COMMENTARY BY EDITOR, THE BAHAMAS SCOOP

I watched with keen interest the debate of the Attorney General the Hon. Carl Bethel and several assertions he made were both questionable and materially inaccurate. The AG said that the PLP government went on a spending spree and spent $722 million in excess of the budget during the 2016/2017 fiscal year. This is materially […]

MITCHELL ISSUES STATEMENT ON FRED SMITH

Statement by Senator Fred Mitchell Nassau, The Bahamas Raising A Matter of Privilege I have received a number of inquiries from my family and from the Leader of the Opposition about a campaign of full page ads that is being run in The Tribune by a nameless, faceless group calling itself Committee Against Mitchell or […]

THE WORK OF THE MISSIONS ABROAD

Cancun (OAS) OAS Bahamas Civil Society Engagement: Meeting in the margins of the 47th OAS General Assembly. From left- right: Director Director General of Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sharon Brennen-Haylock; Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Darren Henfield; Alexus D’Marco of the DMarco Organization, a CSO based in The Bahamas; and Foreign Service Officer […]

MOFA Statement to the 47th Regular Session of the OAS General Assembly

“Strengthening Dialogue and Concerted Action for Prosperity” 47th Regular Session of the OAS General Assembly Tuesday, 20th June, 2017 Plenary Remarks of the Honourable Darren Henfield, MP Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas Check against Delivery. Colleague Foreign Ministers, Secretary General Almagro and Assistant Secretary General Mendez, Permanent Representatives and other […]

Condolences: Peter Ramsay, Bahamas Information Services Photographer

Peter Ramsay, the BIS photographer and the man we call the recorder of our times in The Bahamas, suffered both the loss of his mother and older sister in the last month.  His mother Carmita Theresa is pictured. We say rest in peace for them both and extend the warmest condolences from this column.  There […]

Ian Strachan The Perpetual Iconoclast Puts Questions To The FNM

The University Professor and playwright Ian Strachan posted these provocative questions on Facebook.  He and his colleague Dr. Nicolette Bethel did not participate in the last election and ran a campaign for people to stay at home: “We stand at the end of the Budget debate. I have 4 questions. 1) What is the FNM’s […]

Senator Michael Darville Sets The Record Straight On NHI

Senator Michael Darville speaking in the Senate on Friday 23 June told the country that NHI was good thing and that the Government ought to implement the programme.  He spoke to a variety of subjects including the Ministry of Grand Bahama, health care and infrastructural development and urban renewal. On NHI he said: “Madam President, […]

Senator Darville Contribution to the 2017 – 2018 Budget

Senator, The Honourable Dr. Michael R. Darville Contribution to the 2017 – 2018 Budget                   Honourable Senate of the Commonwealth of the Bahama                Friday, 23rd June, 2017   Thank you, Madam President, and once again congratulations to you, and all Honourable Senators around the table. Madam President, today […]