Photo Of The Week

THE LEADER IS BACK HOME: welcome back to Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party Philip Davis MP.  Mr. Davis returned home to Nassau after a month or so away being treated from a Covid infection.  He has fully recovered and tested negative for his return.  He was met at the Jet Aviation Terminal by the executives of the party and most of all by his beloved wife Ann Marie. The Chairman of the party Senator Fred Mitchell flew home with him. The day Friday 11 September 2020.  Our photo of the week shows the leader upon arrival with his wife Ann Marie and from left Senator Fred Mitchell, Secretary General Barbara Cartwright, Trustee Joseph Curry and Senator JoBeth Coleby Davis.

Comment of The Week
DO THE COVID RULES MAKE SENSE AND DO THEY WORK?

The Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, wife and grandson are in Abaco this weekend. The reports are that he joined several ministers of the Government up there. The Prime Minister went to Grand Bahama earlier in the week to make an announcement that counteracted what the PLP Chairman was doing in Grand Bahama the week before. The Prime Minister is in campaign mode. The rules say you must quarantine when you go to these islands from New Providence. Do these ministers and the Prime Minister do so? Certainly there was no evidence that the Prime Minister did so in Grand Bahama. 

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Comment of The Week
DO THE COVID RULES MAKE SENSE AND DO THEY WORK?

The Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, wife and grandson are in Abaco this weekend. The reports are that he joined several ministers of the Government up there. The Prime Minister went to Grand Bahama earlier in the week to make an announcement that counteracted what the PLP Chairman was doing in Grand Bahama the week before. The Prime Minister is in campaign mode. The rules say you must quarantine when you go to these islands from New Providence. Do these ministers and the Prime Minister do so? Certainly there was no evidence that the Prime Minister did so in Grand Bahama. 

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News

VANNY ADDERLEY OF LONG IS DIES: NEGLIGENCE ALLEGED

File photo of Vanny Adderley at the PLP Long Island Branch meeting in July 2018 in Simms, Long Island. He is at the back third from the right. File photo of Vandyke Adderley known as Vanny The Princess Margaret Hospital and the Rand Memorial Hospitals have been developing a reputation as killing fields. You go in and like the Hotel California  you check in any time you like, you can never leave. This was the lament of the PLP’s Chairman Senator Fred Mitchell for the late Vandyke Adderley of Long Island whom we all knew as Vanny. May he rest

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MITCHELL’S VISIT TO GRAND BAHAMA ENDS

SUMMARY STATEMENT BY SENATOR FRED MITCHELL CHAIRMAN OF THE PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL PARTY FOLLOWING HIS VISIT TO FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA 7 September 2020 PLP Headquarters I want to thank the Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party and many of our benefactors both on this island and across the country for their support of this visit. I am leaving here with the satisfaction that all of the objectives that I was sent here to execute were executed with some degree of success. I thank the local team of officers and members for their unqualified support of our work. In particular I must

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BAHAMAR TELLS THE TOURISM MINISTER NO HOTEL OPENING

So the Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar had a big press conference to say how he was rolling out the new tourism programme  with the country to open on 15 October 2020.  The problem is if you come to The Bahamas, not only do you have to have a negative Covid test in place but you have to agree to quarantine for 14 days. Well who the hell is going to come here and be stuck in your hotel for 14 days? The Minister called it a clever name: Vacation In Place or VIP. Bullocks and public relations mumbo jumbo.

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EFFIE WALKES LAID OUT AT PLP HQ

The heroine of Black Tuesday is dead and she was laid out  in Gambier House, the PLP’s National Headquarters on Thursday 10 September 2020.  She was buried in St Agnes Cemetery on 11 September 2020.

