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Butler-Turner: PM trying to excuse himself over Baha Mar

LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday accused Prime Minister Perry Christie of attempting to remove himself from the “enormous disaster” his administration created over Baha Mar and castigated the government for making decisions based on certain specific interests.

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Minnis backs govt's electricity bill assistance

FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday he supports the government’s proposal to assist thousands of poor Bahamians who were unable to pay their electricity bills and were “taken off the grid.”

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‘No chance’ for Butler-Turner and Sands leadership challenge

LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner and Senator Dr Duane Sands “don’t stand a chance” against Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis and Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest at the party’s upcoming national convention, former Cabinet Minister Tennyson Wells predicted yesterday.

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‘Absent’ Minnis blasted

CENTRAL Grand Bahama MP Neko Grant had strong words for Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis’ performance during the wrap up of the 2016/2017 budget debate, saying the Killarney MP showed “no interest” in the head-by-head exercise and seemed unprepared.

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Minnis promises referendum on capital punishment if he becomes PM

OPPOSITION Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday if he is elected prime minister, he would hold a referendum on capital punishment “as soon as possible”.

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Gender equality referendum went ‘hopelessly wrong’, admits PM

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday conceded that the June 7 constitutional referendum went “hopelessly wrong” and said he was “shocked” to be accused of having a hidden agenda that sided with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

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Forgiving power debt not a new idea - Miller

TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller yesterday commended Deputy Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis for seeking to forgive the debts of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) consumers, calling it a “noble” endeavour “that should have been done a long time ago”.

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‘More than 20,000 extra jobs since 2012 election’

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday despite repeated claims from Official Opposition members that his administration has not spurred growth in employment, his government has created over 20,000 jobs since taking office in 2012.

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Minnis blasts nottage for attitude to crime levels

FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday accused National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage of hiding “behind statistics” rather than acknowledging the high rate of crime in the country.

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Mortgage relief ‘modelled on successful scheme in the US’

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday the government has modelled its new mortgage relief programme after a similar plan in the United States that “yielded successful results.”

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Gomez may face change of constituency for 2017 vote

CENTRAL and South Eleuthera MP Damian Gomez said yesterday he might not run as a candidate for his constituency in the next general election.

DNA candidate: Why is Marco’s law not enacted yet?

PRODESTA Moore, the DNA’s candidate for Elizabeth, yesterday criticised government’s failure to fully enact Marco’s Law.

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Turnquest not worried by deputy leadership challenge

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest said he has “no worries or concerns” about being challenged for his position, claiming that his chief opponent does not currently “possess the skills that are paramount in need” to move the country forward.

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3,000 users may have electric debt written off

DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis revealed yesterday that the government is working on a series of operational agreements with Bahamas Power and Light to write off many of the corporation’s delinquent accounts, potentially returning some 3,000 users back to the grid.

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Nottage: Crime down by 29%

HOURS after police were called to the country’s latest homicide scene, Minister of National Security Dr Bernard Nottage announced that overall crime is down 29 per cent compared to the first half of last year.