Photo Of The Week

SAYING GOOD BYE TO MARY:  Mary Meadows was 72 when she passed away last week. She was buried with the support and love of the Fox Hill Community into which she was born and grew up.  Senator Fred Mitchell was introduced to her as a George Mackey generation PLP.  He attended the funeral and paid his respects to the family in the rites of the new normal, the graveyard of St Anne’s Anglican Church where she was a faithful member.  Our photo of the week 19 September 2020 saying goodbye to Mary Meadows in the St Anne’s Cemetery. Rest in peace.

Comment of The Week
THE LOW DOWN DIRTY COMMENTS OF THE PRIME MINISTER

The late Ena Hepburn, the mother of Athama Bowe, the retired tourism executive used to say: “ You can’t put a goat on a board floor, it will prance.”  It is another way of saying that no matter what you do with some people, no matter what office they get or what station in life they rise to, if they are simply crude and not fit for purpose, then they simply are. That is the conclusion that many have now come to with regard to the Prime Minister Hubert Minnis.  The monks who taught him at St Augustine’s must be

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Comment of The Week
THE LOW DOWN DIRTY COMMENTS OF THE PRIME MINISTER

The late Ena Hepburn, the mother of Athama Bowe, the retired tourism executive used to say: “ You can’t put a goat on a board floor, it will prance.”  It is another way of saying that no matter what you do with some people, no matter what office they get or what station in life they rise to, if they are simply crude and not fit for purpose, then they simply are. That is the conclusion that many have now come to with regard to the Prime Minister Hubert Minnis.  The monks who taught him at St Augustine’s must be

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News

PLP’S CHAIR RESPONDS TO PM ON ATTACK ON PLP LEADER

For Immediate Release 16 September 2020 The PLP calls on the Prime Minister to clarify his deceitful, divisive and contradictory statement in the House this morning directed at the Leader of the Opposition who sits at home in quarantine by reason of the Covid rules. The Prime Minister has a bloody nerve. The Prime Minister told the House that it was “unfortunate” that the Leader of the Opposition was not present in the House. What a joke. The COVID-19 Orders signed by the Competent Authority, the Prime Minister, require returning residents to quarantine for a period of 14 days upon

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THE GENERAL ELECTION FEVER: ROW OVER THE REGISTER

The PLP is opposing plans by the FNM to create a permanent register based on the existing register. This will depend on an FNM government to purge the list of all the dead people.  The FNM says because of Covid that want to keep the present list and go to elections on that list, once purged of the dead people and  with the additions of first time registrants. The PLP says follow the law.  The law says you should have started to register people from 14 July 2020 for the new election but the FNM has done neither that or

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BRENT SAYS THE HOUSE SHOULD NOT HAVE MET

What is Brent Symonette up to?  He left the Cabinet after it was revealed hat some 53 million dollars of contracts from the Government were awarded to companies associated with him.  Not bad for three years’ work.  Since then he has been sitting on the back bench, sniping or shall we say making pointed comments from the back bench.  The latest was last week, he did to attend the meeting of the House of Assembly after a staff member tested positive for Covid 19.  Despite his FNM government’ s assurance that it was safe to come to the House when

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CONSTITUENCIES COMMISSION APPOINTED

The Leader of The Opposition Philip Davis has forced a reluctant Prime Minister to appoint the Constituencies Commission under Article 70 of the Constitution.  The Commission is responsible for delimiting the boundaries of the constituencies every five years. The Prime Minister announced in advance that he is not going to change any boundaries. The Opposition PLP says you have to do a population census ( which the FNM has failed to do) and a new registration to determine if the numbers justify any changes. You cannot fetter your discretion in advance.  The Government is already in breach of the  law

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CRISIS AT THE MORGUE: PILE UP OF BODIES

Calling all next of kin.  The Princess Margaret Hospital and the Rand Hospitals are where the morgues are in The Bahamas. The Covid 19 crisis has caused a pile up of bodies at the morgue because families are not collecting the bodies, waiting on a time when they can hold proper funerals. Alas the Prime Minister refuses to allow proper burials so the bodies pile up. The people at the PMH morgue say four times capacity.  The Government issued an edict last week, if you don’t come for your loved one’s bodies, we are going to remove them and bury

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Editorial

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE AIRPORT AUTHORITY TO RESIGN?

