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FAREWELL TO TERENCE BETHEL: the late National Vice Chair of the Progressive Liberal Party laid out at Gambier House, the Lynden Pindling Centre. Mr. Bethel died on 30 December 2020. He was 57 years of age.  He was lauded in the memorial service for him at the PLP’s headquarters as a man who was spirted, helpful, loyal and trustworthy.  His mission with us is done. Farewell. 

Comment of The Week
WHERE IS THE JUSTICE FROM THE BAHAMAS JUDICIARY?

A Chief Justice Sir Brian Moree noted for pomp, pageantry and technology but where is the mention of justice. BIS photo. All during that last year, there was  a  state of public emergency declared by the Free National Movement administration. The emergency was declared on 17 March by the Governor General at the behest of the Prime Minister they said to protect us from the Covid 19 virus.  There are now almost 9000 cases and almost 200 dead as a result of that virus.  The state of emergency did nothing to prevent those infections nor stop the deaths. The state

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Comment of The Week
WHERE IS THE JUSTICE FROM THE BAHAMAS JUDICIARY?

A Chief Justice Sir Brian Moree noted for pomp, pageantry and technology but where is the mention of justice. BIS photo. All during that last year, there was  a  state of public emergency declared by the Free National Movement administration. The emergency was declared on 17 March by the Governor General at the behest of the Prime Minister they said to protect us from the Covid 19 virus.  There are now almost 9000 cases and almost 200 dead as a result of that virus.  The state of emergency did nothing to prevent those infections nor stop the deaths. The state

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News

NATIONAL INSURANCE POSTPONES THE DATE FOR VERIFYING

It was obvious to even the uninitiated that the deadline for National Insurance pensioners to verify their identities had to be postponed.  It caused panic in the population and long lines at NIB offices: the demand to go on line, download a form and then turn up to National Insurance with the form duly notarized. Didn’t happen couldn’t happen. We pointed out the fallacy of the position here.  We were ignored.  Well on 15 January 2021, the NIB capitulated to the obvious.  The deadline has been postponed to 21 July 2021.

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PLP RESPONDS TO U S DEMANDS ON COVID ENTRY | 14th JANUARY 2021

Shadow Health Minister Dr. Michael Darville  The following statement was issued by the PLP’s Covid 19 Task Force in answer to the announcement that the Centre For Disease control in the United States has mandated a Covid 19 PCR negative test to enter the United States: Once again, this FNM Government finds itself in another untenable position regarding its approach and response to the latest news that the United States Centre for Disease Control (CDC) will require all travellers to the USA to have a negative Covid-19 Test. This move was not entirely unexpected as it is in line with the worldwide response

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THE TESTING REGIME OF THE FNM ON COVID COLLAPSES

PLP ISSUES STATEMENT ON 20K MISSING THE TEST 13th JANUARY 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The following statement was issued by Dr. Michael Darville and Dr. Melissa Evans, Co-chairs of the PLP Covid 19 Task Force : The PLP’s Covid-19 Task Force is deeply alarmed by the negligence and indifference displayed by the Minister of Health over reports that more than 20,000 travellers to The Bahamas have failed to comply with the five-day travel testing protocols that are supposed to protect Bahamians. While he admits that nearly half of the travellers who were required to take the test failed to do

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THE PLP’S STATEMENT ON THE JUDICIARY

Former Attorney General Alfred Sears Q C with Senator Fred Mitchell, Shadow Attorney General at the opening of the legal year in Rawson Square 13 January 2021. The Progressive Liberal Party’s spokesman on Legal Affairs and the Shadow Attorney General Fred Mitchell  with Alfred Sears Q C at the opening of the legal year on 13 January 2021 at Rawson Square.  He issued the following statement: 14 January 2021 As the judiciary embarks on its new legal year, beyond the pomp, pageantry and ceremony, it is important and in the public interest that the Chief Justice turn his attention to

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HUBERT MINNIS AND CARL CULMER SAY NO EARLY ELECTION

Last week both the Prime Minister Hubert Minnis and the Chairman of the Free National Movement felt the need to answer Senator Fred Mitchell who claimed in the press a week before that the signs were clear that the Prime Minister intends to call an early election. They both claimed with their eyes wide open that there is going to be no early election.  Dr. Minnis repeated the earlier version of the lie that he intends to serve out the five year term. The Chairman said he speaks to the Prime Minister every day and there will no early election. 

