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Roberts blasted for questioning politicians’ patriotism

PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts is under fire for blasting politicians who participated in Sunday’s protest of conditions at the New Providence Landfill.

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Upset in FNM ranks over November convention date

THE Free National Movement’s decision to host its convention in November has rankled some top members of the party, with two officials describing it to The Tribune yesterday as “absurd” and “unsettling.”

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‘If Izmirlian is back, who needs their mental health checked now?’

WITH Baha Mar developer Sarkis Izmirlian back in the equation having submitted new proposals to open and complete the resort, Bahamians should now decide who needs a mental check, FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday.

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Collie predicted to win race for FNM chairman

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Frank Watson yesterday forecast that former MP Sidney Collie would emerge as the new chairman of the Free National Movement.

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Freedom of Information Act to be tabled by November - 'probably'

THE highly anticipated Freedom of Information Bill will “probably” be tabled in the House of Assembly by November of this year, Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald said yesterday.

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Moss admits some residents never wanted him as a candidate

EXUMA MP Anthony Moss has said the outcry for a new Progressive Liberal Party candidate to replace him in the 2017 general election is a road he has travelled many times before, insisting that for the last 14 years he has worked to the best of his ability on behalf of all constituents.

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FNM hits out at Mitchell letter

THE Free National Movement yesterday condemned Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell’s petitioning of House Speaker Dr Kendal Major over persons he felt were in breach of parliamentary privilege, charging that Mr Mitchell’s actions were a “direct attempt” to “undermine, weaken and diminish the authority and integrity of the Speaker.”

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Roberts tells parties to stay out of protests

PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts has advised the leaders of the FNM and the DNA to agree to immediately discontinue and condemn all forms of political activism or demonstrations “that will have the consequence of negatively portraying The Bahamas internationally”.

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DNA names new candidates

THE Democratic National Alliance formally introduced two more candidates as part of its 2017 general election slate during a news conference at the party’s East Street South headquarters yesterday.

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Exuma residents want new candidate to replace Moss

NEARLY 60 Exuma residents gathered last week to express “overwhelming support” for a new Progressive Liberal Party candidate in the 2017 general election, The Tribune understands.

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Panama Papers ‘have undermined country’

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said the massive leak of confidential offshore documents, known as the “Panama Papers”, has further undermined the embattled financial services industry of the country and wider region.

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Halkitis named chairman of governors at IDB

MINISTER of State for Finance Michael Halkitis has been elected chairman of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC).

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PM meets with Chinese bankers over Baha Mar

THE shuttered $3.5bn mega resort on Cable Beach continues to be a major challenge as the government pushes for greater urgency from its Chinese financiers the EXIM Bank, Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday.

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British Prime Minister Cameron under fire over link to Bahamas offshore accounts

BRITISH Prime Minister David Cameron faced mounting pressure on Friday over his involvement in offshore investments after he finally admitted he benefited from his father’s Panama-registered trust, an entity exposed by this week’s massive data leak at a law firm specialising in global tax avoidance.

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FNM Acting Chairman: Govt will spend 'substantially more' than $7m on Carnival

FREE National Movement (FNM) acting Chairman Brensil Rolle yesterday predicted that the government will spend “substantially more” than the budgeted $7m on this year’s Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival as he chastised the Christie administration for “continuing to waste our money”.