May 7, 2012
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FNM CHAIRMAN Michael Pintard yesterday defended his involvement in the lawsuit against Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard.
FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday questioned whether Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell “misled” parliamentarians when he said two Cuban men recently released from prison posed risks to national security.
FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard has blasted the Christie administration for its “dereliction of duty” after the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s 2016 policing plan failed to reveal tougher crime fighting measures.
FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard said the government’s decision to hire additional foreign experts to make recommendations on National Health Insurance does not indicate good governance.
AS the Christie administration faces push back from stakeholders over its National Health Insurance plans, FNM Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday called on the government to slow down its efforts to implement the scheme in order to properly consult stakeholders.
FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday blamed the increase in the country’s unemployment rate on “poor governance” from the Christie administration and a lack of “outrage among these government officials about the level of suffering that their people are facing”.
FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday said calls from prominent attorney and Progressive Liberal Party member Wayne Munroe to flog illegal immigrants are inappropriate and could encourage Bahamians to commit violent acts against Haitians.
FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday said more than 60 professionals have submitted applications to the party in a bid to run on the FNM’s ticket in the 2017 general election.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie has a habit of communicating ideas and plans before performing assessments and understanding important details, Free National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard said yesterday.
Free National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard said "fully expects" the government to delay the implementation of its proposed National Health Insurance scheme, adding that concerns over its funding comes secondary to the "infrastructural development of the existing healthcare system".
FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday vowed that the paradigm shift needed to advance national politics was already evident in his party, proclaiming that the political norm has failed to advance The Bahamas.
FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday questioned whether the government had considered using revenue from value added tax collections instead of borrowing the millions needed for the recovery and repair of storm-ravaged Family Islands.
FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday raised concerns that the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation was evicting families unable to meet their payments in Grand Bahama.
FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday said PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts’ suggestion that the government ought to consider implementing a curfew in crime hotspots is a “cry of desperation” as he questioned whether the plan would truly impact criminal activity.
FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard said yesterday the opposition was not “surprised” that Prime Minister Perry Christie has decided to run for leader of the Progressive Liberal Party again, despite being “clearly tired” and “out of ideas on how to run the country”.
AS the Free National Movement prepares for the 2017 general election, party Chairman Michael Pintard said the opposition will avoid the “presidential-style campaigning” that it believes was a costly mistake during the 2012 election cycle.
FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday hinted that “all forms of a political collaboration” are presently being discussed with persons focused on moving The Bahamas forward.
FNM Chairman Michael Pintard criticised State Legal Affairs Minister Damian Gomez for seeking to file proposed Election Court petitions to declare the FNM’s Long Island and Killarney seats vacant for alleged violation of the Constitution’s conflict of interest rules.
FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday defended the party as having the “right talent and team” to capture a victory when Bahamians head to the polls during the next general election.
SENATOR Michael Pintard yesterday labelled Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade’s reported decision to transfer members of the Police Staff Association to other areas a “huge, ill-advised, miscalculation”.
Pintard questions neutrality amid Baha Mar dispute
FNM Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday called the government “contradictory” for saying it was again willing to observe talks between Baha Mar and its Chinese partners to hopefully secure a deal out of court, days after filing a winding-up petition against the resort.
FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday forecast that the country could expect a snap election in 2016 in his defence of the party’s decision not to hold a national convention this year.
BAHA Mar’s plans to potentially reduce its workforce by over 90 per cent if it is unable to resolve its dispute with its Chinese partners will take a toll on the “mental and physical health” of its employees, FNM Chairman Michael Pintard said yesterday. He said no effort must be spared on the government’s behalf to prevent the staff cuts.
THE Free National Movement (FNM) has begun interviewing hopefuls for a place on the party's general election ticket in 2017, chairman Michael Pintard said on Friday.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie’s leadership has come into question over his delay concerning the resignation of V Alfred Gray from Cabinet following allegations of judicial interference.
AFTER the majority of members of Parliament rejected a motion to appoint a select committee to probe the 2012 Rubis gas leak in Marathon, Free National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard said it is evident the government will not end its “cover up” of this “crisis” to ensure transparency.
THE FREE National Movement is calling for the reinstatement of two Bahamian specialist employees at the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Sciences Institute (BAMSI) whose terminations in recent weeks the party claims are the result of political victimisation by the Progressive Liberal Party.
FNM Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday criticised PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts recommending that he look within his own organisation and at its leader, Prime Minister Perry Christie, to discover the true meaning of “duplicitous.”
FNM Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday called on Prime Minister Perry Christie to reveal publicly whose interest the FNM is reportedly working on behalf of with its continued chiding of the government regarding the handling and operations of the Bank of the Bahamas.
FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard said party Leader Dr Hubert Minnis is gaining traction as a “suitable alternative” to the “inconsistent and unfocused” Christie-Davis administration.
ESTABLISHING inner city tax free zones will transform communities – not burden the poor or cause them to be displaced, newly-elected FNM Chairman Michael Pintard said yesterday.
SENATOR Michael Pintard emerged as the Free National Movement’s new chairman at the party’s convention last night.
The latest results are in from the FNM convention at Holy Trinity’s Convention Centre in Stapleton Gardens.
WITH the backing of senior party members, Senator Michael Pintard is expected to announce his candidacy for chairman of the FNM tonight in Nassau.
NEWLY appointed senator Michael Pintard promised to defend the rights of oppressed Bahamians during a ceremony yesterday when Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes presented him with his instruments of appointment.
THE senator appointed last week by the Free National Movement to replace John Bostwick was described last night as a “two-time loser and a political retread” by Bradley Roberts, chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party.
MICHAEL Pintard has officially been announced as the new Free National Movement (FNM) senator.
A CULTURE of vote buying has made campaigning difficult in Cat Island, according to one candidate.