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Dr. Minnis Remarks at FNM Rally South Abaco - May 2nd - May 2, 2017 - 9:03:47 PM

Remarks by Honorable Dr. Hubert Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement at South Abaco Rally Tuesday 2 May 2017:
                              
Abaco: Are you ready for change? Are you sick and tired of the PLP? Last night we were in North Abaco and tonight I am confident we are taking all Two in Abaco!!! TWINS IN ABACO!!! ABACO IS ALL RED!!

Abaco; FNMs: As I did last night,    I wish to first recognize and pay tribute to my predecessor as Leader of the FNM. In Hubert Ingraham you had an excellent Member of Parliament. In Hubert Ingraham we all had an excellent Prime Minister...
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Sidney Collie on Grand Bahama Junkanoo Carnival - May 2, 2017 - 6:38:42 PM

Sidney Collie, Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman, issued the following statement regarding Grand Bahama Junkanoo Carnival:

“It comes as no surprise that the reports coming in from Grand Bahama say this year’s Junkanoo Carnival saw significantly lower turnout than last year. According to one official, less than 1,000 people attended the second of the two-day event. This is a stark difference to years past when attendance could reach upwards of 16,000 or even 18,000 attendees. Everything this inept Government touches or attempts to manage falls apart.

“And of course, this delusional Government acts surprised that their indecision on changing the event’s date would have a negative impact on attendance. They were warned of this, but they ignored the warnings as is typical for the PLP..."
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Remarks by Dr. Hubert Minnis at FNM Rally North Abaco May 1st - May 2, 2017 - 12:27:53 PM

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Remarks by Honorable Dr. Hubert Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement at North Abaco FNM Rally Monday, May 1, 2017:

North Abaco; F-N-Ms, Good evening.

It is good to be back in North Abaco. Abaco, Are you ready for change?

Are you sick and tired of the PLP? There is a wave of change sweeping The Bahamas. We need North and South Abaco to be a part of this change. ELECTION DAY WILL BE A RED TSUNAMI...
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Dr. Hubert Minnis on Disclosed Baha Mar Documents - May 1, 2017 - 12:52:37 PM

Dr. Hubert Minnis, Free National Movement (FNM) Leader, issued the following statement regarding the recently disclosed details of the Baha Mar deal:

“Now the truth comes out. And it is not good for the Bahamian people. The public disclosure of the PLP’s secret Baha Mar is breathtaking in its brazen theft of our country’s assets. The astounding revelations from this disclosure leaves no doubt in anyone’s mind as to why our embattled Prime Minister Perry Christie and his co-conspirator Attorney General fought so hard to shroud this deal in secrecy – even going to the courts to seal the contents from public view.”
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Sidney Collie: Minister Obie Wilchcombe’s Failure - May 1, 2017 - 11:10:35 AM

Sidney Collie, Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman, issued the following statement regarding Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe and the Fyre Festival in Exuma:

“Try though it might, the PLP simply hide from its integral role in the utter disaster known as Fyre Festival 2017.

Nor can the governing party escape responsibility for the widespread international embarrassment that has resulted from its total failure to properly oversee the planning and staging of the event, not to mention the vetting of those involved.

Yet for months leading up to the event, Tourism officials repeatedly touted the government’s intimate involvement with the details of this shameful catastrophe.
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Dr. Hubert Minnis Remarks at FNM South Eleuthera Rally - Apr 30, 2017 - 11:07:52 PM

Remarks Honorable Dr. Hubert Minnis Leader of the Free National Movement at the South Eleuthera on Saturday, April 29, 2017:

F-N-Ms:I thank the Almighty God for all His blessings on our country and acknowledge His influence on my life. I encourage everyone to pray and work for a peaceful election.

Brothers and Sisters, Central and South Eleuthera;

Yesterday, we visited SPANISH WELLS, and I can report that we are taking two in ELEUTHERA!!! We are delivering twins in Eleuthera!! Eleuthera is all red!!!
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Dr. Hubert Minnis remarks at FNM Rally in Spanish Wells - Apr 29, 2017 - 1:19:57 PM

Remarks Honorable Dr. Hubert Minnis Leader of the Free National Movement
Spanish Wells Park, North Eleuthera Friday, April 28, 2017:

My Fellow-Bahamians; F-N-Ms:

Good evening Spanish Wells and Bahamians Everywhere.

I thank the Almighty God for all His blessings on our country and His influence on my life. Let us continue to pray and work for a peaceful election.

