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Roberts: Follow procedure if you want early convention

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday blasted two veteran PLPs over attempting to “wash the party’s linens in public”, insisting that they both know the proper procedure to have their concerns heard and addressed internally.

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FNM candidate suspends his campaign amid ‘in-fighting’

LEONARD Sands, the Free National Movement’s (FNM) candidate for Bain and Grants Town, said yesterday the continued “infighting” within the party as well as “personal considerations” have forced him to suspend his campaign.

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Minnis warns country will be hurt by further downgrade by Moody’s

A FURTHER downgrade from international credit rating agency Moody’s would “hurt our country immensely”, Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday.

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Butler-Turner defends 30-year sentence plan

LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner has defended her plan for a 30-year minimum sentence for convicted murderers, stressing that a country led by her and running mate Dr Duane Sands would “enact tough measures” on crime while not infringing on anyone’s constitutional rights.

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'Petty' Minnis blasted by Cash over committee changes

FORMER Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Darron Cash has accused party leader Dr Hubert Minnis of removing two people from the FNM’s Executive Committee, which he alleged was done “for the purpose of adding a few more votes at convention”.

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'Bring the date of PLP convention forward'

TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller and former Cabinet minister George Smith want the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) to hold a convention in September instead of November, arguing that sooner rather than later the party needs to organise itself and excite its base in preparation for the next general election.

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Bid for probe into bribery at BEC after Ramsey case

THE Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) is calling for the establishment of a Parliamentary Select Committee to investigate a bribery scandaldating back more than a decade involving Alstom SA and the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC), PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts said yesterday.

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Minnis 'lacks ability to lead' says Tommy Turnquest

FORMER Free National movement (FNM) Leader Tommy Turnquest said he does not believe Dr Hubert Minnis has the “leadership ability” or the “personality” to defeat the current administration in the next general election.

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Momentum from launch 'to bring victory in 2017'

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday that the high energy and turnout at the launch of his leadership campaign was testament to a growing momentum that will propel him past the party’s upcoming convention to secure a general election victory in 2017.

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'It's number of delegates, not crowd size that counts'

LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday said the number of those attending the two Free National Movement leadership campaign launches does not matter because the decision of who will ascend to the party’s top post comes down to its 410 delegates.

Roberts relaxed about Sears leadership bid

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday seemed to welcome the thought of former Fort Charlotte MP Alfred Sears running for the position of leader when the party holds its convention in November.

'Anti-corruption? Sort out your own ranks'

PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday slammed the anti-corruption rhetoric recently put forward by FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis, asserting that the Killarney MP has not been able to arrest bad behaviour within his ranks.

DNA leader seeks clarity over Renew Bahamas

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday castigated the Christie administration over Renew Bahamas, as he demanded transparency regarding the landfill management company saying it came to the country “under very suspicious circumstances”.

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Minnis launches campaign at 'Roc Wit Doc' event

EVEN as his sympathisers lambasted his political opponents in the upper ranks of the Free National Movement as “betrayers,” Dr Hubert Minnis made a plea for party unity during a rally at Christie Park on Wednesday night.

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Miller: Minnis best to challenge Christie

TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller believes Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis is the party’s most “formidable” option to challenge Prime Minister Perry Christie in a general election as voters view him as a man who rose from “have-not” status and can relate to the plight of poor Bahamians.