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Photo Of The Week

OUTGOING MEETS INCOMING: this photo was taken at the opening of the Mac Fitness Gym on   Tuesday 23 February 2021. The Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition were both there. Mr. Minnis descended into the scatological by saying to the Leader of the Opposition that sets out to exercise at 4:30 a.m. ( by the way this is a violation of the curfew) and that he does not lay pipe, which is a Bahamianism for having sex but pumps iron which is another analogy of sex meaning hard driving sex. It seemed off colour.  But you know as you get closer to the end, you tend to talk more foolishness.

Comment of The Week
DR MINNIS MOVES IN TO PROTECT HIS GIRL LANISHA

So Lanisha Rolle, the troublesome, quarrelsome, incompetent Minister of Youth Sports and Community Affairs resigned in a long letter to the Governor General. She said everything but the real reason that she resigned.  It was only minutes later that the statement from the Cabinet Office gave us a clue as to what the reason or reasons might be. The statement said this “ Certain matters have been brought to the attention of the prime minister and are under investigation.” What were these certain matters?  Nothing more was said but the press was able to secure the answers if not the full

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Comment of The Week
DR MINNIS MOVES IN TO PROTECT HIS GIRL LANISHA

So Lanisha Rolle, the troublesome, quarrelsome, incompetent Minister of Youth Sports and Community Affairs resigned in a long letter to the Governor General. She said everything but the real reason that she resigned.  It was only minutes later that the statement from the Cabinet Office gave us a clue as to what the reason or reasons might be. The statement said this “ Certain matters have been brought to the attention of the prime minister and are under investigation.” What were these certain matters?  Nothing more was said but the press was able to secure the answers if not the full

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News

PLP SENDS BEST WISHES TO FOR P M HUBERT INGRAHAM

The following statement was issued by the Progressive Liberal Party: 25 February 2021 The Progressive Liberal Party extends our sincere prayers and well-wishes to former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham who has been admitted to hospital after contracting the COVID-19 virus. COVID-19 has taken it’s toll on many of our fellow Bahamians, disrupting the health of our nation. This virus is no respecter of persons and transcends our political divides. We have no doubt that PM Ingraham will defeat this virus with the same courage and tenacity he has exemplified over his career in public life. On behalf of our Leader,

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THE PHONY FRED SMITH HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION

The following statement was issued by the Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party in response to a statement by an organization calling itself the Grand Bahama Human Rights Association: 26 February 2021 Just over a week ago, the Leader of the  PLP highlighted the desperate attempts by the FNM and their proxy organisations to spread lies, smears and false rumours about the PLP. As he said then, we say again today: it’s all ‘Garbage Juice’. The latest stunt comes from a phony Human Rights Group based in Grand Bahama. After weeks trying to deflect attention from the corruption, incompetence and

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IT’S ALMOST OFFICIAL SHONEL FERGUSON TO GET THE AXE

In with John Pinder? Out with Shonel? So a decree went out to the FNM world by Caesar Hubert Minnis that Fred Mitchell is to be defeated at all costs. The local executive of the FNM met with the Prime Minister and said that in order for them to deliver they needed a new candidate. So with that Shonel Ferguson, the incumbent, is not going to get a  second chance. They are bringing John Pinder from the bench to take on Fred Mitchell.  Mr. Pinder will have all of Brent Symonette’s money behind him, so the UBP will be out

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DR. DUANE SANDS CALLS DR. MINNIS’ BLUFF

So all the speculation about the future of Dr. Duane Sands in the FNM has for the time being come to an end.  Dr. Sands whose heads was supposed to be on the proverbial chopping block as far as a nomination is concerned, has now received ratification by the Free National Movement’s Council. The announcement was reported by Jasper Ward on 25 February 2021. So it looks like  Dr Sands as stared the Prime Minister down.  This is a real battle of rivals coming up in the future.

