FOLLOWING the FNM’s call for “full disclosure” on reported PLP links with the Bahamas Petroleum Company, Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis voiced his resentment over the “irrelevant” discussion and branded the opposition’s outcry as an “attempt to taint the character and integrity of myself and others”.
THE “public debate” surrounding the government’s intention to cut back on work permits will aid in forming a “proper, coherent” immigration policy of which everyone can approve, Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday.
THE Department of Immigration is facing major challenges, not only with manpower and equipment, but also in terms of the money it needs to operate efficiently, Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell said.
THE TRIBUNE is the newspaper to which Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell refers in his comments to the House.
CENTRAL Grand Bahama MP Neko Grant called on Prime Minister Perry Christie to stop the “parading” of disadvantaged Bahamians on television as part of Urban Renewal coverage by the press, while Mr Christie argued the importance of the country having a “true perspective of what exists” to make certain that poverty is not “swept under the table”.
LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner accused House Speaker Kendal Major of being “partial” following yesterday morning’s House session when he warned her that she would be asked to leave the House if her “disruptive” comments continued.
THE Progressive Young Liberals criticised the College of the Bahamas’ Union of Students yesterday for their “careless” and “imbecilic bashing” of the Christie administration over the purported cuts to the college’s subvention.
FNM leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday called for the government to disclose how many people it hired since taking office and how much was spent on those hired.
RESPONDING to criticism of its performance so far, the governing Progressive Liberal Party laid the blame for the current state of affairs squarely on the shoulders of the former administration.
ALMOST nine months since being elected as the government of the Bahamas, the Progressive Liberal Party has failed “early and often”, the opposition FNM said in a statement yesterday.
THE referendum to reform the country’s outdated constitution has been postponed to late November 2013, Prime Minister Perry Christie announced in Parliament yesterday.
Prime Minister Perry Christie met with President of the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union Nicole Martin today.
FNM leader Dr Hubert Minnis has urged the government to explain what it has to hide over a gun case that was dismissed under unusual circumstances.
Prime Minister Perry Christie has announced that all web shops must close with immediate effect.
FNM leader Hubert Minnis yesterday cautioned Bahamian voters not to sign a “blank cheque” for the government at the polls on Monday.