PHOTO OF THE WEEK

NASSAU CRUISE PORT OPENS: Prime Minister Philip Davis and Mrs. Davis did the honours at the official opening of the new Nassau Cruise Port.  This will be the new welcome centre for the cruise ship passages some 6 million of whom dock in Nassau each year.  Our photo of the week 27 May 2023

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WHAT DO THEY WANT IN FREEPORT? WHAT DO THEY NEED?

The curious reaction of the people of Grand Bahama to the fact that the Government is seeking a change in the ownership of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, for their own good and in the face of the evidence that the existing shareholders cannot meet their obligations to the country, is that they don’t want […]

GEORGE SMITH DIES

The following statement was issued by the Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party by the Chairman Fred Mitchell on the death of the Hon. George A Smith who was elected as the MP for Exuma in 1968 and served continuously until 1997: For Immediate Release 26 May 2023 I have spoken to Philip Smith, the […]

AND NOW SINCE GEORGE IS GONE

THE BUDGET UPCOMING

While the PLPs are busy arguing about who is getting what contract and the size of the contract, there are thousands out there who have no contracts and no prospect of contracts.  So all the fancy talk that you will hear in the budget coming up on Wednesday of this week is nothing if there […]

GRADUATION COMING AND NEW JOB SEEKERS

The Prime Minister congratulated the 580 students who got their diplomas from the University of The Bahamas this year.  And so he should.  The talk is 500 of the 580 were women.  The men made up a paltry 80 of the number.  That is for another time.  What we say now is, the graduation season […]

THE PLP MUST PREPARE ITSELF FOR BATTLE

We have been watching the political currents here.  The FNM has become too steady on its legs in the 18 months since the general election.  The country is forgetting that they were locked up and that we were being abused by an inconsiderate leader.  Having forgotten that, the former Prime Minister  Hubert Minnis has been […]

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Fred Mitchell on the swimming programme at the Fox Hill Community Pool

Fred Mitchell on the swimming programme at the Fox Hill Community Pool. 25 May 2023

Fred Mitchell at the home of Pat Mortimer for the Lunch Bunch Gentleman’s Group

Fred Mitchell at the home of Pat Mortimer for the Lunch Bunch Gentleman’s Group on West Bay St. 23 May 2023

A JURY SAYS POLICE MURDERED A MAN

Tribune photo of family celebrating jury verdict On 26 December 2021 Azario Major lost his life in a hail of bullets all fired by the police.  From the start, the questions were asked about the death.  Most people believed that the police intentionally killed the man without justification. The matter finally came before the coroner […]

The 92nd Annual Conference of the St John’s Particular Church of Native Baptists

Prime Minister Philip Davis with Fred Mitchell MP, Wayde Watson MP, and Kevin Simmons at the 92nd Annual Conference of the St John’s Particular Church of Native Baptists at the Cathedral Church on Meeting Street. 22 May 2023

U S VICE PRESIDENT IS COMING TO TOWN

( File photo) The Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris is to visit The Bahamas over two days beginning Tuesday 30 May 2023.  The visit is a follow-up to the Summit of the Americas process when the Caricom leaders met with President Joseph Biden to iron out a pathway for American engagement with […]

HAITI IS VERY MUCH ON THE MIND

Caricom is proposing a meeting with the stakeholders of the political scene in Haiti in Kingston, Jamaica in early June.  No one knows whether it will work but nothing so far has worked because the situation in Haiti is so politically intractable. We have argued here that there simply needs to be containment.  The forces […]

The Fox Hill Branch Elections

The newly elected Fox Hill PLP Branch team headed by Ida Symonette, Chairman, with Fred Mitchell MP after elections conducted by Vice Chairman PLP Obie Robers. FROM LEFT: Front Line: Jamal Davis, NGC Representative; Taunya Chea, Secretary; Tazman Darling, 1st Vice Chair; Jacklin Brice, Public Relations Officer; Ida Symonette, Branch Chair; Paula Balfour, Asst. Secretary; […]

The PYL In Conclave

Fred Mitchell MP and PLP Chair with PLP PYL Chair Jordan Clarke and his executives of OYL at the end of the PYL Conclave with colleague Ministers Basil McIntosh, JoBeth Coleby Davis, Pia Glover Rolle, Clay Sweeting, and Zane Lightbourne at Courtyard Marriott 27 May 2023

Fred Mitchell with Michael Fountain in Chicago at Calvary Redemption

Fred Mitchell with Honorary Consul for The Bahamas Michael Fountain in Chicago with Pastor Ebenezer Dei and Mrs Dei and the Bahamian families the Crittendens and Donna Johnson at Calvary Redemption Centre in Skokie, Illinois. 21 May 2023