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Galanis: There is no room for third parties

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.

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Moss wants party to contest every seat in 2017

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.

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One year on and 'not one thing has changed' at BAMSI

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”.

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Lawyers review ruling on immigration

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.

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PM leaves for European visit

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.

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Deputy PM reveals the $450m cost of fixing BEC

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.

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Greg Moss MP announces new party formed - and he has been elected leader

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.

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Education minister denies blocking donation to Butler-Turner relief effort

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.

Butler-Turner heads to gender equality conference

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.

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Minnis: Bell must go after criticism of police

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”.

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Loretta open to leadership bid

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”. 

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Bran hits out at government over crime

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney on Friday criticised the government for not being aggressive enough in the fight against crime.

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FNM Deputy: It is about time to get serious on 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.

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Butler-Turner sceptical of Baha Mar optimism

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.

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Gomez called on to honour corruption pledge

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.