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FNM pledge on Baha Mar sale

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has pledged that his party will “engage and execute a real sale” of the Baha Mar resort “to a qualified and respectable purchaser who believes in Bahamians,” should the opposition party win the next general election.

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PM says no plans to relocate residents of Pinder’s Point

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said that relocating residents in Pinder’s Point is not something that government will consider as no such recommendation has been made to it.

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Minnis: Efforts to shield Baha Mar deal from public 'outrageous'

FREE National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr Hubert Minnis on Friday agreed with Dame Joan Sawyer, who earlier this week suggested that there were no legal grounds to seal the new deal to open Baha Mar announced by Prime Minister Perry Christie last year.

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Tennyson Wells says leader’s ego hurting DNA

FORMER Cabinet minister Tennyson Wells yesterday said Democratic National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney’s ego has been to the detriment of his party, as he predicted an abysmal performance by the DNA in the upcoming general election.

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Interest in bringing four well-known brands to Grand Lucayan, says PM

FOLLOWING his discussions yesterday with the prospective buyer for the Grand Lucayan Resort, Prime Minister Perry Christie revealed that there is an interest of increasing the initial investment to involve four well known brands in the hotel and casino operations in Grand Bahama.

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DNA leader rejects Minnis claims

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday denied Dr Hubert Minnis’ recent claims that the third party wanted 16 uncontested seats and an agreement to have the final say on the makeup of the government, including who would be named prime minister.

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Loretta: Greed not my motivation

OFFICIAL Opposition Leader Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday responded to speculation over the motive behind her part in ousting Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis as opposition leader in the House of Assembly, saying women in this country are always criticised for “wanting more”.

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Munroe is PLP pick to run in Free Town

ATTORNEY Wayne Munroe, QC, has been selected as the Progressive Liberal Party’s candidate for the newly named Free Town constituency, The Tribune understands.

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PLP chairman rounds on Minnis over landfill spending

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday called on Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis to investigate the “apparent waste” of $33.5m earmarked for a solid waste management programme in New Providence.

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McCartney says he has filed lawsuit against Omar Archer Sr

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday said a writ has been filed in the Supreme Court against Omar Archer Sr for allegations made against him.

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Judge rejected recusal appeal as she felt it was likely to fail

A JUDGE yesterday determined that there were no reasonable prospects for success of Prime Minister Perry Christie’s appeal to the country’s second highest court concerning a recusal application she rejected which asked for her to step aside in hearing an ongoing judicial review.

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Gray: Tests on BAIC feed after livestock deaths

MINISTER of Agriculture V Alfred Gray yesterday said his ministry will await the results of tests ordered on a batch of feed from the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation’s (BAIC) Feed Mill as he pushed back against “speculation” that recent livestock deaths were linked to contaminated feed.

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Minnis: DNA coalition failed over demand for 16 seats

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis last night revealed that negotiations for a coalition between the FNM and the Democratic National Alliance failed because DNA Leader Branville McCartney wanted 16 seats uncontested and an agreement for his party to have the final say on the makeup of the government, including who would be named prime minister.

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Minnis slams ‘wasted’ money for Renew Bahamas

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis questioned the “wasted money” paid to Renew Bahamas, the company previously contracted to manage the New Providence Landfill, insisting that this and other expenditure under the Christie administration will be investigated should the FNM be elected to office.

Smith denies PLP chairman’s claim over leaks

FORMER Exuma member of Parliament George Smith has dismissed an accusation from Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts, who accused the former Cabinet minister of leaking information to The Nassau Guardian.