Loretta Butler-Turner

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Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I said last year we have not had a lot of significant changes since we (women) got the right to vote and there is so much more that can be achieved,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:30:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “At the end of the day, the PLP is not good for the country. Ultimately there is got to be a coming together. That coming together is not going to happen before the election with the opposition forces obviously. But I guess we all need all the help we can get if we are going to get rid of the PLP,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:30:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “The reality is, don’t tell me what you have,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, March 9, 2017 7:19:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told ( about Brent Symonette ) : “I didn’t hear Mr Symonette’s statement (about returning to frontline politics as a candidate for the FNM) and I’m probably speaking from a position of not being fully knowledgeable about his acceptance of the position, but I do believe that given the many opportunities myself and people like Mr Symonette have had in trying to bring the party and the leadership to where it needs to be, I think he has a huge uphill battle ahead of him,” External link

tribune242 Friday, March 3, 2017 4:37:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “The difference between Mr Symonette and others who are considered high profile is he has parliamentary experience, a lot more than Minnis and others. On paper people may have a good resumé but people could be extraordinary in private life but that doesn’t always translate to a high level of competence once in public service,” External link

tribune242 Friday, March 3, 2017 4:37:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “My concern obviously goes to the fact that this is late in the game and we have had issues with the (June 2016) referendum and the returns with regards to those,” External link

tribune242 Saturday, February 25, 2017 3:21:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Of course I support my team,” External link

tribune242 Saturday, February 25, 2017 3:21:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner added : “I think that’s the most important thing, you know, we’ve got to realise that the country is not in a good place. The country under the PLP has not been accountable, they have not been effective, they have not been transparent, bills are not being paid in a timely fashion. We’ve paid the most taxes that this country has ever undertaken and yet the regular running of business is not happening, so if we are going to represent the interests of the people who vote for us, those of us who actually represent opposition forces, we’ve got to do better, we’ve got to come together” External link

tribune242 Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:17:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I wasn’t here when he said that, but he did explain what he was attempting to do. I do believe that every right thinking Bahamian who wants what’s best for the country realises that the PLP is the common denominator and we’ve got to be able to try and come together for the greater good of the Bahamian people” External link

tribune242 Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:17:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “As leader of the Official Opposition, I outright reject the suggestion by the FNM candidate that we should become a gun-toting, armed citizenry,” External link

tribune242 Friday, February 17, 2017 11:04:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner declined ( about Paradise Island ) : “Why is it that the Government is so opaque as to what they have planned for the western end of Paradise Island? In the absence of this thing being in the overall Heads of Agreement, what else has been left out?” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:37:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “There seemed to be discrepancies with regard to that, even though they said there would be a 70: 30 ratio in favour of Bahamians,” “It’s not a well thought-out Heads of Agreement. It leaves too many unanswered questions. This is why I kept pushing for this, and I’m not satisfied that those questions I had have been substantively answered” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:37:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “The Government is getting into a position where it doesn’t know what the final cost will be” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:37:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “The prime minister is so out of touch with reality that certainly the PLP has left the Bahamian people after their carnival show convention with nothing but empty promises and a bag of wind,” External link

tribune242 Monday, January 30, 2017 10:53:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner wrote : “You’d know that l stand by my beliefs. How can l fight against corruption, incompetence and deceit, then join you? Hell No!” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, January 25, 2017 10:10:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Mr Christie ) : “Mr Speaker, it’s important that we as legislators and the Bahamian people in particular know exactly what agreements the government of The Bahamas is entering to on our behalf,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:11:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “We don’t know what is going on with that,” External link

tribune242 Friday, January 13, 2017 12:18:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I believe that there was certainly an emotional response when Senator Moncur was appointed and I think people will come to understand in the fullness of time why he was chosen,” External link

tribune242 Friday, January 6, 2017 2:37:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Branville McCartney ) : “Branville and I and the DNA are going to have a very interesting coalition that we are going to reveal hopefully not too long from now,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, January 5, 2017 10:34:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “Oh boy, they’re going to have it on Monday,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, January 5, 2017 10:34:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner asked : “Where are the monies from the sale of the hotel?” External link

tribune242 Thursday, January 5, 2017 10:34:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “The bottom line is if this is pursued in the courts of the Bahamas under the constitutional laws of the Bahamas, they would not have a leg to stand on. As a matter of fact, they will be chased out of the courts rapidly. That is why they are seeking to play to the imaginations and the ignorance of persons who do not understand, when they are convening nothing more than a kangaroo court,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 23, 2016 5:04:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “I’ve never seen them react so rapidly other than like this,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 23, 2016 5:04:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I can’t say it confirms it,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 23, 2016 5:04:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Is it a prudent thing to do? In some respects, it is,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 23, 2016 5:04:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “We had a tremendous party in Long Island (recently) and we also had the opportunity to visit our people and I can tell you, how elections turn out is only proven on the day of elections,” “If I were to use an indication of the response I received from my people I would tell you that at this point they believe in me as I believe in them. Elections are won on Election Day; I will not get into a back and forth on speculation. I deal in facts. The fact is as it stands today, I have a wonderful relationship with my constituency, should that change they will determine as to what my fate will be” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 23, 2016 5:04:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “It is clearly not an indication in terms of expansion of the economy,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 23, 2016 2:34:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “This demonstrates more than ever that we need a government with a plan to resuscitate this country from where the PLP has led us,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, December 21, 2016 11:31:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “We realise the Government was overly-optimistic and misleading in its projections, given where we are now,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, December 21, 2016 11:31:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I think the most egregious assertion that is being made is the fact that Mr Moncur in particular has been so adamant about positions that I personally and politically have been very passionate about,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:07:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I am pleased that Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling will, on my advice as leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition and after consultation with my colleagues, appoint to the Senate: Branville McCartney, Monique Gomez, Jude Knowles and Rodney Moncur,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, December 20, 2016 7:38:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “We have a work in progress,” External link

tribune242 Monday, December 19, 2016 6:57:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner added : “Party politics has not served us well at this juncture, we have become very tribalistic and what we’re showing is that we’re able to move away those tribal barriers to work together for the common good and that is to prevail” External link

tribune242 Monday, December 19, 2016 6:57:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “I think you’ve given me a lot of work to do,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 16, 2016 10:31:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner agreed : “We are, but at least someone’s got to start asking questions” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 16, 2016 10:31:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “I noted in particular this whole thing about not being able to control spending,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 16, 2016 10:31:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “What is probably most sad for me is that I have been an FNM for many, many years and having carried the banner for the FNM, being the standard bearer in two previous elections, you know it’s certainly an honour,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 16, 2016 10:31:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I am committed to Long Island,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, December 15, 2016 1:20:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “We have a work in progress,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:12:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner added : “Party politics has not served us well at this juncture, we have become very tribalistic and what we’re showing is that we’re able to move away those tribal barriers to work together for the common good and that is to prevail” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:12:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “We had to put everything on hold after the prime minister indicated that he’s gotten information that the three FNM MPs might be asking for a senator, that is the hold up right now, and if you look at it they have a tenth (in the House) and so they may want to be able to do that. It’s a real split in there” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:12:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “To be very honest with you that is a huge hypothesis,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:12:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “We will be collaborating on every piece of legislation as we move forward to ensure that we are able to keep the PLP’s foot to the fire and to make sure that they are transparent and accountable to the Bahamian people,” External link

caribbean360 Tuesday, December 13, 2016 8:51:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : "One of the most important things since the FNM's defeat in 2012 has been the constant question of what effect did third parties have on our overall defeat," External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, December 13, 2016 12:56:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : "We respect the differences that we bring to the table, but more importantly we respect the commonality that we share and all of our people, our supporters share, and that is people have been begging and asking us, please either come together formally or work together to pool your resources to rid us of the PLP," External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, December 13, 2016 12:56:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Liberal Parti ) : “I seriously doubt that, we know what needs to be done in the House. We’ve watched for a long time as the Progressive Liberal Party has done many things that the Opposition has not stood up to strongly enough, and so our position in the House will be very strong” External link

tribune242 Monday, December 12, 2016 7:45:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I pledge an unwavering commitment to collegiality and collaboration. Democracy is not about the mood of a single individual; it is about cooperation in the pursuit of the common good,” External link

bahamas-gov Monday, December 12, 2016 6:21:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : "Democracy is not about the rule of a single individual; it is about cooperation in the pursuit of common good," External link

thenassauguardian Monday, December 12, 2016 2:43:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “The governor general hasn’t gotten back to us with official correspondence,” “That’s what we are waiting on. I am giving (the appointees) consideration, but we are waiting until we get the green light to move forward” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 9, 2016 10:52:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “The majority of Bahamians believe that our country is spiralling out of control,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 9, 2016 1:46:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Liberal Parti ) : “We have failed to convince Bahamians that we represent a change for them to vote for. Instead, we have taken the posture that the electorate will choose, by default, to vote against the PLP (Progressive Liberal Party),” External link

freeport Friday, December 9, 2016 1:15:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “NIB is the social safety net for Bahamians, and it’s supposed to have an investment portfolio that yields returns for the stability of the fund,” External link

tribune242 Monday, November 21, 2016 10:24:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “I’m probably going to have to look at the whole methodology of how they’ve done business,” External link

tribune242 Monday, November 21, 2016 10:24:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “they need to explain to the Bahamian people what sort of deal they are doing with the Chinese” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, November 3, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Let me tell you something, we have one resource in this country, besides our water and that is our fisheries and we have a minister of this government that has the audacity to be entering into discussions to sort of [give away] our wonderful resources that belong to the Bahamian people, but Mr. Speaker, it’s not going to happen, because the Bahamian people aren’t going to stand for it, so when that minister gets an opportunity to talk, get up and talk about his deal with the Chinese” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, November 3, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “It has been a longstanding practice of previous governments to ensure that fisheries remain fully Bahamian-owned in order to preserve our way of life and the livelihoods of Bahamians in the fishing industry,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, November 2, 2016 7:27:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I’ve actually determined through Mr. Peter Amsel who released a document yesterday on CalvinAyre.com, which is a gaming industry reporting magazine, that Perfect Luck Holdings company is exactly that, just a holding company of the China Exim Bank,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, October 26, 2016 8:18:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Baha Mar ) : “I think that the whole secrecy that the sale of Baha Mar is shrouded in is intentional to keep the Bahamian people in the dark,” “It is a sad day in our democracy and our parliamentary system whereby the opposition, but more importantly the Bahamian people at large, have to use sleuth-type skills to determine what the government is doing or is not doing on our behalf” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, October 26, 2016 8:18:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “The government has been doing everything in secrecy which I have a concern about,” External link

tribune242 Friday, October 14, 2016 10:03:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Persons are very afraid for their wellbeing and for their possessions. It’s not easy having lived through a very horrific hurricane just 12 months ago,” External link

jonesbahamas Thursday, October 6, 2016 12:58:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Prime Minister Perry Christie’s recent nonsensical statement claiming that Minister Gibson and Minister Mitchell were speaking for themselves and not the Government on a matter relating to a foreign investor is yet another example of the PLP’s contempt for certain constitutional practices and democratic traditions in general and collective responsibility in particular,” External link

freeport Thursday, October 6, 2016 12:35:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Collective responsibility is a cornerstone of our system of cabinet government. It is now being supplanted by selective responsibility in which ministers can say whatever they want in an out-of-control cabinet with a prime minister too weak to rein in his ministers,” External link

freeport Thursday, October 6, 2016 12:35:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “With the prime minister publicly stating that neither Mitchell nor Gibson spoke for the Government, certain consequences must follow. He cannot simply seek to distance himself from his ministerial colleagues,” External link

freeport Thursday, October 6, 2016 12:35:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Exim Bank ) : “I don’t see anybody coming into town to herald that this is an agreement that EXIM is fully on board with,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, September 28, 2016 5:36:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “The meeting went very, very well even though Dr Rollins was actually campaigning there,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:36:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I think if you were to look across the whole spectrum of MPs sitting in Parliament, I do not have to blow my own horn,” External link

tribune242 Monday, September 19, 2016 6:22:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Andre Rollins ) : “Everyone seems to be looking for something to get into and he chooses Long Island, I have no fear in that. I have done my best,” “If the people of Long Island don’t want good representation and they want Dr Rollins, they are free to have him” External link

tribune242 Monday, September 19, 2016 6:22:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Once again we find that the prime minister of our country has prematurely made announcements that clearly, now that people are able to read the fine print, are realizing that he has misspoken once again,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, September 9, 2016 4:06:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “That is the most ludicrous, ridiculous, hare-brained piece of legislation I have heard of being proposed,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, September 6, 2016 10:05:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “This approach of legislating liability and criminalising the actions of the employer is not going to help,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, September 6, 2016 10:05:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner added : “He said that’s not even been discussed, it’s not something that’s been considered, there’s no truth to it, and I should retract it,” “I’m waiting to see if he’s correct or I am” External link

tribune242 Friday, September 2, 2016 9:52:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “I’m really concerned about it,” External link

tribune242 Friday, September 2, 2016 9:52:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “NIB does not have a regulatory agency that oversees its investments” External link

tribune242 Friday, September 2, 2016 9:52:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “In this instance, Mr Christie has gone ahead and named a committee,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, August 31, 2016 9:54:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “What I found interesting to say the least is that for 20 months now we’ve been having this song and dance and you know the prime minister was heralding the names of big hoteliers such as (Sir Sol) Kerzner and Joe Lewis (as potential buyers) and others and none of that has come to fruition,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, August 25, 2016 3:48:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Because of the incompetence and laissez-faire approach to governance of the PLP, thousands of jobs have been lost on this government’s watch. Instead of 10,000 new jobs in its first year, a record number of jobs have been lost and our economy is in shambles. Our downward spiral continues,” External link

jonesbahamas Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:08:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Shane Gibson ) : “For his part, the Minister of Labour and Social Development, Shane Gibson, seemed confused and allegedly caught off guard. His comments in this morning’s newspapers were mostly nonsensical babble, lacking in clarity about how the government intends to respond to the situation at-hand,” External link

jonesbahamas Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:08:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Shane Gibson ) : “Shane Gibson openly admits that he had no idea,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, August 18, 2016 4:57:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “It is wrong the way this has been handled, the way that have disrespected the people of The Bahamas, and I say strongly enough that as much as we welcome investment in our country, we also must say that you cannot do so. You cannot have an investment where you first our government and our people,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, August 18, 2016 4:57:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I think I have been forgiven. I probably have a few other people that need to forgive me, but I have no regrets,” External link

tribune242 Friday, August 12, 2016 9:56:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner added : “I think it’s time now for Bahamians to truly have the option that they have begged me to give them and that is, they asked me to make sure that I no longer divide the party. And so on that, I believe that we deserve no less than a strong democracy and I believe that as we move forward, we in the FNM have to prove that we can in fact come together and offer that very real hope for Bahamian people” External link

tribune242 Friday, August 12, 2016 9:56:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I think a lot of people were hoping that I would truly continue straight to the end. I think I need forgiveness for that,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, August 12, 2016 4:37:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about North ) : “As a country we cannot leverage our strategic assets, including that of geography and of proximity to North America, if most of the students from our public education system have not mastered the basic skills of literacy, oracy and numeracy,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, August 12, 2016 4:37:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I urge those FNMs who may be thinking of not registering to vote, to please register and to please re-engage with us” External link

tribune242 Monday, August 8, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about error ) : “Those of us who offer for public service must acknowledge error, learn from our mistakes and then set out to become better public servants. In this spirit I take account of public criticism and hope that any errors of mine will be forgiven” External link

tribune242 Monday, August 8, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about error ) : “Those of us who offer for public service must acknowledge error, learn from our mistakes and then set out to become better public servants,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, August 8, 2016 5:44:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner urged : “I urge those FNMs who may be thinking of not registering to vote, to please register and to please re-engage with us,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, August 8, 2016 5:44:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “The Commonwealth of The Bahamas cannot afford another five years of the PLP,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, August 8, 2016 5:44:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about House ) : “However, Mr. Speaker, we have sat in this place and have heard the most abusive things herd against women, women of color, by members in this place, uttered in this House, and yet the outrage never came and was never even delayed,” External link

freeport Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:56:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner stated : “We all make mistakes Mr. Speaker, that is the larger picture and while we should all be remorseful for the mistakes that we make, and step away from them and give the apology, Mr., Speaker, I cannot sit here, in good conscience and not stand to protect individuals who are being attacked at this level,” External link

freeport Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:56:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Leslie Miller ) : “The very same members that are standing and ridiculing one member, sat quietly while the member behind me (Miller), who tries to shout me down, talked about [beating a girlfriend],” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, August 4, 2016 5:15:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Mr. Speaker, where was the outrage? We all make mistakes, Mr. Speaker, that was the larger picture,” “And while we should all be remorseful for the mistakes that we make and step away from them and give the apologies, Mr. Speaker, I cannot sit here with good conscience and not stand to protect individuals who are being attacked” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, August 4, 2016 5:15:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner added : “Most workers have limited savings and rely on their salaries to make ends meet and to pay food, electricity and other bills weekly and monthly” External link

tribune242 Thursday, August 4, 2016 4:36:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “There were a lot of offers on the table and I want to state emphatically for you and for the Bahamian people that Loretta Butler stands on principle and on conviction,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner confirmed : “I was offered many things and I did not accept any,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I was fighting against the process from day one and I still stand by those principles for which I fought. If I were to give up those principles, and to be bought with the gifts that have been offered, I don’t know if I could live with myself,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “We were both in that meeting and like I said, we took a very long time,” “We prayed about it. We were very concerned about the process. We withdrew from the process because of the inconsistencies and the lack of democracy in the process, and I am not about to adhere or follow the gifts that are being offered to overlook my principled position” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “Did they even tell Neko Grant that this is a consideration? I am not for sale,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, August 3, 2016 6:46:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Hubert Minnis ) : “I am not accepting anything Dr. Minnis offers me,” External link

jonesbahamas Tuesday, August 2, 2016 6:53:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I’ll tell you what was going on. You could see that there was a whole movement in the back of the room that was going against what we were all trying to accomplish and that was unity,” External link

thenassauguardian Saturday, July 30, 2016 4:43:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “You know, the night before, we had the leader call me up on the stage to dance and prance and then the next night we had a group of goons screaming at me while I’m trying to give my speech. Did that demonstrate the unity that we were trying to accomplish?” External link

thenassauguardian Saturday, July 30, 2016 4:43:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “We are terribly disappointed that we have disappointed our supporters by our withdrawal and so we just want to thank them because this was indeed a last resort in a process that we could not continue in good conscience,” External link

thenassauguardian Saturday, July 30, 2016 4:43:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “At times I have not lived up [to] the spirit of our enduring motto,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, July 29, 2016 5:02:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Last night (Tuesday), after weeks of requests, I finally saw the schedule of events for this year's convention,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, July 28, 2016 3:38:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “It’s an indictment on him, for the 40 plus years he has been in public service, to say that there is nobody that can hold his organisation together as well as he does,” “He’s failed. He’s failed in the eyes of his organisation, he’s failed in the eyes of his people, because an effective leader not only leads but they create leaders that come behind them” External link

tribune242 Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:11:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Hubert Ingraham ) : “When you stay beyond your use by effective date, people effectively turn off,” “Mr Ingraham is setting a precedent that clearly shows that not only has he been effective in his time, he knows now that he can be effective in another capacity. Because you never want people to say ‘listen, you’re expired, time to go’. And this is what we’re faced with today” External link

tribune242 Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:11:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner added : “I think the optics can sometimes be deceptive. Certainly, you don’t know the makeup of crowds, whether they actually have votes, and that’s why my launch was exactly that – a launch. It was never my intent to carry any rallies. I think the time for rallying is within the convention and then of course taking those rally troops into the wider Bahamas to make sure rally the electoral base so that we can start to move people forward in a direction to vote for the Free National Movement,” External link

jonesbahamas Wednesday, July 27, 2016 6:18:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “It is not about getting rid of anybody, it’s truly about choosing the best person. You know that there is an old adage that says, ‘sometimes the best man for the job is this woman,’” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, July 26, 2016 7:37:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “It is not about getting rid of anybody, it’s truly about choosing the best person. You know that there is an old adage that says, ‘sometimes the best man for the job is this woman,’” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, July 26, 2016 6:48:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I will make every effort to ensure that any questions I have in my mind are dealt with at the party level. I choose my words very carefully, hopefully we will have a free and fair election process,” External link

tribune242 Friday, July 22, 2016 9:18:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I have paid $50,000 toward the convention already,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:37:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I have paid $50,000 toward the convention already,” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, July 19, 2016 5:56:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told ( about Leslie Miller ) : “I believe that The Bahamas is already in a very difficult state socially and economically. And for Leslie Miller to continue to feed this frenzy of divisiveness as to black versus white, or have versus have not is not in the interest of building unity in our party, in the first instance,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, July 18, 2016 5:09:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Leslie Miller ) : “So, this is a very negative indictment on the narrow-mindedness and the positioning of Leslie Miller who [cannot be taken seriously] by the Bahamian people in that light,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, July 18, 2016 5:09:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Liberal Parti ) : “I am certainly curious as to the interest that the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has in the elections of the FNM,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, July 18, 2016 5:09:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Perry Christie ) : "Any attempt other than to be fully transparent with international credit agencies and financial institutions would do further damage to the economy. Perhaps Christie has no new information or any significant information which will forestall a downgrade. Perhaps he’s simply playing games. " External link

tribune242 Saturday, July 9, 2016 3:22:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : "The Prime Minister and Minister of Finance says he will meet with officials of Moody’s and provide them with good information, presumably to help them in assessing the state of the economy and his government’s plans to boost a stagnant economy and reduce unemployment" External link

tribune242 Saturday, July 9, 2016 3:22:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner added : “I don’t think either events had overwhelming delegate numbers” External link

tribune242 Friday, July 8, 2016 7:21:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “But it also means taking radical steps to impose stiffer penalties against our most dangerous, and to impose them more rapidly. Homicides should carry with them a mandatory minimum of 30 years in prison with no right to parole,” “Finally, we must accept that there is no such thing as a small crime. Any act of vandalism, no matter how big or small, is an act of hostility to our community, every trespass a potential source of fear. Every petty theft an invitation to more serious crimes. By adopting a New Providence-wide approach to saturation police patrols, and punishing people for a crime as soon as it is spotted, we can do for Nassau what worked for New York and other cities, restore a sense of order first and security second and little by little, of civic pride third. If it worked for what used to be the toughest city on earth, it can work for us” External link

tribune242 Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:37:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “You have an opportunity to choose Turner and Sands. I want to talk very seriously; we are a team because we know it takes more than one person to run a country. We are a team because we know we are going to need a lot more hands in this with us and so when we say to you that this is our launch for FNM convention in July 2016,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:37:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “I am here because I have such great support in my parliamentary team that said to me, Loretta we want you to lead us,” “And so with the majority of us we are coming not just to make out case to the Bahamian people but to the 400 plus delegates that are going to go into convention at the end of this month” External link

jonesbahamas Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:15:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “We need an accounting, a very clear accounting. I am going to call today, on behalf of the people of The Bahamas, on the prime minister to ensure that immediate actions are brought to bring an inquiry with regard to what is truly going on at National Insurance,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, July 6, 2016 7:05:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “It is unacceptable. It cannot be that National Insurance does not know how to process these checks for people in need without the machinery that they have had,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, July 6, 2016 7:05:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “The prime minister, no less, and the minister with responsibility [for National Insurance] need to come to the Bahamian people and stop selling dreams and stories because there is a grave issue taking place, I suggest, at National Insurance,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, July 6, 2016 7:05:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Something is fishy at National Insurance. We need to find out what is actually happening. It smells,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, July 6, 2016 7:05:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “There was another option available to the government. The government could have guaranteed a loan to help complete and open the resort, which could now be up and running or close to operational,” External link

jonesbahamas Tuesday, July 5, 2016 8:03:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “One of the things that we are trying to do and we will stick to is we will stay on message in terms of explaining what our plans are for moving forward,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, July 4, 2016 5:20:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “We want to build alliances with those people who may not see things our way, because at the end of the day our message is a united FNM is going to be a huge part of taking out a dysfunctional PLP government,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, July 4, 2016 5:20:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “First of all this challenge that I am going after is really for the turning around of our country and I believe that while there will be difference in choices for leadership within the FNM, the most important question on the minds of the delegates should really be who is the best and strongest team to take out this inept government,” External link

freeport Friday, July 1, 2016 9:25:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Perry Christie ) : “I would love for the delegates to support me, as I believe I will be the person who will be able to wage the strongest battle to get rid of (prime minister) Perry Christie and this inept government,” External link

freeport Friday, July 1, 2016 9:25:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Now is the time for wise and competent Bahamians of the highest moral and ethical calibre to come together for the good of one country, one people, one future,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, June 30, 2016 7:34:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “We are working to get the endorsement of every right-thinking FNM there is,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, June 30, 2016 2:44:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Now is a time for wise and competent Bahamians of the highest moral and ethical caliber to come together for the good of the country, one people, one future,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, June 29, 2016 11:44:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I certainly have not made any public pronouncements at this point and clearly in regards to who is going to challenge, I imagine that there are quite a few challenges coming up for different positions in the party. We have approximately five weeks between now and when that convention is going to convene, and so it is going to be interesting to see who, in fact, comes,” “To get to your question, am I going to challenge, I have not yet made a formal announcement, and I hope that in the not-too-distant future, I will make an announcement as to what I plan to do” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, June 27, 2016 3:55:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Baha Mar ) : “Baha Mar is too important to the future of this country for us to allow this prime minister to continue in his exercise of smoke and mirrors and fast talk and deflection. The country deserves to know what is being negotiated on their behalf, and whether it is in the best interest of the country now and for generations to come,” External link

tribune242 Friday, June 24, 2016 7:23:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Reading from legal opinions prepared and paid for by the government, the prime minister is once again seeking to remove himself from this enormous disaster that he and the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) created,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, June 24, 2016 4:16:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Baha Mar ) : “The prime minister has yet to confirm or to deny the extent to which demands have been made on him to complete and open Baha Mar,” “The Bahamian people eagerly await a full understanding of what demands or requests have been made to restart construction at this property” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, June 24, 2016 4:16:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “If we’re going to a general election in our country, we want to know that the Parliamentary Registration Department has got everything in order,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, June 17, 2016 3:30:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Perry Christie ) : “I believe that when you determine you are going to do something and you make agreements and you make public announcements, you should stand by what you say. I feel the leader of our party should have stood by the convictions that he originally said the party line will take,” “I feel as though Prime Minister Perry Christie should be blamed, but the FNM is trying to be the alternative government and leaders stand by their convictions and are very clear in their directions for those of us who are being guided by them. It was disconcerting because the FNM has historically been the party that has supported the referendum. We brought the very first one (in 2002) and we are also the party that introduced many firsts for women in this country” External link

tribune242 Thursday, June 9, 2016 10:16:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “This country is young and still has room for growth. I think when you are in a leading role, consistency is a huge part of your credibility. As a leader you have to make a decision and stand firm, sometimes you are on the right side, sometimes you are on the wrong side but you have to be on a side,” “I have no issues with the vote, it is (the) art of democracy and hopefully it can be revisited” External link

tribune242 Thursday, June 9, 2016 10:16:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “This falls directly at the feet of the government for lack of organization,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, June 9, 2016 5:01:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I felt like this was not a referendum on the questions asked, but this was a direct referendum on the government and Prime Minister Christie’s incompetent governance,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, June 9, 2016 5:01:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “In a democracy, even though one may disagree with the results of a vote, that vote must stand as the expressed wish of the electorate. It is unfortunate that voter turnout was low,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, June 8, 2016 9:52:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “The results of the referendum reflect the will of the Bahamian people,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, June 8, 2016 6:41:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Throughout history the fight for equality often takes generations,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, June 8, 2016 6:41:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I have not been able to think about it, but I know the parliamentary caucus is happy because it is what we wanted,” “I imagine that people are weighing their options. I have so many things that I am dealing with so I have not had the opportunity to put a lot of thought into it. So I do not know at this point. I haven’t sat down and met with anyone yet. I have to sit down with the other parliamentary members and determine what it is they envision. We are pleased that this now gives the party an opportunity to create the best team moving forward and rally together to beat the PLP” External link

tribune242 Monday, June 6, 2016 8:27:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I am the incumbent and the FNM has to make its decision and the people in Long Island will make their decision,” “I feel very strongly that voters in Long Island know who cares for them, who works for them and who has proven to be ever present for them. I have confidence in the people of Long Island” External link

tribune242 Monday, June 6, 2016 8:27:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I really do not know that at this time,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, June 6, 2016 3:33:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “If I am to use the advance poll as a barometer, I was very disappointed to see that we had less than ... 50 percent participation of the advance poll of registrants,” “So clearly that for me is not a good indication of people being engaged in this process” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, June 6, 2016 3:33:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I noted the low voter turnout and I believe it is because of the inaccurate information that has been given out by religious leaders, political leaders and civic leaders,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, June 2, 2016 8:53:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “Nobody wants to oust the leader of the party,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 30, 2016 3:57:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I am very surprised that the PLP has finally decided to realise that what the FNM was doing was a good programme,” External link

tribune242 Friday, May 27, 2016 5:57:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I think that his personal brand is a lot stronger than his political party’s brand and certainly I think that he has a very good opportunity at this point to truly make a mark in the history of the Bahamian people,” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, May 24, 2016 3:10:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I will continue to support this, it is not a PLP initiative in fact I feel strongly that this vote was driven by the policies and philosophies of the FNM. The PLP have played political games with this process and that is why we are in the position we are in today but I have taken the stance that this issue is bigger than the politics,” External link

tribune242 Monday, May 23, 2016 6:02:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “A coalition is not the way forward in my opinion. What we should be talking about is a merger and an amalgamation of resources. The DNA has no seats in parliament and cannot bring anything to the table,” External link

tribune242 Monday, May 23, 2016 6:02:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I do not think the DNA’s brand is strong enough to sit to the table and say ‘we want a coalition’. They do not enjoy the wide spectrum of appeal. Branville McCartney has a following as an individual, the DNA does not have the brand, Branville does,” “They cannot go out as a brand and win the government, the FNM brand was stronger. I would recommend the DNA disbands and becomes a part of the FNM” External link

tribune242 Monday, May 23, 2016 6:02:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner declared : “I will fight the present government on every issue I oppose, but on this I agree,” External link

freeport Friday, May 20, 2016 8:28:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner affirmed : “Born a man, you is a man born a woman, you is a woman we only have two sexes,” External link

freeport Friday, May 20, 2016 8:28:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner asserted : “There is still a long way to go in terms of the number of women in the elected lower chamber of our Parliament and the number of women as Cabinet members. These two areas are where ultimate political power resides, and where women are vastly underrepresented,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, March 2, 2015 8:05:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “One does not have to be physically harmed to be intimidated or to feel that one is being marginalized. On a range of issues important to women, as well as issues related to gender equality, females in the political process often feel intimidated and afraid to speak for fear of not being a member of the political club, or marginalized if one does speak out on various issues,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, March 2, 2015 8:05:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Maybe things look cheery and rosy to the prime minister when he is up in the air with his entourage, flying over God’s creation,” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, February 17, 2015 7:59:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “This lack of information is so, so scandalous,” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, February 17, 2015 7:59:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “This is not a government to be applauded,” “This is a time to weep for our nation - our nation has lost its way - and to bemoan a government whose indifference and whose incompetence are further harming our common good and our shared future” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, February 17, 2015 7:59:00 PM EAT



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mp67.08%EN03/16/201716/03/2017
deputy1.41%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
challenger1.41%EN01/03/201703/01/2017
representative0.31%EN12/09/201609/12/2016
mp for long island0.31%EN12/07/201607/12/2016
minister of labour0.78%EN10/14/201614/10/2016
shadow minister of labour0.78%EN10/14/201614/10/2016
opponent1.25%EN10/06/201606/10/2016
politician0.16%EN10/03/201603/10/2016
rival0.63%EN09/19/201619/09/2016
candidate for long island0.16%EN09/10/201610/09/2016
minister0.31%EN08/15/201615/08/2016
social development minister0.16%EN08/15/201615/08/2016
former social development minister0.16%EN08/15/201615/08/2016
candidate0.16%EN07/29/201629/07/2016
contender0.31%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
free national movement mp0.63%EN07/05/201605/07/2016
mortician0.16%EN07/02/201602/07/2016
member0.16%EN06/20/201620/06/2016
free national movement deputy leader1.41%EN09/09/201409/09/2014
deputy leader3.92%EN11/28/201328/11/2013
director0.16%EN09/20/200620/09/2006
Names Lang Count
Loretta Butler-TurnerEN100.00%


 
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Hubert Minnis said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “We are not worried about Loretta - Adrian Gibson is running in Long Island as the FNM candidate,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, January 5, 2017 10:34:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “That’s nonsense. That’s the spin put out there by operatives for Butler-Turner. They are running scared. I heard there were not many in attendance to the swearing at Government House,” External link

freeport Monday, December 12, 2016 11:47:00 PM EAT

Брэдли Робертса asked ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “Where was (FNM MP) Loretta Butler-Turner while this decision was made? Was she fast asleep at the Cabinet table since the FNM obviously believes that a nolle prosequi should firstly be discussed around the Cabinet table, contrary to the Constitution?” External link

tribune242 Monday, September 26, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Andre Rollins said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “It would not be Loretta Butler-Turner that the people of Long Island are calling for, they will be calling for someone else,” External link

tribune242 Friday, September 16, 2016 5:47:00 PM EAT

Sidney Collie said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “I know we are having a community meeting on Monday when the leadership of the party are going down to endorse Loretta as our candidate,” “Any other meeting I am not aware of and frankly I am not interested in” External link

tribune242 Thursday, September 15, 2016 5:36:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis told ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “Let me [make] it very, very clear, Loretta Butler-Turner is the member of Parliament for Long Island, and in the next election, I am certain she will remain the member of Parliament for Long Island,” External link

thenassauguardian Saturday, September 10, 2016 3:46:00 PM EAT

Branville McCartney said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “The FNM is sinking. Every day people are leaving the party,” “They are having problems with Loretta Butler-Turner, their finances, it seems to be a lot of unfortunate circumstances surrounding that party and we have a maximum of eight months to campaign, that may not be enough time for them to get it together. Also, the last time I talked about a coalition, that did not go to well with certain members of my party. We have some strong members in the party and I have to talk to them before any decision is made, that is not something I can do myself” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, September 7, 2016 9:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Gibson said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “Listen to me carefully; Loretta Butler-Turner doesn’t have anything to offer me as minister of labour when she is going to try and make politics out of hundreds of employees losing their jobs,” External link

tribune242 Friday, August 19, 2016 5:39:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “Yesterday’s statement by Loretta Butler-Turner confirms our long-standing belief that the party would unite after the convention and it proves that the FNM now stands unified and ready to take the fight to the inept PLP,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, August 8, 2016 5:18:00 PM EAT

Darron Cash said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “In the first instance, he was one of the persons who instigated the vocal on the floor protest against Loretta Butler-Turner,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, August 5, 2016 5:03:00 PM EAT

Darron Cash said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “This not so subtle campaign against the haves and the have nots was clearly racially charged and directed at dividing FNMs against the white Bahamians who were perceived as supporting Loretta Butler-Turner,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, August 5, 2016 4:48:00 PM EAT

