Photo of The Week
FAREWELL TO EDWARD “BOBBY” GLINTON: the country laid to rest one of its generals on Friday 14 February 2020. At the Christ Church Cathedral Mr. Glinton, who served in the House of Assembly from 1977 to 1987, was sent to his eternal rest with his family and the officers of state surrounding him. The photo shows his widow in the Christ Church Cathedral with his children and other family members looking on. May he rest in peace. Our photo of the week is by Peter Ramsay. He was buried in St Mary’s cemetery. More pictures below.
Comment of The Week
PATRICIA DEVEAUX UNFAIRLY ATTACKED

You probably never heard the name Patricia Deveaux before last week. She has  been since 2017 and the dramatic loss by the PLP one of the right stars of the party.  She is a strong supporter of the effort by Philip Brave Davis to become Prime Minister and she fights for him every day. She is phenotypically Black and recently changed her hair style to that of the afro replacing the straight hair which is the fashion. All of that is external but it speaks to the internal and where her head is at. As National Vice Chair she has

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Comment of The Week
PATRICIA DEVEAUX UNFAIRLY ATTACKED

You probably never heard the name Patricia Deveaux before last week. She has  been since 2017 and the dramatic loss by the PLP one of the right stars of the party.  She is a strong supporter of the effort by Philip Brave Davis to become Prime Minister and she fights for him every day. She is phenotypically Black and recently changed her hair style to that of the afro replacing the straight hair which is the fashion. All of that is external but it speaks to the internal and where her head is at. As National Vice Chair she has

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News

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION CONGRATULATES BUDDY HEILD ON WINNING THE 2020 THREE POINT CONTEST AT THE ALL STAR GAMES

It was a pleasure to watch our very own son of the soil, Buddy Heild achieve another great Milestone. Buddy is an example to every young Boy and Girl in The Bahamas of what one can achieve when we set our mind to it, no matter where you are from. Buddy coming from the little settlements of Eight Mile Rock Grand Bahama, his accomplishments proves that there are no limits out there, except for the ones we impose on ourself. On behalf of my Wife and I, we would like to join the entire Bahamas in sending Congratulations to Buddy

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ARMED GUARDS AT WATER AND SEWERAGE

The Progressive Liberal Party issued the following statement in support of the workers of the Water and Sewerage Corporation who exercised their right to strike in a dispute over the failure of the Corporation to pay over time.  The Corporation immediately acted to bring in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force rather than seek to solve the problem with the union.  The culprit is the Chairman of the Corporation Adrian Gibson MP for Long Island.  He has been immature and been a source of contention ever since he got there and the union has called for his removal.  Rather than the

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THE FAIRY TALE LAW SUIT ON NYGARD AND THE PLP

The same nefarious assortment of characters and crooks who were behind the Save The Bays campaign against the PLP are at it again.  This time they have gone to a high priced law firm, supposedly gotten some people who were underaged at the time and swore that they were trafficked by Peter Nygaard. For good measure they included in it salacious stories about the PLP and the Leaders and Ministers of the PLP Government.  They then ran to their ally The Tribune who went into overdrive with a front page story and drop lines and a whole editorial. When you

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THE YOUNG LIBERALS ANSWER CARLYLE BETHEL TORCHBEARERS

Brave Davis, the Leader of the PLP, must have hit a nerve when he told the Prime Minister to get rid of Adrian Gibson whom he described as a child from running the Water and Sewerage Corporation. Mr. Gibson has been running the Corporation into the ground, like a little child with a plaything and abusing the staff to boot. The FNMs didn’t take kindly too it and started saying that this means that Mr. Davis does not support young people. Mr. Davis supports young people, just not that young person. Mr. Gibson has proven to be a disaster. Nothing

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THE VISIT TO GRAND BAHAMA BY PLP LEADER

