PHOTO OF THE WEEK

PRIME MINISTER PHILIP DAVIS: with Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda as two arrived at the People’s Forum, part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Rwanda on Monday 20 June 2022.  Our photo of the week.

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EUGENE NEWRY BURIED

17 June 2022 Fred Mitchell, Foreign Minister, presents the Bahamian flag to Francoise, wife of the late Dr Eugene Newry following the state recognized funeral 17 June 2022 at St Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Nassau.  Dr. Newry was the former Ambassador to the U. N. and to the United States.  He was a founding member […]

CELEBRATING SIDNEY POITIER

18 June 2022

THE COVID TESTS FALL AWAY IN THE BAHAMAS

The Bahamas government has followed the lead of the United States to scrap the Health Visa to enter The Bahamas and the need for a test of any kind if you are vaccinated.  The vaccination certificate avoids your having to  take the negative test when you’re coming in.  But the unvaccinated can travel in with […]

ADRIAN GIBSON IS CHARGED: WILL NOT RESIGN

The FNM MP for Long Island has become the first sitting Member of Parliament since Wilbert Moss was convicted of attempting to bribe a magistrate back in 1989  to be charged in the courts.  He too has been charged with bribery and also with money laundering. Reportedly 106 charges in all.  He had to spend […]

THE BUDGET PASSES

The annual budget of the Commonwealth of The Bahams for the fiscal year 2022/23 was passed by the House of Assembly on Thursday 9 June 2022. The appropriations and tax bills now go on to the Senate which begins to deal with the matter on Monday 20 June 2022. The prime minister said that  total revenue is projected at some […]

AIRPLANE SAFETY IN THE BAHAMAS

The joy of Labour Day and the calm of the Whit Monday holiday was shattered shortly after nine a m on Whit Monday when a plane piloted by Brad McPhee took off from Deadman’s Cay, Long Island and came down a few minutes later in the bush, killing a young woman  Aleithia Newbold.  She was […]

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY FROM KELLY BURROWS

Father’s Day address at the pro cathedral of Christ the King 19 June 19: 2022. By Kelly. D Burrows.  My sisters and brothers in Christ. good morning. let us pray! May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight Oh Lord my strength and my redeemer! amen! […]

BPSU: IT IS SO HARD TO WALK AWAY FROM A FIGHT

The question people keep asking us is why does the head of the Bahamas Public Service Union Kemsley Ferguson feel that he has to litigate every issue in the public?  The battle with the Minister of State for the Public Service is over.  That’s said. Why not move on?  But last week again, he was […]

MINNIS JUMPS IN WITH BOTH FEET

There are or were all the stories about Hubert Minnis, the former Prime Minister, and the special relationship with an unnamed person or persons in various missions of The Bahamas abroad. Then the story broken by Keith Bell of the alleged abuse of expenditure in one of the offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs […]

DUANE SANDS NOW HAS HIS OWN VOICE NOTES

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  If that is the case then Duane Sands is paying the ultimate tribute to the Chairman of the PLP Fred Mitchell.  Now Dr. Sands is doing  voice notes to FNM supporters.  This is trying to pattern after the voice notes sent out by the PLP Chairman […]

THE PROBLEM FOR MICHAEL PINTARD

It’s a hell of a problem to have an unruly caucus in Parliament.  Every time that Michael Pintard, the Leader of the Opposition, thinks he has got a message to send, the former Prime Minister Hubert Minnis comes back to bite him.  The latest is the scandal over the expenditure at the embassy in Brussels. […]

NASTY PROPAGANDA BY FNM BANDITS

The FNM owes an apology to this country.  This time its for he nastiness which they continue to tout on PLP MPs and policies.  They have no policies to counteract it, so they hired their hitmen to start a nasty campaign of homophobic slurs and lies and in recent weeks they have been faking the […]

in passing

Kirk Neely Assistant Director Of Immigration Dies

Regret to announce the passing of Kirk Neely, the Assistant Director of Immigration, who passed away on Friday 17 June 2022.  Rest in peace.

Fox Hill Branch Elections

Fred Mitchell at the end of the Fox Hill PLP Branch Elections at the Fox Hill Community Centre 16 June 2022.  The Chair Tami Ferguson Culmer standing next to Fred Mitchell MP, the black suit at the centre, with Senator Barry Griffin 7th from the right.

Mitchell In Washington D C

Fred Mitchell MP with Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz at the Canon Building US House of Representatives in Washington D C. 14 June 2022.  From left Ambassador Wendell Jones, Fred Mitchell, Congresswoman Schultz, Alfred Sears and Ryan Pinder. Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell led a delegation of Ministers of the Government to Washington D C,.  On the […]

Caricom Ambassadors At U  S Reception

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ambassadors of the CARICOM Caucus — including Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Wendall K. Jones — joined other envoys from around the world on Thursday, June 16, at a reception hosted by U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken at the State Department on Thursday, June 16, 2022. Mr. Blinken […]

Happy Birthday Mr. Prime Minister

8 June 2022

Nurses Graduate

5 June 2022 Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — More than 100 graduates of the University of The Bahamas’ School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions(SNAHP) have pledged to serve the nursing profession with honour and integrity after completing rigorous academic requirements. The graduates participated in UB’s Pinning Ceremony held recently in the Grand Ballroom of the […]

Whit Sunday And Monday In Grand Bahama

After evensong at Ascension Anglican Church with T’Sean Mott, Foreign Service Officer, Fred Mitchell MP, Archdeacon Earle Hepburn and Jermaine Davis. 5 June 2022 Fred Mitchell with T’Sean Mott and Jermaine Davis of the Foreign Service at the Lucayan National Park in Freeport, Grand Bahama. 6 June 2022 Fred Mitchell MP joining Ministers Ginger Moxey, […]

Mitchell PLP Chair Attending Forrester Rolle’s Funeral In Exuma

Fred Mitchell MP at the funeral of Forrester Rolle in St Margaret’s Church yard in Hart’s, Great Exuma 11 June 2022 with Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper, former MP George Smith and Ambassador Nicholas Symonette with Administrator Palacious.