Photo of The Week
THEY ARE THE FUTURE: Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis and the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Fred Mitchell hosted the basketball team of St George's High School and their coaches to dinner at Pier One Restaurant 24 January 2020. A good time was had by all. Our photo of the week. By Brain Seymour
Comment of The Week
MARVIN DAMES HATES ACP FERNANDER

Marvin Dames, the Minister of National Security hates Clayton Fernander. Clayton Fernander, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, who used to tease Marvin Dames when they were both on the police force together that he had no number. This was a reference to the institutional revulsion in the police force for those who came into the force as direct entries.  Mr. Dames was among the first of them to come directly as an inspector, never serving in the subordinate or non-gazette ranks.  The policemen who have come up through the ranks believe that Mr. Dames is no real policeman. Now that

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Comment of The Week
MARVIN DAMES HATES ACP FERNANDER

Marvin Dames, the Minister of National Security hates Clayton Fernander. Clayton Fernander, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, who used to tease Marvin Dames when they were both on the police force together that he had no number. This was a reference to the institutional revulsion in the police force for those who came into the force as direct entries.  Mr. Dames was among the first of them to come directly as an inspector, never serving in the subordinate or non-gazette ranks.  The policemen who have come up through the ranks believe that Mr. Dames is no real policeman. Now that

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News

SHOW US THE RECEIPTS CARL CULMER

This was the ad for the FNM’s meeting on Wednesday 22 January 2020.  It is clearly advertised as a town hall meeting and the use of the crest and the use  of the Prime Minister in the ad gave the impression that this was a government meeting. But of course, silly us. The Chairman of the FNM when challenged on the matter without blinking an eye said that the FNM paid for the event. So it was really an FNM rally and the use of the crest unlawful. Not a word more needs to be said. Glenys Hanna Martin MP

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NO FIVE G

 While every other country in the region and hemisphere is talking and transitioning to five g communications, The Bahamas is lagging along in silence. The dominant player in the market is BTC and they have an obligation to begin planning and investing in 5 G.  The regulator URCA has a responsibility to get them going on this. Both BTC and the smaller Aliv have to stop extracting and wringing profits out of the small cellular market here and get cracking on new investments. The telecommunications infrastructure in our country is deteriorating day by day.  Dropped calls; poor quality sounds and

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THE FENCE AROUND THE POOL IN FOX HILL

There is no question about who is the lousiest representative in the House of Assembly today. That is the MP for Fox Hill Shonel Ferguson. She is lazy and politically deceptive. Just doesn’t do her work..  It seems she has an inflated and mistaken idea about what a representative is but she simply cannot deliver. The latest example is how she allowed the fence around the swimming pool to collapse and did nothing and said nothing until she was publicly shamed about the matter by the former representative and now Senator Fred Mitchell. Then she went and gave some feeble

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LEADER OF THE PLP IN GRAND BAHAMA | 24 January 2020

The following statement was delivered by the Leader of the Opposition at his press conference in Freeport, Grand Bahama after his site visit to the east end of the island: STATEMENT BY THE HON PHILIP BRAVE DAVIS QC MP Leader of the Opposition At Freeport Press Conference For Immediate Release 24 January 2020 Today I am paying a general visit to the island of Grand Bahama and in particular the Freeport and East Grand Bahama communities. I want to thank our local leadership here in Vice Chair Julian Sawyer and Assistant Secretary Chala Cartwright as well as the many branch

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Editorial

SO MINNIS LAUNCHES HIS RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN So Minnis launches his campaign huh! Nothing can save him

The following statement was issued by the Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party about the fake Town Hall meeting held by the Prime Minister at which he then announced was the launch of his re-election campaign.  This sent some PLPs into a tizzy calling on the party to get in the field and to get candidates ratified. The party has never been out of the field. If Minnis is bad, let him call the general election now.  It is clear he will not.  He will not call the election before 2022 and if you listened to what he actually said

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JOHNNY RODGERS IS WRONG ON EXCHANGE CONTROL

Dr. Johnny Rodgers was in a  sense to the manor born. He is now a successful businessman, built on top of a successful career in eye medicine.  He is the son of another Doctor Rodgers.  He has two well to do sisters both successful in their own rights having retired from the public service. On top of that he is a Bahamian citizen with political ambitions.  He ran for the DNA once and funds them with money. Given his antecedents, he cannot be a PLP ever. But the UBP , to which his antecedents would cause him to aspire, do

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In Passing

We Are Not For A Credit Bureau…We Are Not For Abolishing Paper Currency

The Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest last week commissioned the Bahamas Credit Bureau.  This is a bureaucracy invented by the Central Bank to provide guidance for banks when they want to lend money to people.  You will have to get a report from the credit bureau in order to borrow.  This is just another scheme to stop people from borrowing money and to control the poor and their progress forward. Then there is the scheme to have everyone convert to digital currency.  Imagine that, the Central Bank will then know exactly what you are purchasing and when and why and

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PANDERING ON WEED SMOKING

The Co-Chairs Bishop Simeon Hall and Quinton McCartney present the interim report on smoking weed. 21 January 2020. Photo by Ahvia J Campbell of the Nassau Guardian. There is a word which best describes the Prime Minister Hubert Minnis.  That word is craven.  He is worse than the Republican Senators that are defending Donald Trump’s unlawful behaviour in the United States.  What it means is that Hubert Minnis will do anything to stay in power, even allow Rupert Roberts to sell plastic bags imported at one cent and then sell them to the public at 25 cents. But we digress.

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PLP Meets With CARDI

Opposition Leader, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis QC, MP, met with the Local Representative of the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), Dr. Michele D. Singh (Ph.D), during a courtesy call at his downtown Opposition office on Monday, 20 January 2020. Pictured from left are Mr. Davis, Dr. Singh, Ambassador Godfrey Eneas and Senator Fred Mitchell.

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Government To Buy The Airport In Grand Bahama. Not Again?

So the Government of The Bahamas is going to get ripped off again by the forces of evil in Freeport the Hutchison Whampoa business. The talk is the Hutchison group who together with the Grand Bahama Port Authority own the Grand Bahama International Airport have decided to collect the insurance money following the hurricane, take it and run without returning the airport to some functionality and its old glory. They will give the airport to the government for 1 dollar, then flee with the insurance cash and leave it to the government to fix it.  This is the same trick

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A Visit To Newport Beach For Fox Hill

Senator Fred Mitchell with attorney Barry Resnick for the Friends of the Fox Hill Community Centre, the U S non profit at the annual open house 22 January 2020 in Newport Beach, California.

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NICHOLAS MITCHELL AND PARTNERS START A NEW LAW FIRM

I. Nicholas Mitchell with David P Cash and Tonique K Lewis have started a new practice known as CML Chambers. The Chambers are located in the Bethell Estates on East Bay Street. The firm specializes in Criminal Defense, Civil, commercial, and constitutional law. The official launch took place at at a cocktail reception on Friday 24 January 2020. The photo shows at the reception from left Charles Banner QC (visiting from Landmark Chambers in the UK), I. A. Nicholas Mitchell, David P. Cash, Tonique K. Lewis and John Litton QC (visiting from Landmark Chambers in the UK)

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