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Curry defends missing 102 out of 220 assembly sessions

NORTH Abaco MP Renardo Curry yesterday said his shoddy attendance at House of Assembly proceedings to date was due to him being “challenged” by the conflicting nature of his jobs as both MP and parliamentary secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister in Abaco.

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FNM: Baha Mar move a photo op

THE FREE National Movement yesterday called the transfer of mega resort Baha Mar to Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Ltd on Tuesday a “great public relations exercise” with no “real significance”.

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PM: Country must unite to ask how to save young boys

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said last night the country must come together, unselfishly, and answer the critical question: “What are we going to do to save our young boys?”

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Miller: Christie administration must answer for PowerSecure

TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller again hit out at officials at Bahamas Power and Light, saying the Christie administration, not him, would have to answer questions over the management deal it signed with PowerSecure.

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Ingraham complaints dismissed by Deputy PM

IN DEFENCE of the government’s fiscal performance this term, Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis yesterday dismissed criticisms levelled by former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham as complaints from an “alternative universe”.

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Fitzgerald: Minnis must resign when Baha Mar opens

WHEN the $3.5bn mega resort Baha Mar opens on April 21, Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis must resign because of his continued negative pronouncements - particularly that the West Bay Street project would not open, Marathon MP Jerome Fitzgerald said yesterday.

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Minnis blasts Christie’s ‘absent leadership’ after 600 murders under PLP

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday criticised Prime Minister Perry Christie for his “new found empathy” for the public’s fear of crime, reminding the prime minister that he was elected five years ago to “fix the problem, not just comment on it”.

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Turnquest rejects ‘Bay Street Boys’ claim from Deputy PM

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday dismissed recent suggestions by Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis that the FNM is appealing to the interests of the “Bay Street Boys”.

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Halkitis: Chinese investment is just like other foreign finance

MINISTER of State for Finance Michael Halkitis has defended the government’s decision to enter into several deals “with the Chinese government”, explaining that The Bahamas, like many countries, is just “taking advantage of opportunities” created by Chinese investment.

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PM vows ‘maximum protection’ for investors in public private partnerships

IF re-elected, Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday vowed that his administration will legislate its current model of public-private-partnerships to ensure “maximum protection” for investors seeking to aid the government in future projects.

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Lightbourn: PLP ‘luring’ unions with changes to labour laws

MONTAGU MP Richard Lightbourn yesterday accused the governing Progressive Liberal Party of attempting to “lure” labour unions and their members into supporting the party with amendments to legislation that governs employee relations weeks ahead of the impending general election.

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Ingraham hits out at ‘lack of transparency’ on economy

FORMER Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham yesterday criticised government’s lack of transparency over the economy this term, challenging that the Christie-led administration’s fiscal performance over the past five years could not rival his party’s governance during the Great Recession.

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Deputy PM: FNM representing interests of ‘Bay Street Boys’

DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis last night cautioned voters to be wary of voting for the Free National Movement (FNM), claiming that former Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette’s return to frontline politics is proof that the party is representing the interests of the “Bay Street Boys” as opposed to “ordinary people”.

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Christie: Claims of taxpayers’ money being used for campaign are ‘fake news’

CLAIMS by the Free National Movement that the government is using “tax payer money” to fund its 2017 electoral campaign was yesterday blasted as “fake news” by both Prime Minister Perry Christie and Deputy Prime Minister Philip ‘Brave’ Davis.

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Halson Moultrie confident political campaigning will remain amicable

FREE National Movement candidate for Nassau Village, Halson Moultrie, yesterday expressed confidence that political campaigning among opposing parties in his prospective constituency will remain amicable leading up to the general elections.