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Bahamian Honorary Consul At Dinner For Edward Seaga In Jamaica

Honorary Consul for The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Alveta Knight at far right with Former Prime Minister of Jamaica the Hon. Edward Seaga at a banquet awarding Mr. Seaga the Consular Corps of Jamaica 2017 Global Achievement Award.  The event was hosted by the Consular Corps of Jamaica on Friday, 13 January  2017. HC Knight serves […]

THE SUNSHINE MARATHON 2017 VERSION

Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell congratulates Franklyn Wilson for the Marathon hosting 15 January: The Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell with the team from the Hillview Seventh Day Adventist Church at the finish line 15 January 2017 at eh Western Esplanade. With constituent Eunice Johnson of Eastwood at the finish line of the Marathon on the Western […]

BAHAMASAIR’S NEW HAITI SERVICE

The inaugural Bahamasair flight to Port Au Prince, Hai is shown at the airport in Port Au Prince 14 January. Bahamasair’s new service landed in Port Au Prince in Haiti on Saturday 14 January.  Chairman Valentine Grimes is seen addressing the officials in Haiti following the inaugural flight. The Foreign Minister of Haiti Pierrot Delienne with […]

MITCHELL ON THE PASSING OF REV. WILBUR OUTTEN

The following statement was released by Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration on the passing of Pastor Wilbur Outten in Freeport, Grand Bahama today 15 January:   Once again the sadness of death strikes us, having stolen one of our most beloved sons away too soon.  We do not complain although we are sad.  […]

PATRIOTS AGAINST TRAITORS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL

Ranard Eric Henfield that’s the man in the picture who helped to debase the history of The Bahamas by playing to the miscreants and Uncle Toms and convicted criminals and has been judges and politicians by holding an anti-government march on the 50th anniversary of Majority Rule Day 10 January 2017.  It was supposed to […]

MINISTER ANNOUNCES US AIR TRAFFIC DEAL

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie announces landmark airspace agreement, as Minister of Transport of Aviation the Hon. Glenys Hanna Martin looks on, 11 January 2017, in a press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister. (BIS Photo/Eric Rose) NASSAU, The Bahamas — Prime Minister and Minister of Finance […]

PM STATEMENT ON FAA DEAL

PRIME MINISTER THE RT. HON. PERRY G. CHRISTIE WEDNESDAY, 11TH JANUARY 2016 Under international laws and conventions countries require airlines and other aircraft to pay a fee for the right to overfly their airspace.  The administration of these rights has been performed by the United States Government via the Federal Aviation Agency (“FAA”).  Notwithstanding our […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY

HIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (9 – 13 JANUARY 2017)  COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT COLEBY   Bahamians celebrate Fifty years of Majority Rule On Tuesday 10th January 2017, thousands of Bahamians marched in solidarity in a government sponsored march to commemorate 50 years of Majority Rule. The marchers literally traced the steps of giants such as Sir […]

THE MAJORITY DAY RULE MARCH 2017 IN PICTURES

From left Attorney Paul Moss, Urban Renewal Fox Hill Rep Calvin Brown, Senator Rodney Moncur, PLP Chair Bradley Roberts, Foreogn Minister Fred Mitchell,  Bahamsair Chair Valentine Grimes,  Stylist Ida Symonette. Fred Mitchell MP with marchers including Bradley Roberts PLP Cahir and Executives of the PLP Fox Hill. Prime Minister Perry Christie waves to the crowd. […]

DAME MARGUERITE AT THE PINDLING MAUSOLEUM

Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell with the widow of Sir Lynden Pindling at the mausoleum at St Agnes Cemetery on Majority Rule Day 10 January 2017 the site of Sir Lynden’s burial.  From left to right: the Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell, Dame marguerite Pindling, widow of Sir Lynden and Governor General,  Perry Christie Prime […]

Sean McWeeney Meets Ill Papa

The Bahamas non-resident Ambassador to the Holy See, His Excellency, Sean McWeeney QC, attended the annual gathering of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See in the Apostolic Palace of the Vatican this past week. The high point was the annual “state-of-the world” address delivered on Monday, 9 January to the ambassadors by His […]

Controversy In Exuma And In Pinewood For The FNM

The evidence is in.  The FNM Pinewood Association disagreed with the choice of Rev. Reuben Rahming as the candidate for Pinewood.  They resigned en masse.  Lincoln Bain, their choice, has now left the FNM and joined the DNA, causing another ruckus.  See that story below.  Then in Exuma, the Leader of the FNM, chose a […]

Air Services Agreement

The following statement was issued by Bradley Roberts, Chair of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) 12 January: PLP congratulates government on landmark airspace management agreement. The Progressive Liberal Party congratulates the Christie administration on the successful negotiation of a landmark and historic airspace management agreement announced on Wednesday, 11 January 2017. It is fitting that […]

Archdeacon James Palacious Missteps

Marion Bethel, the Poet and Bahamian representative on the Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women at the United Nations, was aghast at the statements made by Archdeacon James Palacious at a public rally at the end of the Majority Rule Day March.  The Reverend Father said “Black people breed too […]

Dwight Smith Of The Police Staff Association Crosses The Line

In the ongoing dispute over overtime pay for the police, the Head of the Police Staff Association reportedly published this note.  The first thing that strikes you is the grammar is appalling.  The syntax worse.  So we publish it without further comment.  That about says everything about why we are in the position we are […]