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THE PRIMARIES ARE BEING HELD IN GRAND BAHAMA

Senator Fred Mitchell at the Pineridge PLP Meeting 23 February 2021 in Freeport, Grand Bahama This weekend the final local phase of the selection process for the PLP in Grand Bahama is being held. Primary elections are being held for East Grand Bahama Branches, Marco City, Pineridge, Central Grand Bahama and West Grand Bahama. The votes are advisory to the Candidates Committee and are subject to the further the review and advice of the Committee.  Good luck to all the aspirants. The aspirants are: West Grand Bahama Kingsley SmithParco DealGinger MoxeyKendal Nottage JrObie WilchombeLewis AstwoodRev Lloyd Rolle East Grand Bahama

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Editorial

THE TESTICULAR HEAD OF THE COUNTRY

The Minister of Health Renward Wells who despite his penchant for situation ethics and disloyalty, is generally thought to be a cerebral fellow not given to malapropism. But on Tuesday 23 February 2021, he pulled a real whopper. He meant the titular head of the country but instead referred to the Prime Minister as the testicular head of the country. The butt of jokes, he  became.

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MINNIS GOVERNMENT MOST CORRUPT IN BAHAMIAN HISTORY PART 1

Dear EditorI am totally convinced that when the political history of The Bahamas is objectively told, this Minnis led FNM administration will emerge as the singular most corrupt government administration of the party era. The historical irony of the FNM is that it’s formation came amidst the dismissal of PLP ministers in connection with the scandal surrounding the lobbying and alleged bribery for the granting of a casino license up in Freeport. This was followed by a bombing, a murder and multiple accounts of violent acts of voter intimidation in the run up to the 1972 general elections. All of

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THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE, TIME TO ACT

Since the Prime Minister Hubert Minnis now says that despite the fact his public statement said there was an investigation into his outgoing Minister, there is none, the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee must act.  We expect that there should be some action on this front as early as next week.  It is imperative for the Public Accounts Committee to get the  story of why the minister resigned?

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THE LUNACY OF BUYING AN AIRPORT IN GRAND BAHAMA

The FNM Government is now about to commit another act of financial lunacy. The Government has tabled legislation which will enable it to purchase the Grand Bahama International Airport from the Grand Bahama Port Authority and the Hutchison Whampoa Group.  This is because the Port/ Hutchison Combo has refused to honour their obligations under the Hawksbill Creek Agreement to provide an international airport for the city. The  airport was wrecked some 19 months ago by Hurricane Dorian and the Port simply refused to fix the airport. This is the same scam the company pulled on the FNM government   after Hurricane

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In Passing

PLP Chairman In Grand Bahama

Senator Fred Mitchell at the Marco City Branch meeting 24 February 2021 at PLP HQ in Freeport with aspirants for Marco City Lariette Josey, Nevar Smith, Kevin Ferguson, with Parco Deal, aspirant for West Grand Bahama and Leslie Lightbourne, aspirant for Pineridge. Also Assistant Secretary General Chala Cartwright and Marco City Branch Chair Keitron Meadows and his officers.

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Breakfast With Brave

The PLP sponsored a free breakfast giveaway at the party’s headquarters on Saturday 27 February 2021 to help the nation with the problem of people have no food to eat in the country.  He was joined at the microphone at PLP HQ in Nassau by Senator Fred Mitchell, Party Chair and Tyrell Young, the candidate for the PLP in Long Island.

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Glenys Sounds The Alarm As Family Island Airports Close

The following statement was issued by the Shadow Minister of Transport Glenys Hanna Martin on the shut down of family island airports due to a strike by security personnel in the family islands: 27 February 2021 It is reported that all international airports in Eleuthera have been shut down to inbound and outgoing air traffic due to the apparent boycott of Airport Authority staff including security officers: I am advised that the staff boycott is in protest to a number of long outstanding matters affecting the wellbeing of officers in that agency.  The Minister of Aviation must immediately address this

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