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THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY IS EMPTY:  after a furious row by the Speaker of the House of Assembly Halson Moultrie on Wednesday 28 April 2021 over respect for the Parliament and the Speaker, the House was sanitized it seems of covid. The House resumes tomorrow 3 May 2021.  Let’s hope it is safe now for all concerned.

Comment of The Week
THE AVALANCHE OF CURSING IN OUR COUNTRY

AN EVENING AT POOP DECK ALMOST SPOILED The evening with the Mitchell siblings was to be a nice quiet reunion.  Fred and Lilla’s Children together again, who knows for what time.  There are countless gatherings of this type going through the country on a typical weekend.  Families are trying to hold it together. They get together in the face of the pandemic, the economic recession, the hurricane, the deaths and the deconstruction. Trying to remember what your parents taught you, the values that were supposed to let you get through any time or place. All went well.  The Poop Deck

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Comment of The Week
THE AVALANCHE OF CURSING IN OUR COUNTRY

AN EVENING AT POOP DECK ALMOST SPOILED The evening with the Mitchell siblings was to be a nice quiet reunion.  Fred and Lilla’s Children together again, who knows for what time.  There are countless gatherings of this type going through the country on a typical weekend.  Families are trying to hold it together. They get together in the face of the pandemic, the economic recession, the hurricane, the deaths and the deconstruction. Trying to remember what your parents taught you, the values that were supposed to let you get through any time or place. All went well.  The Poop Deck

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News

LETTER FROM TOBY SMTIH ABOUT ROYAL CARIBBEAN

EDITOR, The Tribune. Please see the list attached of almost a hundred Government employees that Paradise Island Lighthouse & Beach Club have been sent on a merry-go-round in seeking approvals, giving presentations, writing letters, providing a never ending litany of requirements, present to board meetings, asked for meetings, being told “no”, the big Bahamian government run-around and yet foreign investors get the red carpet treatment and a one stop shop at the Office of the Prime Minister! More than 22 government agencies and the business hasn’t even started yet! Bahamian Crown Land should be for Bahamians, yet our politicians will

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LET’S SEE IF THE AG CAN CONVICT HIS COLLEAGUE ELMA

26 May 2020 photo They cannot bring the Ken Dorsett case to trial.  Mr. Dorsett, the former Environment Minister under the PLP, was charged with bribery offences but the chief witness is Jonathan Ash who in the first trial with Shane Gibson proved to be an incorrigible liar. But in the meantime, the Attorney General Carl Bethel signed off on the prosecution of his former colleague in the Cabinet and at the Bar Elma Campbell Chase.  She and her son are charged with scamming the Ministry of Tourism of millions of dollars. The trial is set to begin on 6

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PLP CONGRATULATES STRACHAN AND MILLER

The following statement was issued by the Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party Philip Davis upon learning of the accomplishments of Michael Strachan and Shaunae Miller: For Immediate Release 4 May 2021. As leader of the Opposition,  I congratulate Michael Strachan and Shaunae Miller-Uibo on their fantastic and historic sporting achievements this past week.   Mr. Strachan is set for the professional ranks of the National Football League (NFL) and Mrs. Miller-Uibo has added another major regional award to her massive track and field resumé. I spoke personally to Mr. Strachan to express my pride in his accomplishments. The former wide

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DIONISIO TAKING CREDIT FOR GLENYS’ WORK

File photo The following statement was issued by the Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party upon the signing of the agreement to govern our airspace, following the signing by the Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar. 6 May 2021 The PLP thanks the Christie administration for its vision, leadership, tenacity and hard work over many years that produced this landmark agreement for the management of our Sovereign airspace. We specifically recognize the work of former Aviation and Transport Minister, Glenys Hanna-Martin, who led and had superintendence of this important policy initiative resulting in the signing of the agreement for Bahamian management

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THE DEPUTY SPEAKER LOSES HIS REPUTATION

The following statement was issued by the Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party following the order of Deputy Speaker Don Saunders to expel Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis and Glenys Hanna Martin MP from the House of Assembly: For Immediate  Release  5 May 2021 The Deputy Speaker,  Donald Saunders, is condemned for losing his cool and contrary to normal Parliamentary practice, excluding the Leader of the Opposition and the MP for Englerston from the House. This was a breach of their parliamentary privilege. All the Prime Minister’s men  and women seem to have consumed the Kool Aid filled with

