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Candidate upset as officer for election is ‘known PLP’

FREE National Movement candidate for Centreville Reece Chipman yesterday criticised the appointment of a “known” Progressive Liberal Party supporter as the returning election officer for that constituency, claiming that the selection could have a negative impact on the “quality of the election process”.

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Roker ‘shocked’ as international observers called in for election

FORMER Immigration Minister Loftus Roker said he is “shocked and saddened” that international bodies are being brought in to observe the conduct of the upcoming general election when “few countries in the world have an election process more perfect” than The Bahamas.

Facility planned to keep juveniles separate from adult offenders

IF re-elected to office, the Progressive Liberal Party plans to establish a “juvenile system and rehabilitation facility” to ensure that juvenile offenders charged with serious crimes are “separated” from adult criminals and other juvenile offenders. As part of its efforts to fight crime, the PLP also plans to establish a new probation and parole programme so that “in all cases, persons are not incarcerated where there is no need for incarceration”.

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Minnis warns of ‘side Letters’ in Baha Mar project agreement

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has suggested that there are “side letters” concerning the Baha Mar project that his government will disclose to the public if elected to office.

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Pinder: DNA plan for jobs database

ELKANAH Pinder, the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) candidate for East Grand Bahama, unveiled plans for the implementation of a national jobs database during the official opening of his campaign headquarters in Grand Bahama.

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Roberts decries "reckless" Minnis and calls for cool heads in airport dispute

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party (PLP) chairman Bradley Roberts has accused Dr Hubert Minnis of appearing to condone the industrial action which caused flight cancellations and lengthy delays at the Lynden Pindling International Airport as travellers were trying to get away for the Easter holidays.

DNA will bring in jobs database and carry out capital punishment says Grand Bahama candidate

ELKANAH Pinder, the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) candidate for East Grand Bahama, unveiled plans for the implementation of a national jobs database during the official opening of his campaign headquarters in Grand Bahama.

PLP proposes interest rate cap on loans for government workers

TO reduce the debt burden on Bahamians, the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) says it will cap the level of interest that may be charged on loans taken out by government workers and paid through salary deductions if re-elected.

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VIDEO: PLP chairman admits "mistake" over his Butch Scavella Flamingo claim

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts has admitted he made a mistake as he defended his organisation’s view that it did not intend to “diminish” the sacrifice of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) marines who were killed aboard HMBS Flamingo when setting the date for the general election on the 37th anniversary of their deaths.

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Turnquest calls PLP free electricity pledge "a disastrous plan"

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest on Thursday called the Progressive Liberal Party's (PLP) free electricity pledge a "desperate and disastrous plan" by a desperate and visionless government.

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Fitzgerald lashed by FNM chairman over handling of Rubis fuel spill

FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie has chastised the Christie administration for its “lackadaisical” handling of the 2012 Rubis fuel spill, accusing the government of forcing Marathon residents to “weather a storm of potential health risks” while it “sat on its hands”.

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Killarney residents give view on future of Minnis

WHILE there is a widely held view that Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis will easily clinch the needed support in Killarney to defeat Progressive Liberal Party newcomer Reneika Knowles, some in the constituency appear undecided with the general election a month away.

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FNM leader pledges more details on policies ‘with time’

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday explained that he was absent from parliament, but vowed that the final weeks of campaigning before the 2017 general elections will not be a sprint for his party, as it was described by his opponent Prime Minister Perry Christie, but a “cruise along” to the finish line.

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PM says he did not intend to diminish marines’ sacrifice

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday said it was not his intention to “diminish” the sacrifice of the four marines who were killed aboard HMBS Flamingo, when he set the general election on the 37th anniversary of their deaths.

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Free electricity pledge by PLP

IF elected to office for another term, the Progressive Liberal Party said it plans to “make the cost of electricity free to residential customers who limit their monthly use to below specified limits,” continue the implementation of National Health Insurance and stimulate job creation.