November 1, 2013
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FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has called on “professional Bahamian journalists” to foster stronger ethics and help with “honourable and rewarding development” of The Bahamas.
The latest results are in from the FNM convention at Holy Trinity’s Convention Centre in Stapleton Gardens.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday said he has “no idea” what Prime Minister Perry Christie was thinking when he appointed Leslie Miller as executive chairman of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation in view of Mr Miller’s reported admission that he owes the corporation nearly a quarter of a million dollars in outstanding electricity bills.
OPPOSITION Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday Prime Minister Perry Christie “embarrassed” himself and the nation when he said Bahamians should “line up and come to him for advice”.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday distanced himself from a demonstration being planned by FNM Deputy Leader Loretta Butler Turner saying “it is not an FNM sanctioned event and has nothing to do with the party.”
OPPOSITION Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday it was “inappropriate” and an “abuse of power” for Prime Minister Perry Christie to intervene on behalf of VAT co-ordinator Ishmael Lightbourne to stop the bank from repossessing his home.
OPPOSITION Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday said the government should call a general election if it planned to go against the January 2013 referendum on web shops.
THE FNM yesterday criticised the government over what the party described as “wasteful expenditure” of its travel allocations as outlined in the mid-year budget.
OPPOSITION leader Dr Hubert Minnis urged Prime Minister Perry Christie to table in Parliament a list of the tax status of all parliamentarians.
OPPOSITION Leader Hubert Minnis yesterday criticised the government for its failure to respond to concerns over its radiation detection programme and reports of increased radiation levels in the region.
REPORTS of widespread job creation rang “hollow” in the absence of initiatives to incentivise Bahamian ownership, according to Opposition members commenting on the government’s mid-year budget statement yesterday.
FNM leader Dr Hubert Minnis says he is not concerned with losing his political post, set to be hotly contested in the lead up to the party’s convention.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie’s announcement of a new BTC deal was a “shameful and cynical betrayal of his campaign promise”, the FNM said yesterday.
IF PRIME Minister Perry Christie can admit to regretting the referendum on numbers, then Bahamians should be allowed to show they have changed their mind over electing the PLP, Opposition Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday.
OPPOSITION leader Dr Hubert Minnis condemned the government yesterday for not moving to improve the Department of Immigration’s identification checks system so the country could “avoid embarrassing situations”.
OPPOSITION leader Dr Hubert Minnis is questioning whether the government has made any significant progress in its negotiations to secure the majority stake in the Bahamas Telecommunications Company.
FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis claims that the government is attempting to block the opposition’s efforts to table a bill drafted by the party, that if passed would give the Court of Appeal the sole power of sentencing murderers to hang.
THE Free National Movement is prepared to “run the government from the Opposition” and on Wednesday will table “numerous Bills” in Parliament to that end, Opposition leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday.
OPPOSITION leader Dr Hubert Minnis has released a draft Bill which seeks to amend the constitution to cut the London-based Privy Council out of the appeal process in cases where a death sentence has been imposed.
THE PLP is on course to surpass the rate of deadly violence seen under the former government, Opposition Leader Hubert Minnis claimed.
AT the dawn of 2014 and with more than a year and a half of governance under their belt, the government has failed to live up to several election promises, FNM leader Dr Hubert Minnis said.
OPPOSTION leader Dr Hubert Minnis extended condolences yesterday to the community of Fox Hill on behalf of the Free National Movement. Dr Minnis said it would take a long time for the community and the Bahamas to come to grips with such a tragic loss.
OPPOSITION Members of Parliament in New Providence have vowed to install CCTV systems in the crime ridden areas of their constituencies, announced FNM leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday.
OPPOSITION leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday the public can expect longer delays in criminal trials because of the “poor conditions” under which prosecutors now work.
OPPOSITION Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday he believes the outcome of the recent Haitian tragedy would have been different if the Defence Force’s reconnaissance planes had been operational.
OPPOSITION leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday branded the government “irresponsible” over its handling of a malfunctioning tug boat which caused three cruise ships not to dock at the Port of Nassau earlier this week.
THE government’s plan to implement the Valued Added Tax regime instead of collecting millions of dollars in outstanding taxes owed to the treasury was called into question by the Free National Movement.
A QUESTIONNAIRE on the thoughts of Bahamians on Value Added Tax (VAT) continues to show that a large number of Killarney constituents do not agree with the government’s move to implement the plan.
FNM LEADER Dr Hubert Minnis has urged law enforcement officials to “think outside of the box” in the fight against criminals as discussions continue on the Christie administration’s strategy to combat illegal activity.
OPPOSITION Leader Hubert Minnis yesterday called on the Christie administration to address concerns raised by residents over dredging in the Treasure Cay settlement.
OPPOSITION Leader Hubert Minnis yesterday blasted the government over its failure to address substantial concerns raised by the private sector and homeowners over the implementation of the new Value-Added Tax system.