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May opening for Baha Mar 'ambitious' says DNA leader

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance leader Branville McCartney yesterday suggested that Baha Mar may not open in May as suggested this week by officials, adding that it would be wiser for the $3.5 billion mega resort at Cable Beach to schedule its opening for "later on during the year".

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McCartney: PM's legacy will be the death of democracy in the Bahamas

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney on Friday chastised Prime Minister Perry Christie over his comments telling journalists to go "to hell".

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Former Governor General calls for gender equality

FORMER Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes said if Bahamians vote against gender equality in the forthcoming Constitutional referendum “the Bahamas would be listed among those backward peoples of the world who still believe that accidents of birth like colour and sex should forever assign some people to inferiority status”.

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PRIME Minister Perry Christie hinted at the imminent possibility of layoffs at a local “major” bank during a speech to College of the Bahamas journalism students yesterday.

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Fear of international repercussions over Gray allegations

THERE are far reaching international repercussions to be considered if justice is not done in the alleged judicial interference case involving MICAL MP V Alfred Gray, Bahamas Bar Association President Elsworth Johnson said yesterday.

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PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday said he was “stupefied” by the “arrogance” of some journalists who “presume” to make decisions for people, adding that those in the media who criticise his leadership capability can go “to hell”.

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Speaker: I do not fear political fallout

SPEAKER of the House Dr Kendal Major said he does not fear any political fallout after he clashed with senior members of the PLP for allowing Opposition Leader Dr Hubert Minnis to make a communication about embattled MICAL MP V Alfred Gray.

Attorney General urges parliamentarians to be cautious in comments on Gray

ATTORNEY General Allyson Maynard Gibson said yesterday that statements by parliamentarians about whether MICAL MP V Alfred Gray allegedly interfered in a court matter could affect the ongoing police investigation, adding that such public statements are highly improper.

DNA calls for Gray to be sacked

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday called for Prime Minister Perry Christie to fire MICAL MP V Alfred Gray as a Cabinet minister in view of the judicial interference allegations against him and an ongoing police probe.

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Munroe says administrator must be removed from his role

ATTORNEY Wayne Munroe yesterday called for the removal of Mayaguana administrator Zephania Newbold because he publicly revealed what allegedly took place regarding the release of a man he had earlier convicted.

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Mother ‘reached out’ to MP for help

THE mother of the teenaged accused at the centre of the V Alfred Gray judicial interference allegations has revealed that she reached out to the embattled MICAL MP for assistance because her son was denied medical attention for an injury he allegedly received at the hands of police.

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Speaker breaks ranks to allow FNM comments in the House

TENSIONS mounted in the House of Assembly yesterday after the Speaker, Dr Kendal Major, went against senior Progressive Liberal Party members and allowed an “intervention” by opposition leader Hubert Minnis into the “judicial interference” matter surrounding embattled Cabinet minister V Alfred Gray.

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Police called in as Gray relieved of post

STATE Legal Affairs Minister Damian Gomez has said someone will likely be prosecuted when the Royal Bahamas Police Force completes its probe into allegations that MICAL MP V Alfred Gray used his position of power to judicially interfere in a court matter on behalf of a Mayaguana resident.

Baha Mar's contractor relations hit new low

Relations between Baha Mar and its Chinese partners hit a new low last night, after it blamed the lead contractor for forcing it to abandon plans to open the $3.5 billion development this Friday.

Union chief: Customs and Immigration staff not being recompensed for holiday pay

THE government is not compensating officers from the Departments of Customs and Immigration for working on holidays, Trade Union Congress President Obie Ferguson said yesterday.