The reports are circulating that J M Pinder, the former Member of Parliament, who is now the Chair of the Airport Authority that owns all the airports in The Bahamas is to resign.  It is said that things came to ahead following a meeting in the Prime Minister’s office when he made certain complaints about the activities of various consultants to the Authority who were exerting in his view undue influence over the process of contracting vendors for the Authority.  Mr. Pinder became suspicious when suddenly the normal pricing process seemed to be interrupted by an invisible hand asking for

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FNM POLITICAL EXTORTIONISTS CONTINUE THEIR WORK

Now that the general election is almost certainly within the next 12 months if not sooner, the extortionists are as busy as ever. There is one who calls himself the Watchman.  This week we added him officially to the FNM’s Nanny Brigade, people who work for the FNM and seek to pretend that they are PLP.  Poor fellow he calls himself Watchman, because he likes to watch man. The thing about him is that he is almost always wrong.  He has no idea what he is talking about and   joins the list of other miscreants who think they have more

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DUANE SANDS SAYS HE AIN’T VOTING FOR NO EXTENSION

The die is cast.  He has crossed the Rubicon.  Any of those expressions you want to use but it looks like Dr. Duane Sands has separated himself from the competent authority, the Prime Minister.  In an interview last week with the Our News and also reported in the Nassau Guardian, Dr Sands said that he, the Member of Parliament for Elizabeth, an FNM member less, and recently booted from the Cabinet, will not be voting for the extension of the  emergency order which the Prime Minister wants to continue his dictatorial powers, using Covid 19 as an excuse. Dr. Sands

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TIME FOR MACALPINE TO JOIN THE PLP?

The talk all around town is that elections are coming, sooner rather than later. The Prime Minister Hubert Minnis was spotted this weekend in Abaco for the second time in a two weekends.  He does not care about quarantine rules but has imposed the denial of movement on the PLP and its leaders.  The FNM Council met during the past week, defying the rules again, while the PLP worries about it, and the FNM’s National Coordinator Nigel Lewis told them in the meeting that from now until the general election only FNMs will be getting the benefits of government.  They

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TOURISM MUST OPEN

The Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar, the FNM’s favourite motor mouth, was delivered yet another blow over the past week when his best laid plans for opening up the tourism sector seemed doomed.  We remind you that before the words even got out of his mouth about opening on 15 October 2020, the Bahamar President said, it ain’t gonna happen. On the heels of that came Club Med, the only employer in San Salvador, where Brave Davis is the MP, and Club Med says because there is no hospital facility down there, and no emergency airlift to a hospital because

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In Passing

Covid In Freeport At The Rand

Deathly afraid people are to check into the Rand Hospital because if they go in for a broken toe, they end up with a Covid infection and maybe even dead. It is a sad story. The same can be said for PMH in Nassau. They are calling these hospitals The Bahamas the equivalent of the Hotel California. You can check in any time you like but you can never leave.

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Saxon Says Shame For Not Allowing Junkanoo For Dr. Thompson

A call for civil disobedience From time to time…The student of history….is challenge to oppose unjust rules and laws. We are not called upon to challenge these events….in the courts of law…but in our own way. The passing of Dr Philip Slimy Thompson….and the restrictions  surrounding a hero’s funeral and burial….is one of those events…that highlights the need for a call to civil disobedience. If we were in a carnival celebrated country….The Calypsonian would do a silent march….to show that one of its own….had fallen. If we were in a mariachi influenced country…like Mexico….The various mariachi groups would march… in

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Election Day 19 September 1972

On 19 September 1972, the people of The Bahamas re-elected the government of Sir Lynden Pindling to office on the basis that they would take the country to independence. So said so done.  Senator Fred Mitchell said it was the first time that he voted. He was 18 years old. 

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New Five Dollar Bill | 17 September 2020

The Central Bank of The Bahamas is pleased to release its new $5 banknote on September 23, 2020, the seventh instalment in its CRISP Evolution family of banknotes. Consistent with its mandate to provide safe and secure banknotes, the Central Bank continues to combine modern design perspectives with innovative security features to create culturally relevant banknotes that the public can use with confidence. This banknote, like the $1 released in 2017 under the CRISP Evolution umbrella, is printed on Giesecke + Devrient’s durable Hybrid™ substrate, allowing it to last longer and stay cleaner in circulation than previous versions printed on

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New Members Of The FNM’s Nanny Brigade

We named Xavier Knowles, Peter Outten and FNM Chairman Carl Culmer as the members of the FNM’s Nanny Brigade.  These are the specialists who align themselves with the FNM who  spend their time trying to sully the reputation of their political opponents in the PLP.  Join to them the Nation’s Watchman, a nit wit named Peter Johnson, who likes to Watch Man and a fellow who calls himself Nabby. Always got something nasty to say. New members of the Nanny Brigade.

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