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Roberts defends commission

AFTER the Supreme Court’s ruling to reject the request for leave to begin judicial review proceedings of the Constituencies Commission’s report, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts defended the group’s work, saying it was “disappointing” that there were attempts to hinder this constitutional requirement.

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Journalist turned candidate focuses on youth and sports

SPORTSCASTER Gerrino Saunders, who has thrown his hat into the political arena as the Democratic National Alliance’s (DNA) candidate for St Barnabas in the upcoming general election, said he is tired of the cry for sports development in the country.

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Bazard and Smith vie for PLP seat in St Barnabas

TWO Progressive Liberal Party lawyers are vying for the newly created St Barnabas seat: former Senator Cheryl Bazard and former Mount Moriah MP Keod Smith.

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Minnis warns intercept bill is being rushed

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has joined the chorus of those criticising the Interception of Communications Bill, saying the timing of the introduction of the legislation so close to the next general election raises questions about the government’s motives.

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Fitzgerald slams Rollins as 'a political prostitute'

FORT Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins’ pronouncement that he is prepared to swim in his “own vomit” in order to make things right with the FNM to ensure a general election win over the governing PLP, verifies that he is nothing more than a “political prostitute,” according to Marathon MP Jerome Fitzgerald.

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Fitzgerald ‘disappointed’ at Chipman complaint over boundaries report

MARATHON MP Jerome Fitzgerald said he is “disappointed” in St Anne’s MP Hubert Chipman’s claims that the boundaries report he signed as the Official Opposition’s representative on the Constituencies Commission was different from the one Prime Minister Perry Christie presented to Parliament.

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DNA ‘will ratify more women candidates than any party’

Democratic National Alliance Deputy Leader Chris Mortimer boasted yesterday that the party will ratify more female candidates for the next general election than any of the other political parties.

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Nottage: Crime rates affecting perception of countries in region

IN marking the opening of a regional drug enforcement conference, National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage lamented the impact that murder and crime rates are having on global perceptions of countries in the region.

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Law would give power of secret entry to homes and businesses

THE Interception of Communications Bill gives police officers the power to obtain warrants to “secretly” enter into homes and businesses in order to seize communications and install interception devices within them, attorney Fred Smith, QC, said yesterday as he continued to campaign for parliamentarians to indefinitely postpone debate on the bill until public consultation takes place.

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INSIGHT: Get out and vote

Change is what is needed in the Bahamas and Malcom J Strachan urges voters not to miss their chance to effect it . . .

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PM hits out at Chipman's boundaries report claim

PRIME Minister Perry Christie on Friday condemned St Anne’s MP Hubert Chipman’s claim that the boundaries report he signed off on differed from the one tabled in the House of Assembly last week.

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‘Rollins comments show lack of plan by rebel seven’

FORMER Cabinet minister Tennyson Wells yesterday pointed to the recent statements made by Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins as further evidence that the “rebel seven” acted selfishly, and were only motivated by “spite and pettiness”.

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Butler-Turner rejects Gibson suggestion on firearms

OFFICIAL Opposition Leader Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday “rejected outright” Free National Movement Long Island candidate Adrian Gibson’s suggestion that The Bahamas should consider adopting a Right-To-Carry law, as she questioned whether the FNM shared this position.

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Dames: Crime measures 'raise more questions'

FORMER Deputy Police Commissioner Marvin Dames said he is not impressed by National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage’s announcement of the anti-crime measures to be adopted by the government to combat the spike in murders, saying the strategies have raised more questions than answers.

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‘Interception Bill will fulfill international obligations’

ONCE the Interceptions of Communications Bill is passed in Parliament, the country will be fulfilling international obligations, attorney Wayne Munroe, QC, told The Tribune.