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August 21, 2014
A PLP MP attacks his prime minister in Parliament

We sat surprised as we listened to the MP for Fort Charlotte last night in the House of Assembly. Dr. Andre Rollins is a member of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP). He is the chairman of the Gaming Board, appointed by Prime Minister Perry Christie's government. Rollins attacked Christie as if he was the leader of the opposition and Christie was his enemy.
"The political threats uttered by the p...

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August 11, 2014
Chipman: Govt putting cart before the horse

St. Anne's MP Hubert Chipman said yesterday the government is putting the cart before the horse in how it is handling the constitutional referendum it has scheduled for November 6.
Both he and Montagu MP Richard Lightbourn confirmed to The Nassau Guardian that they were not consulted about the bills and the questions before they were tabled in the House of Assembly two weeks ago.
"We did not see t...

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November 24, 2014
A dry well

Free National Movement (FNM) delegates have made their decision.
They have re-elected Dr. Hubert Alexander Minnis as their leader.
Unlike in 2012, Minnis was not elected unopposed.
He beat his former deputy, Loretta Butler-Turner, in a battle whose outcome was not entirely surprising.
The race was not close.
We understand that Minnis secured 290 votes. Butler-Turner got 108.
Minnis' victory on Fr...

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August 22, 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 recently 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 ce...

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August 25, 2014
Confronting the real issue(s) in the gender equality debate pt. 2

This piece concludes a series that has sought to unravel some of the issues raised during the current debate on gender equality. The positive feedback and support from both men and women following the publication of the first part has been overwhelming and encouraging, signaling the fact that Bahamians understand what is at stake. It also confirms that our people know that which is right and are c...

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August 14, 2014
Does Minnis speak for the FNM

Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday came across as a student of the Perry Gladstone Christie School of Leadership. The motto of that school being, "Speak first, think later and never plan".Let us go back to the past - three weeks ago - when Minnis and Christie read statements together in the House of Assembly championing the constitutional reform bills. "Let me emphasize, Mr. Speaker, that these constitut...

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March 25, 2015
Smith 'baffled' by Bell's Senate comments

Police Staff Association (PSA) Executive Chairman Dwight Smith said yesterday he was baffled by comments National Security Minister Keith Bell made in the Senate on Monday.
Bell blasted the PSA and the Bahamas Prison Officers Association (BPOA), claiming they were acting like unions.
He pledged that the government will "deal with this".
Both associations held a march earlier this month over outsta...

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March 27, 2015
Prison officers assoc. threatens legal action against govt

Bahamas Prison Officers Association (BPOA) President Gregory Archer said yesterday he would take legal action if National Security Minister Keith Bell made good on his "threat" in the Senate on Monday.
Bell blasted the Police Staff Association and the BPOA, claiming they were acting like unions.
He pledged that the government will "deal with this".
Both associations held a march earlier this month...

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May 03, 2011
Does it matter

Dear Editor,
It is about that time again when politicians find their way back to Church. In the past, there were very active political surrogate communities within the numerous church bodies and many were even labeled as PLP or FNM denominations.
However, the last decade has seen a decrease in the level of influence that political organizations have on congregations, due primarily to the non-par...

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November 25, 2014
Zonta to 'Paint The Town Orange' to end violence against women

The color orange will adopt new meaning as the Zonta Club of New Providence (ZCNP) moves to "Paint the Town Orange" in its new campaign to end violence against women and girls.
At 10 a.m. on today, ZCNP in association with Zonta International and the United Nations and its agencies will kickoff its "Say No To Violence Campaign" in the country's celebrated Rawson Square during a small ceremony - wh...

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