August 23, 2018
PLP Chairman Fred Mitchell. (File photo)
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PLP Chairman criticises govt for unfinished projects
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell criticised the Minnis administration for unfinished projects throughout the country.
Mitchell criticises govt after Senate adjourned
SENATOR Fred Mitchell said “government has to get its act together” as he expressed displeasure Friday regarding the upper chamber not being able to hold a sitting due to lack of attendance.
PLP Chairman calls for PM to 'come clean' about Rolle resignation
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell has called on Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis to “come clean” about the resignation of former Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Lanisha Rolle.
Mitchell warns PM is manipulating people’s lives
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell yesterday said the government’s plans to extend the country’s state of emergency is a convenient way for Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis to “fight an election”.
PLP ‘will have full slate’ if early election is called
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell said yesterday Bahamians can look forward to soon seeing a “full slate” of PLP candidates as the party expects Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis will call an early election.
Mitchell: Winnings tax part of assault on web shops
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell said the impending imposition of a winnings tax on web shop patrons will lead to reduced player participation and layoffs in a sector that employs more than 3,000 workers.
Mitchell counters Scott claims of no conflict over Turnquest case
PLP chairman Fred Mitchell has chided Hotel Corporation chairman Michael Scott on his claims of “no conflict” regarding the explosive writ filed in the Supreme Court featuring allegations against Finance Minister Peter Turnquest.
PLP Chairman questions whether govt can monitor travel protocols
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell has questioned whether government has the capacity to properly monitor its new travel protocols, which will come into force in about a month.
Mitchell demand over judicial review
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell has said it is not acceptable that the court has failed to allow the applicant of a judicial review to be heard.
Mitchell: I am appalled by the scenes of chaos on the streets
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell said some people have asked the party to move a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis over the chaos that erupted over his seven-day lockdown of New Providence and subsequent U-turn.
Fred Mitchell sorry Emancipation Day not marked
FORMER Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell lamented the lack of celebrations yesterday to mark the 186th anniversary of the end of legal slavery in The Bahamas. “We continue to suffer the bitter legacy of racism and slavery these many centuries later,” Senato
Opposition concerns prevent Senate debate on emergency orders
THE Senate failed to debate a resolution for the extension of Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis' latest emergency orders after concerns were raised by the opposition on whether the parliamentary session was properly constituted to meet.
Michell urges PLP to treat reports with ‘several grains of salt’
THE Progressive Liberal Party has urged supporters to treat a report connecting allegations about Peter Nygard to the party with “several grains of salt”.
Mitchell calls for more to be done over Iran tensions
FORMER Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell has suggested the government should be doing more to warn Bahamians of the potential travel risks associated with the United States’ and Iran’s ongoing tension.Mr Mitchell, Progressive Liberal Party chair
Mitchell hits out at 'shameless partisanship' over Kelly, Culmer honours
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell said the Official Opposition disagrees with the selection of former Olympian Godfrey Kelly and Free National Movement chairman Carl Culmer for Queen Elizabeth’s 2020 New Year’s Honours.
Increase in minimum wage ‘a cold, cynical act’ to garner support - Mitchell
THE prime minister’s recent announcement of a minimum wage increase for government employees is a “pathetic and desperate measure” to “buy support” from the electorate, Progressive Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell has said.
Mitchell: Govt dishonest in its union dealings
SENATOR Fred Mitchell yesterday accused the government of negligence and dishonesty in its handling of trade disputes with public sector unions.
Mitchell’s plea: Keep same team in charge
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell yesterday made an appeal to party delegates to re-elect the PLP’s leadership team at its upcoming convention as executives craft a 10-year plan for the organisation.
Fred Mitchell describes govt's position on reparations as 'racist'
IN the wake of Deputy Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest underscoring that reparations for black Bahamians are not a government priority, Opposition Chairman Fred Mitchell has described the Minnis administration’s position on the matter as “racist”.
Mitchell’s concern over casual working
Progressive Liberal Party Senator Fred Mitchell has said casual employment in the hotel sector is a concern and his party, if elected, will commit to addressing the issue and others that provide no benefits to Bahamian workers in the country.
Social media demand for US visas goes ‘too far’ - Mitchell
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman and Senator Fred Mitchell yesterday suggested the US State Department’s updated visa requirements “seems to go too far,” as he criticised the Minnis administration for failing to speak up for Bahamians.
Opposition urges: "Give workers piece of the pie"
The government’s political opponents yesterday said they were “very taken aback” over the state of hotel industry industrial relations, adding: “The workers need to get their piece of the pie.”
