Updates from the Melia.
ALTHOUGH video footage of Free National Movement leadership contenders sharing a dance on the convention stage has gone viral, senior FNMs said yesterday that it was too early to tell whether the party is on track to unification.
FORMER House Speaker Alvin Smith said yesterday that after “careful consideration” he is declining the nomination for chairman of the Free National Movement.
PAINTING a picture of a country trampling toward ruin if the Progressive Liberal Party remains at the helm, Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner last night made her case for why she is the best person to lead the Free National Movement even as she urged the party to move past the bitter infighting that has gripped it for several years.
UPDATE: Richard Lightbourn has released a statement apologising for his remarks.
PETER Turnquest took an angry swipe at Free National Movement (FNM) leadership candidate Loretta Butler-Turner last night amid fractious scenes at the party’s convention, insisting “respect must be earned”.
THE lack of accommodations for at least five Family Island delegates were the result of operational challenges at the Melià hotel and not political sabotage, according to incumbent FNM Chairman Sidney Collie.
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts has hit out at Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis’ “pathetic attempt” to “throw mud” at the PLP, charging that the Killarney MP’s “empty rhetoric” is nothing but “deflection and political bluster” from the FNM’s own issues of corruption.
THE city of Nassau and the historic Grants and Charles Towns communities could undergo major overhauls in the coming years if the government decides to move forward with plans presented by the Economic Development Planning Unit on Thursday.
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A DAY after former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham called the Christie administration’s push to have Baha Mar liquidated a bad move, the government hit back saying provisional liquidation “was the only sensible option available”.
THE failed gender equality referendum was “payback” from voters to the Christie administration, former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham told The Tribune.
IN a rousing speech that often brought the crowd to its feet, former Free National Movement Senator Fredrick McAlpine last night urged whoever wins the party’s leadership race on Friday “not to cut anyone from the team,” stressing that the opposition needs “all hands on deck.”
A POLL conducted by a new American political research company has found that most Free National Movement supporters would choose Loretta Butler-Turner as leader of the party over Dr Hubert Minnis.
FREE National Movement leader hopeful and Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday accused Killarney MP Dr Hubert Minnis, who hopes to remain at the helm of the organisation, of doing everything possible to “silence” her voice and “steal” the party’s convention.