March 27, 2012
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MOODY’S decision not to downgrade the country’s credit rating “is clear and unambiguous evidence of the unmistakable confidence in the economic policies of the Minnis administration,” Free National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie said yesterday.
THE Minnis administration intends to appoint an estimated 6,200 persons across 108 government boards in the coming weeks, Free National Movement chairman Sidney Collie revealed yesterday. In an interview with The Tribune on Monday, Mr Collie, a memb
THE Minnis administration will begin making appointments to government boards, committees and diplomatic posts in two to three weeks, Free National Movement (FNM) chairman Sidney Collie said yesterday.
FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie yesterday advised the public that the party, through its campaign policy mandate, has barred anyone associated with the political organisation from “issuing threats, intimidating or attempting to victimise” any government employees in the name of politics.
FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie yesterday accused the Progressive Liberal Party of running away from its responsibility in the bailout of the Bank of The Bahamas, insisting that any further investigation by public officials would only uncover that many of the loans written off through the process were held by “politically connected” individuals.
FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie criticised the government over its “mismanagement” of Grand Bahama’s Junkanoo Carnival, days after officials admitted that turnout for the weekend event was low.
FREE National Movement (FNM) Chairman Sidney Collie on Friday denied that former Baha Mar developer Sarkis Izmirlian was financially backing the opposition party.
FREE National Movement (FNM) Chairman Sidney Collie has again hit out at Prime Minister Perry Christie’s silence over controversies ensnaring several of his Cabinet ministers, specifically the drama surrounding Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald.
FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie yesterday labelled reports that Labour and National Insurance Minister Shane Gibson received payments totalling $94,131.10 over an 18-month period from fashion mogul Peter Nygard as another “inexcusable” scandal from an amoral administration.
FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie has alleged that dozens of his party’s campaign signs placed along West Bay Street have been removed and replaced by Progressive Liberal Party posters, this as complaints over the destruction of election posters continue to mount.
FREE National Movement (FNM) Chairman Sidney Collie over the weekend branded Prime Minister Perry Christie a “show horse”, and accused the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) leader for resorting to gutter politics to capture another five years of governance.
FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie yesterday urged Prime Minister Perry Christie to “ring the bell,” insisting that voter registration numbers now indicate that the electorate is “ready and prepared to make their choice.”
COALITION talks with the Democratic National Alliance ended over the weekend “without a satisfactory resolution,” according to Free National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie.
FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie said yesterday he will “wait and see” if Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner or Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins are “serious” about wanting to work with the FNM to ensure the Progressive Liberal Party does not win the next election before he comments on their “public utterances”.
FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie has accused the Christie administration of trying to disenfranchise voters with its handling of the work of the Constituencies Commission.
THE decision by the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (BCB) not to broadcast the Free National Movement’s (FNM) upcoming Torchbearers Youth Association’s convention was yesterday blasted as “hypocritical” and “politically motivated” by party Chairman Sidney Collie.
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”.
FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie was adamant yesterday that he “doesn’t put anything past” the Progressive Liberal Party led government, while suggesting that it was operating a form of “voter suppression” ahead of the 2017 general election.
FREE National Movement (FNM) Chairman Sidney Collie said Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner “can do whatever she wants” because the party is not concerned about “career politicians and back room deals.”
FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie said yesterday that the party is about to begin the formal process of finding a new nominee for the Long Island constituency.
THE Free National Movement only began seeking a new candidate for the Central and South Abaco constituency after area MP Edison Key informed the organisation that he would not be seeking another nomination because he was retiring from front line politics, party Chairman Sidney Collie said yesterday.
FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie yesterday fired the latest shots in the ongoing war of words surrounding that $2.1bn agri-fisheries proposal with Chinese investors, as he criticised Agriculture Minister V Alfred Gray for his admission that he had not revoked his letter authorising the Bahamas ambassador to China to discuss the plan.
FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie circled the wagons yesterday as he defended Official Opposition Leader Dr Hubert Minnis’ criticism of the government’s recovery efforts and accusations of cronyism as constructive and not political.
FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Frank Watson yesterday forecast that former MP Sidney Collie would emerge as the new chairman of the Free National Movement.
FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Frank Watson expects the next Free National Movement chairman to be someone favoured by FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis.
THE FNM candidate for MICAL called on the PLP to explain why non-residents of Mayaguana were granted Crown land on the island over locals during the former administration.