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October 7, 1989 | From Reuters
NBC News said Friday that Bahamian Prime Minister Lynden O. Pindling has dropped his libel suit against the network for 1983 and 1984 reports that Colombian cocaine drug lords were using the island as a base and had made payoffs to officials. NBC News President Michael Gartner said NBC paid no money to the prime minister and made no apologies for the broadcasts. "This is a complete vindication of our journalism. This lawsuit should never have been brought in the first place," Gartner said.
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August 27, 2000 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lynden O. Pindling, who led the Bahamas to independence during his 25 years as prime minister but was turned out of office in 1992 in the face of corruption charges, died Saturday of prostate cancer. He was 70. Radio and television stations broadcast tributes to the longtime leader, who was diagnosed with the disease four years ago. Funeral arrangements were yet to be announced. Pindling became premier in 1967, ending more than 300 years of white rule.
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March 5, 1989 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Sir Lynden O. Pindling, prime minister of the Bahamas, blames racism and overzealous U.S. officials for persistent accusations that over the past decade he amassed a fortune in payoffs from drug traffickers. Pindling, a feisty and articulate London-trained lawyer who has led the country since independence from Britain in 1973, flatly denies he has ever been tainted by drug money. And he questions the motives of members of Congress and other U.S. officials who doubt him.
NEWS
October 7, 1989 | From Reuters
NBC News said Friday that Bahamian Prime Minister Lynden O. Pindling has dropped his libel suit against the network for 1983 and 1984 reports that Colombian cocaine drug lords were using the island as a base and had made payoffs to officials. NBC News President Michael Gartner said NBC paid no money to the prime minister and made no apologies for the broadcasts. "This is a complete vindication of our journalism. This lawsuit should never have been brought in the first place," Gartner said.
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September 8, 1988 | WILLIAM C. REMPEL, Times Staff Writer
A firm operated by top campaign aides to Vice President George Bush was hired in 1985 to lobby the Reagan Administration and Congress on behalf of Bahamas Prime Minister Lynden O. Pindling, then under fire over allegations of corruption and drug trafficking, a document obtained by The Times shows. The prominent Washington public relations firm of Black, Manafort, Stone & Kelly Inc.
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September 11, 1988 | BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writer
Firing another broadside Saturday, Democratic presidential nominee Michael S. Dukakis stepped up charges that Vice President George Bush relies on top advisers who were "paid agents" of Bahamanian officials suspected of drug profiteering. Dukakis tried to turn the tables on Republicans who he said had questioned his patriotism in recent weeks. "My staff will not have divided loyalties," the Massachusetts governor said.
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August 27, 2000 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lynden O. Pindling, who led the Bahamas to independence during his 25 years as prime minister but was turned out of office in 1992 in the face of corruption charges, died Saturday of prostate cancer. He was 70. Radio and television stations broadcast tributes to the longtime leader, who was diagnosed with the disease four years ago. Funeral arrangements were yet to be announced. Pindling became premier in 1967, ending more than 300 years of white rule.
NEWS
July 21, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Bahamas Parliament was dissolved and general elections set for Aug. 19, in which Prime Minister Lynden O. Pindling will seek his seventh consecutive term, government officials said. A record 125,000 voters, or 95% of the voting-age population, have registered for the election, they said. Opposition leader Hubert A. Ingraham criticized the ruling Progressive Liberal Party for delays in calling for the election. The last election was held in June, 1987.
NEWS
May 13, 1987
Bahamas Prime Minister Lynden O. Pindling, beset by allegations of drug corruption in his government, called for parliamentary elections for June 19. Pindling, 57, who by law was required to call an election by August, will seek an unprecedented sixth term in office. The campaign is expected to be dominated by renewed allegations that large payments were funneled to Pindling and other officials from drug smugglers transshipping cocaine from Colombia to the United States.
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August 20, 1992 | From Reuters
Bahamians went to the polls Wednesday to choose between a prime minister who has led them for a quarter-century and his younger onetime protege who insists that the time for change is long overdue. Prime Minister Lynden O. Pindling, the longest-serving elected leader in the Western Hemisphere, was out bright and early, chatting with voters as he waited to cast one of the first ballots when polls opened at 8 a.m.
NEWS
March 5, 1989 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Sir Lynden O. Pindling, prime minister of the Bahamas, blames racism and overzealous U.S. officials for persistent accusations that over the past decade he amassed a fortune in payoffs from drug traffickers. Pindling, a feisty and articulate London-trained lawyer who has led the country since independence from Britain in 1973, flatly denies he has ever been tainted by drug money. And he questions the motives of members of Congress and other U.S. officials who doubt him.
NEWS
September 11, 1988 | BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writer
Firing another broadside Saturday, Democratic presidential nominee Michael S. Dukakis stepped up charges that Vice President George Bush relies on top advisers who were "paid agents" of Bahamanian officials suspected of drug profiteering. Dukakis tried to turn the tables on Republicans who he said had questioned his patriotism in recent weeks. "My staff will not have divided loyalties," the Massachusetts governor said.
NEWS
September 8, 1988 | WILLIAM C. REMPEL, Times Staff Writer
A firm operated by top campaign aides to Vice President George Bush was hired in 1985 to lobby the Reagan Administration and Congress on behalf of Bahamas Prime Minister Lynden O. Pindling, then under fire over allegations of corruption and drug trafficking, a document obtained by The Times shows. The prominent Washington public relations firm of Black, Manafort, Stone & Kelly Inc.
NEWS
August 20, 1992 | From Associated Press
Prime Minister Lynden O. Pindling lost Wednesday's parliamentary elections, ensuring the Bahamas its first new government in 25 years. Pindling conceded the race to the Free National Movement, led by Hubert Ingraham. Unofficial, preliminary returns indicated that Ingraham's party had taken 31 of 49 parliamentary seats. If Ingraham is officially declared the winner, he will probably be asked to form a new government on Sept. 2.
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June 20, 1987 | United Press International
Voters streamed to polling places Friday to elect a Parliament amid reports of violence, missing ballots and voting delays in Prime Minister Lynden O. Pindling's toughest test in 20 years in office. A turnout of about 90% was expected, and observers said first-time voters and younger Bahamians could control the outcome after a frenzied five-week campaign marked by charges of corruption in Pindling's administration.
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