June 21, 2016
Dr Hubert Minnis
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FREE National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has asked Bahamians to be peaceful as the general election approaches.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday rebuked recent claims by Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald that he is “pulling and rooting against the Bahamian people” with his continued scepticism over the future of the $3.5bn Baha Mar resort.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis questioned the “wasted money” paid to Renew Bahamas, the company previously contracted to manage the New Providence Landfill, insisting that this and other expenditure under the Christie administration will be investigated should the FNM be elected to office.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie’s “half baked” explanation for sticking up his middle finger at a public event “was not good enough” and his speech in Parliament yesterday was “another disgraceful show of self pity and political spin,” according to Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday that unless the government is willing to enforce the death penalty, “criminals will continue to ravage our country and keep citizens in fear.”
THE attempt to debate and pass the recently delayed Interception of Communications Bill by the Christie administration was yesterday branded as the government’s latest effort to “seize and wield more ill-gotten power” by Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday accused the Christie administration of “gerrymandering the constituencies,” one day after House Speaker Dr Kendal Major confirmed that the long-awaited Constituencies Commission report had been completed.
IN his first remarks since the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) completed its three-day convention, Free National Movement (FNM) leader Dr Hubert Minnis branded Prime Minister Perry Christie "delusional" and said he is unconcerned that some former FNM members have switched their support to the PLP.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday admitted that the stalled Constituencies Commission report has not only been a hindrance to his party, but has presented challenges for the FNM ahead of the 2017 general election.
ONE day after urging the Christie administration to table the delayed Constituencies Commission report and moments after having concerns on the matter dismissed by House Speaker Kendal Major in Parliament, Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday accused the government of “breaking the law”.
FREE National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr Hubert Minnis on Monday slammed members of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) for misrepresenting the concept of Majority Rule, contending that the party had politicised the historic value of the celebration intentionally.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday that his party will “privatise carnival” and invest the country’s money into Junkanoo and other cultural events if elected in the next general election.
WHILE saying the Free National Movement is pleased that the Christie administration has finally tabled Freedom of Information legislation in Parliament, FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis called the move a “political ploy” to save face.
ALTHOUGH Parliament began yesterday with a pleasant exchange of formalities between House of Assembly Speaker Dr Kendal Major, Prime Minister Perry Christie and Loretta Butler-Turner over her new appointment as leader of the official Opposition, the session quickly turned contentious as the drama in the Free National Movement exploded into full view amid arguments over issues of legitimacy and the meaning of seating arrangements.
THE appointment of Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner as leader of the official Opposition was labelled yesterday as the result of an “abuse of the democratic process” by the “blind, greedy and selfish ambition of a few,” according to Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis.
DR HUBERT Minnis, leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), faces removal as leader of the Official Opposition in Parliament after a vote of no confidence by seven of his party's 10 MPs on Wednesday morning.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday that the government’s probe into the sale of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) to Cable and Wireless (CWC) is nothing more than “distraction” from the country’s real issues.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday criticised the Public Hospitals Authority for extending its recent tender exercise for the “Provision of Medicines and Related Items” to international manufacturers.
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday dug deeper into his narrative that Opposition Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has “sold the soul of the FNM” as he defended the government against accusations that it sided with Chinese allies on the pending sale of Baha Mar.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday called for the “immediate” enactment of a Freedom of Information Act, saying the government’s failure to enact the legislation is to cover up all of the “sweetheart deals” it has made with its “Chinese allies” and others.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis told Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday “to stay out of the FNM’s business” as he castigated the nation’s leader over his recent admission that he had not visited his own constituency in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, saying this was proof of “absolutely poor representation.”
OPPOSITION Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said the Free National Movement is opposed to any possible attempt by the Christie administration to implement a new tax to cover the cost of damage from Hurricane Matthew.
THE government’s Hurricane Matthew recovery and restoration efforts will involve cronyism and victimisation, Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said during a press conference yesterday when he attacked the Christie administration just days after the storm departed the Bahamas, leaving behind a trail of destruction.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday there is “no way” he is going to let an “obstetrician/gynaecologist politician” force him to make a decision that is “not in the best interest of the people”.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis suggested yesterday that Prime Minister Perry Christie “check his facts” before making “untrue, reckless comments” about the Killarney MP’s tenure as minister of health.
WITH two lives lost this week to senseless gun violence, Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr Hubert Minnis castigated the government for celebrating this year’s murder count, which is comparatively lower than last year.
DESPITE two Free National Movement candidates abandoning their 2017 election campaigns and reported continued friction behind closed doors of the organisation, FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis told The Tribune yesterday that he doubts any of this has damaged the party’s image.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has again called for full disclosure from the government in the Baha Mar matter, questioning what “side letter agreements” the Christie administration made with Chinese officials to remobilise the stalled resort.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has said the FNM will “very soon” answer everyone’s questions regarding the controversial Stellar Waste to Energy letter of intent, which led to Bamboo Town MP Renward Well’s departure from the governing Progressive Liberal Party.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis accused the Christie administration yesterday of using its time-worn tactic of “smoke and mirrors”, hitting out that “secrecy and lack of transparency” have clouded the deal to complete the Baha Mar project.
LINKING Baha Mar to Sandals, Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis attacked Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday for his “inability” to prevent job losses for Bahamians.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday renewed his warning to future Baha Mar investors not to engage in any negotiations with the Christie-led government that would disadvantage Bahamians.
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FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis promised Grand Bahamians an improved economy, job opportunities and easier access to Crown land under an administration with him at the helm.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has renewed calls for the government to fully disclose the details of negotiations with Chinese stakeholders to complete and open the embattled Baha Mar resort.
FORMER Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Darron Cash has accused party leader Dr Hubert Minnis of removing two people from the FNM’s Executive Committee, which he alleged was done “for the purpose of adding a few more votes at convention”.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has suggested that his “close and personal” relationship with the FNM’s more than 400 delegates places him in a position to, for a third time, be elected as head of the opposition party.
FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday he supports the government’s proposal to assist thousands of poor Bahamians who were unable to pay their electricity bills and were “taken off the grid.”
OPPOSITION Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday if he is elected prime minister, he would hold a referendum on capital punishment “as soon as possible”.
FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday accused National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage of hiding “behind statistics” rather than acknowledging the high rate of crime in the country.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis criticised the government yesterday, saying that the last four years have been characterised by rising national debt, no accountability, a low growth rate, high unemployment and an unacceptable rate of violent crime.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday criticised critics of his “vote your conscience” stance on the constitutional referendum, insisting that he took this position out of respect for the intelligence and ability of the Bahamian electorate to make the proper choice.