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LEADER OF THE PLP VISITS ELEUTHERA

The Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party Philip Davis led a team of the PLP for a site visit to Eleuthera on 13 to 14 January 2021. The delegation included Senator Fred Mitchell, Chairman, Senator Clay Sweeting, Deputy Leader Chester Cooper and Vaughn Miller MP for Golden Isles.  There were meetings in Harbour Island, North Eleuthera and Tarpum Bay.

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THE PLP CELEBRATING MAJORITY RULE DAY – 54 years

The Progressive Liberal Party’s leader Philip Davis met around the Pindling Mausoleum at St Agnes Grave Yard to mark the 54th anniversary of the first  government  of people of African descent.  On that day Sir Lynden Pindling led the men of the PLP into government. The first time in 319 years after the first European and African settlers came here and 133 years since the abolition of slavery.

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LEADER OF THE PLP RESPONDS TO PM’S NATIONAL ADDRESS | 13 January 2021

The following statement was issued by the Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis in response to the Prime  Minister Hubert Minnis’ National Address. In the address, the Prime Minister boasted about relief to the employed and food to the poor.  He seemed to think that was a good report . having presided over a  wrecked economy.  Mr. Davis mocked his support for food assistance saying that in spending 17 million dollars on 100,000 people that was only 170 dollars per person. Trifling, pittance. Here is the full statement: Only a Prime Minister profoundly disconnected from the reality facing Bahamian families

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Editorial

POLICE HARRASSMENT INSPIRED BY THE FNM ON OUR STREETS

So one police officer boasted to Jasper Ward of The Nassau Guardian that the police had written some 395,000 dollars’ worth of tickets to motorists. He was boasting about this in a country where people are unemployed, no food and no housing. Is that anything to be proud about?  In Grand Bahama it is ridiculous, ten roadbooks throughout the city that does not have a pot to piss in. The courts are overwhelmed with citations for traffic violations. In Nassau, they are stopping you they say to search for guns and ammunition. This is all unlawful said Senator Fred Michell

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THE LAST WEEK OF DONALD TRUMP

It looks like we are finally near the end of the nightmare which the United States voters imposed on the world.  The elected an idiot, a man sick in mind, a racist, a liar and a mad man.  He was helped by a group craven senators who would rather bow to his nonsense than fight back.  Last week he was impeached for the second time for inciting a riot to overthrow the legitimately elected government of the United States.  This is the work of a traitor.  This week his presidency comes to an end. He is not going out gracefully

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THE STUPIDTY OF THE OIL DRILLING OPPONENTS

The Progressive Liberal Party’s Shadow Attorney General issued the following statement after the news that despite the promise of the Government to resist the trifling application of Fred Smith QC, the Government has now conceded that the action can proceed without the demand for security for costs: 15 January 2021 The government’s decision to forgo security of costs in the ongoing oil drilling court is a show of weakness and a lack of political will on the part of the government. How else can this decision be explained when this FNM government approved the oil drilling; filed a notice of 

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In Passing

The State Of The Woodlawn Cemetery | 16 January 2021

The owners of the Woodlawn Cemetery in Nassau have to be called into account for the state of the graveyard compared to  the price that people are being paid and the level of service which families get in the graveyard.  On Saturday 16 January 2021, the state of the graveyard seemed like much is desired. On the day of the funeral of Darold Miller’s mother, there was a row with the reps of the graveyard because they could not find the grave of a young man’s mother.  He was furious.  He said in aloud voice over the funeral that he

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Memorial Service For Leon Taylor

Senator Fred Mitchell with Leader of the Opposition Brave Davis, Annamae Taylor, widow of Leon Taylor and PLP Branch Chair Tammi Ferguson Culmer at the memorial service for the late Leon Taylor at the Fox Hill Community Centre 15 January 2021

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