June 19, 2015
Dr Hubert Minnis
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FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday scoffed at Prime Minister Perry Christie’s recent assessment of his administration’s term in office, accusing the nation’s leader of being “disconnected from reality” in the face of crime, vexing unemployment and “secret” deals negotiated by his government.
FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday lamented the recent spate of murders in the past few days, as he called on the Christie administration to “bring forth a real plan” to address crime.
WHILE he said the Free National Movement would not question the veracity of the Department of Statistics’ latest unemployment figures, party leader Dr Hubert Minnis noted that the agency is “controlled” by a government that prides itself on “cover-ups” and “embellishments”.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis reiterated yesterday that a National Health Insurance scheme that does not provide catastrophic care will not help Bahamians in the way they need it most.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday castigated the Christie administration over the “chaotic manner” in which it has sought to implement National Health Insurance as he urged the government to delay the launch of the healthcare scheme to properly engage stakeholders.
FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday criticised recent comments by a representative of the government’s main National Health Insurance adviser directed at the Bahamas’ healthcare industry, charging that her “dictatorial” statements were grounds for the agency’s “immediate dismissal”.
OPPOSITION Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday called for the immediate resignation of Minister of National Security Keith Bell for his “personal assault” on Commissioner of Police Ellison Greensalde and the “entire membership of the Royal Bahamas Police Force”.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday castigated the Christie administration for not having a contingency plan to protect the interests of local contractors who are collectively owed millions of dollars for work performed on Baha Mar.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday questioned whether the implementation of National Health Insurance will end up to be another one of the Christie administration’s failed promises, saying the government has yet to inform Bahamians of key elements of the healthcare plan.
FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday called the Christie administration the “worst government this country has ever seen.” Crime will continue to rise as long as they are in power, he said.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday renewed calls for greater transparency in the government’s proposed roll-out of National Health Insurance.
FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard said yesterday that party leader Dr Hubert Minnis would like to have a full convention ahead of the next general election, but on his own terms.
OPPOSITION Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday, if elected, he would push legislation to limit the tenure of the prime minister to two terms, to prevent what is happening “right now with Prime Minister Perry Christie.”
FREE National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard said that FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis relishes the chance to demonstrate the “clear difference” between him and whoever emerges as the leader of the PLP through a national debate.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has branded National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage’s national address on crime as “inconsiderate, lacking depth and eons too late.”
FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday called Prime Minister Perry Christie a “weak, confused leader” who has no control over his Cabinet and is “not fit to run this country”.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday maintained that he disclosed his interests in a company that received a government contract when he was elected in 2007, but refused to further discuss the matter.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday called for hanging to be carried out in the country, along with the introduction of a gunfire detection system and the use of drones to aid the Royal Bahamas Police Force in fighting crime.
FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has accused the Christie administration of being "out of their depth" in dealing with a crime situation he claims is sending the country "to hell".
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said he left Prime Minister Perry Christie’s office yesterday morning “extremely upset”, after the nation’s leader showed up nearly an hour late for a planned meeting with the opposition on Baha Mar’s bankruptcy filing last week.
FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday called Baha Mar’s recent bankruptcy filing a “national disaster”, and blasted Prime Minister Perry Christie for “willingly being the purveyor of untruths” on the status of the project.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday demanded that Prime Minister Perry Christie address the nation after Bahamians were “robbed” of their right to be informed of the government’s proposed plans to tackle the country’s crime challenges and other issues.
FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday accused the government of decreasing the money allocated for National Health Insurance to “cover up the fact that they forgot” to include the Department of Public Health in 2015/2016 budget.
FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday said House Speaker Dr Kendal Major made the “correct decision” in allowing former PLP MP Dr Andre Rollins make his contribution to the Budget debate last week.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis accused Prime Minister Perry Christie and senior members of his Cabinet of putting party politics over the good of the nation when they cut the budget debate short in what he saw as an apparent attempt to silence Fort Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins.