Tag: Austin Harris

Harris denies talks to join PPM ranks

Harris denies talks to join PPM ranks

| 17/10/2017 | 41 Comments
(CNS): Former talk-show host Austin Harris, the MLA for Prospect, has denied speculation that he is in discussions to join the Progressives. Currently sitting on the backbench of the Government of National Unity and serving as a councillor in the premier’s ministry, Harris is also preparing to [...]

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Alden and Austin to share office

Alden and Austin to share office

| 17/09/2017 | 30 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin, the MLA for Red Bay, and Austin Harris, the MLA for the neighbouring district of Prospect, are in the process of establishing a shared constituency office. Harris, a former radio talk-show host, is not a member of the PPM but joined the government benches following t [...]

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Capt Eugene to work on environment

Capt Eugene to work on environment

| 08/06/2017 | 79 Comments
(CNS): The CDP member on the government back-benches, Capt Eugene Ebanks, the member for West Bay Central, will be working alongside Cabinet minister and independent member for Bodden Town East, Dwayne Seymour, as the councillor with responsibility for housing and the environment. Ebanks has served [...]

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Opposition begins slating gov’t before taking seats

Opposition begins slating gov’t before taking seats

| 30/05/2017 | 66 Comments
(CNS): The independent candidates who are now resigned to sitting on the opposition benches have made a number of allegations against members of the government, even before they are sworn in. Setting the tone for what may be an acrimonious parliament after the CDP and PPM cut a deal to form a govern [...]

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Tomlinson denies having power over any MLAs

Tomlinson denies having power over any MLAs

| 29/05/2017 | 65 Comments
(CNS): Dr Steve Tomlinson has denied that he has any power to tell the elected candidates what to do, even though he has been widely credited with causing the collapse on Friday of the first deal struck between the soon to be reinstated premier, Alden McLaughlin, and the new speaker, McKeeva Bush. T [...]

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Activists calls on DPP to take action on domestic abuse

Activists calls on DPP to take action on domestic abuse

| 24/06/2015 | 66 Comments
(CNS): The dismissal of another high profile domestic violence case has raised concerns with a local activist that cases are not being taken seriously by the director of public prosecutions and the courts, leaving victims afraid to press ahead. On Tuesday domestic violence charges against Joel Walto [...]

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Harris canned from radio talk show

Harris canned from radio talk show

| 29/05/2015 | 128 Comments
(CNS): The long-standing host of a local radio breakfast time talk show, Austin Harris, has been canned and will be replaced in the short-term by former PPM West Bay political candidate Woody DaCosta. Officials from Rooster confirmed Friday that on Monday morning Harris will no longer be on air as D [...]

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Radio host dodges sanction in assault case

Radio host dodges sanction in assault case

| 22/05/2015 | 67 Comments
(CNS): Austin Harris, the host of local radio station Rooster’s breakfast show “Crosstalk”, walked away from court not only without any sanction but no conviction either, Thursday, despite admitting to assaulting his former girlfriend. Harris pleaded guilty but said he could not remember anyth [...]

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