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Davis claims a 'constitutional crisis' over Town Centre Mall

OPPOSITION Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday Friday’s broken valve incident at the General Post Office illustrates the fact that renovations done to Town Centre Mall to accommodate the facility were not done in accordance with “acceptable in

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Turnquest: We need to find better ways to resolve conflicts

DEPUTY Prime Minister Peter Turnquest said while the country remains plagued by “unacceptable” levels of crime and violence, people need to find better ways to resolve conflicts. He said although major crime categories have been trending downward, a

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McAlpine urged to resign from FNM

THE Free National Movement’s Pineridge Constituency Association wants its Member of Parliament Frederick McAlpine to resign from the party, its chairman told The Tribune.

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PLP won't commit on Fiscal Responsibility Act

THE Progressive Liberal Party will not commit to leaving the Fiscal Responsibility Act in place if it returns to power, PLP Chairman Fred Mitchell indicated yesterday. Robert Myers, a member of the Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG), told

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Don't be petty, warns Bannister over $9,000 rent for the GG's home

THE Minnis administration could indefinitely foot a reported $9,000 per month bill for Governor General CA Smith’s rental home. This was the suggestion of Minister of Works Desmond Bannister yesterday, as he revealed that works officials in the proc

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Are cabinet women respected? No

FORMER official opposition leader Loretta Butler-Turner has insisted that regardless of what female politicians bring to the table they aren’t respected by men who have dominated the political arena.

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‘We won’t be bullied by Miller’

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party deputy leader Chester Cooper has issued a warning to former Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller, telling him the PLP’s leadership team “will not be bullied”.

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Time to modernise, D'Aguilar tells Flowers

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar has described recent amendments to the Gaming Act as a “happy medium” while calling on one gaming operator to modernise to avoid being negatively impacted by the changes. He was referring to Craig Flowers, FML Gro

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PLP claims its poll says 70% 'dissatisfied' with Minnis

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party internal polls show seventy percent of Bahamians are dissatisfied with the Minnis administration, PLP Chairman Fred Mitchell said yesterday. He did not give The Tribune the poll findings. “The polls give us an edge right n

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'Political party symbols need to be protected'

PROTECTION for political party symbols need to be “expanded” to prevent people from using party symbols to send “negative messages”, Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday. In an interview with the Tribune, Mr Bethel said the government is look

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Speaker doesn't rate PLP chances of success with no-confidence vote

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie said yesterday the chance of a no confidence vote in Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis succeeding is “negligible”. Nonetheless, he said the Official Opposition would be allowed to move such a motion once they meet the req

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No-confidence vote? Bring it on

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday welcomed the Official Opposition’s pledge to move a no-confidence motion against him in the House of Assembly but sidestepped questions about the Town Centre Mall lease that form the basis of the opposition’s threat.

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‘Fred dissed me so I backed Obie’

LESLIE Miller says he supported Obie Wilchcombe in last week’s PLP chairmanship contest because he believes Mr Wilchcombe would look out for past candidates who feel neglected and shut out from seeking nominations in 2022.

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Disability access poor at Parliament, says Henfield

SENATOR Ranard Henfield yesterday hit out at the government’s failure to make parliament more inclusive for people with disabilities. Mr Henfield noted parliametarians in both the Lower and Upper Houses were not required to “upload their contributio

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We need people to get our words down, says Bethel

THE government is considering hiring new staff in their bid to resolve the long-standing issue of the lack of stenographers in the Magistrate’s Court, Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday.In an interview with The Tribune, Mr Bethel said he is