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Dion Smith's former chauffeur to run against him in Nassau Village

THE former chauffeur of governing Progressive Liberal Party MP Dion Smith yesterday said the PLP does “not care” about Bahamians as he announced his candidacy with the Democratic National Alliance where he will go head-to-head with his former boss.

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Minnis defiant over Baha Mar

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday rebuked recent claims by Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald that he is “pulling and rooting against the Bahamian people” with his continued scepticism over the future of the $3.5bn Baha Mar resort.

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Smoke affecting New Providence from landfill and bush fire, says minister

THE thick white smoke that blanketed communities in western and southern New Providence yesterday morning came from a combination of fires including the New Providence Landfill and a large bush fire on Carmichael Road, according to Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett.

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PM questions FNM leader over resort criticisms

PRIME Minister Perry Christie criticise Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday for his recent comments on Baha Mar, questioning whether the Killarney MP understands the developments underway at the resort.

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Symonette: I’m no threat to Minnis’ leadership

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette last evening indicated that he has no interest in usurping Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis if the party is victorious at the polls in the upcoming election.

St Barnabas candidate says robbery highlights crime issue

THE Free National Movement’s candidate for the St Barnabas constituency lamented the recent robbery of three women employees of the Parliamentary Registration Department, saying it highlights the country’s ongoing fight against crime.

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House to be dissolved in ‘weeks, if not days’

BAIN and Grants Town MP Dr Bernard Nottage said yesterday that in a matter of “weeks, if not days” the House of Assembly is likely to dissolve, implying that an election date is soon to be announced.

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Curry defends missing 102 out of 220 assembly sessions

NORTH Abaco MP Renardo Curry yesterday said his shoddy attendance at House of Assembly proceedings to date was due to him being “challenged” by the conflicting nature of his jobs as both MP and parliamentary secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister in Abaco.

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FNM: Baha Mar move a photo op

THE FREE National Movement yesterday called the transfer of mega resort Baha Mar to Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Ltd on Tuesday a “great public relations exercise” with no “real significance”.

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PM: Country must unite to ask how to save young boys

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said last night the country must come together, unselfishly, and answer the critical question: “What are we going to do to save our young boys?”

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Miller: Christie administration must answer for PowerSecure

TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller again hit out at officials at Bahamas Power and Light, saying the Christie administration, not him, would have to answer questions over the management deal it signed with PowerSecure.

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Ingraham complaints dismissed by Deputy PM

IN DEFENCE of the government’s fiscal performance this term, Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis yesterday dismissed criticisms levelled by former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham as complaints from an “alternative universe”.

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Fitzgerald: Minnis must resign when Baha Mar opens

WHEN the $3.5bn mega resort Baha Mar opens on April 21, Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis must resign because of his continued negative pronouncements - particularly that the West Bay Street project would not open, Marathon MP Jerome Fitzgerald said yesterday.

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Minnis blasts Christie’s ‘absent leadership’ after 600 murders under PLP

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday criticised Prime Minister Perry Christie for his “new found empathy” for the public’s fear of crime, reminding the prime minister that he was elected five years ago to “fix the problem, not just comment on it”.

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Turnquest rejects ‘Bay Street Boys’ claim from Deputy PM

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday dismissed recent suggestions by Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis that the FNM is appealing to the interests of the “Bay Street Boys”.