September 6, 2013
Prime Minister Perry Christie
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Equality for women sole focus of next referendum
THE next referendum scheduled to take place later this year will only focus on gender equality for Bahamian women, Prime Minister Perry Christie said.
PM announces commission to create new festival
PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday announced the formation of a National Festival Commission, charged with the conceptualisation of the new “Carnival-style” festival.
Police Staff Association chairman questions Prime Minister's statement
POLICE Staff Association chairman Dwight Smith is questioning Prime Minister Perry Christie’s statement that he should go through proper channels to resolve the issue of overtime pay for police officers.
PM Shrugs off police demands
PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday shrugged off the demands of the Police Staff Association (PSA) saying that its president Dwight Smith ought to go through the right channels to resolve issues of overtime pay.
PM: Negotiations may have played role in Cable & Wireless CEO’s resignation
PRIME Minister Perry Christie has suggested that negotiations between the Government and BTC’s parent company Cable and Wireless Communications over shares could have played a role in CWC’s CEO tendering his resignation.
PM: I didn't order FNM to pay for reception
PRIME Minister Perry Christie denied yesterday that he instructed Government House to charge the FNM for a reception following the appointment of Senator Carl Bethel.
New public holiday made official
FOR the first time in history, the Bahamas will officially celebrate National Heroes Day, formerly Discovery Day, Prime Minister Perry Christie announced yesterday.
PM says vote will be ‘no later than June’
THE referendum to amend the Constitution has been postponed yet again – this time to no later than the end of June 2014, Prime Minister Perry Christie announced to parliamentarians yesterday.
PM: National plan to help country's economy
THE nation took the first step on the road to creating a National Economic Development Plan yesterday.
CWC seeks 'particular' terms over BTC talks
PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday indicated that the Government would likely reject terms sought by Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) for it to give up majority equity ownership in the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC), adding that talks between the two sides were in the final stages.
'We must focus attention on climate change risks'
PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday highlighted the need to bring international awareness to the country’s vulnerability to climate change in a bid to drive global environmental policy.
PM: Not enough men in tertiary education
PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday charged that the region must work to reverse the trend of under-representation of Caribbean males in tertiary education.
PM Christie vows disability legislation by end of year
THE struggle to legislate equal opportunity for disabled persons moved a step forward today as the government announced plans to sign on to international conventions and introduce new legislation before the year end.
Prime Minister 'too tired' to answer questions on Cuban detainees and spiralling murder rate
AS the Cuban detainee abuse controversy rages on and the murder rate continues to spiral, Prime Minister Perry Christie declined to answer any questions at his first public appearance in a week – explaining that he was “too tired”.
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