Darron Cash said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “You didn’t hear Loretta Butler-Turner or Duane Sands talking about any haves and have nots and ... the white people and black people. You didn’t hear that from their campaign,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, August 5, 2016 4:48:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “There were a lot of offers on the table and I want to state emphatically for you and for the Bahamian people that Loretta Butler stands on principle and on conviction,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Monique Gomez said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “And there is no question in my mind that Loretta is capable of leading,” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, July 12, 2016 3:34:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “I am here because I have such great support in my parliamentary team that said to me, Loretta we want you to lead us,” “And so with the majority of us we are coming not just to make out case to the Bahamian people but to the 400 plus delegates that are going to go into convention at the end of this month” External link

jonesbahamas Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:15:00 PM EAT

Alfred Gray said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “People either like you and follow you or dislike you and turn their back on you, so either way I don’t see it mending, Loretta is wrong in my view in that regard, the FNM is fractured,” External link

jonesbahamas Wednesday, July 6, 2016 7:06:00 PM EAT

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Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I said last year we have not had a lot of significant changes since we (women) got the right to vote and there is so much more that can be achieved,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:30:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “At the end of the day, the PLP is not good for the country. Ultimately there is got to be a coming together. That coming together is not going to happen before the election with the opposition forces obviously. But I guess we all need all the help we can get if we are going to get rid of the PLP,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:30:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “The reality is, don’t tell me what you have,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, March 9, 2017 7:19:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told ( about Brent Symonette ) : “I didn’t hear Mr Symonette’s statement (about returning to frontline politics as a candidate for the FNM) and I’m probably speaking from a position of not being fully knowledgeable about his acceptance of the position, but I do believe that given the many opportunities myself and people like Mr Symonette have had in trying to bring the party and the leadership to where it needs to be, I think he has a huge uphill battle ahead of him,” External link

tribune242 Friday, March 3, 2017 4:37:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “The difference between Mr Symonette and others who are considered high profile is he has parliamentary experience, a lot more than Minnis and others. On paper people may have a good resumé but people could be extraordinary in private life but that doesn’t always translate to a high level of competence once in public service,” External link

tribune242 Friday, March 3, 2017 4:37:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “My concern obviously goes to the fact that this is late in the game and we have had issues with the (June 2016) referendum and the returns with regards to those,” External link

tribune242 Saturday, February 25, 2017 3:21:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Of course I support my team,” External link

tribune242 Saturday, February 25, 2017 3:21:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner added : “I think that’s the most important thing, you know, we’ve got to realise that the country is not in a good place. The country under the PLP has not been accountable, they have not been effective, they have not been transparent, bills are not being paid in a timely fashion. We’ve paid the most taxes that this country has ever undertaken and yet the regular running of business is not happening, so if we are going to represent the interests of the people who vote for us, those of us who actually represent opposition forces, we’ve got to do better, we’ve got to come together” External link

tribune242 Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:17:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I wasn’t here when he said that, but he did explain what he was attempting to do. I do believe that every right thinking Bahamian who wants what’s best for the country realises that the PLP is the common denominator and we’ve got to be able to try and come together for the greater good of the Bahamian people” External link

tribune242 Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:17:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “As leader of the Official Opposition, I outright reject the suggestion by the FNM candidate that we should become a gun-toting, armed citizenry,” External link

tribune242 Friday, February 17, 2017 11:04:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner declined ( about Paradise Island ) : “Why is it that the Government is so opaque as to what they have planned for the western end of Paradise Island? In the absence of this thing being in the overall Heads of Agreement, what else has been left out?” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:37:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “There seemed to be discrepancies with regard to that, even though they said there would be a 70: 30 ratio in favour of Bahamians,” “It’s not a well thought-out Heads of Agreement. It leaves too many unanswered questions. This is why I kept pushing for this, and I’m not satisfied that those questions I had have been substantively answered” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:37:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “The Government is getting into a position where it doesn’t know what the final cost will be” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:37:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “The prime minister is so out of touch with reality that certainly the PLP has left the Bahamian people after their carnival show convention with nothing but empty promises and a bag of wind,” External link

tribune242 Monday, January 30, 2017 10:53:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner wrote : “You’d know that l stand by my beliefs. How can l fight against corruption, incompetence and deceit, then join you? Hell No!” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, January 25, 2017 10:10:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Mr Christie ) : “Mr Speaker, it’s important that we as legislators and the Bahamian people in particular know exactly what agreements the government of The Bahamas is entering to on our behalf,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:11:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “We don’t know what is going on with that,” External link

tribune242 Friday, January 13, 2017 12:18:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I believe that there was certainly an emotional response when Senator Moncur was appointed and I think people will come to understand in the fullness of time why he was chosen,” External link

tribune242 Friday, January 6, 2017 2:37:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Branville McCartney ) : “Branville and I and the DNA are going to have a very interesting coalition that we are going to reveal hopefully not too long from now,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, January 5, 2017 10:34:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “Oh boy, they’re going to have it on Monday,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, January 5, 2017 10:34:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner asked : “Where are the monies from the sale of the hotel?” External link

tribune242 Thursday, January 5, 2017 10:34:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “The bottom line is if this is pursued in the courts of the Bahamas under the constitutional laws of the Bahamas, they would not have a leg to stand on. As a matter of fact, they will be chased out of the courts rapidly. That is why they are seeking to play to the imaginations and the ignorance of persons who do not understand, when they are convening nothing more than a kangaroo court,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 23, 2016 5:04:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “I’ve never seen them react so rapidly other than like this,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 23, 2016 5:04:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I can’t say it confirms it,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 23, 2016 5:04:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Is it a prudent thing to do? In some respects, it is,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 23, 2016 5:04:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “We had a tremendous party in Long Island (recently) and we also had the opportunity to visit our people and I can tell you, how elections turn out is only proven on the day of elections,” “If I were to use an indication of the response I received from my people I would tell you that at this point they believe in me as I believe in them. Elections are won on Election Day; I will not get into a back and forth on speculation. I deal in facts. The fact is as it stands today, I have a wonderful relationship with my constituency, should that change they will determine as to what my fate will be” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 23, 2016 5:04:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “It is clearly not an indication in terms of expansion of the economy,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 23, 2016 2:34:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “This demonstrates more than ever that we need a government with a plan to resuscitate this country from where the PLP has led us,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, December 21, 2016 11:31:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “We realise the Government was overly-optimistic and misleading in its projections, given where we are now,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, December 21, 2016 11:31:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I think the most egregious assertion that is being made is the fact that Mr Moncur in particular has been so adamant about positions that I personally and politically have been very passionate about,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:07:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I am pleased that Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling will, on my advice as leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition and after consultation with my colleagues, appoint to the Senate: Branville McCartney, Monique Gomez, Jude Knowles and Rodney Moncur,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, December 20, 2016 7:38:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “We have a work in progress,” External link

tribune242 Monday, December 19, 2016 6:57:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner added : “Party politics has not served us well at this juncture, we have become very tribalistic and what we’re showing is that we’re able to move away those tribal barriers to work together for the common good and that is to prevail” External link

tribune242 Monday, December 19, 2016 6:57:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “I think you’ve given me a lot of work to do,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 16, 2016 10:31:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner agreed : “We are, but at least someone’s got to start asking questions” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 16, 2016 10:31:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “I noted in particular this whole thing about not being able to control spending,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 16, 2016 10:31:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “What is probably most sad for me is that I have been an FNM for many, many years and having carried the banner for the FNM, being the standard bearer in two previous elections, you know it’s certainly an honour,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 16, 2016 10:31:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I am committed to Long Island,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, December 15, 2016 1:20:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “We have a work in progress,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:12:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner added : “Party politics has not served us well at this juncture, we have become very tribalistic and what we’re showing is that we’re able to move away those tribal barriers to work together for the common good and that is to prevail” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:12:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “We had to put everything on hold after the prime minister indicated that he’s gotten information that the three FNM MPs might be asking for a senator, that is the hold up right now, and if you look at it they have a tenth (in the House) and so they may want to be able to do that. It’s a real split in there” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:12:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “To be very honest with you that is a huge hypothesis,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:12:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “We will be collaborating on every piece of legislation as we move forward to ensure that we are able to keep the PLP’s foot to the fire and to make sure that they are transparent and accountable to the Bahamian people,” External link

caribbean360 Tuesday, December 13, 2016 8:51:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : "One of the most important things since the FNM's defeat in 2012 has been the constant question of what effect did third parties have on our overall defeat," External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, December 13, 2016 12:56:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : "We respect the differences that we bring to the table, but more importantly we respect the commonality that we share and all of our people, our supporters share, and that is people have been begging and asking us, please either come together formally or work together to pool your resources to rid us of the PLP," External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, December 13, 2016 12:56:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Liberal Parti ) : “I seriously doubt that, we know what needs to be done in the House. We’ve watched for a long time as the Progressive Liberal Party has done many things that the Opposition has not stood up to strongly enough, and so our position in the House will be very strong” External link

tribune242 Monday, December 12, 2016 7:45:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I pledge an unwavering commitment to collegiality and collaboration. Democracy is not about the mood of a single individual; it is about cooperation in the pursuit of the common good,” External link

bahamas-gov Monday, December 12, 2016 6:21:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : "Democracy is not about the rule of a single individual; it is about cooperation in the pursuit of common good," External link

thenassauguardian Monday, December 12, 2016 2:43:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “The governor general hasn’t gotten back to us with official correspondence,” “That’s what we are waiting on. I am giving (the appointees) consideration, but we are waiting until we get the green light to move forward” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 9, 2016 10:52:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “The majority of Bahamians believe that our country is spiralling out of control,” External link

tribune242 Friday, December 9, 2016 1:46:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Liberal Parti ) : “We have failed to convince Bahamians that we represent a change for them to vote for. Instead, we have taken the posture that the electorate will choose, by default, to vote against the PLP (Progressive Liberal Party),” External link

freeport Friday, December 9, 2016 1:15:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “NIB is the social safety net for Bahamians, and it’s supposed to have an investment portfolio that yields returns for the stability of the fund,” External link

tribune242 Monday, November 21, 2016 10:24:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “I’m probably going to have to look at the whole methodology of how they’ve done business,” External link

