Politics

PM warns of mischief
PM warns of mischief

April 21, 2017

PRIME Minister Perry Christie urged supporters last night to brace for more political "mischief" hours after he sidestepped questions over leaked emails which show that Cabinet minister Jerome Fitzgerald solicited lucrative brokerage, trucking, and limousine contracts from Baha Mar...

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Fitzgerald admits seeking contracts
Fitzgerald admits seeking contracts

April 21, 2017

AFTER rebuffing reporters' questions about his Baha Mar dealings yesterday morning, Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald later admitted in a short press statement that he sought contracts from Baha Mar for his family's business...

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Minnis: Sack Fitzgerald
Minnis: Sack Fitzgerald

April 21, 2017

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday called on Prime Minister Perry Christie to immediately "fire" Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald for allegedly "corruptly" using his position of power...

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Registrar General's Department Responds to Save The Bays Filing to Block Release of Financial Records

April 20, 2017

On April 19th 2017, The Tribune newspaper published an article detailing the contents of an application in the Supreme Court by The Coalition to Protect Clifton Bay, also known as Save The Bays, to block a request from the Registrar General for its financial records...

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BTC Partners with The Kingdor Parkinson's Foundation
"BTC Partners with The Kingdor Parkinson's Foundation"

April 20, 2017

BTC today announced its partnership with the Kingdor Parkinsonís Foundation. On April 29th, the Foundation will host its annual ball geared towards raising funds for the awareness of Parkinsonís disease (PD)...

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Roberts: Peet a 'political enemy' for Andros bid
Roberts: Peet a 'political enemy' for Andros bid

April 20, 2017

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts lashed out at his former party colleague Vincent Peet last night, accusing the former North Andros and Berry Islands MP of being a "political enemy" who mounted an independent campaign because he was denied a nomination from the governing party...

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Fitzgerald calm amid Baha Mar allegations
Fitzgerald calm amid Baha Mar allegations

April 20, 2017

IN the face of some of the toughest questions of his political career, Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald smiled and bore a calm demeanour as he was renominated in the Marathon constituency shortly after 10am on Thursday...

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TRIBUNE EXCLUSIVE: Fitzgerald sought millions from Baha Mar
TRIBUNE EXCLUSIVE: Fitzgerald sought millions from Baha Mar

April 20, 2017

EMAILS leaked from a data breach of China Construction America's (CCA) servers show that from as early as 2013, Jerome Fitzgerald was seeking to secure millions of dollars in brokerage, trucking, and limousine contracts at Baha Mar while he sat in Cabinet as the Minister of Education, Science and Technology, The Tribune has learned...

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LIVE UPDATES: Nomination Day
LIVE UPDATES: Nomination Day

April 20, 2017

9.30am: Greg Burrows arrived just after 9am in Bamboo Town with about 40 supporters clad in gold shirts. They marched from nearby Gamble Heights...

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More than 174,000 registered ahead of general election
More than 174,000 registered ahead of general election

April 19, 2017

MORE than 174,000 Bahamians have registered for next month's general election, nearly 2,000 more persons than in 2012, according to the latest numbers from the Parliamentary Registration Department...

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Parties cagey on election spending
Parties cagey on election spending

April 19, 2017

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party and Free National Movement representatives were vague yesterday on how their parties are spending and raising money this election cycle, however PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts said his party is expected to spend "tens of millions"...

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Public Notices for Advanced Poll
Public Notices for Advanced Poll

April 19, 2017

Ministry of National Security Parliamentary Registration Department Public Notice. General Elections-Wednesday, 10th May, 2017; appointed day for the advanced poll-Wednesday, 3rd, May, 2017...

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Minnis says FNM will 'fix' BAMSI rather than close down facility
Minnis says FNM will 'fix' BAMSI rather than close down facility

April 19, 2017

FREE National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr Hubert Minnis last night said his vision for agriculture is "broad" while pledging to "fix" the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) despite speculation from the governing Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) that a FNM led government would close down the agriculture based facility...

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Advanced Poll Instructions
Advanced Poll Instructions

April 19, 2017

A "Special Voter" is someone who is able to vote prior to the general elections in the Advanced Poll on May 3rd, 2017...

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Deputy speaker owned stolen car
Deputy speaker owned stolen car

April 19, 2017

A BMW valued at $30,000 that was reported stolen from a rental company in Florida was later found in New Providence and said to be owned by Nassau Village's incumbent MP Dion Smith, documents obtained by The Tribune show...

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Cabinet ministers deny claims of Baha Mar conflicts of interest
Cabinet ministers deny claims of Baha Mar conflicts of interest

April 19, 2017

TWO Cabinet ministers who served as government negotiators on the Baha Mar remobilisation deal yesterday dismissed tabloid accusations of abuse of power and conflict of interest as election season smear tactics...

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Free National Movement Candidates

April 18, 2017

Below is a list of all the candidates for The Free National Movement party in the upcoming General Elections to be held on May 10th, 2017...

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Groups Question Government's Commitment to Freedom of Information

April 18, 2017

Unbelievably, yet another election season has come with no enacted or enforced Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)...

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The Power of Informed Choice

April 18, 2017

ORG encourages voters to judge candidates on policy with candidate questionnaires Touting the importance of the non-partisan, policy based evaluation during election season, local civic foundation The Organization for Responsible Governance...

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Complaint filed to police as election signs destroyed

April 18, 2017

A FORMAL complaint has been filed with police after vandals destroyed and defaced Progressive Liberal Party election posters in New Providence and several Family Islands...

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