Brothers and Sisters:

I want SPANISH WELLS AND NORTH ELEUTHERA to be a part of the wave of change moving all across our nation.  As I travel our beautiful Bahamaland, New Providence is RED; Grand Bahama is RED; Bimini and Abaco are RED...
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Sidney Collie on Exuma’s Fyre Festival Debacle - Apr 29, 2017 - 12:39:40 PM

Sidney Collie, Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman, issued the following statement regarding the Fyre Festival scam in Exuma:

“Hundreds of visitors to the Bahamas were horrified after arriving to Exuma for a music festival but finding nothing but disaster relief tents and a half-built stage. Attendees were said to have paid hundreds to thousands for their entertainment experience but instead found the living arrangements they had booked unavailable.  Needless to say, none of the booked performers arrived, as the festival had clearly turned into a disaster...
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FNM leader's statement regarding Bahamas PM's speech in Central Andros - Apr 28, 2017 - 4:55:16 PM

“It came as no surprise this week, when giving his tired, old political speech in Central Andros, our embattled Prime Minister focused more on himself, than on the Bahamians he should be serving. But many of us were left speechless when we learned the Prime Minister has finally broken his silence on Minister Fitzgerald’s laundry list of corrupt acts.  Sadly, Prime Minister Christie did not condemn his Minister’s clear abuse of position and power for his own personal gain, no; our embattled Prime Minister actually came to praise Minister Fitzgerald.  Someone at the PLP must get the Prime Minister a new set of glasses because he no longer can see right from wrong!”

“To hear Perry Christie tell it, it is Minister Fitzgerald and his band of co-conspirators that have been wronged.  It is they that are the victims, not the Bahamian people who are being served by a Government focused on taking care of themselves above all else.  A Government that sets the rules and laws but doesn’t feel the laws applies to them. We have a Prime Minister that calls for civility, as if he is being treated...
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Dr Minnis Remarks at FNM San Salvador Rally April 27th - Apr 28, 2017 - 11:42:28 AM

Remarks by Honorable Dr. Hubert Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement San Salvador Rally on Thursday, April 27, 2017:

I want to first give the Almighty God thanks and acknowledge His influence and presence in my life.

Brothers and Sisters:

I want SAN SALVADOR to be a part of the wave of change that is moving across our land, from MICAL in the south, to Grand Bahama in the north. LET ME TELL YOU, I have now received a formal report on the state of the general election...
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Sidney Collie’s Statement Regarding Petition to Fire PLP’s Corrupt Cabinet - Apr 28, 2017 - 9:25:07 AM

Sidney Collie, Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman, issued the following statement regarding the petition in circulation to fire Cabinet members Jerome Fitzgerald and Allyson Maynard-Gibson:

“The PLP has turned government corruption into an art form.  We are not a lawless nation, but this Government feels that they are above the law. The indifference the embattled Prime Minister and his cohorts show to these clear violations of the law would be breathtaking if the people had not been subjected to five years of this rampant corruption.  After revelations that Jerome Fitzgerald held conflicts of interests with Baha Mar, we now learn that his family was awarded a contract from NIB less than two months after he was elected. There was no tender; there was no competition, only political favors being handed to corrupt politicians...
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Fitzgerald responds to today's Tribune article - Apr 27, 2017 - 4:01:13 PM

My mother has owned an insurance company for more than 30 years.As far back as 1992, 25 years ago, that company has had insurance contracts with the government and quasi-governmental agencies. Her company has had government contracts, therefore, for at least 15 years prior to my entry into public life as an appointed Senator in 2007.

The Tribune writes:"There is nothing to suggest that Mr. Fitzgerald or his family members have done anything wrong in relation to the NIB insurance contracts.”

I wonder then about the relevance of the story?Why bring my mother, a private citizen and an established and astute businesswoman,into the last-minute nastiness of a political campaign?
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Remarks by Dr. Hubert Minnis at FNM Rally in Acklins - Apr 26, 2017 - 9:15:58 AM

Remarks by Honorable Dr. Hubert Minnis Leader of the Free National Movement ACKLINS Rally, Selina Point Tuesday, April 25, 2017:

Tonight I have come to ACKLINS TO serve NOTICE ON the PLP. MAY 10, IS RETIREMENT DAY FOR PERRY CHRISTIE!!