tribune242 Monday, November 21, 2016 10:24:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “they need to explain to the Bahamian people what sort of deal they are doing with the Chinese” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, November 3, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Let me tell you something, we have one resource in this country, besides our water and that is our fisheries and we have a minister of this government that has the audacity to be entering into discussions to sort of [give away] our wonderful resources that belong to the Bahamian people, but Mr. Speaker, it’s not going to happen, because the Bahamian people aren’t going to stand for it, so when that minister gets an opportunity to talk, get up and talk about his deal with the Chinese” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, November 3, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “It has been a longstanding practice of previous governments to ensure that fisheries remain fully Bahamian-owned in order to preserve our way of life and the livelihoods of Bahamians in the fishing industry,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, November 2, 2016 7:27:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I’ve actually determined through Mr. Peter Amsel who released a document yesterday on CalvinAyre.com, which is a gaming industry reporting magazine, that Perfect Luck Holdings company is exactly that, just a holding company of the China Exim Bank,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, October 26, 2016 8:18:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Baha Mar ) : “I think that the whole secrecy that the sale of Baha Mar is shrouded in is intentional to keep the Bahamian people in the dark,” “It is a sad day in our democracy and our parliamentary system whereby the opposition, but more importantly the Bahamian people at large, have to use sleuth-type skills to determine what the government is doing or is not doing on our behalf” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, October 26, 2016 8:18:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “The government has been doing everything in secrecy which I have a concern about,” External link

tribune242 Friday, October 14, 2016 10:03:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Persons are very afraid for their wellbeing and for their possessions. It’s not easy having lived through a very horrific hurricane just 12 months ago,” External link

jonesbahamas Thursday, October 6, 2016 12:58:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Prime Minister Perry Christie’s recent nonsensical statement claiming that Minister Gibson and Minister Mitchell were speaking for themselves and not the Government on a matter relating to a foreign investor is yet another example of the PLP’s contempt for certain constitutional practices and democratic traditions in general and collective responsibility in particular,” External link

freeport Thursday, October 6, 2016 12:35:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Collective responsibility is a cornerstone of our system of cabinet government. It is now being supplanted by selective responsibility in which ministers can say whatever they want in an out-of-control cabinet with a prime minister too weak to rein in his ministers,” External link

freeport Thursday, October 6, 2016 12:35:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “With the prime minister publicly stating that neither Mitchell nor Gibson spoke for the Government, certain consequences must follow. He cannot simply seek to distance himself from his ministerial colleagues,” External link

freeport Thursday, October 6, 2016 12:35:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Exim Bank ) : “I don’t see anybody coming into town to herald that this is an agreement that EXIM is fully on board with,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, September 28, 2016 5:36:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “The meeting went very, very well even though Dr Rollins was actually campaigning there,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:36:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I think if you were to look across the whole spectrum of MPs sitting in Parliament, I do not have to blow my own horn,” External link

tribune242 Monday, September 19, 2016 6:22:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Andre Rollins ) : “Everyone seems to be looking for something to get into and he chooses Long Island, I have no fear in that. I have done my best,” “If the people of Long Island don’t want good representation and they want Dr Rollins, they are free to have him” External link

tribune242 Monday, September 19, 2016 6:22:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Once again we find that the prime minister of our country has prematurely made announcements that clearly, now that people are able to read the fine print, are realizing that he has misspoken once again,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, September 9, 2016 4:06:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “That is the most ludicrous, ridiculous, hare-brained piece of legislation I have heard of being proposed,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, September 6, 2016 10:05:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “This approach of legislating liability and criminalising the actions of the employer is not going to help,” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, September 6, 2016 10:05:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner added : “He said that’s not even been discussed, it’s not something that’s been considered, there’s no truth to it, and I should retract it,” “I’m waiting to see if he’s correct or I am” External link

tribune242 Friday, September 2, 2016 9:52:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “I’m really concerned about it,” External link

tribune242 Friday, September 2, 2016 9:52:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “NIB does not have a regulatory agency that oversees its investments” External link

tribune242 Friday, September 2, 2016 9:52:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “In this instance, Mr Christie has gone ahead and named a committee,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, August 31, 2016 9:54:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “What I found interesting to say the least is that for 20 months now we’ve been having this song and dance and you know the prime minister was heralding the names of big hoteliers such as (Sir Sol) Kerzner and Joe Lewis (as potential buyers) and others and none of that has come to fruition,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, August 25, 2016 3:48:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Because of the incompetence and laissez-faire approach to governance of the PLP, thousands of jobs have been lost on this government’s watch. Instead of 10,000 new jobs in its first year, a record number of jobs have been lost and our economy is in shambles. Our downward spiral continues,” External link

jonesbahamas Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:08:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Shane Gibson ) : “For his part, the Minister of Labour and Social Development, Shane Gibson, seemed confused and allegedly caught off guard. His comments in this morning’s newspapers were mostly nonsensical babble, lacking in clarity about how the government intends to respond to the situation at-hand,” External link

jonesbahamas Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:08:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Shane Gibson ) : “Shane Gibson openly admits that he had no idea,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, August 18, 2016 4:57:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “It is wrong the way this has been handled, the way that have disrespected the people of The Bahamas, and I say strongly enough that as much as we welcome investment in our country, we also must say that you cannot do so. You cannot have an investment where you first our government and our people,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, August 18, 2016 4:57:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I think I have been forgiven. I probably have a few other people that need to forgive me, but I have no regrets,” External link

tribune242 Friday, August 12, 2016 9:56:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner added : “I think it’s time now for Bahamians to truly have the option that they have begged me to give them and that is, they asked me to make sure that I no longer divide the party. And so on that, I believe that we deserve no less than a strong democracy and I believe that as we move forward, we in the FNM have to prove that we can in fact come together and offer that very real hope for Bahamian people” External link

tribune242 Friday, August 12, 2016 9:56:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I think a lot of people were hoping that I would truly continue straight to the end. I think I need forgiveness for that,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, August 12, 2016 4:37:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about North ) : “As a country we cannot leverage our strategic assets, including that of geography and of proximity to North America, if most of the students from our public education system have not mastered the basic skills of literacy, oracy and numeracy,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, August 12, 2016 4:37:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I urge those FNMs who may be thinking of not registering to vote, to please register and to please re-engage with us” External link

tribune242 Monday, August 8, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about error ) : “Those of us who offer for public service must acknowledge error, learn from our mistakes and then set out to become better public servants. In this spirit I take account of public criticism and hope that any errors of mine will be forgiven” External link

tribune242 Monday, August 8, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about error ) : “Those of us who offer for public service must acknowledge error, learn from our mistakes and then set out to become better public servants,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, August 8, 2016 5:44:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner urged : “I urge those FNMs who may be thinking of not registering to vote, to please register and to please re-engage with us,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, August 8, 2016 5:44:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “The Commonwealth of The Bahamas cannot afford another five years of the PLP,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, August 8, 2016 5:44:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about House ) : “However, Mr. Speaker, we have sat in this place and have heard the most abusive things herd against women, women of color, by members in this place, uttered in this House, and yet the outrage never came and was never even delayed,” External link

freeport Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:56:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner stated : “We all make mistakes Mr. Speaker, that is the larger picture and while we should all be remorseful for the mistakes that we make, and step away from them and give the apology, Mr., Speaker, I cannot sit here, in good conscience and not stand to protect individuals who are being attacked at this level,” External link

freeport Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:56:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Leslie Miller ) : “The very same members that are standing and ridiculing one member, sat quietly while the member behind me (Miller), who tries to shout me down, talked about [beating a girlfriend],” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, August 4, 2016 5:15:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Mr. Speaker, where was the outrage? We all make mistakes, Mr. Speaker, that was the larger picture,” “And while we should all be remorseful for the mistakes that we make and step away from them and give the apologies, Mr. Speaker, I cannot sit here with good conscience and not stand to protect individuals who are being attacked” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, August 4, 2016 5:15:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner added : “Most workers have limited savings and rely on their salaries to make ends meet and to pay food, electricity and other bills weekly and monthly” External link

tribune242 Thursday, August 4, 2016 4:36:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “There were a lot of offers on the table and I want to state emphatically for you and for the Bahamian people that Loretta Butler stands on principle and on conviction,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner confirmed : “I was offered many things and I did not accept any,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I was fighting against the process from day one and I still stand by those principles for which I fought. If I were to give up those principles, and to be bought with the gifts that have been offered, I don’t know if I could live with myself,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “We were both in that meeting and like I said, we took a very long time,” “We prayed about it. We were very concerned about the process. We withdrew from the process because of the inconsistencies and the lack of democracy in the process, and I am not about to adhere or follow the gifts that are being offered to overlook my principled position” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “Did they even tell Neko Grant that this is a consideration? I am not for sale,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, August 3, 2016 6:46:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Hubert Minnis ) : “I am not accepting anything Dr. Minnis offers me,” External link

jonesbahamas Tuesday, August 2, 2016 6:53:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I’ll tell you what was going on. You could see that there was a whole movement in the back of the room that was going against what we were all trying to accomplish and that was unity,” External link

thenassauguardian Saturday, July 30, 2016 4:43:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “You know, the night before, we had the leader call me up on the stage to dance and prance and then the next night we had a group of goons screaming at me while I’m trying to give my speech. Did that demonstrate the unity that we were trying to accomplish?” External link