Mitchell: FNM govt corrupt to the core
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell insisted the government was corrupt to its core as he blasted National Security Minister Marvin Dames on Friday.
PLP’s Mitchell fires back at corruption jibes
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell said yesterday Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis should “hang his head in shame” as he pushed back against allegations from Dr Minnis that the opposition party is corrupt.
PLP underwhelmed by PM's national address
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell criticised the prime minister’s national address, saying it provided no new information.
Mitchell unhappy with HOA 'arrogance'
THE details in the Heads of Agreement between the government and Disney for a cruise facility at Lighthouse Point, Eleuthera have raised concerns, Progressive Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell said yesterday.
All Opposition parliamentarians 'have filed public disclosures'
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell confirmed on Friday that all Opposition parliamentarians have filed their public disclosures.
PM’s comments in Grand Bahama ‘a sad menu of failure’
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell blasted Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis for his attacks on the opposition party in Grand Bahama last week.
PLP officials 'have not decided when they will end boycott'
PLP CHAIRMAN Fred Mitchell said party officials have not decided when they will end their boycott of parliament and the senate.
Former Urban Renewal official among arrests in Freeport
PLP chairman hits out at 'politically driven persecution'
AUTHORITIES have rearrested a former Urban Renewal official among others as part of an ongoing investigation by the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s Anti-Corruption Unit, The Tribune understands.
Mitchell fires back at Ferreira in heated debate
Progressive Liberal Party chairman Senator Fred Mitchell said there is “no evidence” of misconduct regarding the Christie administration’s housing programme as he hit out at statements made by Housing Minister Romauld Ferreira in the House of Assembly on Wednesday.
‘Thought we were saving money, PM?’
THE Progressive Liberal Party has criticised Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis for appointing Golden Gates MP Michael Foulkes as parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, a ministry that saw cuts in the last budgeting exercise.
PLP’s chairman criticises the lack of support for Venezuela’s new president
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman and Senator Fred Mitchell has criticised the country’s decision to vote against the recognition of Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro’s second term.
‘Minnis trip makes us look like grovelling mendicants’
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell says Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ trip to Brussels to meet with high-level European officials is “quite strange” and makes the country look like “grovelling mendicants”.
Hands off our logo, warns PLP Chairman Mitchell
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell said yesterday the party is working to have its official symbols trademarked due to flagrant abuse and misuse.
GB bus drivers protest over new contracts
SOME 20 contracted public school bus drivers in Grand Bahama protested outside a government office complex in Freeport after their contracts, which would have expired in 2020, were terminated by the Ministry of Education.
Government ‘didn’t do homework’ as bill delayed
FRED Mitchell criticised the Minnis administration’s handling of the controversial Non-Profit Organisations Bill, insisting that recent delays prove the government failed to do its “homework” on the legislation’s potential impact.
Mitchell: Cut the attacks - and not the economy
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell criticised Finance Minister Peter Turnquest yesterday for what he called “ad hominem attacks” against PLP Deputy Leader Chester Cooper.
Fox Hill community centre shut after govt fails to pay staff
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell says the Fox Hill Community Centre has been “effectively shuttered” after the government failed to pay staff for five months.
BPL chairman told to stay out of politics
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell yesterday rebuked Donovan Moxey, telling the Bahamas Power and Light chairman to leave the inflammatory invective to politicians who have equal standing in the arena with Official Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis.
FNM 'trying to suppress free speech' at conclave
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell yesterday attacked the governing Free National Movement for trying to “punish and suppress free speech” at its two-day conclave on the weekend.In a press statement Mr Mitchell critcised the conclave, c
Mitchell: Settle nurses dispute - and don't harm the patients
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell has urged Health Minister Dr Duane Sands to urgently settle any “outstanding issues” nurses may have, asserting that patient care is on the “chopping block” as a result.Mr Mitchell’s admonition comes a
Disclosures delay 'a sign of FNM failures'
THE Minnis administration’s slow pace in the prosecution of those three persons who failed to meet the March 31 public disclosures deadline, is in line with the government’s common practice of deceiving the voting public, claimed Progressive Liberal
'We want answers on school repairs'
WITH public schools opening in less than a week, Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell yesterday called for the Minnis administration and Minister of Education Jeff Lloyd in particular to “come clean” on the state of school repairs.In a st
Mitchell: All PLPs have made disclosures
AFTER it was announced on Tuesday that two senators have failed to make their annual disclosure of assets and liabilities in accordance with the Public Disclosure Act, the Progressive Liberal Party confirmed all of its senators and members of Parliam
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