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McCartney: I don't trust the govt with implementing VAT

DNA Leader Branville McCartney criticised the government over recent hotel job losses and said that the PLP’s promised “grandiose employment strategy” has “failed to come to fruition”. Mr McCartney said yesterday that the “highly touted” job creation promised by the Progressive Liberal Party during its campaign ahead of the 2012 general election has turned out to be “nothing more than another empty campaign promise”.

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Minnis 'has advantage' in leadership battle

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Frank Watson yesterday said that FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis “has an advantage” over Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner in their battle for the party’s top post.

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FNM Deputy wants help for 190 sacked workers

FNM Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner is calling on the government to respond to the needs of the 190 Crystal Palace employees who were fired last Friday.

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Bran wants referendum on rights to apply for citizenship

DNA Leader Branville McCartney yesterday called for the government to hold a constitutional referendum “as soon as possible” to determine whether children born in this country to illegal migrants should have a right to apply for Bahamian citizenship.

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Minnis: Do you want a speaker or do you want solutions?

FREE National Movement leader Dr Hubert Minnis has dismissed persistent criticism that he is “a flip-flopper” and not charismatic.

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BRAN: Govt must let the commissioner do his job

DNA Leader Branville McCartney yesterday said the government needs to “let the commissioner and his men do their job” and “lock down” New Providence in certain areas to deal with criminals.

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Minnis: Govt should follow the US in protecting citizens

FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday he sees “nothing wrong” with the United States warning its citizens about the prevalence of “rape and armed robbery” in New Providence.

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Loretta calls for unity in the FNM

FNM leadership candidate Loretta Butler-Turner has pledged to make every effort to keep the party unified during the lead up to its convention and beyond.

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FNM Chairman defends Minnis over video claim

FNM Chairman Darron Cash yesterday urged party supporters “not to read too much” into party leader Dr Hubert Minnis’ assertion that he held the FNM together in the aftermath of defeat in the 2012 general election.

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Dr Minnis: I held FNM together after defeat

FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has defended his record as party chief, saying that it was he who held the "deflated" party together after its "greatest defeat" in the 2012 general election.

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Call for overhaul of BOB directors

FNM chairman Darron Cash called yesterday for a complete overhaul of the board of directors at the Bank of the Bahamas and criticised Central Bank governor Wendy Craig for agreeing with the government's decision to establish a company that will absorb $100 million of BOB's toxic commercial loan debts.

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PLP Chairman expects Rollins report at party’s next general meeting

PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts expects to get a report from a disciplinary committee appointed to look into the actions of Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins on November 18 at the next PLP general council meeting.

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Bran commends govt clampdown on illegal immigration

FORMER State Minister for Immigration Branville McCartney yesterday commended the government for “finally taking seriously its responsibility to protect our borders” by clamping down on illegal migration and imposing new immigration restrictions.

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Minnis: Name the politicians with delinquent Bank of Bahamas debts

THE FNM yesterday demanded that the government reveal the names of all politicians whose delinquent debts may have contributed to the government’s proposed $100 million bail out of the Bank of The Bahamas (BOB), a move the party dubbed as nothing more than continued political cronyism.

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Chipman: Enforce immigration policies in a humane way

ENFORCEMENT of immigration policies should be done in a humane way, Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Hubert Chipman said yesterday.