Photo Of The Week

SENATOR JOBETH CAMPAIGNS: the PLP’s Senator JoBeth Coleby Davis on the campaign trail in Elizabeth last week.  With the FNM on the ropes; Dr. Duane Sands, the incumbent, at loggerheads with his party and thinking of running as an independent in the next general election, this is the best opportunity for a fresh new face. She has brought a new energy to the scene. We think she is going to win. Our photo of the week.

Comment of The Week
NO CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN CHOSEN FOR THE PLP

During the past week, there was a letter circulating on line and in what’s app groups which purported to be from one of the aspirants for candidacy for the PLP in the next general election.  No one knows whether the letter was genuine or not but that did not stop the FNM sites from leaping on the letter as evidence that there was something nefarious or amiss about the selection process for candidates for the PLP. The FNM was also promoting the fact that they had the PLP scrambling or so they said, to think that the Prime Minister Hubert

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Comment of The Week
NO CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN CHOSEN FOR THE PLP

During the past week, there was a letter circulating on line and in what’s app groups which purported to be from one of the aspirants for candidacy for the PLP in the next general election.  No one knows whether the letter was genuine or not but that did not stop the FNM sites from leaping on the letter as evidence that there was something nefarious or amiss about the selection process for candidates for the PLP. The FNM was also promoting the fact that they had the PLP scrambling or so they said, to think that the Prime Minister Hubert

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News

THE ROW WITH BELINDA AND JEFF

It was most remarkable.  A letter was released in the public domain signed by the Minister of Education Jeff Lloyd and addressed to Elma Garraway, the  Chair of the National Advisory Council on Education to say that he will no longer be speaking to Belinda Wilson, the President of the Bahamas Union Of Teachers, until she issues an irrevocable letter of apology to him.  The  Minister claimed that in various exchanges and particularly one on What’s App, the Union President was disrespectful.  In one exchange she said in response to him: “Fuck y’all”.  The Tribune carried a headline with the

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GOVERNMENT INSULTS THE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS

Pastor Hugh Roach, perhaps the most iconic Seventh Day Adventist Pastor, went to his grave in an ignominious way courtesy of the Bahamas Government and Hubert Minnis.  There is no secret that Pastor Roach was a PLP through and through.  His church members asked that the exception be granted to hold a church service and not a graveside service for him. They had to do so because the then Covid rules did not permit a church funeral. The Prime Minister refused to allow it.  Yet one day after the funeral at the graveside, the Prime Minister announced that church service

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THE PHONY FNMS VISIT THE DEAD CHILD’S FAMILY

A seven year old child Reyes Williams was killed by a stray bullet in Nassau Village last week. It moved the hearts of the nation. There was plenty of outrage to go around. The outrage reached the FNM back bench and the Speaker who is the representative for the area. The Speaker Halson Moultrie couldn’t go, he said, because he was in quarantine, except he did show up to run the House the next day. But he asked his colleagues Travis Robinson and Shonel Ferguson MPs for Fox Hill and Bain Town and Carlton Bowleg MP for North Andros to

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FRED SMITH FINDS HIS VOICE ON ILLEGALS BUT NOT BAHAMIANS

So the anti-Bahamas QC from hell Fred Smith is at it again trying to stop The Bahamas government from removing illegal structures on land owned by the Government up in Abaco. This is par for the course for him. He will do anything to help illegal squatters. He has been silent, the so called human rights activist, about the fact that Bahamians have been abused for six months by the FNM government using Covid 19 as  an excuse, but suddenly Fred Smith finds the zeal to help illegal squatters, claiming that it’s a human right’s issue.  The only human rights

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ARE THERE COVID CASES IN THE PRISON?

There was a public report and complaint from unnamed members of the Prison Department that there is a risk of Covid in the prison that the Government was not taking seriously. The next day the Commissioner of the Prison castigated the officers for violating the rules that said that the prison’s business should not be taken to outsiders. He said that there were no Covid cases in the prison. He must have forgotten to tell the Minister the line they were supposed to take; on Friday 25 September 2020, the Minister for the Prison Marvin Dames said just the opposite. 

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WELCOME TO THE PLP VAUGHN MILLER | Wednesday 23 September 2020

The following is the statement of the Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party welcoming Vaughn Miller MP for Golden Isles into the Progressive Liberal Party. STATEMENT FROM LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION PLP Welcoming Vaughn Miller As A PLP MP For Immediate Release 23 September 2020 I received a call this morning from Vaughn Miller, the Member of Parliament for Golden Isles. He indicated to me that after months of reflection and prayer, and following extensive consultations with his wife, family members and his constituents, he had decided to join the Progressive Liberal Party. I have been speaking to him for

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Editorial

JEANNE THOMPSON THE CONTRARIAN AT IT AGAIN

EDITOR, Ordinarily the movement by a politician like Vaughn Miller from the FNM to the PLP would not warrant my attention, but I was forced to note his words ‘‘it is time for me to do what is best for me’’. This made me think of the lack of altruism in politics. In the sixties we were moved by the words of the late US President John F Kennedy when he said at his inauguration ‘‘ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.’’ Mr Miller has turned it upside down by

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ANDREW ALLEN ON THE PROPOSED BAHAMAS VISA

EDITOR, Any doubt that the present crew governing this country have lost all contact with sense and sanity should have been dispelled for anyone listening to Financial Services Minister Ellsworth Johnson expounding the benefits of opening wide our country for anyone wishing to come here and work, study or just hang out like they’re back home. That most of the entrants attracted by this “extended stay visa” will simply busy themselves doing what too many have been doing for years (that is, competing with Bahamians for a piece of our own economic pie) seems to elude the minister. It also

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PIERRE DUPUCH SAYS THE COUNTRY IS BROKE

EDITOR THE country’s broke. The Bahamas Minister of Finance says there’s lots of money. Some say that there will be a devaluation. Others say they’ll guarantee there will be no devaluation. Many say they’re taking a page about lying out of Trump’s playbook. You be the judge. For those who are encouraging devaluation I hope they know what they are talking about. Talk is cheap. It looks as though facts these days are taking a back seat. There are two types of economies, one made up of tangible assets and the other of intangible assets. Tangible assets, like bauxite, are

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In Passing

McAlpine Equivocates About Joining The PLP | 25 September 2020

Speaking to the press following the announcement that his fellow traveler in politics Vaughn Miller has left and gone to the PLP, Frederick McAlpine who we said last week should join the PLP, was asked what did he intend to do.  Mr. McAlpine said he was still thinking about it but he praised Mr. Miller for his stand.

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Vanny Adderley Is Buried | 26 September 2020

Senator Fred Mitchell with the family of the late Vandyke “Vanny” Adderley daughter Deniece, son Vandyke Jr and Olindo Daxon at Vaughn Jones Funeral Home and Keith Cox, Chair of the PLP Men’s Branch 24 September 2020. The burial took place at St Athanasius Church Yard in Deadman’s Cay, Long Island 26 September 2020.

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A Lie In The Punch About The PLP And Belinda Wilson

The Punch is known for its lies. So why would PLPs believe a story that Belinda Wilson, the troublesome President of the Bahamas Union of Teachers who cannot get along with anyone, has applied for a PLP nomination.  She has not.  The PLP would not accept or nominate anyone who is not a PLP.  Belinda Wilson is not PLP.

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