Photo Of The Week

THE TOWN IS ALL DRESSED UP FOR INDEPENDENCE: 10 July 2020 marked the 47th anniversary of the independence of The Bahamas from the United Kingdom. The Government cancelled the public ceremonies because of Covid 19. No one believed that was the real reason but they did dress up the town.  Our photo of the week marks the scene in the public square and the dressings on the public buildings to mark the 47th anniversary of the Independence of The Bahamas.

Comment of The Week
THE GREAT COCK UP IN THE HOUSE

We have started calling the Speaker of the House Halson Moultrie MP, his royal dumbness. If you review any of the tapes of his performance in the House of Assembly you will see why we say it.  Not only is he ignorant of the rules of the House and unfit for the job of Speaker, he is so dumb he doesn’t know that he is dumb. What a time we have in this country. In the early stages of the time he became Speaker, the Opposition moved a vote of no confidence in the Speaker.  This came after an unseemly

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Comment of The Week
THE GREAT COCK UP IN THE HOUSE

We have started calling the Speaker of the House Halson Moultrie MP, his royal dumbness. If you review any of the tapes of his performance in the House of Assembly you will see why we say it.  Not only is he ignorant of the rules of the House and unfit for the job of Speaker, he is so dumb he doesn’t know that he is dumb. What a time we have in this country. In the early stages of the time he became Speaker, the Opposition moved a vote of no confidence in the Speaker.  This came after an unseemly

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News

THE MEXICAN WORKERS COME IN WITHOUT COVID 19 TESTS

For Immediate Release 2nd July 2020 With unemployment reported and estimated to be as high as fifty percent, Bahamians were justifiably aghast to see the importation of foreign workers from Mexico ostensibly to replace Bahamian workers at a major tourism project in the Abaco Cays. We stand with those Bahamians of goodwill in strong opposition to this. There is the false narrative out there by FNM operatives that this has something to do with the heads of agreement signed with Baker’s Bay. All heads of agreement have a standard clause on work permits but it is always subject to the

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WHAT WAS CARL BETHEL THINKING? | 3rd July 2020

AG withdraws emergency proclamation in Senate following concerns raised by the opposition As a result of the objection of the PLP’s Senator Fred Mitchell in the following communication, the Government has withdrawn the laying of the proclamation of a state of public emergency in the Senate so that the Governor General can formally convene the Senate. The Senate suspended its business so that the law can be properly followed and the Senate is to reconvene at 3 p.m. today, 3rd July 2020: Communication By The Leader Of Opposition Business In The Senate. When the Senate last met on 29th June

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Editorial

Independence Dumbed Down … Just lousy

The Bahamas Government led by the Free National Movement and Dr. Hubert Minnis has decided that there will be no independence celebrations this year. This was announced by the head of the Independence Secretariat Mark Humes MP. You may as well say it’s nothing.  There are no flags around, no bunting on the public buildings. They say because of Covid 19, the celebrations this year they will have a virtual independence day celebration.  This is unacceptable.  Any excuse not to celebrate our nation.  You don’t think these lazy guys and dolls could not get themselves as a Cabinet a do

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FINDING A PLACE FOR CAROLITA BETHEL

There is a raging battle going behind he scenes between the Government and the PLP over the appointment of Carolita Bethel to the Court of Appeal.  We have already made out case here for why she would not be on the Bench period much less the Court of Appeal. Let’s see if good sense prevails. The Bar Association President Kahlil Parker issued a statement without calling any names said that he the process of choosing judges is not transparent, they would not be calling that appointed Justice Honourable.

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THE HYPOCIRSY OF THE JAMAICAN POSITION

So now the insignia of the Knight Commander of the most excellent order of St Michael and St. George (KCMG), the knighthood given by the Queen which is the highest such honour short of Grand Commander which goes to Governors General, is now a big problem for the Jamaicans.  It has  been suddenly discovered that the insignia has a racist symbol on it. The Governor General of Jamaica Sir Patrick Allen has announced that he will no longer use the insignia.  We agree but isn’t that a bit hypocritical.  Jamaicans are as black as the ace of spades and  should

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THE MINISTER OF HEALTH, THE PRIME MINISTER, MUST GO

Only Kafka could have written a story as bizarre as this. The Government forgot that the order for the extension of the Proclamation of the State of Public Emergency expired on 29 June 2020. But they scheduled a debate on 30 June 2020.  That meant that the extension debate would be a nullity because the proclamation would already have expired.  Uh oh. They had a problem. So the Attorney General then convenes the Senate to say it’s his fault and that of his department but refuses to offer his resignation. But in the middle of his mea culpa on the

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In Passing

Poinciana June

There was a time when the Ministry of Tourism used to celebrate the month of June as Poinciana June.  Well June is gone but the red and gold poinciana are still there marking the summer landscape.

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Elections In The Caricom Region

The Prime Minister Keith Rowely of Trinidad and Tobago has called general elections for 10 August 2020.  Nomination Day is 17 July 2020.  The People’s National Party (PNP) that he heads believes they have gotten a political bump from the management of the Covid 19 crisis.  This follows elections beginning in December last year in the region. Dominica had elections in December which led to the re-election of the Government. This year in Suriname saw a change of Government.  Guyana  where the election result is still being challenged in the courts. Elections were held in St Kitts and Nevis where

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Maurice Tynes Again Says The Emergency Must Go | 2 July 2020

As told to the Nassau Guardian: “What we are seeing now from the prime minister is the corrupting influence of power… “The true emergency is in the House of Assembly… “It’s gotten to the point now where, obviously, there are no emergencies dealing with COVID… “The emergency may reappear after today when we start letting Americans and other foreigners into our country. “But it seems that the continued use of the emergency powers is one of three things, I think. It’s either out of spite, out of the corrupting influence of power and control, or it may also be to

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