October 11, 2012
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The government’s priority with Bank of The Bahamas (BOB) must be to “sell, sell, sell”, a prominent minority shareholder argued yesterday, despite half-year net income increasing by 164 percent.
FREE National Movement Chairman Darron Cash chided Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday for delivering a speech to the United Nations on climate change that “belies” Mr Christie’s record of addressing local environmental concerns.
FREE National Movement chairman Darron Cash said yesterday that Prime Minister Perry Christie will not listen to Bahamians about whether he should seek re-election in 2017.
ANNETTE Cash, wife of FNM Chairman Darron Cash, was reportedly fired from Bank of the Bahamas, The Tribune understands.
FREE National Movement Chairman Darron Cash has filed a report against the government with Amnesty International over alleged human rights abuses in the aftermath of a search at his home and seizure of personal items.
FREE National Movement Chairman Darron Cash says he plans to put questions to the FNM’s central council regarding a convention where all positions, including leader and deputy will be contested.
FREE National Movement (FNM) Chairman Darron Cash yesterday raised concerns over the new taxes that the government will implement to compensate for the delay in the introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT).
PARTY chairman Darron Cash has accused DNA leader Branville McCartney of using the FNM’s “current unfortunate situations” to remain “relevant” and warned him to “stay out of the FNM’s business”.
ANNETTE Cash, wife of Free National Movement Chairman Darron Cash was reportedly placed on administrative leave from the Bank of the Bahamas last week, The Tribune understands.
THE government should first raise the minimum wage to help cash-strapped Bahamians before considering any salary increases for members of Parliament, Free National Movement Chairman Darron Cash said yesterday.
FNM Chairman Darron Cash yesterday confirmed that the leaked memorandum to party executives was an internal communication despite denying its existence last week.
FNM chairman Darron Cash yesterday confirmed that he has not resigned from the party in the wake of media reports that he threatened to quit.
WITH more than $550 million in Real Property Taxes outstanding, Free National Movement Chairman Darron Cash urged the government to correct its tax collection system before imposing VAT on Bahamians.
A TOP Value Added Tax (VAT) proponent’s failure to pay tens of thousands in taxes shows why the government should debate tax reform with residents before imposing a new tax on them, FNM Chairman Darron Cash said yesterday.
THE issue as to whether or not medicinal marijuana should be legalised is not an issue in the “front and centre” of the Free National Movement, party chairman Darron Cash told The Tribune yesterday.
FREE National Movement (FNM) Chairman Darron Cash is calling for the resignation or firing of Ishmael Lightbourne, Consultant and Coordinator of the government’s VAT unit, after Mr Lightbourne revealed he has not paid property taxes for ten years.
ALTHOUGH the FNM respects the work of Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade, the organisation does not believe he deserves a “free pass” over the controversy of how crime statistics are formulated, FNM chairman Darron Cash said yesterday.
FNM chairman Darron Cash warned Prime Minister Perry Christie not to rush the constitutional reform process in his desperation to secure a legacy for himself.
DARRON Cash, FNM Chairman, yesterday hit back at Franklyn Wilson, chief of the government’s take back negotiations, over his calls for a select committee to review the 2011 BTC privatisation deal.
FREE National Movement Chairman Darron Cash is branding as “hollow” Prime Minister Perry Christie’s induction to the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame.
WITH Bahamians anticipating an announcement on whether the majority stake in BTC has been successfully acquired, FNM Chairman Daron Cash says Prime Minister Perry Christie should either “put up or shut up”.
THE BEC privatisation has been cloaked in a thick blanket of secrecy and the void has now been filled with innuendo, rumours of kickbacks and renewed claims of frustrated foreign investors.
FNM chairman Darron Cash blasted Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday for suggesting the crime issue is being overplayed.
ACCORDING to the governing Free National Movement, the government has performed dismally since the May 2012 election.
PRIME Minister Christie has refused to “man-up” in the face of rising crime according to the FNM, choosing instead to throw the Commissioner of Police and his officers under the bus.
“MEANINGLESS shuffling and schemes” will not be in the Prime Minister’s best interests as the government further considers BTC and Cable & Wireless’s final offer, the Free National Movement warned.
“WHERE has the Prime Minister been all this time?” was the question the Free National Movement asked after the nation’s chief scrapped a cabinet meeting initially focused on BTC to address escalating crime.
FNM Chairman Darron Cash has demanded that the Christie government set the record straight as to its relationship with The Genting Group, developers of Bimini.
FNM chairman Darron Cash yesterday urged the government to show courage in regulating the webshop industry in the Bahamas.
THE government’s roll-out exercise for Value Added Tax has been a failure according to the FNM, which said “critical weaknesses” are now evident in the administration’s finance team.
FNM chairman Darron Cash has hit out at businessman Franklyn Wilson over his accusation that the party was guilty of gross overspending while in power, claiming the opposite was actually the case.
THE Christie government has “served” and allegedly accepted money from controversial billionaire fashion designer Peter Nygard, FNM chairman Darron Cash claimed yesterday.
FNM chairman Darron Cash is accusing the Christie Administration of having a “PLPs only need apply” philosophy following the appointment of Arinthia Komolafe as managing director of the Bahamas Development Bank.
