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December 30, 2011
OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Jamaica - Preliminary Statement

For
the General Elections of December 29, 2011, the Electoral Observation
Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) fielded 25
observers from 16 countries in all 8 of the country's administrative
regions. A total of 852 of the country's polling stations were visited
by the OAS team on Election Day. The following preliminary observations
are based on the direct observations of the ...

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November 21, 2014
McCartney tells Amnesty Int'l to stay out Bahamas' business

Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney said yesterday that Amnesty International should "stay out of our business" when it comes to the government's new immigration policy.
"They obviously do not know what is going on here," McCartney told The Nassau Guardian.
"They comment from a distance and not from a reality of what is taking place in our country.
"With all respect, stay...

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February 23, 2013
Bearing Perry Christie

Dear Editor,

In the weeks following the referendum loss for the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) administration under the leadership of Prime Minister Perry Gladstone Christie, calls have been mounting for Christie to step down as prime minister and leader of the PLP. Interestingly, it seems as if some PLPs have joined the chorus of those calling on the prime minister to leave frontline politics ...

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April 10, 2014
From numbers banquet table, PLP to give scraps to the poor

We appear on the verge of an extraordinary betrayal of the Bahamian people, made even more heart-wrenching because it is at the hands of our very own, not those of slave masters and colonial rulers.
It is a betrayal of various core principles of the second emancipation of majority rule, of a certain promise of independence, and a betrayal of the poor and the middle class.
Instead of a national or ...

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September 10, 2014
Why poor and urban working class Bahamians are beloved by politicians

A tribe is not inherently a bad thing. Subconscious or not, the division of people into any social, economic, political or religious groupings is quite common, maybe even expected.
The problem with tribes occurs when they become a way of life required to survive, and when that way of life, tribalism, undermines the progress of a nation - when everything becomes about who you know or associate with...

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October 27, 2014
Neymour considers bid for FNM chairman post

Former Minister of State for the Environment Phenton Neymour said yesterday he is considering running for chairman of the Free National Movement at the party's one-day convention next month.
Neymour, a former member of Parliament for South Beach, said he expects to make an announcement soon on his decision.
"In regards to putting together a political organization, putting together a campaign, I've...

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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 07, 2011
The Democratic National Alliance

The mission of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) is to ensure that the needs and aspirations of Bahamian people - to be owners with the government in the political, cultural, and economic development of the nation - are met.
 
DNA mission statement
Since its launch in May, 2011 the Democratic National Alliance (DNA), the newest political party on the Bahamian landscape, has gained consid...

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August 13, 2010
OAS/CARICOM Electoral Observation Mission Begins its Activities in Haiti

The

first elements of the Joint Electoral Observation Mission of the

Organization of American States (OAS) and the Caribbean Community

(CARICOM) led by Ambassador Colin Granderson arrived in

Port-au-Prince on August 3rd and began their meetings with various

members of the government, the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP),

the political parties, civil society organizations, memb...

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April 17, 2012
Minister calls strike 'illegal'

Nearly 100 disgruntled customs and immigration officers protested outside The Nassau Guardian yesterday as Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes appeared on a radio show inside the building.
The officers were agitating to get on "Darold Miller Live" on Guardian Radio 96.9FM to debate Foulkes about their outstanding labor issues.
The protest came three days after Foulkes ordered the members of the Bahama...

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