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Moss: I will not support three of constitutional amendments

MARCO City MP Greg Moss told The Tribune yesterday that he will not support three of the four Constitution Amendment Bills currently being debated in the House of Assembly if they remain in their current form.

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FNM leader urges PM to take action, not order reports

FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday criticised Prime Minister Perry Christie for saying he has ordered an investigation into the controversy involving Ministry of Works Parliamentary Secretary Renward Wells.

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Minnis: Don't use FNM as a scapegoat over referndum

FOLLOWING statements from top government officials that the constitutional referendum would not be held if there is not unanimous support for it, FNM leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday that the Christie administration must not “to use the FNM” as a scapegoat.

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Rollins calls for amendment to define matrimony

FORT Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins has called on the Christie administration to reconsider its plans to give foreign spouses of Bahamian women constitutional rights to citizenship and to clear up “apprehension” that eliminating sex as a basis for discrimination in the Constitution could one day lead to same-sex marriage.

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Caution advised over making Bills retroactive

CONSTITUTIONAL Commission Chairman Sean McWeeney is advising caution to those calling for the first of four proposed bills concerning the upcoming constitutional referendum to be made retroactive.

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Elizabeth walkabout for Christie

PRIME Minister Perry Christie and members of the government toured Elizabeth Estates and met local residents on Friday as the Urban Renewal Commission announced the creation of a technical centre.

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Christie: I decide on Wells future

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said he has ordered an investigation with a view to extracting the details surrounding what prompted Ministry of Works Parliamentary Secretary Renward Wells to sign a letter of intent (LOI) with Stellar Waste Management to build a multi-million facility at the New Providence landfill.

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BRAN TELLS PM ‘BRING IT ON’ OVER THREAT OF LEGAL ACTION

THE leader of the Democratic National Alliance has challenged the Prime Minister to “bring it on” after Mr Christie said Wednesday he would be seeking legal action over what he considered to be “defamatory” allegations made by Branville McCartney.

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Wilchcombe dismisses $3m web shop fees report

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe yesterday said local banks are responding well to efforts to implement the new gaming regime following a “positive” outcome to interactions between the government and Financial Action Task Force representatives.

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PM will not apologise for 2002 no campaign

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday he will not apologise for campaigning against the failed 2002 constitutional referendum, adding that he “pays no attention” to FNM Chairman Darron Cash who called for the apology.

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Mitchell yet to get answers on US surveillance claims

NEARLY three months after reports surfaced alleging that the US National Security Agency is recording every cell phone conversation in the Bahamas, US government officials have still not responded to the allegations.

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Christie says no to gay marriage

PRIME Minister Perry Christie remained adamant yesterday that the fourth constitutional bill would not legalise same sex marriages in the Bahamas. He said the government is not going to change the wording of the amendment that has sparked heated public debate.

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Exam results add up to a slight improvement in maths and english

ALTHOUGH Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald highlighted improvements in numerous BGCSE exam results yesterday, the national mathematics average remained an E while the English language average rose from a D to a D+.

PM denies instructing Wells to sign letter of intent

PRIME Minister Perry Christie has emphatically denied instructing Ministry of Works Parliamentary Secretary Renward Wells to sign a $650m letter of intent with waste-to-energy company Stellar Waste Management saying such claims – made by Democratic National Alliance (DNA) leader Branville McCartney on Tuesday – are “preposterous”.

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FNM wants apology for 2002 ‘no’ campaign

MEMBERS of the Free National Movement yesterday said the party is not focused on revenge for the part the Progressive Liberal Party played in the failed 2002 constitutional referendum, but stressed that the Christie administration should be faulted for hindering equal rights for women for political gain.