FREE National Movement chairman Darron Cash said Bahamians should be reminded of the government’s decision last year to appoint numerous politicians and past parliamentarians to government boards like the National Insurance Board and the Water & Sewage Corporation Board.
NOW that it is confirmed that the referendum to amend the Constitution will not take place in November, the FNM says the government must regroup and lay out plainly what its next course of action will be.
THE Christie administration is “preparing a recipe for disaster” by continuing to forge ahead with an aggressive schedule for Value Added Tax implementation, FNM chairman Daron Cash warned.
THE opposition FNM has charged that Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald appears to have less concern and lower expectations for poor students.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie has allowed the Cuban abuse controversy to go on for far too long, FNM chairman Darron Cash charged yesterday.
FNM Chairman Darron Cash said that Prime Minister Perry Christie will get both “political cover” and “support” from the FNM if he is honestly serious about addressing the country’s energy challenges.
BRANVILLE McCartney clearly does not understand the role of the opposition according to FNM chairman Darron Cash, who told the DNA leader he needs to “get a life”.
FNM Chairman Darron Cash yesterday criticised Golden Gates MP Shane Gibson over his accusations that previous FNM administrations fast-tracked residency applications of former criminals.
FNM Chairman Darron Cash has questioned how the Water and Sewerage Corporation (W&SC) could be “rationing water” after the government underwent millions of dollars in repairs and the installation of a new desalination plant in 2011.
THE FNM is “praying and hoping” that the PLP government delivers on its promises to the Bahamian people, but questions if it is capable of doing so.
THE FNM its threatening to tell its supporters to boycott ZNS as a result of the “blatant and shameful political bias” demonstrated by the country’s television network.
FNM chairman Darron Cash believes the controversial forensic audit into allegations of misconduct at NIB will cost more than $1m when legal fees and other items are factored in.
FNM chairman Darron Cash has questioned why NIB is no closer to determining whether Mr Cargill should be re-instated or terminated from his post.
“WHERE is the beef?” That was the question put to the government by FNM Chairman Darron Cash yesterday as he demanded that NIB Minister Shane Gibson reveal the much touted “shocking” details of the probe into the Board’s inner-workings.
RATHER than “take the high road,” the Christie Administration decided to “duck and cover and blame someone else” in the aftermath of last week’s tragic Mayaguana plane crash which claimed three lives, FNM Chairman Darron Cash charged yesterday.
IF PRIME Minister Perry Christie wanted to demonstrate true leadership, he would fire Leslie Miller for “abusing his authority and destabilising BEC” according to the opposition Free National Movement.
THE Opposition has vowed to do everything in its power to block exploratory oil drilling in the Bahamas before comprehensive regulations are put in place and unless there is full disclosure of any relationship between the oil industry and senior PLPs.
FREE National Movement Chairman Darron Cash yesterday urged BTC “take-back” negotiators to stop wasting the Bahamian people’s time with promises to expose hidden findings of the corporation’s privatisation process.
THE opposition Free National Movement hit out at the PLP over its take on the latest unemployment numbers, claiming it reveals the hypocrisy of the governing party.
GRAND Bahamians know all to well that Minister for the island Michael Darville is “an idle minister with nothing to do,” FNM chairman Darron Cash charged yesterday.
THE opposition Free National Movement claims the police’s “aggressive action” against street vendors, and its hands-off posture with owners of illegal gambling shops, exposes the existence of two standards of law enforcement in the Bahamas.
FNM chairman Darron Cash yesterday accused Minister of State for National Security Keith Bell of attempting to “frighten” people into voting yes in the gaming referendum.
FNM chairman Darron Cash said Prime Minister Perry Christie has again demonstrated his lack of confidence in the Bahamian people by bringing in another group of foreign consultants to advise Bahamians.
THE Government needs to articulate a clear strategy for reviving the Bahamian economy, the Free National Movement’s (FNM) chairman believes, arguing that the Christie administration’s approach appears to be a “combination of smoke and mirrors” without specifics.
The FREE National Movement’s (FNM) chairman has criticised the Government for mandating that only a 15 per cent stake in Bahamas Food Services (BFS) be sold to the Bahamian public, telling Tribune Business any initial public offering (IPO) should involve at least 25-30 per cent of the company’s equity.
THE Government needs to move with “some degree of haste” to provide additional funding for the Bahamas Development Bank (BDB), its former chairman saying its role in helping small businesses lacked clarity.
THE government is “putting Bahamian professionals last” in meeting with mobile phone service operator Digicel concerning their interest in entering the country’s mobile phone market, according to the FNM.
THE PLP’s claim they were not opposed to the 2002 women’s rights referendum, but rather to the process adopted, is a “convenient rewriting of history”, FNM Chairman Darron Cash said last night.
MINISTER of state for finance Michael Halkitis said yesterday that the government is continuing its audit of the former government’s 52-week job readiness and training initiative, despite shutting the programme down.
FREE National Movement acting chairman Darron Cash called on the government to stop its “rushed plans” to hold its gambling referendum on December 3, so that the public could be better educated on the issue before voting.
ACTING FNM Chairman Darron Cash gave his backing to party leader Dr Hubert Minnis last night saying he has his “full support and confidence.”
AN FNM supporter was stabbed during a scuffle with PLP supporters in Abaco, FNM Chairman Darron Cash said yesterday.