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Christie ‘not going to be forced into decision by a gynaecologist’

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday there is “no way” he is going to let an “obstetrician/gynaecologist politician” force him to make a decision that is “not in the best interest of the people”.

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DNA: Govt has misled nation over Carnival

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday said the Christie administration owes the Bahamian people a huge apology in the wake of claims that Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival was never intended to yield a profit.

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PM says no compromise over NHI plans

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday that “under no circumstance” will the government compromise on National Health Insurance despite objections from some doctors and several unions.

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PM told to check his facts over hospital accusations

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis suggested yesterday that Prime Minister Perry Christie “check his facts” before making “untrue, reckless comments” about the Killarney MP’s tenure as minister of health.

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Collie says Carnival was completely mismanaged

FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie yesterday condemned this year’s Junkanoo Carnival as a “completely mismanaged event” after it was revealed that the annual festival was again over budget for the second time.

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Minister’s pledge on health services in Grand Bahama

GRAND Bahama Minister Dr Michael Darville stressed that the government is committed to the future development of medical infrastructure and quality medical services in Grand Bahama.

Darville says bill will open way for investment

THE passing of Investment Incentive Bill has paved the way for an injection of half a billion dollars into the economy of Grand Bahama over the next decade, Minister for Grand Bahama Dr Michael Darville said at the opening of the Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers (BACO) annual Northern Bahamas Conference at the Pelican Bay Resort on Friday.

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PM: I can’t forgive songwriter for his insults to my family

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday that he does not think he can forgive the man who wrote an expletive-filled song about his family, which went viral on social media in August, although the singer tearfully expressed contrition.

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Minnis is silent on Rollins candidacy

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis remained tight-lipped yesterday on whether the FNM was considering giving Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins a nomination to run under the party’s banner in the upcoming general election.

McCartney welcomes challenge to leadership

LESS THAN a week before the Democratic National Alliance convenes its first convention, party Leader Branville McCartney said he welcomes challengers to his position, one that he has held since the organisation was formed in 2011.

Govt 'closing in' on deals to bring jobs to Berry Islands

PRIME Minister Perry Christie led a delegation of government ministers and advisers to Great Harbour Cay in the Berry Islands on Friday, announcing that his administration is closing in on several major initiatives, including a hotel and condominium complex.

DNA leader doubts government was blindsided over resort job cuts

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney has accused Prime Minister Perry Christie and his administration of engaging in a “conflict of interest” with Sandals Royal Bahamian executives, resulting in his silence over the firing of 600 resort employees and the attorney general’s directive to issue a nolle prosequi for criminal action against the resort and two of its officials.

Roberts accuses FNM of abusing nolle orders

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts has accused the Free National Movement of abusing the issuance of stop prosecution orders while in office, as he again defended Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson’s actions over ending prosecution against the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort and two of its executives.

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FNM's plan for independent director of public prosecution 'would have prevented nolle prosequi affair'

THE CHAIRMAN of the Free National Movement (FNM) said on Friday that his party’s plan for an independent director of public prosecution would have prevented the “whole sordid affair” over the Attorney-General’s ‘nolle prosequi’ direction in the Sandals Royal Bahamian case.

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Top PLPs in dark over Sandals nolle

A DAY after Labour Minister Shane Gibson hit out at Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson for not informing him of her decision to stop a private prosecution against Sandals Royal Bahamian and two of its senior executives, two more senior Cabinet ministers have also come out against the handling of the matter - but the Attorney General last night swiped back at criticisms.