thenassauguardian Saturday, July 30, 2016 4:43:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “We are terribly disappointed that we have disappointed our supporters by our withdrawal and so we just want to thank them because this was indeed a last resort in a process that we could not continue in good conscience,” External link

thenassauguardian Saturday, July 30, 2016 4:43:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “At times I have not lived up [to] the spirit of our enduring motto,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, July 29, 2016 5:02:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Last night (Tuesday), after weeks of requests, I finally saw the schedule of events for this year's convention,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, July 28, 2016 3:38:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “It’s an indictment on him, for the 40 plus years he has been in public service, to say that there is nobody that can hold his organisation together as well as he does,” “He’s failed. He’s failed in the eyes of his organisation, he’s failed in the eyes of his people, because an effective leader not only leads but they create leaders that come behind them” External link

tribune242 Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:11:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Hubert Ingraham ) : “When you stay beyond your use by effective date, people effectively turn off,” “Mr Ingraham is setting a precedent that clearly shows that not only has he been effective in his time, he knows now that he can be effective in another capacity. Because you never want people to say ‘listen, you’re expired, time to go’. And this is what we’re faced with today” External link

tribune242 Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:11:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner added : “I think the optics can sometimes be deceptive. Certainly, you don’t know the makeup of crowds, whether they actually have votes, and that’s why my launch was exactly that – a launch. It was never my intent to carry any rallies. I think the time for rallying is within the convention and then of course taking those rally troops into the wider Bahamas to make sure rally the electoral base so that we can start to move people forward in a direction to vote for the Free National Movement,” External link

jonesbahamas Wednesday, July 27, 2016 6:18:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “It is not about getting rid of anybody, it’s truly about choosing the best person. You know that there is an old adage that says, ‘sometimes the best man for the job is this woman,’” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, July 26, 2016 7:37:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “It is not about getting rid of anybody, it’s truly about choosing the best person. You know that there is an old adage that says, ‘sometimes the best man for the job is this woman,’” External link

tribune242 Tuesday, July 26, 2016 6:48:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I will make every effort to ensure that any questions I have in my mind are dealt with at the party level. I choose my words very carefully, hopefully we will have a free and fair election process,” External link

tribune242 Friday, July 22, 2016 9:18:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I have paid $50,000 toward the convention already,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:37:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I have paid $50,000 toward the convention already,” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, July 19, 2016 5:56:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told ( about Leslie Miller ) : “I believe that The Bahamas is already in a very difficult state socially and economically. And for Leslie Miller to continue to feed this frenzy of divisiveness as to black versus white, or have versus have not is not in the interest of building unity in our party, in the first instance,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, July 18, 2016 5:09:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Leslie Miller ) : “So, this is a very negative indictment on the narrow-mindedness and the positioning of Leslie Miller who [cannot be taken seriously] by the Bahamian people in that light,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, July 18, 2016 5:09:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Liberal Parti ) : “I am certainly curious as to the interest that the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has in the elections of the FNM,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, July 18, 2016 5:09:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Perry Christie ) : "Any attempt other than to be fully transparent with international credit agencies and financial institutions would do further damage to the economy. Perhaps Christie has no new information or any significant information which will forestall a downgrade. Perhaps he’s simply playing games. " External link

tribune242 Saturday, July 9, 2016 3:22:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : "The Prime Minister and Minister of Finance says he will meet with officials of Moody’s and provide them with good information, presumably to help them in assessing the state of the economy and his government’s plans to boost a stagnant economy and reduce unemployment" External link

tribune242 Saturday, July 9, 2016 3:22:00 AM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner added : “I don’t think either events had overwhelming delegate numbers” External link

tribune242 Friday, July 8, 2016 7:21:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “But it also means taking radical steps to impose stiffer penalties against our most dangerous, and to impose them more rapidly. Homicides should carry with them a mandatory minimum of 30 years in prison with no right to parole,” “Finally, we must accept that there is no such thing as a small crime. Any act of vandalism, no matter how big or small, is an act of hostility to our community, every trespass a potential source of fear. Every petty theft an invitation to more serious crimes. By adopting a New Providence-wide approach to saturation police patrols, and punishing people for a crime as soon as it is spotted, we can do for Nassau what worked for New York and other cities, restore a sense of order first and security second and little by little, of civic pride third. If it worked for what used to be the toughest city on earth, it can work for us” External link

tribune242 Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:37:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “You have an opportunity to choose Turner and Sands. I want to talk very seriously; we are a team because we know it takes more than one person to run a country. We are a team because we know we are going to need a lot more hands in this with us and so when we say to you that this is our launch for FNM convention in July 2016,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:37:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “I am here because I have such great support in my parliamentary team that said to me, Loretta we want you to lead us,” “And so with the majority of us we are coming not just to make out case to the Bahamian people but to the 400 plus delegates that are going to go into convention at the end of this month” External link

jonesbahamas Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:15:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “We need an accounting, a very clear accounting. I am going to call today, on behalf of the people of The Bahamas, on the prime minister to ensure that immediate actions are brought to bring an inquiry with regard to what is truly going on at National Insurance,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, July 6, 2016 7:05:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “It is unacceptable. It cannot be that National Insurance does not know how to process these checks for people in need without the machinery that they have had,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, July 6, 2016 7:05:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “The prime minister, no less, and the minister with responsibility [for National Insurance] need to come to the Bahamian people and stop selling dreams and stories because there is a grave issue taking place, I suggest, at National Insurance,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, July 6, 2016 7:05:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Something is fishy at National Insurance. We need to find out what is actually happening. It smells,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, July 6, 2016 7:05:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “There was another option available to the government. The government could have guaranteed a loan to help complete and open the resort, which could now be up and running or close to operational,” External link

jonesbahamas Tuesday, July 5, 2016 8:03:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “One of the things that we are trying to do and we will stick to is we will stay on message in terms of explaining what our plans are for moving forward,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, July 4, 2016 5:20:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “We want to build alliances with those people who may not see things our way, because at the end of the day our message is a united FNM is going to be a huge part of taking out a dysfunctional PLP government,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, July 4, 2016 5:20:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “First of all this challenge that I am going after is really for the turning around of our country and I believe that while there will be difference in choices for leadership within the FNM, the most important question on the minds of the delegates should really be who is the best and strongest team to take out this inept government,” External link

freeport Friday, July 1, 2016 9:25:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Perry Christie ) : “I would love for the delegates to support me, as I believe I will be the person who will be able to wage the strongest battle to get rid of (prime minister) Perry Christie and this inept government,” External link

freeport Friday, July 1, 2016 9:25:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Now is the time for wise and competent Bahamians of the highest moral and ethical calibre to come together for the good of one country, one people, one future,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, June 30, 2016 7:34:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “We are working to get the endorsement of every right-thinking FNM there is,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, June 30, 2016 2:44:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Now is a time for wise and competent Bahamians of the highest moral and ethical caliber to come together for the good of the country, one people, one future,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, June 29, 2016 11:44:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I certainly have not made any public pronouncements at this point and clearly in regards to who is going to challenge, I imagine that there are quite a few challenges coming up for different positions in the party. We have approximately five weeks between now and when that convention is going to convene, and so it is going to be interesting to see who, in fact, comes,” “To get to your question, am I going to challenge, I have not yet made a formal announcement, and I hope that in the not-too-distant future, I will make an announcement as to what I plan to do” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, June 27, 2016 3:55:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Baha Mar ) : “Baha Mar is too important to the future of this country for us to allow this prime minister to continue in his exercise of smoke and mirrors and fast talk and deflection. The country deserves to know what is being negotiated on their behalf, and whether it is in the best interest of the country now and for generations to come,” External link

tribune242 Friday, June 24, 2016 7:23:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Reading from legal opinions prepared and paid for by the government, the prime minister is once again seeking to remove himself from this enormous disaster that he and the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) created,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, June 24, 2016 4:16:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Baha Mar ) : “The prime minister has yet to confirm or to deny the extent to which demands have been made on him to complete and open Baha Mar,” “The Bahamian people eagerly await a full understanding of what demands or requests have been made to restart construction at this property” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, June 24, 2016 4:16:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “If we’re going to a general election in our country, we want to know that the Parliamentary Registration Department has got everything in order,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, June 17, 2016 3:30:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Perry Christie ) : “I believe that when you determine you are going to do something and you make agreements and you make public announcements, you should stand by what you say. I feel the leader of our party should have stood by the convictions that he originally said the party line will take,” “I feel as though Prime Minister Perry Christie should be blamed, but the FNM is trying to be the alternative government and leaders stand by their convictions and are very clear in their directions for those of us who are being guided by them. It was disconcerting because the FNM has historically been the party that has supported the referendum. We brought the very first one (in 2002) and we are also the party that introduced many firsts for women in this country” External link

tribune242 Thursday, June 9, 2016 10:16:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “This country is young and still has room for growth. I think when you are in a leading role, consistency is a huge part of your credibility. As a leader you have to make a decision and stand firm, sometimes you are on the right side, sometimes you are on the wrong side but you have to be on a side,” “I have no issues with the vote, it is (the) art of democracy and hopefully it can be revisited” External link

