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DNA calls for government crime plan

THE Democratic National Alliance (DNA) has joined calls for the government to release a comprehensive crime plan in response to the latest travel advisory to people visiting the country.

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Minnis mocks Loretta criticism

FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis reacted sarcastically yesterday to Loretta Butler-Turner’s criticism of his unclear positions on the constitutional referendum, saying he hopes her confidence in his ability to persuade voters will prompt her to support him in the general election.

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PLP reaction starkly different from 2002

THE reactions of Progressive Liberal Party politicians to the failed gender equality referendum is a stark turnaround from the positions taken following the first attempt to change the Constitution in 2002.

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‘Referendum result won’t affect chances of PLP winning re-election’

TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller asserted yesterday that he was not surprised by the overwhelming rejection of the equality referendum, attributing its failure to the electorate’s inability to see the constitutional changes as beneficial to their lives.

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‘People are cynical towards politicians’

DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said Bahamians sent a message to politicians of all parties with their overwhelming rejection of the constitutional referendum on Tuesday.

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Call for both Christie and Minnis to step down

ATTORNEY Paul Moss and Pastor Glen Rolle took calls for Prime Minister Perry Christie to resign following the failed referendum a step further yesterday, demanding the resignation of Leader of the Official Opposition Dr Hubert Minnis as well.

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Roberts: Flip-flopping will be Minnis’ undoing

PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts said yesterday that the “flip-flopping ways” of FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis will “prove to be his political undoing” as he criticised the Killarney MP for his stance on the constitutional referendum.

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Delay in issuing results ‘damaging to democracy’

THE delays in releasing polling results in Tuesday’s constitutional referendum was damaging to democracy, Democratic National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney said yesterday, as he questioned if the government was trying to suppress the numbers.

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Call for election monitors

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday called for “international organisations” to chaperone the 2017 general election, as he highlighted a number of “irregularities” that allegedly took place during Tuesday’s gender equality referendum.

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‘Minnis played part in failure’

LONG ISLAND MP Loretta Butler-Turner suggested yesterday that FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis should accept responsibility for the part he played in Tuesday’s failed gender equality referendum.

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Nottage ‘doesn’t know if anything went wrong’

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage, who has responsibility for elections, was unemotional yesterday in the face of the outrage Bahamians have expressed over the Parliamentary Registration Department’s confusing and delayed process in announcing results of Tuesday’s constitutional referendum.

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PM disappointed at vote outcome

THE day after the resounding rejection of all four of the constitutional referendum questions, Prime Minister Perry Christie conceded that he was personally “disappointed” with the event’s outcome, saying he had hoped that the country would have voted ‘yes’, therefore lifting the Bahamas to a historic level.

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PM hopes to speed up Baha Mar construction

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday the government is currently “observing and energising” negotiations between the Export Import Bank of China (EXIM) and China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) in hopes of “persuading the acceleration” of construction at Baha Mar.

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FNM leader hits out at govt in wake of latest travel warning

FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday railed against the government for what he called its failure to impact the country’s crime rate in light of a renewed travel warning from the Canadian government.

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Christie: I will not resign over failed referendums

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday dismissed Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins’ call for him to resign over spending millions on two failed referendums, saying the MP has “no currency with me whatsoever.”