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Hanna Martin 'outraged' at women being denied at voter registration

TRANSPORT and Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna Martin said she is “outraged” that women registering to vote are still being turned away by staff of the Parliamentary Registration Department because of “the way they are dressed”.

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Loretta 'has not quit FNM'

LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday criticised her party for its decision to revoke her nomination and ratify another candidate without due process, firmly stating her intentions to contest her seat in the upcoming general election.

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FNM Chairman slams Fitzgerald over Baha Mar VAT exemption

SIDNEY Collie, Chairman of the Free National Movement (FNM), on Friday decried the attempts by Jerome Fitzgerald to describe the effects of the government granting China Construction America and all sub-contractors exemption from Value-Added Tax on the completion of Baha Mar as “miniscule as far as we were concerned”.

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Govt would have earned only ‘miniscule’ VAT from Baha Mar

EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald defended the Christie administration from backlash after it was revealed that Value-Added Tax (VAT) would not be applied on Baha Mar’s completion, telling ZNS News that the amount that would have been earned in this regard was “miniscule”.

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Bran unaware of coalition plan

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney said yesterday he was “unaware” of any coalition between his party and Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Tuner or the six other “rebel” Free National Movement members of Parliament.

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Fitzgerald won’t confirm if tabled Freedom of Information act will be enacted before election

DESPITE assurances that the recently tabled bill will be successfully passed into law, Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald would not commit to whether the government will enact Freedom of Information legislation before the next general election.

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Miller praises ‘guts’ of govt in Baha Mar deal

TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller yesterday applauded the government for having the “guts” to see the Baha Mar deal through, condemning the criticism levelled at the Christie administration after a leaked email from the project’s general contractor revealed that all companies and suppliers working on the resort would be exempt from Value-Added Tax.

PLP senator seeks to run in Central Grand Bahama seat

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Senator Julian Russell has offered himself again as a candidate for Central Grand Bahama in the upcoming general election.

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DNA vows to ‘compel’ commissioner to allow people to register for vote

AS frustrated Bahamians continue to lament being turned away from voter registration stations, Democratic National Alliance Deputy Leader Chris Mortimer yesterday threatened to take action that will “compel” Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall to ensure everyone is allowed their right to register.

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Fitzgerald blames schools for supply teacher payment delay

THE Ministry of Education has implemented a strict timeline for the submission and processing of payments for supply teachers after irregularities led to scores of teachers going unpaid for months, according to Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald.

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Butler-Turner ‘forming bold coalition’ with the DNA

LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner said yesterday that she is forming a “very powerful and bold” coalition with Branville McCartney and the Democratic National Alliance that will “change the direction of the country.”

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FNM pledges on solar, health and culture

OFFERING reprieve from what he termed one of the worst years in Bahamian history and an impotent PLP administration, Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday outlined key initiatives his administration would implement to create a socio-economic revival.

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DNA: No plan to absorb rebel seven

THE Democratic National Alliance has no intention of absorbing any of the Free National Movement’s seven members of Parliament who revolted against Killarney MP Dr Hubert Minnis in the House of Assembly, according to DNA Deputy Leader Chris Mortimer yesterday.

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Butler-Turner: You’ll see soon why I chose Rodney Moncur

LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner said yesterday that despite newly appointed Senator Rodney Moncur being described as “vile and bombastic,” persons will come to understand “very soon” why she chose the controversial talk show host for the post.

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Johnson rumoured to be among candidates for FNM ratification

THE Free National Movement expects to ratify three candidates for the 2017 general election next week, The Tribune was told yesterday.