Disputes

FNM founder backs Minnis

March 30, 2016

MAURICE Moore, considered one of the FNM's founding fathers, yesterday defended FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis as "an honest man", saying he saw no reason for the Killarney MP to resign over his admission that he met three times with "gang member" Livingston "Toggie" Bullard.

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Nygard sues The Tribune, FNM members and more

March 30, 2016

LYFORD Cay resident Peter Nygard has sued The Tribune, Save the Bays, as well as Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis and the party's former Chairman Michael Pintard, and others, for "libel" as well as "abuse" of the Supreme Court and Parliament.

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FNM funding battle claims 'not true'

March 30, 2016

ACTING FNM Chairman Brensil Rolle yesterday denied that party Leader Dr Hubert Minnis and former Chairman Michael Pintard are locked in a bitter battle over party donations, branding the allegation as "not true" and "damaging" to both men.

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Minnis named in court action

March 30, 2016

Lyford Cay resident Peter Nygard is seeking a declaration from the Supreme Court that Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis abused his office as leader of the official opposition and the processes of Parliament to injure his (Nygard's) economic interests and his reputation.

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FNM 'stands by' party leader

March 29, 2016

THE Free National Movement released a statement on Thursday saying the party stands by its leader, Dr Hubert Minnis, amid questions over his decision to meet with one of the men at the centre of an alleged murder for hire plot involving Peter Nygard.

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The dangerous landfill fires

March 29, 2016

Smoke from the New Providence landfill could be seen for miles yesterday across the island. The smoke from yet another fire, as has happened many times over the years, covered the surrounding area.

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Minnis: No surprise at scandal for this govt

March 29, 2016

FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday said it is not surprising that several leading government members are at the centre of ongoing allegations of a murder-for-hire plot involving Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygard, as he urged Bahamians to remain committed to ridding the country of corruption.

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FNM stands by Minnis

March 29, 2016

The Free National Movement said Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis has the party's "unequivocal" support as the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) attempts to "shamelessly, recklessly and unabashedly" smear him.

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Alarm at MP's use of emails

March 29, 2016

DATA Protection Commissioner Sharmie Farrington-Austin has cautioned against the practice of obtaining private citizens' correspondence and tabling them in the House of Assembly in response to several complaints regarding private emails that were recently tabled by Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald.

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Concerns over emails release
Concerns over emails release

March 29, 2016

Amid questions regarding the method Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald used to retrieve the private emails of several Save the Bays members, Data Commissioner Sharmie Farrington-Austin said over the weekend that the tabling of private correspondence in the House of Assembly is a "dangerous trend and opens the society up to chaos".

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Landfill manager criticised after latest fire

March 29, 2016

THE Free National Movement has condemned the Christie administration's proclamation that remediation is in place at the New Providence landfill, saying it is "now patently clear" that Renew Bahamas is incapable of managing the fire-plagued property.

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Save The Bays investigator did not have work permit says Immigration chief

March 24, 2016

THE American investigator hired by environmental group Save The Bays to investigate Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard and the two "hit men" he allegedly contracted, did not have a work permit to conduct his investigations, Director of Immigration William Pratt said on Thursday.

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Lightbourn: Rollins showed poor judgement in criticising leader

March 24, 2016

MONTAGU MP Richard Lightbourn yesterday said Dr Andre Rollins exercised "poor political judgement" when he spoke against the leader of the Free National Movement (FNM) on a local radio talk show.

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Deputy PM says wait for allegations to be tested

March 24, 2016

DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip "Brave" Davis yesterday insisted that "the truth always trumps a good story" in relation to his alleged connections to Livingston "Toggie" Bullard and Wisler "Bobo" Davilma, two men allegedly hired by Peter Nygard to carry out crimes.

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Minnis is accused of misleading Parliament

March 24, 2016

WEST End and Bimini MP Obie Wilchcombe yesterday accused Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis of "misleading" Parliament as he alleged that the Killarney MP was involved in a "criminally conceived conspiracy."

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Gibson mocks Rollins

March 24, 2016

LABOUR and National Insurance Minister Shane Gibson and other Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) members mocked Dr. Andre Rollins in the House of Assembly yesterday for comments he made criticising Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis.

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Galanis: Why are those who slated Izmirlian silent on Nygard

March 23, 2016

FORMER Progressive Liberal Party MP Philip Galanis has questioned the absence of those critical voices within the government who chastised Baha Mar developer Sarkis Izmirlian when he castigated Perry Christie but who are now silent on the release of recordings of Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard in which he refers to the Prime Minister in a derogatory manner.

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Mitchell questions intelligence of grieving mother

March 23, 2016

FOREIGN Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell has hit out at the grieving mother of a Bahamian pilot who died in a Haiti jail, calling her a "little slow" and someone who "does not understand the most basic matters about her son's care".

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The opposition leader's peculiar answer

March 23, 2016

The dispute between Peter Nygard and Louis Bacon has led to a scandal in Bahamian politics. One member of the legislature has even stepped down.

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Watson exasperated by FNM leader's admission

March 23, 2016

FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Frank Watson yesterday said he does not "know if the FNM can take any more of this" in response to Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis' controversial admission that he met three times with Livingston "Toggie" Bullard, a "gang member" accused in affidavits of being hired to commit criminal acts on behalf of Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard.

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