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August 14, 2016
In a pickle

The Official Opposition has declined to take an official position on the debate that has erupted over parliamentary privilege and citizens' constitutional protection, but former Attorney General Carl Bethel has concluded that Supreme Court Justice Indra Charles was correct when she ruled that Marathon MP Jerome Fitzgerald breached the constitutional rights of Save The Bays members when he read the...

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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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August 16, 2016
An open letter to Bahamian politicians

This piece is penned as an open letter to those who labor in the vineyard of public service in general but leaders in the political arena in particular. However, it is important that I commence this piece by denouncing in the strongest words possible the recording and publication of a song, the lyrics of which included personal attacks on the leader of our nation, Prime Minister Perry Christie, hi...

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November 06, 2012
Will a referendum loss slow PLP's momentum

The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has had a good run of momentum. It won the 2010 Elizabeth by-election, the 2012 general election and the 2012 North Abaco by-election. The PLP now has 30 seats in the 38-seat House of Assembly and Hubert Ingraham has been retired.
The next test for the PLP is the gambling referendum and its aftermath. The PLP has taken a strange position. It is bringing forw...

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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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August 08, 2014
PM: No apology for 2002 referendum

Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday he has no intention of apologizing for campaigning against the 2002 constitutional referendum on gender equality, which is similar to the government's proposed referendum set for November 6.
Christie was responding to questions from reporters about Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Darron Cash's statement that an apology from him about the referendu...

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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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March 13, 2014
FNM leader says he's standing for democracy

Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday dodged questions about FNM Chairman Darron Cash's reported threat to resign over their differences on the issue of web shop taxation and regulation.
When contacted yesterday, Minnis said he does not speak publicly about internal party matters.
On Tuesday, The Nassau Guardian reported that Cash told party officials he was prepared to r...

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January 23, 2012
Safety during campaign season

We are entering the peak of the 2012 election campaign.  The main parties have named their candidates and they and their workers are moving around communities seeking votes.
We remind Bahamians to be cautious during this period.  Not everyone wearing a party shirt, or purporting to be a party representative, is honest or a representative of a political organization.
A Sea Breeze couple t...

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June 01, 2011
The People's Deliverance Party launched

More than 20 new candidates have emerged on the political scene to contest seats in the next general election, with the formation of a new political organization.
The People's Deliverance Party (PDP) comes several weeks after the launch of the Democratic National Alliance, led by Bamboo Town MP Branville McCartney.
The PDP is headed by political aspirant and attorney Paul Moss, who made the announ...

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