February 13, 2014
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THE $2.1 billion proposal for the development of agriculture and fisheries in Andros was pitched to the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources by the government’s ambassador to China, and not the Chinese government or investors, according to Agriculture and Fisheries Minister V Alfred Gray yesterday.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis stressed yesterday that the proposal for a partnership with the Chinese for development of agriculture and fisheries in Andros was not before the government for consideration.
MICAL MP V Alfred Gray yesterday hit back at Free National Movement candidate Walt Saunders, claiming that he “knows nothing” about the constituency “other than his connection to Inagua”.
CONSTRUCTION at the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute, expected to be completed by the beginning of this month, will more likely be finished by the end of the year, said Agriculture Minister V Alfred Gray.
AGRICULTURE and Marine Resources Minister V Alfred Gray yesterday said he expects construction on all but one of the buildings at the Bahamas Agricultural and Marine Sciences Institute (BAMSI) to be complete before the end of May.
AGRICULTURE and Marine Resources Minister V Alfred Gray launched into a vigorous defence of his reputation and that of Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday amid allegations of corruption because of his party’s ties to billionaire Peter Nygard.
AGRICULTURE Minister V Alfred Gray yesterday announced the launch of the first ever Sir Durward Knowles National Invitational Junior Sailing Regatta, scheduled to take place during the Easter holiday weekend in George Town, Exuma.
THE FREE National Movement will “do everything it has to do” to ensure that Agriculture Minister V Alfred Gray does not speak in the House of Assembly if he remains a Cabinet minister, the party’s leader said yesterday.
ACTING Attorney General Damian Gomez said the Office of the Attorney General would have opened itself up to a possible lawsuit if it pursued legal action against MICAL MP V Alfred Gray in a case that has grabbed headlines, explaining that Mayaguana Administrator Zephaniah Newbold was unable to recall key information.
DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday criticised the Attorney General’s “erroneous” decision not to pursue legal action against former Local Government minister V Alfred Gray following allegations of judicial interference.
FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard has called for a judicial review to be performed into the “behind the scenes” decisions the Office of the Attorney General made into the allegations of judicial interference against MICAL MP V Alfred Gray.
THE Attorney General's office will not pursue legal action against V Alfred Gray following its investigation into the allegations of judicial interference that have dogged the MICAL MP this year.
IT may be too soon to expect a decision on a report filed by police into the probe of MICAL MP V Alfred Gray’s alleged judicial interference in a criminal matter, his lawyer said yesterday.
FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard yesterday criticised Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson for not yet issuing a decision on the investigation into the alleged judicial interference by MICAL MP V Alfred Gray.
ATTORNEY Wayne Munroe hopes phone records help vindicate embattled MICAL MP V Alfred Gray from allegations that he intimidated an island administrator into releasing a young man from prison who had just been sentenced.
EMBATTLED MICAL MP V Alfred Gray said yesterday that he will have the “last say” after investigations wrap up into allegations that he used his Cabinet position to interfere in the judicial process of a man convicted in his constituency.
ACTING Deputy Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson said the investigation into allegations of judicial interference against MICAL MP V Alfred Gray is “near completion”.
THE fact that embattled MICAL MP V Alfred Gray spoke to a magistrate about a case outside of formal court proceedings is “unseemly”, a former attorney general told The Tribune yesterday.
THERE are far reaching international repercussions to be considered if justice is not done in the alleged judicial interference case involving MICAL MP V Alfred Gray, Bahamas Bar Association President Elsworth Johnson said yesterday.
LOCAL Government Minister V Alfred Gray yesterday dismissed recent demands made by the Free National Movement for him to resign or be fired over alleged judicial interference, insisting that the official opposition was using him to stay “relevant” in national news.
FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday called for the immediate resignation of embattled Local Government Minister V Alfred Gray after the latter admitted to contacting an island administrator to offer “legal advice” regarding a young man in his constituency who had been convicted.
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A “five-fold” increase in fines levied against poachers operating in Bahamian waters has been approved by Cabinet, Agriculture Minister V Alfred Gray confirmed yesterday.
V ALFRED Gray, MP for MICAL, admitted yesterday that government workers in Mayaguana have not been paid since August, but said the Treasury refused to release the salaries until the island “tightened up its security”.
V ALFRED Gray, Marine Resources and Agriculture Minister, predicts the return of former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham as leader of the FNM in a plot to oust current party head Dr Hubert Minnis.
AGRICULTURE Minister V Alfred Gray branded as “disgraceful” comments from FNM Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner who on Tuesday said appointing Leon Williams as the Bahamas Telecommunication Company’s new CEO is a step backward.
NEW generation politicians must learn not to be “fast on their tongue”, MICAL MP V Alfred Gray warned yesterday explaining that a mistake can lead to the end of a political career.
CONCERNS over whether funds have been misappropriated by local government officials in Bimini have no factual basis, Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government Minister V Alfred Gray said yesterday.
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party MP V Alfred Gray said he warned opposition leader Dr Hubert Minnis a long time ago that he had colleagues within his party coming after his post as leader.
THE Chief Councillor of the Acklins’ district council yesterday criticised MICAL MP and Minister of Agriculture V Alfred Gray for defending the government’s decision to ship cascarilla plants from that island to Andros.
ACKLINS MP and Minister of Agriculture V Alfred Gray yesterday defended the government’s decision to ship cascarilla plants from Acklins to Andros for research at the Agriculture and Marine Institute.
MINISTER of Agriculture and Local Government V Alfred Gray gave his blessings to the newly formed committee for the All-Andros Regatta as they embark on “bringing back” the popular sailing competition to the island during the Independence holiday weekend.
MICAL MP V Alfred Gray yesterday saluted Prime Minister Perry Christie for intervening with a local bank to help value-added tax coordinator Ishmael Lightbourne save his home.
CUSTOMS and Immigration Officers have refused to work their assigned hours despite a court ruling ordering them to remain on a shift system until the court says otherwise, according to acting Labour Minister Alfred Gray.
AGRICULTURE Minister V Alfred Gray wants the Department of Local Government to have more clearly defined roles of leadership.
MICAL MP V Alfred Gray charged that he would not “ease up” on Mayaguana developers over the lack of progress on the island, almost three years after they signed an agreement with government.
DOMINICAN poachers on board three boats eluded Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers who were virtually handicapped as only four of their vessels were in operation, according to Agriculture and Marine Resources Minister V Alfred Gray yesterday.