Pintard very optimistic on FNM’s future
FREE National Movement leader Michael Pintard said yesterday every political organisation has challenges, showing optimism that his party will overcome its own obstacles.
FNM Senator ‘deeply disturbed’ by recent rape and incest cases
FREE National Movement Senator Maxine Seymour said she is “deeply disturbed” by the recent arrest of a Royal Bahamas Defence Force officer for alleged sexual abuse of a minor, adding that all offenders must be punished “even if they wear uniforms”.
Sampson Cay to get new $25m resort
DAYS after signing a heads of agreement for a resort development in the Exuma cays, the Davis administration yesterday sealed another deal for the island that will allow for the construction of a high-end, low-impact resort that is slated to be built on Big Sampson Cay.
‘PM MUST EXPLAIN U-TURN OVER RCI’: Pintard wants PM to be ‘complete and frank’ on the sudden change
FREE National Movement Leader Michael Pintard has called on Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis to give a full explanation for his about turn regarding the recent approval of Royal Caribbean International’s $110m beach club project on Paradise Island.
Govt ‘sympathetic’ to gas retailers plight but not minded to grant margin increase
ECONOMIC Affairs Minister Michael Halkitis yesterday said the government is “not minded” to do anything that will increase the cost of fuel at the pump, but added that the Davis administration is “sympathetic” to the concerns raised by members of the Bahamas Petroleum Retailers Association.
Sands says FNM lawyers giving legal advice
THE Free National Movement is currently taking legal advice after a Supreme Court injunction was granted against party leader Michael Pintard and chairman Dr Duane Sands, barring them from prohibiting and interfering with Richard Johnson as he carries out his duties as FNM vice chairman.
Davis’ change of view on RCI ‘due to revised plans’
PRESS secretary Clint Watson said Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis’ earlier position on Royal Caribbean International’s proposed Royal Beach Club project when he was in opposition was “based on what the circumstances were at the time”, claiming Mr Davis changed his mind after the cruise line revised its initial development plans.
Seymour questions timeline for passing marital rape amendment
OPPOSITION Senator Maxine Seymour questioned the timeline of implementation and changes to several pieces of legislation affecting Bahamian women as another International Women’s Day was observed with no amendments passed for the marital rape law.
Sands: There’s no stifling of speech taking place in party
DESPITE reports that the party’s leadership tried to block former Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis from speaking at constituency events, FNM chairman Dr Duane Sands said yesterday there is no stifling of speech taking place.
Davis: RCI work to start soon
PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said Royal Caribbean International will break ground on its $110m beach club project on Paradise Island “almost immediately”, telling reporters his administration approved the project in part because tourists need more attractions.
FNM: PLP ‘cherry-picking’ who is accused of crimes
FREE National Movement leader Michael Pintard accused the Davis administration of doing “everything to ensure” that its supporters who are accused of crimes “never come to court again” while alleging the government is targeting the opposition.
Abaco MP: Govt finalising plans to deal with dump
THE government is “finalising plans” to address recent burning of debris at dump sites in Abaco, said North Abaco MP Kirk Cornish. Mr Cornish expressed concern about the ongoing issues posed by the burning of debris at the Spring City Debris Management Dump Site and the Great Abaco Sanitary Landfill.
‘WAR’ IN FNM IF MINNIS SILENCED: Ex-PM addresses event amid claims leadership of party tried to stop him
MEMBERS of the Free National Movement said “it will be war” if party officials continue to try to block former Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis from speaking at constituency association meetings.
January visitor numbers up 166 percent over last year’s figures
NEARLY one million visitors arrived in The Bahamas in January, representing a 166 percent increase when compared to the same period last year, Tourism Minister Chester Cooper revealed in the House of Assembly yesterday.
Laroda again puts case for action on NIB funds
MYLES Laroda, state minister with responsibility for the National Insurance Board, yesterday continued to advocate for increased contributions for the agency’s fund to avoid an $98m loss this year.