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CLAY SWEETING DEFENDS ELEUTHERA VS MINNIS’ COVID POLICY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1 April 2021 The sudden change in travel requirements for people travelling from Harbour Island and Eleuthera are grossly unfair to residents. Last night (Wednesday, 31 March), the government issued a new requirement as part of it latest amendment to its Emergency Powers Order, requiring travellers to take a RT-PCR COVID-19 test […]

REGISTERING TO VOTE: IS GOV’T SUPRESSING THE VOTE?

Tribune photo There are continuing reports that people are having difficulties  with people registering to vote. The registration matter is supposed to be simpler now because there is no mass re-registration going on.  There is supposed to be permanent register and the dead and missing are supposed to be purged from the list. We don’t […]

THE ARREST OF THE DNA LEADER BACK FIRES ON MINNIS

The Democratic National Alliance (DNA), the rather grand sounding name, is an extra parliamentary party in the Commonwealth Of The Bahamas. It was formed as a breakaway from the Free National Movement largely because its first Leader Branville McCartney, the former Minister of State for Immigration under Hubert Ingraham, had a falling-out with Mr. Ingraham. […]

ONCE AGAIN DION FOULKES IS MISSING IN ACTION

The Senate met on Thursday 25 March 2021. Presumably there was important business to conduct. In fact there was, since the Government was seeking to pass legislation which would enable to purchase of the Grand Bahama International Airport. Who was missing? None other than the Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes who incredibly the week before […]

CARL BETHEL SHAMES US ALL IN THE SENATE

The Senate and the House of Assembly are supposed to be the freest forums in the country. Basically, you can say whatever  you like in there without any legal consequences.  There are however certain rules of decorum. One of them is that you refrain from personal attacks. Carl Bethel, the Attorney General, continually runs afoul […]

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL REWRITES HISTORY ON FREEPORT

The following statement was issued by the Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party: For Immediate Release 19 March 2021 Speaking in the Senate yesterday, the Attorney General was clearly confused and plain wrong when he accused the PLP government of abandoning Grand Bahama. It was the FNM who abandoned and failed Grand Bahama. The decision […]

GLENYS TO THE DEFENCE OF PRISON OFFICERS

Friday 19th March, 2021 The following statement was issued by the Progressive Liberal Party’s spokesman on National Security Glenys Hanna Martin: We have apprised ourselves of the issues affecting Prison Officers which have led to the extraordinary action recently taken by officers in order to draw attention to their long-standing matters. It is clear that […]

THE IMPERIOUS TONES OF THE FNM’S EDUCATION MINISTER

Watching the Minister of Education Jeffery Lloyd on television as he presented his budget presentation to the House last week, it struck us that there is simply something amiss in his attitude.  It is imperious, sneering and talking down to people.  Commentators watching on television were asking out loud who is he shouting at? There […]

THE TRASH TALKING MINISTERS AND FNM MPS

( Elsworth Johnson, Peter Turnquest, Ruben Rahming, Brensil Rolle, Darren Henfield) The Chairman of the PLP Senator Fred Mitchell issued statements during the week to answer personal attacks by FNM Ministers on the Leader of the PLP Philip Davis.  There is a concerted political attack on Mr. Davis as part of the FNM’s campaign to […]

THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T SHOW IN THE SENATE

Senators Fred Mitchell, JoBeth Coleby Davis, Michael Darville after the Senate was convened and no government minister showed up and the Government failed to provide a quorum so the meeting had to be cancelled . 12 March 2021 The following statement was issued by the Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party after the Ministers of […]

PLP FORMALLY COMPLAINS TO FACEBOOK

For Immediate Release 3 March 2021 In a bid to clean up the false information polluting social media in The Bahamas, Hon. Philip Brave Davis,  leader of the Progressive Liberal Party, sent a letter to Facebook’s California headquarters petitioning the multi-national company to change their internal policies that currently allow fake  organizations to advertise on […]

PLP SENDS BEST WISHES TO FOR P M HUBERT INGRAHAM

The following statement was issued by the Progressive Liberal Party: 25 February 2021 The Progressive Liberal Party extends our sincere prayers and well-wishes to former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham who has been admitted to hospital after contracting the COVID-19 virus. COVID-19 has taken it’s toll on many of our fellow Bahamians, disrupting the health of […]

THE PHONY FRED SMITH HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION

The following statement was issued by the Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party in response to a statement by an organization calling itself the Grand Bahama Human Rights Association: 26 February 2021 Just over a week ago, the Leader of the  PLP highlighted the desperate attempts by the FNM and their proxy organisations to spread […]

THE PRIMARIES ARE BEING HELD IN GRAND BAHAMA

Senator Fred Mitchell at the Pineridge PLP Meeting 23 February 2021 in Freeport, Grand Bahama This weekend the final local phase of the selection process for the PLP in Grand Bahama is being held. Primary elections are being held for East Grand Bahama Branches, Marco City, Pineridge, Central Grand Bahama and West Grand Bahama. The […]