Politics

Butler-Turner rejects Gibson suggestion on firearms
Butler-Turner rejects Gibson suggestion on firearms

February 17, 2017

OFFICIAL Opposition Leader Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday "rejected outright" Free National Movement Long Island candidate Adrian Gibson's suggestion that The Bahamas should consider adopting a Right-To-Carry law, as she questioned whether the FNM shared this position...

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Speaker allows debate despite judicial review bid

February 16, 2017

EFFORTS by Official Opposition members yesterday to have debate on the draft order for constituency boundaries postponed while their application for a judicial review of the order is before the court were rebuffed by House Speaker Dr Kendal Major, who allowed the debate to begin as scheduled...

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Rollins: I will do what it takes to go back to FNM
Rollins: I will do what it takes to go back to FNM

February 16, 2017

FORT Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins said yesterday he is prepared to swim in his "own vomit" to order "to get back with" the Free National Movement (FNM) to ensure that the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) does not win the upcoming general election...

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Chipman sparks boundaries row
Chipman sparks boundaries row

February 16, 2017

MEMBERS of Parliament clashed in the House of Assembly yesterday over allegations St Anne's MP Hubert Chipman made in a letter to House Speaker Dr Kendal Major in which he claimed that the draft order for constituency boundaries that was tabled last week differed significantly from the report he signed as the Official Opposition's representative on the Constituencies Commission...

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FNM 'will not join legal action'
FNM 'will not join legal action'

February 16, 2017

FREE National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader K Peter Turnquest yesterday branded the legal action filed by two Official Opposition members over the recently tabled draft boundaries report as a "pointless exercise" that will not be supported by the FNM, insisting that the party was focused on fighting the government on the campaign trail...

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Symonette doubts govt argument on intercept bill
Symonette doubts govt argument on intercept bill

February 15, 2017

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette said yesterday that the government's public pronouncements on the controversial Interception of Communications Bill, 2017, "doesn't hold water" when put up against arguments that the law, if enacted, would impede upon the civil liberties of citizens...

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Legal challenge on boundaries
Legal challenge on boundaries

February 15, 2017

OFFICIAL Opposition members of Parliament have taken legal action against the government over the recently tabled draft boundaries report, filing an application in the Supreme Court yesterday that seeks leave to begin judicial review proceedings of the draft order...

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Turnquest: Changes to Montagu are shameless
Turnquest: Changes to Montagu are shameless

February 13, 2017

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday accused the government of "shameless gerrymandering" over recently tabled boundary changes that he claims affect the "deliberate elimination of middle class areas" from the former Montagu constituency...

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Call for resistance to 'dangerous' spying bill
Call for resistance to 'dangerous' spying bill

February 13, 2017

FORMER Bahamas Bar Association President Elsworth Johnson yesterday joined activist calls for Bahamians to organise protests and public resistance to the recently tabled Interception of Communications Bill (ICB) 2017, which he called "dangerous" spying legislation...

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Nottage and Bell criticised for continued silence

February 13, 2017

FORMER Deputy Commissioner of Police Marvin Dames last night criticised National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage and State Minister of National Security Keith Bell for their "continued silence" in the wake of a spate of killings...

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Extra seat in PLP stronghold 'shows desperation of govt'
Extra seat in PLP stronghold 'shows desperation of govt'

February 10, 2017

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney said yesterday that Prime Minister Christie's addition of an extra seat in a perceived "PLP stronghold" shows how desperate the government has become...

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Minnis thanks Butler-Turner - but says Long Island does not belong to her
Minnis thanks Butler-Turner - but says Long Island does not belong to her

February 10, 2017

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis took a swipe at his party's former Deputy Leader Loretta-Butler Turner last night, telling supporters at a rally in Long Island that the constituency "doesn't belong to her"...

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Bran: I quit Senate over Loretta row
Bran: I quit Senate over Loretta row

February 10, 2017

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday dismissed recent assertions by Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner that he threw her "under the bus," charging that if Mrs Butler-Turner feels so strongly about her accusations, he is "ready and willing" to resign as leader of opposition business in the Senate...

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Lightbourn not back with Minnis 'in this lifetime'
Lightbourn not back with Minnis 'in this lifetime'

February 09, 2017

MONTAGU MP Richard Lightbourn pushed back yesterday against "baseless" tabloid and social media reports that claim he is dissatisfied with Loretta Butler-Turner's performance as leader of the Official Opposition and is seeking to reunite with Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis...

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New St Barnabas seat after boundary shift
New St Barnabas seat after boundary shift

February 09, 2017

VOTERS can expect a new constituency named St Barnabas and the renaming of the Montagu seat to "Freetown", according to the draft order tabled by Prime Minister Perry Christie last night...

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CABINET OFFICE-Extension on the Appointment of Chief Justice
CABINET OFFICE-Extension on the Appointment of Chief Justice

February 09, 2017

It is announced for general information that in accordance with Article 96 (1) of the Constitution of The Bahamas, Her Excellency the Governor-General, Dame Marguerite Pindling...

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Deputy PM criticises FNM plan to privatise BPL

February 08, 2017

DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip "Brave" Davis was critical yesterday of the Free National Movement's intention to privatise Bahamas Power & Light, likening it to the party's controversial decision to sell the Bahamas Telecommunications Company during the Ingraham administration...

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FNM wants to find land for Junkanoo theme park
FNM wants to find land for Junkanoo theme park

February 08, 2017

THE Free National Movement has proposed to "identify" Crown land for the establishment of a Junkanoo theme park in a bid to "foster, protect, and promote the cultural expression" of the Bahamian people if it is elected to office this year...

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PLP accused of 'gerrymandering' constituencies
PLP accused of 'gerrymandering' constituencies

February 08, 2017

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday accused the Christie administration of "gerrymandering the constituencies," one day after House Speaker Dr Kendal Major confirmed that the long-awaited Constituencies Commission report had been completed...

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Former Bar Association President to run in Yamacraw for the FNM
Former Bar Association President to run in Yamacraw for the FNM

February 08, 2017

FORMER Bahamas Bar Association President Elsworth Johnson has suggested that the country's judicial system is heavily saturated by "political interference" as he vowed, over the coming days, to disclose the "irregularities" present in this branch of government...

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