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BRENT SYMONETTE WANTS PETER TURNQUEST’S OLD JOB?

The relentless attacks by his own side have continued ever since Peter Turnquest fell on his sword on 25 November 2020, admitting that he had to go as Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister.  The jockeying began immediately as to who would replace him.  Many said it would Renward Wells the ambitious and unprincipled […]

The First Of Fred And Lilla Mitchell’s Grand Children Gets Married | 13 November 2020

So how this goes again: Dominic Mitchell is the son of Matthew and Paige Mitchell ( nee Mellie and Anthony Dillett); Megan Bethel is the daughter of Owen and Kristal (nee Merlene and Jeffery Thompson). Well the two have become one as at 13 November 2020. Congratulations. The bridegroom is the nephew of Senator Fred […]

Dr. Nicola Virgil Rolle Flies Away To Lyford Cay

We tell this story. In the United States, when the Presidents start heading toward his third year in office, his staff starts looking for new jobs. They have no idea what’s going to happen when the next administration comes in or even if the old one continues.  If the fortunes are particularly bad for the […]

Philip P. Smith Letter To The Editor On The PM’s Abuse Of Power

Dear Editor, One has to wonder which country the prime minister and the minister of tourism govern. The prime minister casually exempts himself from COVID travel requirements along with that for members of the press, public officers, including his police security detail, and airplane pilots, in order for him to cut a ribbon on a […]

PLP LEADER’S CONDOLENCES TO ENVIRONMENT MINISTER | 3 December 2020

I join thousands of Bahamians in expressing shock and sadness at the tragic death of the son of a parliamentary colleague, Romuald Ferreira, Minister of Housing and the Environment at the family’s home today. As a parent, l imagine that the grief and sadness at the loss of a beloved child must be unspeakable. I […]

Betty Cole Dies At 92.. Leader of The Opposition Pays Tribute

For Immediate Release  5 December 2020 It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that l pay tribute to and report on the passing today of my good friend, mentor, educator and Bahamian sports icon, Betty Cole. She was ninety-two years old.  Not only did Betty attain iconic status in the sport of swimming […]

TURNQUEST WANTS TO KNOW WHY THEY’RE PICKING ON HIM

Ever since the Government of The Bahamas Government dismissed a private loan arrangement with a foreign finance firm in favour of an international Bond offering, the bi-weekly tabloid, The Punch, has launched a relentless attack on me and the Ministry of Finance. The rational for the decision made, following extensive analysis by technical experts at […]

D’AGUILLAR TURNS HIM DOWN SO IT’S KWASI THOMPSON

The back channel chat is that the Prime Minister Hubert Minnis in absolute desperation has turned to Kwasi Thompson to serve as the Minister of State for finance.  Mr. Thompson knows nothing about finance. So, the Prime Minister has hired a special advisor to teach the new Minister about finance. The talk is that Dionisio […]

Sadie Curtis Dies… Lauded By Former Student Senator Fred Mitchell

For Immediate Release30 November 2020 When I answered the call of the school bell at the Sands School next to The Tribune Building in the White Grounds, my headmistress was Sadie Curtis. She was joined by Mayrona Seymour and Naomi Pinder as the teachers there. That is well over 60 years ago. While memory fades, […]