tribune242 Thursday, June 9, 2016 10:16:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “This falls directly at the feet of the government for lack of organization,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, June 9, 2016 5:01:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I felt like this was not a referendum on the questions asked, but this was a direct referendum on the government and Prime Minister Christie’s incompetent governance,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, June 9, 2016 5:01:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “In a democracy, even though one may disagree with the results of a vote, that vote must stand as the expressed wish of the electorate. It is unfortunate that voter turnout was low,” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, June 8, 2016 9:52:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “The results of the referendum reflect the will of the Bahamian people,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, June 8, 2016 6:41:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Throughout history the fight for equality often takes generations,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, June 8, 2016 6:41:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I have not been able to think about it, but I know the parliamentary caucus is happy because it is what we wanted,” “I imagine that people are weighing their options. I have so many things that I am dealing with so I have not had the opportunity to put a lot of thought into it. So I do not know at this point. I haven’t sat down and met with anyone yet. I have to sit down with the other parliamentary members and determine what it is they envision. We are pleased that this now gives the party an opportunity to create the best team moving forward and rally together to beat the PLP” External link

tribune242 Monday, June 6, 2016 8:27:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I am the incumbent and the FNM has to make its decision and the people in Long Island will make their decision,” “I feel very strongly that voters in Long Island know who cares for them, who works for them and who has proven to be ever present for them. I have confidence in the people of Long Island” External link

tribune242 Monday, June 6, 2016 8:27:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I really do not know that at this time,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, June 6, 2016 3:33:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “If I am to use the advance poll as a barometer, I was very disappointed to see that we had less than ... 50 percent participation of the advance poll of registrants,” “So clearly that for me is not a good indication of people being engaged in this process” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, June 6, 2016 3:33:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I noted the low voter turnout and I believe it is because of the inaccurate information that has been given out by religious leaders, political leaders and civic leaders,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, June 2, 2016 8:53:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner told : “Nobody wants to oust the leader of the party,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 30, 2016 3:57:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I am very surprised that the PLP has finally decided to realise that what the FNM was doing was a good programme,” External link

tribune242 Friday, May 27, 2016 5:57:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I think that his personal brand is a lot stronger than his political party’s brand and certainly I think that he has a very good opportunity at this point to truly make a mark in the history of the Bahamian people,” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, May 24, 2016 3:10:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I will continue to support this, it is not a PLP initiative in fact I feel strongly that this vote was driven by the policies and philosophies of the FNM. The PLP have played political games with this process and that is why we are in the position we are in today but I have taken the stance that this issue is bigger than the politics,” External link

tribune242 Monday, May 23, 2016 6:02:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “A coalition is not the way forward in my opinion. What we should be talking about is a merger and an amalgamation of resources. The DNA has no seats in parliament and cannot bring anything to the table,” External link

tribune242 Monday, May 23, 2016 6:02:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “I do not think the DNA’s brand is strong enough to sit to the table and say ‘we want a coalition’. They do not enjoy the wide spectrum of appeal. Branville McCartney has a following as an individual, the DNA does not have the brand, Branville does,” “They cannot go out as a brand and win the government, the FNM brand was stronger. I would recommend the DNA disbands and becomes a part of the FNM” External link

tribune242 Monday, May 23, 2016 6:02:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner declared : “I will fight the present government on every issue I oppose, but on this I agree,” External link

freeport Friday, May 20, 2016 8:28:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner affirmed : “Born a man, you is a man born a woman, you is a woman we only have two sexes,” External link

freeport Friday, May 20, 2016 8:28:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner asserted : “There is still a long way to go in terms of the number of women in the elected lower chamber of our Parliament and the number of women as Cabinet members. These two areas are where ultimate political power resides, and where women are vastly underrepresented,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, March 2, 2015 8:05:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “One does not have to be physically harmed to be intimidated or to feel that one is being marginalized. On a range of issues important to women, as well as issues related to gender equality, females in the political process often feel intimidated and afraid to speak for fear of not being a member of the political club, or marginalized if one does speak out on various issues,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, March 2, 2015 8:05:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “Maybe things look cheery and rosy to the prime minister when he is up in the air with his entourage, flying over God’s creation,” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, February 17, 2015 7:59:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “This lack of information is so, so scandalous,” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, February 17, 2015 7:59:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said : “This is not a government to be applauded,” “This is a time to weep for our nation - our nation has lost its way - and to bemoan a government whose indifference and whose incompetence are further harming our common good and our shared future” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, February 17, 2015 7:59:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
leader18.18%EN05/26/201726/05/2017
mp67.08%EN03/16/201716/03/2017
deputy1.41%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
challenger1.41%EN01/03/201703/01/2017
representative0.31%EN12/09/201609/12/2016
mp for long island0.31%EN12/07/201607/12/2016
minister of labour0.78%EN10/14/201614/10/2016
shadow minister of labour0.78%EN10/14/201614/10/2016
opponent1.25%EN10/06/201606/10/2016
politician0.16%EN10/03/201603/10/2016
rival0.63%EN09/19/201619/09/2016
candidate for long island0.16%EN09/10/201610/09/2016
minister0.31%EN08/15/201615/08/2016
social development minister0.16%EN08/15/201615/08/2016
former social development minister0.16%EN08/15/201615/08/2016
candidate0.16%EN07/29/201629/07/2016
contender0.31%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
free national movement mp0.63%EN07/05/201605/07/2016
mortician0.16%EN07/02/201602/07/2016
member0.16%EN06/20/201620/06/2016
free national movement deputy leader1.41%EN09/09/201409/09/2014
deputy leader3.92%EN11/28/201328/11/2013
director0.16%EN09/20/200620/09/2006
Names Lang Count
Loretta Butler-TurnerEN100.00%


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Hubert Minnis said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “We are not worried about Loretta - Adrian Gibson is running in Long Island as the FNM candidate,” External link

tribune242 Thursday, January 5, 2017 10:34:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “That’s nonsense. That’s the spin put out there by operatives for Butler-Turner. They are running scared. I heard there were not many in attendance to the swearing at Government House,” External link

freeport Monday, December 12, 2016 11:47:00 PM EAT

Брэдли Робертса asked ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “Where was (FNM MP) Loretta Butler-Turner while this decision was made? Was she fast asleep at the Cabinet table since the FNM obviously believes that a nolle prosequi should firstly be discussed around the Cabinet table, contrary to the Constitution?” External link

tribune242 Monday, September 26, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Andre Rollins said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “It would not be Loretta Butler-Turner that the people of Long Island are calling for, they will be calling for someone else,” External link

tribune242 Friday, September 16, 2016 5:47:00 PM EAT

Sidney Collie said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “I know we are having a community meeting on Monday when the leadership of the party are going down to endorse Loretta as our candidate,” “Any other meeting I am not aware of and frankly I am not interested in” External link

tribune242 Thursday, September 15, 2016 5:36:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis told ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “Let me [make] it very, very clear, Loretta Butler-Turner is the member of Parliament for Long Island, and in the next election, I am certain she will remain the member of Parliament for Long Island,” External link

thenassauguardian Saturday, September 10, 2016 3:46:00 PM EAT

Branville McCartney said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “The FNM is sinking. Every day people are leaving the party,” “They are having problems with Loretta Butler-Turner, their finances, it seems to be a lot of unfortunate circumstances surrounding that party and we have a maximum of eight months to campaign, that may not be enough time for them to get it together. Also, the last time I talked about a coalition, that did not go to well with certain members of my party. We have some strong members in the party and I have to talk to them before any decision is made, that is not something I can do myself” External link

tribune242 Wednesday, September 7, 2016 9:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Gibson said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “Listen to me carefully; Loretta Butler-Turner doesn’t have anything to offer me as minister of labour when she is going to try and make politics out of hundreds of employees losing their jobs,” External link

tribune242 Friday, August 19, 2016 5:39:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “Yesterday’s statement by Loretta Butler-Turner confirms our long-standing belief that the party would unite after the convention and it proves that the FNM now stands unified and ready to take the fight to the inept PLP,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, August 8, 2016 5:18:00 PM EAT

Darron Cash said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “In the first instance, he was one of the persons who instigated the vocal on the floor protest against Loretta Butler-Turner,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, August 5, 2016 5:03:00 PM EAT

Darron Cash said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “This not so subtle campaign against the haves and the have nots was clearly racially charged and directed at dividing FNMs against the white Bahamians who were perceived as supporting Loretta Butler-Turner,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, August 5, 2016 4:48:00 PM EAT

Darron Cash said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “You didn’t hear Loretta Butler-Turner or Duane Sands talking about any haves and have nots and ... the white people and black people. You didn’t hear that from their campaign,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, August 5, 2016 4:48:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “There were a lot of offers on the table and I want to state emphatically for you and for the Bahamian people that Loretta Butler stands on principle and on conviction,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Monique Gomez said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “And there is no question in my mind that Loretta is capable of leading,” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, July 12, 2016 3:34:00 PM EAT

Loretta Butler-Turner said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “I am here because I have such great support in my parliamentary team that said to me, Loretta we want you to lead us,” “And so with the majority of us we are coming not just to make out case to the Bahamian people but to the 400 plus delegates that are going to go into convention at the end of this month” External link

jonesbahamas Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:15:00 PM EAT

Alfred Gray said ( about Loretta Butler-Turner ) : “People either like you and follow you or dislike you and turn their back on you, so either way I don’t see it mending, Loretta is wrong in my view in that regard, the FNM is fractured,” External link

jonesbahamas Wednesday, July 6, 2016 7:06:00 PM EAT