Tribune Stories

Butler-Turner: I'm a stronger leader than Hubert Minnis

July 26, 2016

In the nearly three-minute long video circulated on social media Monday, Mrs. Butler-Turner insisted that while both she and Dr. Minnis learned at the feet of former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, she was by far better suited for the "big chair" of leadership.

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Concerns party will not unite
Concerns party will not unite

July 26, 2016

WHILE many Free National Movement supporters hope this week's convention will unite a severely fractured organisation, concerns have surfaced that the party will remain disjointed regardless of who is elected to lead the FNM following the highly anticipated event.

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Dorsett tight-lipped but says Christie is his leader

July 26, 2016

SOUTHERN Shores MP Kenred Dorsett said yesterday that Prime Minister Perry Christie is his leader and will continue to be leader of the Progressive Liberal Party until the party feels otherwise.

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Cash formally complains after being removed as delegate

July 26, 2016

LAST minute appointments to the Free National Movement's Executive Committee should not be allowed to vote as delegates, according to former FNM Chairman Darron Cash.

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Butler-Turner: I'm stronger

July 26, 2016

AS the start date for the Free National Movement's convention nears, Long Island MP and party leader hopeful Loretta Butler-Turner proclaimed in her latest campaign ad that she has "stronger leadership abilities" compared to incumbent Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis.

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UPDATED: Doctor found not guilty of rape, indecent assault

July 26, 2016

Dr Gerald Forbes, 45, has been acquitted of rape and indecent assault in the Supreme Court in Grand Bahama.

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Johnson steps back from comments on PM's future

July 26, 2016

MINISTER of Youth, Sports and Culture Dr. Daniel Johnson distanced himself from comments he made about Prime Minister Perry Christie, releasing a statement yesterday that denied a report that he wants the nation's leader gone.

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Jury sworn in for armed robbery trial
Jury sworn in for armed robbery trial

July 26, 2016

A JURY sworn to hear evidence in an armed robbery trial was excused yesterday while lawyers for the prosecution and the accused held legal discussions with the presiding judge.

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19-year-old man dies in Grand Bahama traffic accident

July 26, 2016

POLICE in Grand Bahama are investigating a fatal traffic accident on Monday night that left a 19-year-old man of Holmes Rock dead.

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Ingraham rules out nomination

July 26, 2016

AMID intense speculation about his future, former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham seemed to permanently close the door to any possible return to frontline politics yesterday, writing in a letter that he will not accept a nomination for a position at the FNM convention later this week even if he is nominated.

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'We must do more to honour Ingraham'

July 25, 2016

SENATOR Dr. Duane Sands said the Free National Movement has not done enough during the past four years to recognise the "tremendous successes" of former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham.

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Fort Charlotte campaingers angered by Rollins criticism

July 25, 2016

FORT Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins has enraged several of his former campaign generals with his recent criticism of Prime Minister Perry Christie and his refusal to accept responsibility for his "poor" performance as a representative.

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Resort worker killed in crash

July 25, 2016

A MAN killed in a traffic accident in Freeport on Saturday has been identified as 37-year-old Gregory Cartwright, of Pioneer's Loop, Freeport.

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Call to change approach to more accurately record long-term employment

July 25, 2016

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.

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Rigby: 'Absolute nonsense' that Christie is all that is holding the PLP together

July 25, 2016

AS BAHAMIANS, including young PLPs, become increasingly frustrated with the leadership of the government, it is "absolute nonsense" for Prime Minister Perry Christie to assert that he is the glue holding the organisation together, former party Chairman Raynard Rigby said yesterday.

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Butler-Turner optimistic about leadership race

July 25, 2016

DESPITE failing to reach a portion of the party's 410 delegates, Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner insisted that she won't give up and will remain optimistic "until the last minute" about emerging the Free National Movement's new leader following the FNM convention later this week.

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Video hails Minnis as having a 'soldier's heart'

July 25, 2016

DESPITE a leadership term defined by infighting and party division, the "Roc Wit Doc" campaign yesterday debuted a video celebrating Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis as a man admired by party supporters who fuelled unity and growth within the organisation since taking control of it in 2012.

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Dr. Nottage activates 'MARCO Alert'

July 25, 2016

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr. Bernard Nottage on Friday solicited the engagement of local media outlets to assist in disseminating the Mandatory Action Rescuing Children Operation (MARCO) Alert, which he said is activated "effective immediately".

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Two found not guilty of funeral repast murder
Two found not guilty of funeral repast murder

July 25, 2016

TWO MEN accused of murdering a man at a funeral repast celebrated their freedom on Friday after they were acquitted by a jury.

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Christie responds to 'delusional' criticism

July 25, 2016

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said on Friday that as the country heads into election season, he will be a target for "the hunters" as he gave a vague response to MP Philip Galanis' scorching critique in which he branded the nation's leader "delusional" over his vow to remain leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP).

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