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Bills will allow govt to seek damages for 'historic' pollution

THE package of environmental bills passed in the Senate yesterday will give the government the “legal right” to seek damages caused to the country’s eco-systems by historic pollution. The statement came from Attorney General Carl Bethel during debat

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Pintard: We need greater urgency

MARCO City MP Michael Pintard joined his Free National Movement colleagues in praising Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis during Wednesday’s confidence motion debate in the House of Assembly but differed from them in expressing notes of caution to his t

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McAlpine needs to say if he’s with FNM or not

ONE day after Golden Isles MP Vaughn Miller resigned from his party, Free National Movement Chairman Carl Culmer said it’s time Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine made up his mind about his own intentions.

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Minnis secures confidence vote as ‘martyr’ Miller quits: ‘FNM will not repent. I shall not recant.’

GOLDEN Isles MP Vaughn Miller resigned from the Free National Movement in the House of Assembly yesterday, joining Centreville MP Reece Chipman as the second parliamentarian to leave the party this year after being elected on an FNM wave in 2017.

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Churches warned - don’t set up unlawful centres

MINISTER of Immigration Elsworth Johnson said yesterday any churches and facilities that are setting up additional shelters not sanctioned by the relevant government agencies are doing so illegally.

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Job switch ‘is not demotion’

MINISTER of National Security Marvin Dames said yesterday that the secondment of Assistant Commissioner of Police Kendal Strachan to chief of security under the Ministry of Social Services is not a demotion nor is it personal.

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Vote of confidence in PM passed

A VOTE of confidence motion in Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis passed the House of Assembly last night.

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MP Vaughn Miller quits FNM

Golden Isles MP Vaughn Miller has announced his departure from the Free National Movement, telling Parliament moments ago that he would like to be seated among the independents at the next House of Assembly meeting.

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‘NO SURPRISES’: Culmer warns FNM MPs - don’t back PM, you don’t back party

FREE National Movement chairman Carl Culmer expects all FNM parliamentarians to support Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis in today’s vote of no confidence in the House of Assembly, though he declined to discuss what repercussions could befall those who don’t.

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FNM dismisses PLP no-confidence vote

THE Free National Movement has called the Progressive Liberal Party’s planned no confidence vote in Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis nothing more than an “ill-timed” piece of political theatre meant to score points with the electorate.

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Minnis: Protect the poor and marginalised

AMID the cost of living increasing in the country, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said his policy is in place to “protect the poor and marginalised”.

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Increase in minimum wage ‘a cold, cynical act’ to garner support - Mitchell

THE prime minister’s recent announcement of a minimum wage increase for government employees is a “pathetic and desperate measure” to “buy support” from the electorate, Progressive Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell has said.

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Henfield shocked to be on loan list

SENATOR Ranard Henfield has been included on a list of people with outstanding delinquent loans to the Education Loan Authority. His name was included alongside 98 others in a notice published in a local newspaper yesterday. “We have not been able

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Dorian cause huge water damage in Marco City

MORE than 2,500 homes in the Marco City constituency sustained water damage as a result of flooding during Hurricane Dorian, according to area MP Michael Pintard. He has organised the Marco City Coalition which is assisting families with restoration

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Govt looking at alternative housing for victims

SOCIAL Services Minister Frankie Campbell said yesterday the government is looking at various housing alternatives for displaced hurricane victims as shelters are set to close at the end of this month. “There are former employers that we’re talking

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