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July 21, 2014
Passing the baton

Prime Minister Perry Christie is keeping the door open on a possible bid for re-election in 2017.
In opposition, Christie told The Nassau Guardian that if re-elected in 2012, he would step down at the mid-term.
But on the campaign trail ahead of that hotly-contested race, he stressed repeatedly that he fully intends to serve a full term.
Christie, however, characterized himself as the bridge to th...

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July 16, 2014
Christie non-committal on seeking re-election

Responding to claims that he will run in the next general election, Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday suggested the decision will be made by himself, the people and the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP).
"That's not important to me now, [the fact that] people keep on talking about whether I'm running again," he said in response to a reporter's question on the matter.
"You know who decides whet...

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October 03, 2014
FNMs should take a page out of the DNA's book by standing squarely behind Minnis

Dear Editor,
The recent march and demonstration outside Parliament by Democratic National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney along with approximately 100 of his supporters can be an object lesson for open-minded card-carrying members of the Free National Movement (FNM).
While some within the FNM might scoff at the DNA for protesting, I am of the view that the FNM should have been the party out th...

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July 24, 2014
Minnis urges support for referendum

Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis said yesterday Bahamians should not be discouraged from voting in the constitutional referendum set for November 6, despite the government's decision to ignore the results of the 2013 gaming referendum.
"Let me emphasize, Mr. Speaker, that these constitutional bills will require a yes vote in a binding constitutional referendum," said Minnis in the House of Asse...

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July 27, 2014
The referendum gamble

Just over a dozen years after voting in favor of constitution amendment bills in the House of Assembly then campaigning mightily against the referendum that followed, the government of Prime Minister Perry Christie has tabled four bills aimed at eliminating gender discrimination from the constitution.
The government also announced that a referendum will be held on November 6.
With the first effort...

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July 16, 2014
Knowing when to depart

Whether Prime Minister Perry Christie likes it or not, the issue of his political future will increasingly be of interest in the months to come. He did not seem too enthused when reporters asked him yesterday if he will seek another term as prime minister.
"That's not important to me now, [the fact that] people keep on talking about whether I'm running again," he said to reporters at the opening c...

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May 30, 2013
Sexism in Bahamian politics

Except for the brief period Dame Dr. Doris Johnson served in an early Cabinet of Sir Lynden Pindling, not a single other woman sat in the Cabinet of The Bahamas during the PLP's initial quarter of a century rule.
For many women, Johnson's appointment was but a token reward to the suffragette movement which was critical to the PLP winning office in 1967. Clearly, the male leadership in the party ...

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March 18, 2015
Police officers claim they are being intimidated after march

Police Staff Association (PSA) Executive Chairman Inspector Dwight Smith said yesterday the association is seeking legal advice after one of its executive members received a letter accusing him of "associating with a political organization" following a march last Friday.
Smith claimed the letter came from a senior police officer, but it was not made available to The Nassau Guardian.
Dozens of law ...

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October 03, 2014
Gibson says Rollins was 'insulting, offensive' to Christie

Minister of Labour and National Insurance Shane Gibson said Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins' recent attacks on Prime Minister Perry Christie

were "insulting and offensive", and suggested that other political organizations may not want such

a "disrespectful" individual.
Though he did not name Rollins during his contribution to the Bahamas Public Parks and Public Beaches Authority Bill on Thur...

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October 02, 2014
When sorry is simply not enough

Dr. Andre Rollins told the House of Assembly this week that he will not apologize to Prime Minister Perry Christie for anything he said based on his convictions.
Rollins was referring to his outspoken speech during the debate on the Value Added Tax (VAT) Bill last month, in which the Fort Charlotte MP said, among other things, that the country needs new political leadership.
In declining to apolog...

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