March 31, 2015
FNM leader Dr Hubert Minnis.
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FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis will unveil his party’s economic recovery plan for Grand Bahama and introduce its “change team” at a mass rally next week in Grand Bahama.
IN what can be seen as evidence of a continued rift within the Free National Movement, a party insider alleged yesterday that there was an “underhanded” move unfolding inside the opposition to oust former election candidates who are a part of the party’s Central Council and replace them with new hopefuls to “stack the odds” in favour of leader Dr Hubert Minnis.
AFTER the homicide rate reached a record breaking 147 for the year, Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said it is increasingly clear that the Christie administration’s so-called campaign promise of a solution to crime was nothing more than “smoke and mirrors”.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said if he were elected as prime minister he would not assume a ministerial portfolio but instead be the “CEO of Cabinet to ensure that everything gets done.”
OPPOSITION Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday, if elected, the Free National Movement would “seriously consider” establishing a catastrophic fund to ensure the financial burden of a natural disaster “does not solely rest on the government”.
AS the country’s homicide count continues climb, Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said the capital has turned into a gun town under the watch of the Progressive Liberal Party, which struggles to get a handle on crime.
DOCUMENTS released yesterday by PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts purportedly showing that FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis did not declare his government contract when he registered as a candidate in the 2007 general election.
FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday urged Prime Minister Perry Christie and Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson to “come clean” and reveal if there are any other Cabinet ministers, members of Parliament or their family members who have contracts with Baha Mar.
SUPPORTERS of Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday expressed confidence that there will be no internal challenges to his leadership as the party prepares for the next general election.
FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday formally accepted Prime Minister Perry Christie’s invitation to have a briefing on Baha Mar after the $3.5 billion resort’s shock Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in a United States court last Monday.
FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday said he had not accepted Prime Minister Perry Christie’s invitation to have a briefing on Baha Mar, telling The Tribune he would first canvass his parliamentarians and senators for their views on the government’s offer.
A NOTED attorney yesterday confirmed “leadership issues” within the Free National Movement as he expressed hope that another convention will be held by the end of the year to put an end to the party’s internal struggles.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday urged the attorney general to move forward with criminal charges against the Bahamian official named in a US plea deal who allegedly received bribes to secure contracts with the Bahamas Electricity Corporation.
FREE National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said if the management of the Ingraham administration’s 52 week job programme was “severely deficient” as described by the auditor general, he hopes the government makes the necessary adjustments to improve on the initiative.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday accused Marathon MP Jerome Fitzgerald of using political supporters to derail a town meeting held to address concerns over the Rubis fuel spill in his constituency.
CRITICISING the Christie administration yesterday and its handling of the Rubis fuel leak, Opposition Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said Progressive Liberal Party parliamentarians should learn what scripture says about the importance of being trustworthy.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday said as a result of the Christie administration’s dereliction of duty in handling “the worst crisis in recent times” it is now impossible to retroactively determine Bahamians’ total exposure to chemicals emitted from the 2012 Rubis gasoline leak in Marathon.
OPPOSITION Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said he is “not surprised” at Baha Mar’s CEO Sarkis Izmirlian’s disappointment that the government has made promises it has not kept, because it is “the Christie way”.
CRIMINAL charges should be filed immediately against any contractor who was paid by Urban Renewal without “finishing the people’s work”, FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie has been accused of trying to suppress freedom of speech by the leader of the FNM, Dr Hubert Minnis.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday advised MICAL MP V Alfred Gray not to be “arrogant” about the judicial interference allegations against him, saying the embattled MP should remember that the Bahamian people have the final say on the matter.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday he has “no interest” in a public debate between the political leaders, insisting that he is “by far more interested in” unseating Prime Minister Perry Christie.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday hinted that his party was working to expose another high-level politician in the Christie-led administration.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said Prime Minister Perry Christie “is living in a fantasy land” over his government’s legacy, adding that Mr Christie will etch his place in the history books as the worst prime minister to ever lead the Bahamian people.