The following was posted by Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands Sharlene Cartwright Robinson 9 September on the damage wrought by Hurricane Irma: Premier’s update: Got into Grand Turk today by Cayman Islands Police Helicopter. As reported already, there is much structural damage to homes, businesses and Government buildings, no lives lost. LIME will […]


There is the hurricane. It has certain physical elements. The wind speed. The howls of the wind. The surge of the tide. The full moon maybe. The rain. The floods. Those facts are bad enough. But in the modern era there is something else at work. In the pre-Columbian days, the Arawaks, Tainos, Lucayans simply […]


Headquarters 6 September, 2017 Japan Ambassador to The Bahamas Farewell Courtesy Call Farewell courtesy call by H.E. Masanori Nakano, Ambassador of Japan to The Bahamas on the Honourable Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affiars. During the call they discussed preparations for Hurricane Irma, Japan’s technical assistance to The Bahamas, particularly in the area of disaster […]


This was a picture circulated by some FNMs in the height of the pre storm effort showing purportedly the Prime Minister Hubert Minnis shopping for himself in a supermarket.  The FNMs were effusive with their praise and the superlatives were out in abundance.  The implication was that his predecessor Perry Christie did no such thing.  […]

Michael Missick In Turks And Caicos Is. Post Hurricane Irma

The following was posted by the former Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands on his Facebook page 8 September: It is unacceptable that that the Premier and the government has not visited The Hardest hit Areas of the country 12 hours after the Storm has passed. There is no word from Grand Turk, South […]

Security Situation In Fox Hill Needs Urgent Attention

Statement by Senator Fred Mitchell PLP Caretaker Fox Hill Constituency Leader Of Opposition Business in The Senate On The Deteriorating Security Situation In Fox Hill For Immediate Release 5 September 2017 Last night residents of Fox Hill called me when the sound of eight gunshots rang out in the vicinity of Abner Street. As they […]

Mitchell And Darville On The Smith’s Point Wall

Senator Fred Mitchell with Senator Michael Darville at Smith’s Point in Grand Bahama. The hurricane is coming and after taking the contract from Smith’s Construction under the PLP and giving it to Waugh Construction under the FNM, three months have passed and the wall is no farther along than under Mr Smith. The residents are […]

Grade Average Is Unfair To Bright Students Mr. Education Minister

When this picture was taken on 1 September at the Akphran International Academy in Fox Hill, that same morning a headline appeared in the press saying that yet again the average grade of the people taking the BGCSE exams turned out to be D.  It was picture of doom and gloom for The Bahamas.  You […]

Glenys On Security Concerns Of The PLP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5th 2017 Statement by Glenys Hanna Martin, MP for Englerston, Shadow Minister for National Security The reports of 9 shootings last night resulting in at least two fatalities in multiple incidents occurring in various areas of New Providence are matters of grave concern to all right-thinking Bahamians. Last weekend, just prior […]