Tonight, I wish to share with Acklins, information on a formal report I recently received, on the state of the general election. The report is based on information from every constituency and includes specific numbers. I formally report to you that the Free National Movement will form the next government of The Bahamas...
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Collie asks Bahamian to sign petition to fire PLP Cabinet - Apr 25, 2017 - 2:15:51 PM

Sidney Collie, Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman, issued the following statement regarding the petition in circulation to fire Cabinet members Jerome Fitzgerald, Allyson Maynard-Gibson and Shane Gibson:

“Bahamians are disgusted by the PLP’s corruption that rivals even the most lawless nations.  Although Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald and Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson continue to lie amidst accusations regarding conflicts of interest and using their positions of power for personal gain, the Prime Minister remains silent.  Despite Shane Gibson being paid by eccentric foreign billionaire Peter Nygard, the Prime Minister refuses to clean house... 
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DNA: Political Operatives are at Work - Apr 24, 2017 - 12:47:09 PM

The Democratic National Alliance has been made aware of the resurfacing of old photographs of the party’s Nassau Village Candidate Mario Lockhart which have begun making the rounds on social media. The photos, taken a year ago, show Mr. Lockhart in the United States on vacation, outside the jurisdiction of the Bahamas and reflect a time before he had even considered entering frontline politics OR before the Democratic National Alliance considered him as a viable candidate. As expected during this season however, the release of these private photos was obviously done with malicious intent and are an attempt by political operatives to not only paint Mr. Lockhart in a negative light but to also distract voters from the truly offensive behavior perpetrated by members of the governing party in recent days...
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Sidney Collie: PLP’s New Corruption Scandal - Apr 24, 2017 - 12:44:02 PM

Sidney Collie, Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman, issued the following statement:

“Every day the PLP is proving how much they are pillaging the peoples trust for personal gain. After bombshell revelations that Minister Fitzgerald and Attorney General Maynard-Gibson broke their sacred oaths to uphold the manual of procedure governing cabinet ministers, which states a minister ‘must not solicit or accept any benefit or advantage, whether for himself his immediate family or any business concern, or trust with which he is associated from persons who are in or seeking to be in any contractual or special relationship with the government.’
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Sidney Collie: Perry Christie’s Blasphemy - Apr 24, 2017 - 12:40:05 AM

Sidney Collie, Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman, issued the following statement:

“We’ve become accustom to watching Perry Christie and the PLP act disrespectfully to our country but their delusional thinking has hit a new and awful low. The Prime Minister now says that not even ‘God can stop the PLP’. This may be the most shameful statement made by a head of state in the history of The Bahamas.”

 “I and the FNM demand the Prime Minister apologize for his public display of blasphemy.  From pastors to deacons, the PLP’s candidates include 8 individuals that either formerly or currently serve leadership positions in Ministry...
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DNA: The Blaspheming Prime Minister - Apr 24, 2017 - 12:35:20 AM

Over the course of the past five years, Bahamians have been forced to live with the scandals and failed policies of this corrupt and inept PLP administration. Even worse, the country has watched, many of us in utter disbelief, as the Prime Minister’s arrogance, and outright disdain for all things spiritual has ballooned to match the incompetence of his administration.

After using his middle finger to gesture to a crowd of Bahamian men, women and children the PM continued the erratic behavior which has characterized much of his re-election campaign at a weekend rally in Exuma. From the podium, with hundreds of God fearing Bahamians watching, Mr. Christie claimed that things were going so that God couldn’t stop him...
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Dr. Hubert Minnis Remarks at Grand Bahama Mega Rally - Apr 23, 2017 - 3:24:10 PM

Remarks by Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis Leader of the FNM at FNM Mass Rally in Grand Bahama on Friday, April 21, 2017:

Before I came here tonight I got a formal report on the state of the general election. The report is based on information from every constituency and includes specific numbers. I formally report to you that the Free National Movement will form the next government of The Bahamas.

Grand Bahama!!! On the 11th day of April the Commissioner of Police read the proclamation dissolving our Parliament. Yesterday was nomination day!! Victory!!!...

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Dr. Hubert Minnis' Remarks at FNM Exuma Rally - Apr 23, 2017 - 3:47:58 AM

Let me tell you something.  The PLP is not really a political party alone. They are a business club who use politics to serve the corrupt interests of a very few.

We now see that Jerome Fitzgerald wasn’t telling the truth about trying to do business at Baha Mar while he was negotiating on behalf of the Government of The Bahamas. He first denied this but the truth has come out. He should be fired for what he did. But since Perry won’t fire him we need to fire all of them.

Did Christie know about what Jerome was doing at Baha Mar? You know, some other senior PLP’s have family business connections at Baha Mar, including Allyson Maynard Gibson. Isn’t it something that the man who read other people’s emails on the floor of the House has had his own emails leaked?  What goes around comes around...


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