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Editorial

THE FIGHT WITH CARL BETHEL OVER P.I. LAND

One of the more interesting political actions last week was that of Toby Smith revealing to the press that the Attorney General Carl Bethel had sent him a text alleging that Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines who have entered a deal with the Government to take land at Paradise Island west on lease was being unreasonable.  Toby Smith, a Bahamian businessman, says that he has a lease over the same land and there is an action in court to stop the government from take his land and giving it to Royal Caribbean.  We think that Mr. Smith is right. The Attorney

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A SUSTAINED ATTACK ON BRAVE DAVIS ON FACEBOOK

Last Saturday, if you examined your Facebook timeline, you saw five carefully designed ads or memes made in the same style which were direct, frontal assault o Philip Davis  None of those attacks have been answered formally by Mr. Davis’ team. The question is why are these attacks going unanswered. Mr. Davis and his advisors must be more aggressive in making his case and going after Hubert Minnis with their political hatchet.

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THE LAW SNAGS OZZIE, NEXT FACTS & ISSUES & OMAR

Three people on the loose should be in jail during this election season. Ozzie Poitier is one.  Finally the police have snagged him. He is charged with an intentional libel of Philip Davis, the Leader of the Opposition.  He could go to jail for two years.  Two more need to be before the courts: Omar Archer and Philip Johnson, who calls himself facts and issues. These FNMs are paid by the FNM to simply make up lies about the PLP. It’s really time they be sent to jail.

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A Fool And His Money Will Soon Be Parted

The P.M., Dr. Minnis reported that $21 million taxpayers dollars and counting has been spent to date on the Rand Memorial Hospital. The proverb, “A fool and his money”….  also applies to a country with bad leadership.  This hefty sum of 21 million dollars spent and the major components of our health care facilities are still not fully functional, i.e., the OperatingTheater; the Pediatrics Ward; and, the Accident and Emergency functions on the front porch of the Rand Hospital’s entrance.  Physiotherapy is held at the Sir Charles Hayward Library adjacent to the hospital.  The recovery surgical Ward is still in

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In Passing

The COP Continues His Tour

3 May 2021 The Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle is a man on a mission to look after the welfare of this officers. He was on the road again last week this; time visiting three islands Andros, Bimini and Abaco.  Mr. Rolle believes that the welfare of his men is uppermost and has been lobbying the government over pay and promotions issues as well as the upgrade and upkeep of the police stations.

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The Word To RBDF and RBPF On The Advance Poll

The country went into a feeding  frenzy over whether or not there will be a general election called soon.  This latest frenzy was because a letter was issued to the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force asking those who will be voting in the advanced poll to ensure that they listed themselves with the Force brass.  Minister of National Security Marvin Dames tried to pour could water on that frenzy by saying not to read too much into the letters. Leader of the PLP Philip Davis repeated the mantra of the PLP: pay attention to what

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Dr. John Lunn Dies

The following statement was issued  by the Progressive Liberal Party’s Leader Philip Davis upon learning of the death of renowned Bahamian surgeon Dr. John Lunn: For Immediate Release  4 May 2021 Today, I join clinicians, health care professionals and the medical community in mourning the passing of a giant in the health care profession and industry, a colleague, and a physician’s physician in the name of Dr. John Lunn. With the blessing of long life, Dr. Lunn, an Internist and Oncologist, spent most of his adult life caring for others as he consistently delivered expert health care to literally thousands of Bahamians in both the

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Helping The Fire Victims In Englerston

There was a massive fire in the Englerston neighbourhood which is really a part of the Marathon Constituency. The PLP’s leaders were quick to help/  Lisa Rahming, the PLP’s candidate for the area started a fun to assist the needy and Denalee Penn, one of the aspirants for the North Abaco seat came to assist with a donation.  This is how we do it.  Secretary General Barbara Cartwright is also shown visiting the scene.

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Picewell Forbes At Work In South Andros

5 May 2021 Picewell Forbes MP PLP for South and Central Andros was joined by Administrators Leonard Dames and Shunrose Thompson presenting a cheque to the students technical workshop division at the Central Andros High School.

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