PHOTO OF THE WEEK

LEADER OF THE COUNTRY AND LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION met on Thursday 13 January 2022 to discuss matters of mutual interest.  What a difference a year makes. This civility on display as opposed to that nitwit Minnis last year who simply spent his time trashing his opponent but couldn’t see the forest for the trees.  […]

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MAJORITY RULE DAY OBSERVANCES

10 January 2022

CHANGES HAVE TO BE MADE IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE

We once again seek to support the call for reform of the processes of the public service.  There are two that are particularly vexing.  One is when you retire it takes almost a year to get the gratuity and pension to which you are entitled.  The other is the lack of personnel policies which will […]

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ABACO VAT TAX

The following statement was issued by the Minister for Grand Bahama. Almost immediately some FNM trolls went about trashing it saying that this would add taxes to construction in Abaco.  Turns out that it will really only affect high end construction like  that at Baker’s Bay which is already getting away with too many concessions.  […]

THE DISPUTE OF SHOOTING OF DEFENCE FORCE OFFICER

Marine Rodney Adderley We thank the Commodore of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force for his sober reflections on the death of the marine Leading Seaman Rodney Adderley who was shot by police to death last week on 10 January 2022.  The Minister of National Security Wayne Munroe made a statement which said that he agreed […]

TRIB DISRESPECTING THE PRIME MINISTER’S WIFE

PLP Deputy Chair Robyn Lynes spoke for many when she published this facsimile of The Tribune’s front page of Friday 7 January 2022 on her Facebook page, decrying what she called the disrespect shown the wife of the Prime Minister.  You can’t expect anything else from the racists who run The Tribune.

FLAGS AT HALF STAFF IN THE BAHAMAS FOR SIDNEY POITIER

Prime Minister Philip Davis announced on 7 January 2022 that flags will fly in The Bahamas at half staff until the funeral of Sidney Poitier KBE It is with great sadness that I learned this morning of the passing of Sir Sidney Poitier. Our whole Bahamas grieves and extends our deepest condolences to his family. […]

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WHEN WILL PLPS STAND UP FOR THEIR PARTY

We continue to be perplexed by the inability of PLPs to stand up for their party.  All over social media this last week was a lot of foolishness about an official visit to Dubai by the Prime Minister and a group of Bahamas sponsored in part by The Bahamas government and the Government of Dubai.  […]

ANDREW BURROWS STORY OF FNM VICTIMIZATION

( This first appeared on Facebook) On 6 November 2017 I was victimized officially when I was seconded to a ministry that was notoriously the “Siberia of the Public Service” – Agriculture. I was one of the corporation’s best assets. Kicked to the curb over politics, nothing else. I could have been mad at every […]

OLD PICTURES OF OUR FRIEND SIDNEY

Thanks to Oswald Brown for the reprint of this picture at one of the birthday parties of the late Percy Munnings at the old Central Highway In on Wulff Road, now the site of the National Insurance Board.  The birthday celebrations were legendary and were organized  by Donald “ Nine” Rolle, a well-known golfer and […]

KELLY BURROWS ON THE FNM LEADERSHIP

Dear Editor. I must commend our Leader. The Honourable. Michael Pintard on setting the record straight in Tuesday’s Tribune 4th of January on “Minnis doesn’t speak for Party. Minnis had his opportunity, but treated the media with utter contempt, he obviously didn’t learn anything from his predecessor. The Honourable. Hubert Ingraham who after retiring never […]

CENTRAL BANK OF THE BAHAMAS MADNESS

From the institution which is supposed to be [protecting the integrity of our banking system and currency and the consumers who use it, comes the next edict.  They want to ban the use of cheques.  That means after 2024, they are going to stop using cheques in the banking system if we allow them.  The […]

SEAN MCWEENEY ON SIDNEY POITIER

Scene from No Way Out, with Richard Widmark. Ambassador Poitier’s first film banned from being shown in The Bahamas. Sir Sydney Poitier is historically important to us for many reasons. For starters, he is unquestionably the most globally famous Bahamian who ever lived,bar none. He is also rightly revered not only for his artistic brilliance […]

in passing

Fred Mitchell With Veronica Bishop The Songstress

Fred Mitchell MP with Veronica Bishop the songstress Tell Ole I Ain’t Here He Better Come Now at De Forest 11 January 2022

Sub Lt Delroy Dennis Gets A Promotion

Kudos to Sub Lt Delroy Dennis on his recent promotion.  He is now on the administrative track in the Ministry of National Security and it looks like he has a bright future there. Congratulations

Foreign Service Officers

Fred Mitchell Foreign Affairs Minister greets the wife of the Prime Minister Ann Marie Davis at the Ministry with the cohort of new officers and Dr Gilbert Morris with Ambassador Alma Adams. 12 January 2022

The New Hotel Licensing Board

Nassau, The Bahamas – The Hon. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation (MOTIA) met with the new Hotel Licensing Board, January 12, 2022.  Also at the meeting were Reginald Saunders, Permanent Secretary, MOTIA; John Pinder, Parliamentary Secretary, MOTIA; and Ms .Glenda Johnson, Chief Licensing Officer, Hotel Licensing Department, MOTIA. […]

Stalwart Councilor Bert Deveaux’s Funeral

Prime Minister Philip Davis with Fred Mitchell MP and Philip Smith former MP for Long Island Rum Cay and and San Salvador with Kevin Simmons and Reverend Terence Morrison at the funeral of Stalwart Councilor Bert Deveaux of San Salvador. 6 January 2022

Mitchell Meeting Local Government Nominees

Fred Mitchell, Chairman of the PLP, with Senator Kirk Russell, Justin Smith, National Vice Chair Julian Sawyer, Assistant Secretary General Chala Cartwright, Senator James Turner and Campaign Coordinator Rev Keith Russell met at PLP HQ in Freeport to discuss the local government elections scheduled for 27 January 2022.

Midnight Mass In Freeport

Fred Mitchell MP with Archdeacon Earle Hepburn and Dashville Wiliams at Ascension Church after midnight mass on New Year’s Day 2022

PLP Applauds Dr Darville On Vaccines

30 December 2021 The PLP wishes to congratulate the Ministry of Health under the leadership of Dr Michael Darville for reaching the important milestone of 154,153 vaccinations of the adult population in The Bahamas. This is about 50 per cent of the population. We continue to encourage all Bahamians and residents to take advantage of […]