July 17, 2015
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FORMER PLP MP George Smith yesterday said it was too soon to tell whether Englerston MP Glenys Hanna Martin’s resignation as leader of opposition business in the House of Assembly was a sign of fracture within the party.
THE Free National Movement turncoats, including two former Cabinet ministers, who publicly pledged support for Prime Minister Perry Christie must quickly prove the reasoning behind their move to avoid being branded “political parasites and opportunists,” former Cabinet minister George Smith said yesterday.
FORMER Cabinet minister George Smith said it would be naïve of anyone to believe that Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell had ever disassociated himself from the website bahamasuncensored.com, as he warned politicians not to push “private and personal agendas” while members of the government.
FORMER Cabinet minister George Smith doesn’t expect Prime Minister Perry Christie to underestimate Alfred Sears’ challenge to his leadership, saying Mr Christie realises “Alfred is no fool.”
FORMER Exuma MP George Smith yesterday urged members of the recently appointed Constituencies Commission to consult residents before making any formal recommendations for boundary changes ahead of the 2017 general election.
FORMER Cabinet minister George Smith said Progressive Liberal Party leadership challenger Alfred Sears should not be considered “dead in the water,” saying a leadership race is healthy for democracy.
FORMER Cabinet minister George Smith said the government missed the opportunity to “adequately and fairly” educate voters on the extent of the four constitutional bills proposed in yesterday’s referendum.
FORMER Cabinet minister George Smith yesterday said former Court of Appeal President Dame Joan Sawyer’s recent comments branding the upcoming June 7 referendum “a waste of time” were “disappointing” and signalled that she is “absolutely mistaken” on the needed constitutional changes.
FORMER Cabinet minister George Smith yesterday called on politicians to “move aside” if they are not ready to adequately serve the electorate.
FORMER Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Cabinet Minister George Smith yesterday slammed Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard for allegedly seeking to “intimidate” Prime Minister Perry Christie, charging that the “arrogant, self-centred and amoral” designer should be kicked out of the country for his remarks.
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party stalwart and former Cabinet minister George Smith said Bahamians deserve a better explanation from PLP officials as to why it has postponed its convention until November of this year, a date that will be close to the 2017 general election.
FORMER Cabinet minister George Smith insisted that the Progressive Liberal Party would not nominate Exuma MP Anthony Moss in that constituency for the next general election, saying the parliamentarian is not viewed as being good enough for the job.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie is routinely criticised for leading a government that is long on lofty promises, but short on follow through.
FORMER Progressive Liberal Party Cabinet Minister George Smith yesterday renewed calls for the government to move forward with the proposed referendum on gender equality before the end of June 2016.
FORMER Progressive Liberal Party Cabinet minister George Smith yesterday urged his party not to hold its national convention next month as communities devastated by Hurricane Joaquin will still be struggling to recover.
FORMER Progressive Liberal Party Cabinet minister George Smith yesterday said leader hopefuls should see Prime Minister Perry Christie’s intention to stay at the helm of the party as an invitation to challenge him rather than a threat to cease and desist.
FORMER Progressive Liberal Party Cabinet minister George Smith yesterday alleged that Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis “violated” the Cabinet code of conduct by continuing to accept cheques for his company which had a contract with the Public Hospitals Authority while he was the minister of health.
FORMER PLP Cabinet Minister George Smith yesterday criticised Dr Hubert Minnis for calling for Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson to resign due to her alleged conflict of interest with Baha Mar, adding that the FNM leader simply acted “without understanding the procedure that governs the conduct of ministers.”
FORMER Progressive Liberal Party Cabinet minister George Smith has shot down suggestions from the Official Opposition that there will be a snap election as “nonsensical”.