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BENNETT MINNIS THE FNM JACKASS IS AT IT AGAIN

So some Long Islanders made sure that we got a copy of the latest bit of nastiness from the jackass of the century in The Bahamas. This time he was calling the broadcaster Clint Watson names because he tried to do his job  as a journalist on the road post curfew at night last week.  […]

Mourn The Loss Of Chief Superintendent Dunstan Babbs

When the Englishman Dennis Morgan who directed the band in the 1960s and 70s retired, it was taken over by Dunstan Babbs, an unassuming Barbadian transplant to The Bahamas.  He transformed the band into the modern instrument that it is today, fully consonant with the music of a modern and evolving Bahamas.  Thank you Mr. […]

Andrew Allen’s Letter To The Editor On Covid 19 Economic Policy

Attorney Andrew Allen fights for the protection of Bahamian assets in the midst of this public health emergency and warns us not to give away  the store because of the Covid 19 virus.  The letter  was first printed in The Tribune: EDITOR, The Tribune The tragic danger of current events for The Bahamas is that […]

Only Half The Parents Show Up To Get The Fast Food Vouchers

So last Wednesday 25 March 2020, the Ministry of Education made a big flourish by calling all students who were on the lunch assistance programme in the public schools to come get food vouchers, good for two weeks and free of charge. The Minister Jeffery Lloyd was very proud of this one and was touting […]

The Legislature Must Intervene On Bills Due And Owing

Over the past week in the face of the Covid 19 public emergency, the Central Bank announced that it had managed with the clearinghouse banks to obtain a moratorium on mortgages due and owing for the next 90 days and that this would apply only to those who were current. It would also mean that […]

Fred Mitchell Responds To FNM Political Attack

For Immediate Release 21 March 2020 Yesterday 20 March 2020, the Leader of the Opposition spoke by phone to the Prime Minister. In that exchange suggestions were offered by the Leader of the Opposition to the Prime Minister. There was a cordial but frank exchange of views on the Corona virus issues. The Prime Minister […]

THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE WANTS US TO COOK AT HOME

24 March 2020 From The Tribune by Rashad Rolle in the Commissioner’s own words on how people will be treated during the curfew: He said residents, regardless of socioeconomic backgrounds, will be treated equally during the curfew and said he would be “disappointed” if officers let biases influence their willingness to grant people’s requests.   “Nobody […]

WHAT THE DOCTOR SAYS ABOUT THE EMERGENCY | 27 March 2020

By Eyewitness News Sloan Smith Health officials yesterday confirmed community transmission of the coronavirus (COVID) in The Bahamas This comes as four more cases of the virus were confirmed on New Providence – none of which were connected to any of the previous five cases. Community transmission means the source of infection for the spread […]

Hotel Workers Let Go In The Thousands

The death toll of the hotel sector continues apace.  Blame everything on the Covid 19 virus, the government’s order and the fact that American are now prohibited from coming to The Bahamas along with their European counterparts. We must save our lives. In the process, Atlantis, the largest employer after the Bahamas Government has laid […]

Paul Rolle To Succeed As Commissioner Of Police

So congratulations are in order to the new Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle who takes over on Monday 30 March 2020.  A North Andros man, he is now at the top and it appears that there will be no objection from the Official Opposition, notwithstanding his role in locking up the former Minister Shane Gibson  […]

BARRY GRIFFIN PLP VICE SAYS: WHAT ABOUT THE ECONOMY?

24 March 2020  I write to offer some suggestions to the Task Force.  While the measures being implemented by the government are a good first step, we should be concerned that the package presented thus far doesn’t fully appreciate the urgency and the gravity of the situation for the poorest and most vulnerable among us. […]

BELINDA TELLS THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION OFF

This letter from Belinda Wilson, Chair of the Bahamas Union Of Teachers: seems she is vex about how teachers are being treated by the Ministry. Came to our attention on Thursday 26 March 2020: Good evening DS Forbes why would you send out information accusing teachers of acting like they are on vacation? The teachers […]

THE YOUNG LIBERALS SPEAK UP FOR THE HOMELESS

For Immediate Release 26th March 2020 It was reported in the media recently that the persons prosecuted by the state for violating the Emergency Powers Orders (EPO) in the wake of the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 were homeless. It appears that the government has used this policy issue as an opportunity to target the poorest and […]

Justice Jeanne Thompson The Contrarian

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE24th March 2020 The comments in today’s media attributed to the Attorney General are, with all due respect, inaccurate, misplaced and a misstatement on the position of the PLP regarding the government’s response and handling of the COVID-19 health threat. Contrary to Mr. Bethel’s opinion, the record is clear that the Opposition always […]

Fusion Movie House Closes Says They Have No Money

In November 2018 an Imax Theatre and Multiplex opened in Nassau on Gladstone Road Hill which is believed at 123 feet to be the highest hill in New Providence.  It was a smash hit and like everything else in The Bahamas, there was an immediate rush for everyone to go there.  It was a pretty […]