa, yesterday to attend the Conference on Statelessness and Gender Equality jointly hosted by the United Nations High Commission on Refugees, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Parliament of South Africa.
OPPOSITION Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday called for the immediate resignation of Minister of National Security Keith Bell for his “personal assault” on Commissioner of Police Ellison Greensalde and the “entire membership of the Royal Bahamas Police Force”.
FORMER Free National Movement Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday broke her silence to reveal that she is open to running again for leader of the party – and Prime Minister of the Bahamas by extension – “if the opportunity presented itself”.
DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney on Friday criticised the government for not being aggressive enough in the fight against crime.
FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday applauded the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s latest efforts to combat crime but said it is “unfortunate” that 134 people had to die for the government to finally get serious.
LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday insisted that Prime Minister Perry Christie has not proven himself to be a good barometer regarding Baha Mar, saying Bahamians should be cautious over his pronouncements of optimism over the mega resort.
FOLLOWING fresh revelations of missing funds from a government department, Legal Affairs Minister Damien Gomez has been urged to honour his pledge to fight official corruption.