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January 21, 2015
GB ministry could be vital, free of politics and red tape, MP says

The Ministry for Grand Bahama could play a vital role in the revitalization of Grand Bahama's economy by providing promotional support and "shepherding in investments" to the island if it manages to free itself from excess red tape, according to Free National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest.
Turnquest told NB12 that it is "unfortunate" that the ministry had been kept a largely politic...

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July 27, 2014
The referendum gamble

Just over a dozen years after voting in favor of constitution amendment bills in the House of Assembly then campaigning mightily against the referendum that followed, the government of Prime Minister Perry Christie has tabled four bills aimed at eliminating gender discrimination from the constitution.
The government also announced that a referendum will be held on November 6.
With the first effort...

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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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November 24, 2014
A dry well

Free National Movement (FNM) delegates have made their decision.
They have re-elected Dr. Hubert Alexander Minnis as their leader.
Unlike in 2012, Minnis was not elected unopposed.
He beat his former deputy, Loretta Butler-Turner, in a battle whose outcome was not entirely surprising.
The race was not close.
We understand that Minnis secured 290 votes. Butler-Turner got 108.
Minnis' victory on Fr...

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September 27, 2014
'PM wants apology but can't give one'

Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Darron Cash said yesterday Prime Minister Perry Christie has once again displayed he is only concerned about protecting

his "reputation and legacy" and does not care about Bahamians.
Cash pointed out that the Progressive Liberal Party's (PLP) National General Council (NGC) has demanded a public apology from Dr. Andre Rollins as part of his atonement for publi...

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December 21, 2016
Rebellion against the Rebel Seven

Make no mistake about it, there are many people, particularly FNM supporters, who do not like what the so-called "Rebel Seven" did in ousting Dr. Hubert Minnis as leader of the Official Opposition. What is more, there are many more in the general public who seem genuinely confused by the move. For these people, frustrated and angry about the conditions in the country as they are, the question is: ...

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January 13, 2017
'New political vehicle coming'

Official Opposition Leader Loretta Butler-Turner said she and the six other Free National Movement (FNM) members who ousted FNM Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis as opposition leader have been in talks with other opposition forces besides the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) concerning a political power move before the next general election.
Following Butler-Turner's appointment of DNA Leader Branville M...

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January 18, 2011
OAS Assistant Secretary General Briefs CARICOM Council on Haiti

The

Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States

(OAS), Ambassador Albert Ramdin, has briefed Foreign Affairs

Ministers from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the latest

political developments in OAS Member State Haiti.

The

high-ranking OAS official was invited by the CARICOM Secretariat to

make a presentation during the Community Council Meeting in Guyana

this wee...

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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 20, 2015
Swing: Correct negative rhetoric on migration

Lamenting "the many intractable humanitarian crises found across the globe," William Lacy Swing, director general of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), said as a collective, the world often falls short of finding lasting solutions "despite our common commitment to be more accountable to people affected by crises".

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