February 4, 2016
FNM Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest.
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IT IS time for “political prisoners” to be freed, according to Free National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest, who told party supporters that the government will protect every citizen’s right to free speech.
FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday dismissed recent suggestions by Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis that the FNM is appealing to the interests of the “Bay Street Boys”.
FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest said his party is poised to address the economic woes that plague Grand Bahama as he took issue with vague and unsubstantiated outlooks forecast by the Christie administration.
FREE National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest says Prime Minister Perry Christie's recent remarks on opposition parties shows "he's concerned" about the challenge the FNM poses.
FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday called on the Christie administration to come clean with the Bahamian people over the Department of Statistics’ most recent Labour Force Survey, which placed the nation’s unemployment rate at 11.6 per cent.
FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest urged the government to fully disclose its agreement with American company PowerSecure and to publicly detail the $900,000 business plan it drafted amid fierce criticism sparked by Bahamas Power and Light’s failure to provide steady electricity supply.
THE Constituencies Commission has missed its self-imposed deadline to submit recommendations for boundary changes, according to Official Opposition member K Peter Turnquest, who yesterday projected that the report will not be tabled until next year.
FREE National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest says the Christie Administration has failed to help children and schools in Grand Bahama in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.
FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest questioned yesterday if the Christie administration will use Hurricane Matthew as an excuse to delay the roll out of National Health Insurance.
FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday levelled a stinging criticism at Hurricane Matthew Czar Shane Gibson, saying it was “asinine” to accuse him of deliberately attempting to undermine the government’s relief efforts, while suggesting that the government could have a case of misappropriated funds in play.
EAST Grand Bahama MP Peter Turnquest has demanded that the Christie administration provide a thorough accounting of hurricane relief spending.
FREE National Movement Deputy Leader K Peter Turnquest yesterday regretted that Bahamians were only “bit players” in the ongoing Baha Mar saga, as he decried the sale of Baha Mar’s assets to a company created by the $3.5bn project’s financier, the Export-Import Bank of China (CEXIM).
FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest is reiterating his criticism of the inclusion of a representative from China Construction America on the committee that will handle Baha Mar creditor and employee payouts after it was revealed that the group will not deal with payouts to creditors owed money by CCA.
FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest said should the FNM be elected to office following the 2017 general election, the party would “definitely” review the benefits attached to Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival.
FNM Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest has called on the government to break its “shameful silence” and give a public explanation of what led to the cancellation of a major sports event in Grand Bahama.
FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday lamented the country’s creditworthiness being downgraded to one notch above ‘junk’ status by an international credit rating agency, as he said the country is “now in the class of the lowest performing economies in the world”.
FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest renewed calls yesterday for the Christie administration to fully disclose the letter of intent controversy that ensnared Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells and contributed to his decision to leave the Progressive Liberal Party.
FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday urged officials at the Department of Statistics to adjust the line of questioning used in its biannual unemployment survey “accordingly,” claiming the survey does not differentiate between temporary and long-term employment status.
FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie said yesterday the party’s upcoming three-day convention will be on the “frugal side” with the convention committee focusing less on the “bells and whistles” regularly associated with such events and more on policy and substance.
FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday hit back at Sir Franklyn Wilson for suggesting that the Official Opposition is rooting for a downgrade of the country’s credit rating, calling it “the most asinine statement somebody could make.”
FREE National Movement Deputy Leader K Peter Turnquest yesterday defended the integrity of the delegate selection process amid concerns that the party’s national convention has been unfairly stacked to ensure incumbent leaders remain at the helm.
DISSATISFIED Free National Movement members will have no choice but to accept the outcome of the party’s national convention next month, FNM Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest said yesterday.
FREE National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday insisted that no supporter or prospective candidate should be apprehensive over the level of discord among the party’s parliamentary caucus.
FREE National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader and Shadow Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest yesterday called the Prime Minister’s 2016/2017 Budget Communication “a complete fantasy” being used to “secure an Election Day victory”.
THE question of whether public funds should be used to fund constitutional referendum campaigns is dividing Bahamians, with former parliamentarian George Smith saying the government should spare no resource to ensure Bahamians vote “yes” to the amendments.
FREE National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest is unimpressed with the government's management of the country's second Junkanoo Carnival event, calling it too expensive and too focused on foreign artists at the expense of local ones.
DESPITE being perceived as a fractured organisation, the Free National Movement “is still a united force to reckon with” ahead of the 2017 general election, FNM Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest said.
FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest said the opposition will press Prime Minister Perry Christie in Parliament about billionaire investor Philip Ruffin’s failure to pay millions of dollars in owed casino taxes.
FNM DEPUTY Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday said it seems the government and the Bahamas National Festival Commission “have not learned anything” from the failure of last year’s Junkanoo Carnival and are “back to making the same mistakes.”
FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest accused the Christie administration of “preparing for something” as he called on Bahamians to be “vigilant” and “concerned” over the People’s Republic of China’s recent gift to the country of military equipment and musical instruments worth $1.2m.