THERE IS NO NEW NORMAL… STUPID EXPRESSION

Suddenly the colloquial vogue is to talk about a “ new normal” to describe what is happening now with the  rules of Covid 19 behaviour in place: the physical distancing of six feet apart, the washing of hands for 20 seconds, the wearing of masks in public, the refusing to shake people’s hands, and doing […]

Inigo Zenicazalaya : A Bad Comic A Homophobe A Racist

The screenshot you see is taken from Facebook and we are only concerned with one comment, that of the first individual who we recognize as a columnist for The Tribune. The Tribune’s standards have fallen but we did not know how low. When Bennet Minnis described the Leader of the Opposition as a “black monkey”, […]

THE RUBBISH OF EXTENDING THE COVID ORDER

Leader of the Opposition Philip Dais announced in the House of Assembly that the opposition would no longer be supporting the extension of the Proclamation of The Public Emergency.  Here is his full statement to the House of Assembly delivered on Thursday 28 May 2020: EMERGENCY POWER RESOLUTION EXTENSION Thursday May 27, 2020Remarks by Hon. Philip Brave […]

THE CHARACTERS OF FNM YOUNG POLITICIANS

There is a moral and ethical character flaw in a number of FNM politicians who are new to the game.  The crop of FNM Senators and Members of Parliament who came in for the first time all seem to have a problem with telling the truth or in understanding the mode of behaviour in public […]

Justice Jeanne Thompson Recants On Her Praise Of The FNM On Covid 19

At the beginning of our unwelcome journey through the problem which is COVID-19, I felt comfortable and safe. We had a well-respected doctor as our minister of health, and a prime minister who had, as a previous minister of heath, guided us through other serious epidemics. We also had a fantastic health team headed by […]

VIRTUAL COURT ROOMS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

There is a love fest going on now that the Government has this Proclamation of Public Emergency in place, to suspend civil liberties, for virtual courtrooms. The Constitution says the following in Article 20  (9) “All proceedings instituted in any court for the determination of the existence or extent of any civil right or obligation, […]

THE WORST BUDGET IN HISTORY OF THE BAHAMAS

The Shadow Finance Minister Chester Cooper MP for Exuma and Ragged Island answered Peter Turnquest, the Minister of Finance just after his annual budget statement on Wednesday 27 May 2020. The budget will have a 1.3 billion dollar deficit, the largest in the history of the country. The Shadow Minister’s full statement 27 May 2020: […]

DUANE SANDS GOES BACK TO WORK REAL WORK

The House of Assembly approved a resolution which would permit Dr. Duane Sands, the now former Minister of Health to return to work as a mender of hearts. The former Minister has now returned to work as a heart surgeon in the Princess Margaret Hospital and charging beaucoup bucks.  The constitution says that he as […]

SENATOR FRED MITCHELL ADDRESSES THE SENATE COUNTERACTS THE LYING VIDEO CLIP OF JAMAL MOSS

Senator Fred Mitchell speaks against the resolution to extend the proclamation of emergency and then tells the government not to tell him to sit down and shut up in the Senate 28 May 2020.  From 27 minutes and fifty seconds into the video, the true story of standing up for labour day not the lies […]

THE PLP IS STOPPED FROM TRAVELLING THE BAHAMAS

Chairman says he’s not been to Grand Bahama in ten weeks. Speaking in the Senate on Thursday 28 May 2020, Senator Fred Mitchell said that that  the present rules prevent the Opposition for travelling the country to keep an eye on various constituencies.  He was particularly concerned about Grand Bahama where he has not been […]

BERRY ISLANDS, EXUMA, SAN SALVADOR AND ELEUTHERA

Despite the Prime Minister Hubert Minnis speaking in the House of Assembly to say that they are opening up the country, Eleuthera, Exuma, San Salvador and the Berry Islands where there are no cases of Covid 19 remain close.  It is clear that this is some sort of collective punishment for these people. This is […]

PETER TURNQUEST: PIPER PICKING PICKLED PEPPERS

An old nursery rhymeIf Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppersHow many pecks of pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick? That is the question everyone is asking about Peter Turnquest, the Minister of Finance. He is lost.  He came to office saying he would run the lowest deficit and cut the national debt. In […]

Andrew Allen Writes In Answer To Laying Off The Public Servants

26 May 2020 Dear Editor, According to the Tribune of May 19, 2020, a group calling itself the Organisation for Responsible Governance (ORG) apparently sees it as quite responsible that a country that runs itself on revenues representing a mere 18 percent of Gross Domestic Product (among the lowest on the planet) and that derives […]

Local Government Elections Suspended

On 21 May 2020, the Competent Authority ( actually he is the incompetent authority) Dr. Hubert Minnis, the Prime Minister signed an order suspending local democracy in The Bahamas until this pandemic is over. The elections were to be held on 24 June 2020 but alas that event is off .  In all things plead […]

Visiting The Grave Of Alrae Ramsey – 29 May 2020

Many Bahamians are still shocked at the loss of two young Bahamian men in the prime of their life.  One of them was 28 Blair John.  He was a graduate of St Augustine’s College in Nassau and was on his way to obtaining a Ph D in university in Minnesota.  Alrae Ramsey, 29, was his […]

PLP Welcomes Decision On Children Out Of Wedlock And Citizenship

The following statement  is by the Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party Philip Brave Davis MP: 28 May 2020 We support the decision given on 25 May 2020 of the Supreme Court in Rolle et al. v A.G. (2019) that the child of an unmarried Bahamian man born in The Bahamas to a non-Bahamian woman […]