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THE FINANCE MINISTER SNEERS AT PICEWELL FORBES

Peter Turnquest believes he is from the manor born.  It is a Long Island thing.  It is a racial thing. In that island those who have dark skin have a real problem being accepted as worth anything.  So it was no surprise to anyone that Peter Turnquest when being pressed by the PLP in the House of Assembly on Wednesday 9 September 2020 about the lateness of the financial reports told Picewell Forbes that he was not speaking to him, in fact he said he doubted Mr. Forbes would understand it anyway, he was speaking to Chester Cooper. Mr. Forbes

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THE FINANCE MINISTER SAYS NO MORE LOCKDOWNS

So now let’s remember this. Remember when just before the last storm was one thousand miles away, the Prime Minister Hubert Minnis announced that there was going to be an immediate lockdown for 7 days. No one could go anywhere. We were all going to die of Covid 19 if he didn’t do it. There was revolt in the streets. He got on the TV the next say day to say because the storm was coming, he allowed us to shop and the lockdown idea was suspended indefinitely. When he came back, he spoke nary a word about lockdown and

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THE LEADER’S STATEMENT UPON RETURN

Statement by the Hon. Philip Brave Davis QC MP Leader of the OppositionOn his return home after his medical intervention in the US For Immediate Release 11 September 2020 Thank you everyone. Hello everyone. What a time we’re living through. First of all I want to give thanks: to the Almighty Lord who has blessed us with healing and love and to all those whose prayers and well-wishes, sent from every corner of The Bahamas, covered and lifted up my family and me. With all our hearts, we thank you. Truly, God is good. Even while I was away, I

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RENWARD WELLS DISSES THE CUBANS

So Eyewitness News asked the Minister of Health Renward Wells on 9 September 2020 why he didn’t bring the Cuban nurses and doctors into The Bahamas to help with the severe shortage of Bahamian healthcare professionals in the face of the Covid crisis in The Bahamas. The Minister said that the Cubans have a problem in that they cannot speak English.  This is strange since Cuba has health care professionals all over the world including Jamaica, St Lucia and Barbados.  All of those countries speak English and none report language issues. You can say you don’t for ideological reasons want

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Editorial

RICARDO SMITH MAKES AN ASS OF HIMSELF

By Mark KevinsonDundas TownAbaco In his political life, he has developed a bit of a reputation as a troublesome fellow, who is always on the wrong side of a cause or right, nipping at the heels of a lost cause, charging at windmills and raging against the wind. By simply behaving and being quiet he might well have been a parliamentarian next time. Alas by his own hand, he has slayed himself. His timing is so impeccably bad that he always ends up losing but thinks he is winning.  He has been PLP at least through the Christie era.  Last

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BRIAN SEYMOUR WRITES FROM FREEPORT: Peter Turnquest insult

“Manners maketh a man; manners and respect will take you around the world.” A humble child tastes the grace of God.The Honorable Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Finance would do well to reflect on these three proverbs. Yesterday in Parliament; Turnquest in an unprovoked attack insulted the Member of Parliament for South Andros, and Leader of Opposition business in the House of Assembly, Picewell Forbes. Mr. Turnquest insult had a two- fold meaning: firstly, he inferred that Forbes did not have the intellectual capacity to grasp the subject matter; and secondly, he inferred that family island people

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In Passing

Hyland Smith Needs Our Help

Our branch Chairman in Bimini Hyland Smith is gravely ill. He needs our help. He requires money to help fund his medical expenses. You can help by contributing to the Go Fund Me Account. All who can to donate to the  cost of the brain surgery of our brother Hyland Smith  of Bimini who is now in hospital in Florida. There is the gofundme account.

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Clay Sweeting’s Mom Airlifted To Nassau

The PLP has sent out expressions of support to Senator Clay Sweeting whose mother Melanie Sweeting had to be airlifted to Nassau from North Eleuthera on 9 September 2020. She is now in the Princess Margaret Hospital.

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The Chinese Puts The Americans In Their Place

The Chinese Embassy told the Bahamian public last week that the U S Government has abused its power in the market place by issuing a statement warning Bahamian companies that they will not be able to do business with the U S Embassy if they do business with Chinese companies sanctioned by the U. S. We agree with the Chinese but the U S is intent on disrupting normal trade relations and the other countries in the world suffer. On Thursday 10 September 2020, The Tribune reported the following: Yin Haigang, the counsellor at the Chinese Embassy, said yesterday “China

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Kasim Reed Visits With PLP Leader

The Leader of The Opposition Philip Davis receives former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed during a courtesy call in Atlanta on Monday 7 September 2020. The leaders discussed matters of mutual interest.

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