April 18, 2016
DNA leader Branville McCartney.
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The Democratic National Alliance’s (DNA) leader yesterday said Baha Mar’s potential purchaser would not be granted a casino licence if the Gaming Board “did proper due diligence”, as he accused the Government of “playing with fire”.
DNA Leader Branville McCartney yesterday questioned the Free National Movement’s decision to make Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells leader of opposition business in the House of Assembly despite not knowing the full story surrounding his controversial signing of a $650m letter of intent with Stellar Waste to Energy while a member of the Progressive Liberal Party.
The DNA’s leader yesterday said “the living nightmare” of business in the Bahamas was brought home when the National Insurance Board (NIB) effectively tore up the contract with his family’s pharmacy via its Tax Compliance Certificate (TCC) demands.
DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney said Prime Minister Perry Christie’s assertion that the Progressive Liberal Party may become unstable without him is a “slap in the face to other persons” in the governing party.
DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney said his 2011 decision to leave the Free National Movement was “not made lightly” and came after months of watching the then governing party fail to enact policies to rescue the country from its struggles.
The Government will be "in very dodgy territory" should it seek to interfere with how Bahamian businesses price their goods and services, the DNA leader has warned.
DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney is calling on Bahamas Power and Light to produce and publicly present its plan of action to improve power generation and transmission amid rolling blackouts.
DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday said his perspective on the constitutional referendum bills have evolved in the months leading up to the vote, thanks in part to the arguments laid out by former Court of Appeal President Dame Joan Sawyer.
DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday said “heads should roll” within the Free National Movement over recent threats from six FNM MPs levelled at party Leader Dr Hubert Minnis.
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday issued a strong rebuke of Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney, telling the former MP to humble himself and stop trying to hustle his way back into the Free National Movement (FNM).
DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday said fear was spreading through the Progressive Liberal Party like wildfire as he forecast the possibility of a coalition between his party and the Free National Movement becoming “more and more real”.
DESPITE courting the possibility of a coalition, Democratic National Alliance Branville McCartney would not reveal yesterday whether he thought FNM leader Dr Hubert Minnis would be better for the country than Prime Minister Perry Christie.
FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday that while he is “open” to forming a coalition with the Democratic National Alliance, he is “turned off” by DNA Leader Branville McCartney’s arrogance.
DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday confirmed he had been approached “several times” by senior members within the Free National Movement, as well as sitting FNM MPs, to join the official opposition.
DNA Leader Branville McCartney yesterday blasted Transport and Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna Martin for seeking to blame a previous FNM administration for the chronic financial problems plaguing the Road Traffic Department.
DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday called on the government to take whatever steps necessary to ensure the $650,000 seed money invested in the stalled Caribbean Muzik Festival was recouped, and its organisers prosecuted.
WITH hundreds of hotel jobs now at stake in Grand Bahama, Democratic National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney stressed that Bahamians are again “sadly left in the dark” as the government remains quiet about the matters concerning the sale of the Grand Lucayan Resort.
DEMOCRATIC National Alliance (DNA) leader Branville McCartney has raised concerns with operations at the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS), suggesting that "political corruption" had "stymied" proposed landfill developments around the country.
DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney said a recent reaction by Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller to the United States’ claims of corruption in government illustrates “the way the PLP has done business” for the last 40 years.
DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday scoffed at recent comments made by Dr Hubert Minnis, insisting that both the Free National Movement and Progressive Liberal Party are to blame for the current level of systemic corruption that exists within public systems.