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Montagu PLPs backed Smith over rival nominee Munroe

THE Progressive Liberal Party’s Montagu branch voted to nominate Senator Frank Smith for the newly renamed Free Town constituency before the Candidates Committee of the PLP decided to give the nomination to attorney Wayne Munroe, according to a press statement yesterday from the branch.

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Ex-MP 'sought to intimidate judge'

A FORMER public relations agent for billionaire Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard has confirmed reports that the Lyford Cay resident and his attorney, former Mount Moriah MP Keod Smith, were involved in efforts to intimidate Supreme Court Justice Indra Charles and harass her son.

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PM warns Minnis: PLP cutting him 'slack' before campaign begins

PRIME Minister Perry Christie warned Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr Hubert Minnis Friday night that the PLP is cutting him some “slack” before waging a campaign that highlights the terrible things opposition members have said about him.

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Police, Defence Force crime fight collaboration 'a shared vision'

COLLABORATION between the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) to combat crime is part of the shared vision of Prime Minister Perry Christie, National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage and Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade, Mr Christie said on Friday.

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Plumbing contractor Donald Mortimer set to run as Independent candidate

DONALD Mortimer, a well-known plumbing contractor, says he intends to campaign and run as an independent candidate for Central Grand Bahama in the upcoming 2017 general elections.

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AG: Freedom of Information Act will take time to implement if passed

ATTORNEY General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said that while the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) will be debated in the Senate on Monday and passed by Thursday, she is unsure what will happen to the legislation should there be a change of government at the election.

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Butler-Turner fears hall unprepared for election

OFFICIAL Opposition Leader Loretta Butler-Turner is concerned that the Parliamentary Registration Department and Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall are not prepared to handle “something as important” as a general election.

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Minnis: Intercept Bill was a power grab by govt

THE attempt to debate and pass the recently delayed Interception of Communications Bill by the Christie administration was yesterday branded as the government’s latest effort to “seize and wield more ill-gotten power” by Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis.

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Sparks fly at PLP meeting

TENSIONS ran high last night in the newly renamed Freetown constituency, as supporters for the candidacy of Public Hospitals Authority Chairman Frank Smith clashed with supporters of attorney Wayne Munroe over who should be selected as the Progressive Liberal Party’s standard bearer for the area.

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Waiting game to see if rebels are serious about working with FNM

FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie said yesterday he will “wait and see” if Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner or Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins are “serious” about wanting to work with the FNM to ensure the Progressive Liberal Party does not win the next election before he comments on their “public utterances”.

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Christie highlights role of environment in education

PRIME Minister Perry Christie met an unemployed 34-year-old woman with eight children two weeks ago, he told teachers yesterday, pondering whether the country’s education system is equipped to help children who grow up with significant disadvantages.

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Miller: Enforce death penalty or let the criminals take over

TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller yesterday advised lawmakers that if they did not have the “guts” to support capital punishment then they should abandon the anti-crime fight altogether and let criminals “take over” the country.

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Butler-Turner: Put country before egos or PLP wins

OFFICIAL Opposition Leader Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday forecast that it was “very likely” the Progressive Liberal Party will be returned as the government unless splintered opposition forces can put the future of the country before their own egos.

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PM promises to ensure lunch vendors are paid wages

IN light of additional reports that lunch vendors on the national school lunch programme are not being paid, Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday announced he would “see to it” that they are paid.

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Rollins may have FNM future

FORT Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins could still have a future with the Free National Movement (FNM), the party’s Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest said yesterday.

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