A group of Grand Bahama businesses asked to see the Leader of the Opposition as the debate began in the Parliament for the on the supplementary budget where the Minister of Finance is seeking to get borrowing authority for 587 million more dollars.  The FNM says it is for hurricane relief but conveniently tucked in there is a request for 122 million dollars of unforeseen expenditure which from the evidence they knew they would have had to have done but hid it from the original budget so that the figures could look better than they actually were.  It is called

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CHESTER ON PETER TURNQUEST

Chester Cooper MP for Ragged Island and Exuma and the PLP’s Deputy Leader spoke on Wednesday 12 February 2020 about the requests of the FNM for additional borrowing authority. He told the House that the people of the country no longer have confidence that what they are being told by the FNM is true and correct.   CONTRIBUTION TO DEBATE ON MID-TERM BUDGET CHESTER COOPER, PLP DEPUTY LEADER, SHADOW FOR FINANCE EXUMAS AND RAGGED ISLAND MP FEBRUARY 12, 2020 I rise on behalf of the good people of the Exumas and Ragged Island to contribute to the mid-year supplementary appropriations

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BOBBY GLINTON BURIED

Photos in the church by Peter Ramsay Memorial 12 February 2020 at PLP Headquarters Funeral 14 November 2020 at the Christ Church Cathedral Edward Francis “ Bobby” Glinton was buried in the cemetery of the church of St Mary on Friday 14 February 2020 following a state service at the Christ Church Cathedral.  He was lionized by the officers of the state and was sent to his resting place by a police honour guard. Mr. Glinton served in Parliament from 1977 to 1987 as the MP for South Beach.  He was an officer of the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied

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PROGRESSIVE LIBERALS STATEMENT ON ADRIAN GIBSON | 15 February 2020

Response to Carlyle Bethel…Attack on Brave Davis about young Bahamians Clearly that Lying Virus has now spread throughout the entire FNM with is latest victim being its Torchbearer chairman. Philip Brave Davis is a leader that believes in the progression and advancement of All young Bahamians…Let’s take a walk down FACTS Lane The Leader has met his goal to appoint a diverse Leadership Council which now consists of a balance of young and seasoned professionals and I am proud along with many other young Bahamians to represent my generation on this council…We, Progressive Liberal Party have elected National Vice Chairmen

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Editorial
In Passing

Gurth Ford Buried

Senator Fred with siblings Carla, Cheryl, wife of brother Matthew, Matthew, Robert Ian at the funeral of their cousin Gurth Ford, son of Jack Fordm the grand uncle of the Mitchells.  Gurth Ford was the last of the first cousins of their mother Lilla in that generation. Their grandfather Kemuel ” Sonny” Ford, brother of Gurth’s father, married Gwendolyn Hanna and produced one issue Lilla, later married to Fred Mitchell Sr. Sonny emigrated with his parents in the year 1900 as a one year old child to The Bahamas from Barbados. Sonny’ s father was a tailor for the police

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Bahamian Musician Giveton Gelin Wins Top Prize

Bahamian jazz musician Giveton Gelin has won the 2020 LetterOne RISING STARS Jazz Award. And that means the up-and-coming Nassau-born trumpeter is about to see his career move up internationally. His win gives him the opportunity to   showcase his talent during a ten-city tour, performing in prestigious festivals across the United States and Canada—including slots at the Blue Note Jazz Festival in New York City, the D.C. Jazz Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival, and Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. The “Rising Stars” Jazz Award also  includes agent and marketing support, a total monetary value of more than $85,000. Mr.

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Open Letter To FNM Leaders From Pastor Keith Russell Of Freeport

Dear FNM Leaders, Here is your moment of truth. This FNM crew in parliament, the most visible face of your organization, has done and is doing irreparable damage to who you are or purport to be. Let me offer at the outset that your party is necessary. Your presence strengthens our fledgling democracy. Of course, I don’t support your trickle-down economics, where you feel that if you give tax breaks to the rich that they will in turn create new or expand investments so that the poor will have more available opportunities. It never works. The rich simply, and always,

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