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OUR MAN BRAVE GOES TO WASHINGTON: What an inspiring conversation we had with Marcela Escobari, a senior fellow in the Centre for Sustainable Development in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution, where she is leading the Workforce of the Future initiative. We discussed differentiating our tourism product, linking light manufacturing and tourism, opportunities connected to remote work, and workforce development. – Philip Brave Davis with Anthony Ferguson of Colina on 9 April 2021 in Washington D C Our photo of the week

Comment of The Week
BRAVE FRESHENS UP FOREIGN POLICY CREDENTIALS

On  8 April 2021, the Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis left for the United Sates capital Washington D C or a series of meetings with public officials there. He returns to The Bahamas today. Mr. Davis is about to become the Prime Minister of The Bahamas. It is important in the run up to that event, that he burnishes his credentials in the foreign affairs arena. The United States is our most important relationship and so it is important for  him to get a feel for what is happening there from the inside and to explain what plans he

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Comment of The Week
BRAVE FRESHENS UP FOREIGN POLICY CREDENTIALS

On  8 April 2021, the Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis left for the United Sates capital Washington D C or a series of meetings with public officials there. He returns to The Bahamas today. Mr. Davis is about to become the Prime Minister of The Bahamas. It is important in the run up to that event, that he burnishes his credentials in the foreign affairs arena. The United States is our most important relationship and so it is important for  him to get a feel for what is happening there from the inside and to explain what plans he

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News

SHONEL FERGUSON THE FNM MP FOR FOX HILL ABANDONS SHIP

After just short of four miserable years as the Member of Parliament for Fox Hill, elected in the FNM wave of 2017, Shonel Ferguson has announced that she is leaving the job and will not be running in the next election. So the people of Fox Hill she so badly mistreated and fooled will not have a chance to pronounce judgment on her miserable time in office. She was a complete and abject failure.  She did nothing and nothing goes down to her credit as MP.  She is widely reviled , some would say hated in Fox Hill as someone

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BAHAMAS FOREIGN MINISTRY IN THE STATE OF COLLAPSE

The press in The Bahamas quoted a U S General appearing before one of these endless committees in the U S legislature that China was seeking by the use of development assistance to buy influence with China against the United States. Here we go again.  No question that the Chinese want influence but so does the U S. The problem is the U S has not been forthcoming with developmental assistance and the only thing they care about is security money which has to do with people and drug smuggling into the U S.  So the entire Caricom region has

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DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON

While Marvin Dames, the arrogant and insensitive thug that we have as Minister of National Security, is boasting about how crime figures are down, the carnage in our streets continues.  This was the scene in  broad daylight at 1 p. m.  on Kemp Road, a main thorough fare in New Providence following the gunning down of man with an AK 47.  The man was in his thirties.  It is said to be homicide number 32 for the year.

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STATEMENT FROM THE PLP ON PRINCE PHILIP’S DEATH

The following statement was issued by the Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis on the death of the husband of the Queen his Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh: Statement From The Leader of The Opposition,  Commonwealth of The Bahamas  On the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip For Immediate Release 9 April 2021 On behalf of the Progressive Liberal Party, I extend condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Our Head of State, on the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip.   Prince Philip has been an active and prominent figure during our national advancement; he frequently

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PLP’S STATEMENT ON POLITICAL GATHERINGS IN COVID TIMES

For Immediate Release 8 April 2021 The Progressive Liberal Party takes note of the public comments attributed to the country’s Chief Medical Officer regarding political gatherings in the current COVID environment and attendant health and safety regulations. In light of these comments, the leader of the Progressive Liberal Party has ordered a review of all the campaign practices. In all campaign activities, the party seeks to adhere to all of the health and safety protocols already in place. Specifically, the leadership is directing all campaign teams to remind all canvassers and pollsters of the protocols, to reinforce them by ensuring

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ELEUTHERA SUFFERS FROM COVID REGULATIONS

The following statement was issued by Senator Fred Mitchell, Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party in the face of a decision on 31 March 2021 to impose the requirement of a PCR covid test on travelers to and from Eleuthera to other parts of The Bahamas: 9th April 2021 After the long Easter holiday weekend, many Harbour Island and Eleuthera residents and loved ones remain stuck at or away from home because of a sudden, inconsiderate, inconvenient, and heartless decision made by Prime Minister Minnis and the FNM. Without notice, Dr. Minnis and the FNM announced last week that starting

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JAIL TERM FOR YOUNG WOMEN IS OUTRAGEOUS

We report the case below of a young woman below who was sentenced to six months in jail for presenting a fraudulent PCR test. This is outrageous.  This is a  terrible situation in this country where magistrates just seem to be out of touch with reality. The test requirement should not exist. This is one country and there should be no reason why you are forced to take such a  test to travel anywhere in this country. The enforcement of this law is unjust.  The Government of the FNM must pay for this. Taking the test is useless and obviously

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THE CRISIS IN ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

The Progressive Liberal Party issued the following statement upon the order being given that citizens of the northern half of St Vincent had to evacuate the island for other countries due to the explosion of the volcano Le Soufriere.  This column believes that the PLP should offer practical help in the form of a five thousand dollar donation to the emergency cause and the country ought to offer Bahamasair to help evacuate people and a one hundred thousand dollar donation.: 9 April 2021 Our thoughts and prayers are with the government and people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as

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PRIME MINISTER SAYS HE IS CAUSING THE PLP TO SPEND MONEY

So the report is that Hubert Minnis is sitting in his barber chair getting a haircut and musing to the crowd how he pulled a fast one on Brave.  By Brave, he meant the Leader of the Opposition.  He said that he had started up all the political activity to force Mr. Davis to name all his candidates and spend all the PLP’s money, but he had no intention of calling an election until next year.  He thought it was a big joke.  But you know Dr. Minnis must think we are asses.  He himself has named all his candidates

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PHILIP DAVIS AT WORK IN WASHINGTON D C

DAVIS WROTE: A very productive session with Daniel Runde, the Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. We discussed the urgency of increasing investment and development in The Bahamas, public-private opportunities, and the doors that could be opened by a new Caribbean Basin Initiative. Plus urgency of establishing high-level dialogue and working groups on key issues like energy and economic diversification. – Philip Brave Davis

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Editorial

ALLYSON GIBSON PAYS TRIBUTE TO BASIL ALBURY

Dear Editor, I was very sad to hear the news of Basil Albury’s transition. I first met him during my late father, Sir Clement Maynard’s, tenure as minister of tourism. It was a golden era for tourism in The Bahamas. Smart and enthusiastic young Bahamians held the key positions in tourism, the main engine of our economy. The leadership team comprised Permanent Secretary Ellison Thompson and Director General Baltron Bethel (now Sir Baltron). Basil Albury was a senior member of the team. They were supported by scores of brilliant and enthusiastic young Bahamians, two of whom became director general of

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