THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION LETS US DOWN

A word to the wise is usually sufficient. However, even those who are supposed to be clothed in their right minds in this FNM people’s time Government seem to have lost their reason.  We say the words of Mark Anthony at the funeral of Julius Caesar as penned by William Shakespeare: “O judgment thou art […]

GLEYNYS ASKS: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE COMMISSIONER?

IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 21st, 2017 PRESS STATEMENT BY GLENYS HANNA MARTIN SHADOW MINISTER FOR THE MINISTRY OF NATIONAL SECURITY ON THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE We are very concerned in the Official Opposition about the uncertainty which is surrounding the Office of the Commissioner of Police and his status. Our system of Government provides for the […]

JEROME FITZGERLAD SAYS BANNISTER TALKING FOOL

STATEMENT BY JEROME FITZGERALD FORMER EDUCATION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY MINISTER AND MP FOR MARATHON. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 21ST SEPTEMBER 2017 IN RESPONSE TO NEWSPAPER HEADLINES AND CERTAIN MEMBER (‘S) OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY COMMENTS “I wish to advise the public that upon review of the headlines of the local dailies today, 21 September 2017, […]

CHESTER COOPER ON THE HURRICANE INSURANCE

STATEMENT BY CHESTER COOPER, PLP SHADOW MINISTER OF FINANCE, FINANCIAL SERVICES & INDUSTRY Though the prime minister has promised to table information regarding the low payout by and apparently exorbitant premium paid to the Caribbean Catastrophic Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) with respect to this budget cycle and Hurricane Irma, there are some critical questions that […]

BRADLEY ROBERTS ATTACKS DESMOND BANNISTER

STATEMENT BY BRADLEY B. ROBERTS CHAIRMAN, PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL PARTY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 21ST SEPTEMBER 2017 BANNISTER COMMENTS RANK ABUSE OF PARLIAMENTARY PRIVILEGE Today both the Tribune and Nassau Guardian carried, uncritically I may add, House comments attributed to Works Minister the Hon. Desmond Bannister. One headline read Gifted millions and in the other the Minister reportedly […]

THE WORK OF THE MISSIONS ABROAD

United Nations Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield joined CARICOM Foreign Ministers on Wednesday 20 September, 2017 for a meeting with the United Kingdom Minister responsible for the Caribbean.  The meeting was held in the margins of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.  Minister Henfield is at centre in the second row. […]

Warrant Of Arrest For Krissy Love… Omar Archer Convicted

On 20 September, Omar Archer, the political mental case, was convicted and sentenced to 21 days in prison by a Supreme Court judge for contemptuous remarks he previously made about the legal proceedings against former Cabinet minister Shane Gibson. However, Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson suspended the sentence for 21 days on the condition that Archer donate […]

Chester Cooper Announces For Deputy Leader Of The PLP

STATEMENT BY I. CHESTER COOPER MP -Re. PLP CONVENTION September 20, 2017 Let me firstly thank the wonderful people of Exuma, Exuma Cays & Ragged Island for giving me the opportunity to serve as their Member of Parliament. My continued thoughts and prayers go out to the people and descendants of Ragged Island who experienced […]

Frankie Campbell Has Some Splaining To Do On Citizenship & Passports

Appearing on the Darold Miller Show Minister of Transport Frankie Campbell whose mother is Haitian indicated that he hold two passports. Now it could be that he means passports as in Diplomatic and Regular but many PLPs took it to mean that he holds both a Bahamian and Haitian passport. If it is the latter, […]

D’Aguilar Doesn’t Care About Grand Bahama Tourism

The Minister of Tourism Dionysio D’Aguilar said last week he is not concerned about the fact that the Celebration ship, the last supplier of regular tourism to Freeport, has withdrawn from Grand Bahama and won’t be back until Christmas because the ships will coming from the Caribbean as a result of the storms to fill […]

Marvin Dames: “Gun To The Head?” Are You Mad?

Talk about inappropriate language. After being battered all last week to say what the status of the Commissioner of Police is, Marvin Dames, the now Minister of National Security told The Tribune that the Commissioner was on vacation. Said he: “No one has a gun to his head”. Interesting choice of language with all the […]

What The Democrats Had To Say About The New U S Ambassador

Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), the top Democrat on the Committee, made the following statement on the nomination Doug “Papa” Manchester as the Ambassador to The Bahamas for the United States: “The Bahamas is a transit country for illicit drugs bound for the U.S., which means that our ambassador must possess the skills to advance strategic […]