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DNA leader Branville McCartney.

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McCartney says he has filed lawsuit against Omar Archer Sr

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday said a writ has been filed in the Supreme Court against Omar Archer Sr for allegations made against him.

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McCartney urges residents to sue the government

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday called for people adversely affected by dump fires to launch a “class action suit” against the Christie administration for its “failure” to adequately remediate the recurrent fires at the New Providence Landfill.

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UPDATED: Bran resigns from Senate

IN AN effort to “distance” himself from the “drama” surrounding Leader of the Official Opposition Loretta Butler-Turner, Democratic National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney resigned as leader of opposition business in the Senate yesterday morning.

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BREAKING NEWS: DNA leader Branville McCartney resigns from Senate

LEADER of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Branville McCartney has resigned as Leader of Opposition business in the Senate, effective immediately. Mr McCartney told The Tribune on Thursday at a press conference that Loretta Butler-Turner, who appointed him, has sowed seeds of confusion and the DNA must disassociate itself from her antics.

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DNA meets with civic groups on Freedom of Information

A coalition made up of several of the country’s civic organisations yesterday met and discussed their issues with the revamped Freedom of Information Bill with Senator Branville McCartney yesterday.

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Bran: I'd quit Senate over Loretta row

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday dismissed recent assertions by Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner that he threw her “under the bus,” charging that if Mrs Butler-Turner feels so strongly about her accusations, he is “ready and willing” to resign as leader of opposition business in the Senate.

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DNA leader: No chance of a coalition with the FNM

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance leader Branville McCartney said yesterday there is “no possibility” of a coalition between the DNA and the Free National Movement despite calls for the two parties to join forces to defeat the current government.

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‘Minnis should be ashamed for picking Pintard’

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday said Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis should be “ashamed of himself” for ratifying former FNM Chairman Michael Pintard, suggesting that the Killarney MP has a warped sense of “transparency”.

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Bran: Senate more interesting with Moncur

NEWLY appointed Senator Branville McCartney said while he does not agree with the view and opinions of his parliamentary colleague Rodney Moncur, the Senate will be “a lot more interesting” with the talk show host in it.

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DNA wanted 14 seats uncontested during coalition talks with FNM

DURING negotiations for a union between their two parties earlier this year, Democratic National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney wanted the Free National Movement to leave as many as 14 seats uncontested to clear the way for DNA candidates in those constituencies, sources familiar with the talks said.

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UPDATED: Butler-Turner talks to DNA over Senate

IT WAS claimed last night that newly appointed official Opposition leader Loretta Butler-Turner has offered a Senate seat to the Democratic National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney.

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Bran 'hasn't considered' speculation over FNM MPs joining DNA

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney said he has not "given any consideration" to public speculation that his party could be the destination for those seven Free National Movement (FNM) parliamentarians who ousted Dr Hubert Minnis as leader of the Official Opposition in the House of Assembly on Wednesday.

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Too little, too late, warns DNA leader over probe into BPL

DESPITE Prime Minister Perry Christie’s recent pronouncements that he plans to launch a probe into Bahamas Power and Light’s inability to provide uninterrupted electricity supply to consumers, Democratic National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney has issued a staunch rebuke of the move, calling it “too little, too late”.

Govt tax crackdown exposes ‘desperation’

The Christie administration’s much-trumpeted tax crackdown has exposed its “desperation” over the strained fiscal position, the Democratic National Alliance’s (DNA) leader yesterday charging: “The Government is broke.”

Bran pledges ‘15% spend’ fiscal rule

The Democratic National Alliance’s (DNA) leader has pledged to introduce a ‘fiscal rule’ that would limit public spending increases to a maximum 15 per cent year-over-year, thereby preventing governments “running amok” with the taxpayer’s monies.

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INSIGHT: Time to unite against the common enemy

History is filled with moments when once opposing forces, sensing the opportunity for greater good, threw their lot in together and defeated the common enemy. The Bahamas will be faced with this reality in 2017.

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McCartney demands due diligence over Baha Mar buyer

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday demanded the Christie administration reveal to Bahamians whether it has done due diligence in probing the dealings and business connections of proposed Baha Mar purchaser Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook Enterprises (CTFE).

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McCartney: We will review every deal with China

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday said his party is “eager” to review “all aspects of every deal” between the Christie administration and the People’s Republic of China.

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DNA: ‘Back to square one’ after landfill manager suspends services

RENEW Bahamas’ decision to suspend its services as manager of the New Providence landfill has relegated the site’s woes “back to square one,” according to DNA Leader Branville McCartney, who charged that the Renew Bahamas experiment has proven to be a “complete and utter waste of time”.

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DNA leader slams govt response in wake of Hurricane Matthew

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney yesterday slammed the Christie administration for learning nothing from Hurricane Joaquin, claiming the government’s response to Hurricane Matthew and its subsequent restoration efforts have “left much to be desired.”

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DNA: Don’t take Hurricane Matthew lightly

THE DEMOCRATIC National Alliance is urging Bahamians not to take the looming Hurricance Matthew lightly and to prepare for the impact of the powerful storm this week.

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DNA: Govt has misled nation over Carnival

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday said the Christie administration owes the Bahamian people a huge apology in the wake of claims that Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival was never intended to yield a profit.

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Bran: DNA will not form coalition with the FNM

DESPITE several requests from senior Free National Movement members and “private citizens not affiliated with any political party,” Democratic National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney said his party will not be forming a coalition with the Official Opposition.

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DNA: Labour laws move is a show for nation’s workers

THE government’s proposed changes to the Employment Act are nothing more than an attempt to “appease” the country’s labourers because of its “dishonesty” in handling the shock mass redundancy action by Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort, DNA Leader Branville McCartney said yesterday.

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McCartney: I met with FNM and third parties to discuss strategy

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney confirmed yesterday that he, along with senior members of the Free National Movement and other third party executives, met last week to discuss how they can all work together to “get rid of” the Progressive Liberal Party.

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PM announcement ‘similar to BTC 2 per cent deal’

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney has accused Prime Minister Perry Christie of executing his usual “song and dance” routine in his announcement that construction at the $3.5bn Baha Mar resort is expected to resume by September.


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