THE Progressive Liberal Party has not ruled out making Central Eleuthera MP Damian Gomez a nominee for the party in the next general election, Chairman Bradley Roberts suggested yesterday.
WHILE confirming that he was approached by the Free National Movement over a possible candidacy in the 2017 general election, former Deputy Commissioner of Police Marvin Dames insisted yesterday that he is determined to avoid the antics of people who feel they have an “inalienable” right to political positions.
FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette said yesterday that Montagu MP Richard Lightbourn’s controversial remarks about having women’s “tubes tied” should not cause him to be denied a nomination as he has apologised for the comments in a genuine and forthright manner.
FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest is reiterating his criticism of the inclusion of a representative from China Construction America on the committee that will handle Baha Mar creditor and employee payouts after it was revealed that the group will not deal with payouts to creditors owed money by CCA.
THE government’s proposed changes to the Employment Act are nothing more than an attempt to “appease” the country’s labourers because of its “dishonesty” in handling the shock mass redundancy action by Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort, DNA Leader Branville McCartney said yesterday.
FORMER Senator John Bostwick II said yesterday he is not done with front-line politics and nation building, contending that he and several other members of the recently formed Gatekeepers organisation are preparing to offer themselves in the upcoming general election.
FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette yesterday confirmed that he was no longer a part of the Free National Movement’s Finance Committee, which spearheads efforts to secure the necessary funding for the opposition party to pull off a successful election campaign.
EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald said he hopes to table the long-awaited Freedom of Information legislation in October.
DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney confirmed yesterday that he, along with senior members of the Free National Movement and other third party executives, met last week to discuss how they can all work together to “get rid of” the Progressive Liberal Party.
FREE National Movement Senator Carl Bethel yesterday said from a legal stand point, there is nothing the FNM can do to force the judiciary to unseal documents related to the new deal to complete Baha Mar and open it before the end of the 2016/2017 winter season.
DISCORD reportedly continues within the Free National Movement (FNM), this time in the Mount Moriah Constituency Association, with one executive member expressing anger over an apparent snub concerning his candidacy for the seat.
DEMOCRATIC National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney yesterday promised that his party’s two-day convention at the end of this month would “re-write” all political norms in The Bahamas, as the group looks to offer a glimpse into “democracy the DNA’s way”.
LESS than a week after the Free National Movement’s Bain and Grants Town ticket became vacant, party member Howard Johnson announced that he was withdrawing as the FNM’s South Beach candidate, pointing to “personal and private family matters” as his reasons for dropping out of the race.
DESPITE publicly stating his intention to run again as the Free National Movement’s (FNM) candidate in his constituency, executives in the party are in the process of discussing Montagu MP Richard Lightbourn’s future with the FNM, taking into account the ramifications of his controversial “tube tying” comments at the July convention, The Tribune understands.
WHILE the Free National Movement has said it will re-nominate Loretta Butler-Turner as the party’s candidate for Long Island, attempts remain underway to have her replaced ahead of the 2017 general election, with former Cabinet minister Tennyson Wells confirming that he instructed a group of supporters to draft a petition for her removal.