About original sins It is amazing to me that many Bahamians are still reluctant to have a discussion about the place of class, race and privilege in this country. Moreover, it is astounding how many Bahamians are infected with a collective amnesia about or are historically ignorant of the fact that the FNM party has […]
Poor Halson Moultrie, the hapless dumbo who is the Speaker of the House thought he was doing a favour for his constituents by supplying hand water pumps in the area but alas the Leader of the PLP exposed him as tapping into contaminated water fields. When that backfired on him, there was no answer to […]
The head of the Central Bank is John Rolle. His wife is Dr. Nicola Rolle. She is the head of National Insurance, the largest institutional investor in the country by far. They have U S investments overseas pursuant to the loosened restrictions of the bank, prior to Mr. Rolle’s arrival. Now comes Covid 19 and […]
Potters Cay vendors have been told by the government that they can open if they compaly with a list of about ten things: current business license, Current food handlers Certificates for all employees, Current Health certificates for all employees, National Insurance payments up to date, the Compliance Certificates, Covid 19 Complaint, Extermination of rodents completed, […]
On 10 May 1980 the then six week Royal Bahamas Defence Force suffered four casualties with the death of four young seaman. They were onboard the HMBS Flamingo which sunk to the bottom of the ocean after being strafed by Cuban Migs on the high seas, following the arrest of Cuban fishermen, 35 miles off […]
Dear Editor. Kindly allow me some space to voice my concern(s) about what really are NOT attractive listings, private and BISX (public), existing and proposed in the Bahamas. Prior to BISX coming into existence, in the due diligence phase, at the time, the Government of the day (I recall late 90’s early 2000’s) was advised, […]
Note from the PublisherLilla A. Mitchell, mother of this columnist ( Fred Mitchell) is dead. She collapsed on Tuesday 4 May at 99 Collins Avenue, her home since 1953. She is survived by her husband Frederick A. Mitchell Sr., her children including this columnist, Robert Ian, Marva and Mathew Mitchell and Carla Mitchell-Seymour. She had […]
Out of the blue, two cops show up on the streets and you can tell problems are being created. There is a long line of cars, traffic backed up for minutes. The other side is clear. What are the police doing? They are checking people to find out if they have identification on them? Please. […]
This was the welcome home for the Bahamian Covids The Prime Minister Hubert Minnis just showed The Bahamas how utterly incompetent he is by how it managed the return of the Bahamians who have been trying to get home now for five weeks, since he declared the Covid 19 Emergency. The Covids ( as we […]
Senator Jobeth Davis, Barbara Pierre, former Secretary General, Lulamae Smith, Leader Philip Davis, Mrs. Ann Marie Davis and Secretary General Barbara Cartwright.
He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Dexter Johnson, Dr. Johnson is vying for the PLP’s nomination in Pinewood.
At his press conference on Tuesday 5 May 2020, the Leader of the PLP Philip Davis asked what is the situation with local government elections scheduled for 20 May 2020 and no word from the government and no preparation either: LOCAL GOVERNMENT I wish to point out our party’s concern for what is happening in […]
( Editor’s Note: although this is old news, we print this because it is a sample of how the Government talks to its people during this Covid crisis. They actually think they are running a military camp and that they are somehow doing us a great big favour. Lots of dos and don’ts. The arrival […]
For Immediate Release May 6, 2020 It is outrageous that the European Commission would seek to unilaterally level heavy-handed sanctions by way of another blacklist. It is even more concerning that these attacks continue amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Though there have been various legislative reforms undertaken, institutions continue to shed jobs and leave The Bahamas. […]
This far and no farther. 8 May 2020 at the Lynden Pindling Airport. Is this what you call a warm welcome?
The press was looking for the new Minister of Health pro tempore. He is of course the Prime Minister, the so called Competent Authority, under the Covid 19 Emergency Order. The press thought that on his early days on the job as Minister of Health, he would be anxious to answer all their questions. But […]
THE HON PHILLIP “BRAVE” DAVIS, Q.C., M.P.LEADER OF THE PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL PARTY TUESDAY, 4TH FEBRUARY, 2020 The Ten Core Principles I wish to share at least ten guiding principles that will undergird the programs, policies and strategic plan of the next PLP government of which I will lead. 1. A strong safety net that leaves […]
On 6 May 2020, the Bridge which was the single causeway to allow traffic between Spanish Wells and nearby Russell Island collapsed. The bridge had been awaiting repairs since a contract was signed in July of last year. It was sign again of the FNM and its inability to execute anything successfully. They had all […]
Kwasi Thompson, the Minister with a red mask. Hmm 7 May 2020 If you don’t laugh, you will cry as the FNM tries to take credit for the PLP’s projects in Grand Bahama. So with nothing else to report, they were all gathered all of them, accept our friend Rev Fredrick McAlpine, to say what […]
Dr. Duane Sands was hanging on by a thread. The PLP needed one last thrust to push him over the edge. The party turned to its young warriors Justin Smith, Senator Jobeth Colby Davis and National Vice Chair Holly Barratt. They did it. Three appearances on Jones Communication and by night fall Dr. Sands was […]
People who are her friends can’t understand why Betsy Dingman, the widow of the Billionaire Mike Dingman, got herself caught up in the public controversy about the entry of some non-nationals in The Bahamas under the aegis of Dr. Duane Sands, the now disgraced Minister of Health who was forced out of office last week. […]
First it was posing with a gun, trying to get the hoodlum vote we suppose. Now it’s the hair braids and twists. It’s a real coming out party for this young MP who is obviously seeking to identify with his constituents. He tried to beat the reaction to the punch by posting this on his […]
Senator Fred Mitchell at the funeral of Patricia Stuart, mother of Chef Brent Deveaux who resides in the Fox Hill constituency, Sweeting’s Colonial Mortuary 7 May 2020.