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HAPPY 51ST BIRTHDAY: The Commonwealth of The Bahamas marked 51 years as an independent nation on Wednesday of last week. At the state reception at Government House, Governor General Dame Cynthia Pratt cut the anniversary cake and was joined by Prime Minister Philip Davis, Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper and Mrs. Cooper, Leader of the […]

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A MOTHER’S GRIEF MAKES FALSE ATTACKS ON THE BAHAMAS

On Thursday 11 July 2024, a series of excerpts in the media of an interview with the relatives of a transgender woman from Chicago named Taylor Casey were published far and wide.  Even the local broadcast stations published this prejudicial interview which ended up making false and defamatory accusations against the Royal Bahamas Police Force.  […]

HANDLING A POLICE INVESTIGATION

Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander The newspapers in our country have been engaged in a lot of publicity for the investigation into the words of Superintendent Michael Johnson who is the head of the Criminal Detective Unit of The Bahamas Royal Bahamas Police Force.  He is now on leave because the voice notes circulated widely […]

AN ILL-CONCEIVED ATTACK BY LONG ISLAND MP

Adrian Gibson, the Free National Movement’s MP for Long Island, should not be allowed to speak in the House of Assembly.  He is one step away from the doorstep of prison, on trial for multiple allegations of corruption.  Yet on Monday 7 July 2024, he was in the House of Assembly holding forth about the […]

INDEPENDENCE IN EXUMA

Exuma with Chester Cooper MP and Mrs Cooper for Exuma and Ragged Is on Independence Day with Fred Mitchell at the official ceremony on Regatta Park to mark the 51st anniversary of our nation’s independence with Chief Superintendent James Moss, Administrator Earl Campbell, Chief Councillor Kendal McPhee, Chester’s son Isaac Cooper, Fred Mitchell shaking hands […]

IN PRAISE OF HENRY MILTON TAYLOR PLP FOUNDER

Scenes by Calvin Brown Jr RBDF from the service honouring the life of Henry Milton Taylor, former Governor General and MP for Long Island, founder of the Progressive Liberal Party at the Catholic Cemetery in Clarence Town, Long Island with the Men’s Branch of the PLP. 11 July 2024. Sir Henry’s grand-niece Erica Darville laid […]

THE NATIONAL HONOURS LIST

From Th e Tribune: THE National Honours for 2024 have been announced – including the Order of National Hero being awarded to a former slave.  A statement from the Office of the Governor General said that she was “pleased to announce the conferral of awards under the National Honours Act to Citizens of The Bahamas”.  […]

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WILLIAM TRUBDRIDGE TRASHES LONG ISLAND

William Trubridge, describes himself in a long public letter as the Director of Vertical Blue.  He is also a resident of Long Island of longstanding.  So this letter appears in the public domain in which he trashes the government of The Bahamas for not supplying the infrastructure for him be able to carry out his […]

MITCHELL DEFENDS THE POLICE

The following was originally published in the Nassau Guardian on Thursday 11 July 2024: The Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) was “read the riot act” over serious allegations that led to the head of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Chief Superintendent Michael Johnson being sent on garden leave pending an investigation, Minister of Foreign Affairs […]

The PM’s Gift To Exuma Student Pablo Smith

Fred Mitchell joined Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper MP for Exuma at the home of Pablo Smith to deliver a gift from Prime Minister Philip Davis of a brand new Yamaha saxophone. It is a reward from the PM for getting entry into the class of 2028 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Best wishes […]

A Banquet For Stalwart Mario Simms In Long Island

A fine time was had by all on 12 July 2024 to honour Captain Mario Simms, a good and great man from Long Island and the tiny settlement of Simms, for his community work and political activism. The banquet was held at the Stella Maris Inn in Long Island.  It was headlined by the presence […]

Stuart Manor Day Fred Mitchell Visits

Visiting the Stuart Manor Homecoming at the Coco Plum Beach on Great Exuma with Fred Mitchell and Lester McKenzie. 10 July 2024. Photos by Calvin Brown Jr RBDF

Rolle Town Home Coming In Exuma With Fred Mitchell

Rolle Town homecoming festival. Great food and good company. Fred Mitchell in Rolle Town, Exuma Independence Day. 10 July 2024. Photos by Calvin Brown Jr RBDF

CONSERVATIVES GET THEIR BEHINDS CUT GOOD AND PROPER

Rishi Sunak is no longer Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland aka the United Kingdom. On 4 July 2024, he lost and last badly leading the incumbent Conservative Party to its biggest defeat ever.  He ended up with 120 seats, down from 363 and the Labour Party won with 412 seats.  That is […]

THE DEMOCRATS SHOULD HOLD ON TIGHT TO JOE BIDEN

Joe Biden, the incumbent President of the United States told ABC News that he will not get out of the race unless God almighty tells him to do so.  We agree.  We also advise these Democratic Party weaklings in the US including the press to get off this negative bandwagon and support the re-election of  […]

Celebrating Independence Of The Bahamas In London

Fred Mitchell was the patron for the independence celebrations in London marking 51 years of The Bahamas as a nation. Joined by Baroness Scotland SG of the Commonwealth, the Bel Canto Singers under the direction of Elridge McPhee, High Commissioner Paul Gomez, DCM Marchea Mackey, Second Secretary Justin Smith, Lord Ali, Sir Jerry Deveaux and […]

U S Charge Courtesy Call On Governor General

NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Cynthia Pratt received Ms. Kimberly Furnish, Chargé d’Affaires ad Interim, Embassy of the United States of America, in a courtesy call at the Office of the Governor General on Tuesday, June 25, 2024.   Pictured from left: Ms. Kimberly Furnish, Chargé d’Affaires ad Interim, US […]