You probably never heard the name Patricia Deveaux before last week. She has been since 2017 and the dramatic loss by the PLP one of the right stars of the party. She is a strong supporter of the effort by Philip Brave Davis to become Prime Minister and she fights for him every day. She […]
“Be Brave” was the slogan chosen to lead the campaign for the leadership race at the convention following the general election loss of the PLP in 2017. It was clever and it rallied people around the man who had been the number two to the charismatic Perry Christie that led the PLP since the resignation […]
As soon as the disturbing news of the death of Kobe Bryant started to flash across our phone screens on Sunday 26 January 2020, the conspiracy theories abounded. These are the last days some said. There were nine people on board the helicopter all together including Mr. Bryant. There were nine people on board the […]
Marvin Dames, the Minister of National Security hates Clayton Fernander. Clayton Fernander, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, who used to tease Marvin Dames when they were both on the police force together that he had no number. This was a reference to the institutional revulsion in the police force for those who came into the […]
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
— 1 Peter 5 v 8
Dionisio D’Aguilar, the Minister for Bahamasair and Tommy Turnquest, the Chairman of the Board have some tall splaining to do. They dropped the ball with Bahamasair and are now in the embarrassing position of in the middle of the tourist season, three of the airline’s jets cannot fly into the United States. It has caused […]
It must have been through a drunken haze that the officials of the Free National Movement decided that they would impose the economic costs of this ban of single use plastics in The Bahamas as of 1 January 2020. This is laudable for the environment on the face of it but ruinous for consumers in […]
Most Bahamians if you ask them today would not know the name Godfrey Kelly. He is an old man now, a conchy joe Bahamian from the ancien regime of the United Bahamian Party. He served in the Cabinet of The Bahamas as the Minister of Education. So it is he who was responsible for the […]
This week Barry Griffin, the National Vice Chair of the Progressive Liberal Party, spoke at the Fox Hill Branch of the PLP on Wednesday 18 December 2019. He said as he reviewed the events of the past year politically that he believed that 2019 was a year of reckoning for the PLP, the FNM and […]
With the words spoken on 11 December 2019 “ The FNM will not repent and I will not recant”, Vaughn Miller who was elected two and half years ago as the FNM MP for Golden Isles for the Free National Movement departed the FNM. He said that he will be sitting as an independent. He […]
The Tribune cartoonist made the point last week that every thing is now a joke to the Free National Movement. Indeed there have been so many calls for resignations that it may seem funny but it is not funny at all. The Prime Minister sits over a corrupt Cabinet. Those who are not individually corrupt […]
After six weeks of tortuous trial days and two years of preparation, hardship and oppression brought on by the Free National Movement, David Shane Gibson walked out of court with this wife by his side, and his head held high. He was a free man. A jury of nine people: eight women and one man […]
It was not even a year ago that Peter Turnquest, the lousiest, clueless, worst Minister of Finance, in the history of our country, stood on his feet to boast about how he was going to run the lowest deficit in the history of the last decade of the country’s finances.
Against all the rules of the Senate, Senator Carl Bethel got up and attacked the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and the PLP for raising in the public domain the fact that the President of the Senate Kay Forbes Smith was in a position of a conflict of interest. Instead of simply walking away from the debate, accepting what is the plain and ordinary truth of things, the President of the Senate and the Leader of Government Carl Bethel did what the FNM always do and that is double down in wrong doing.
While the Prime Minister Hubert Minnis was busy cutting ribbons and kissing babies and commissioning bridges, his Government seemed more in shambles than ever. The star of the past week in that regard was the hapless and hopeless gift that keeps on giving in the person of Lanisha Rolle, the Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Affairs.
There are some things that you should just leave alone. After years of practice as a public figure, you should get a sense of what that is. Halson Moultrie, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, has clearly not gotten that message.
What we cannot figure out is why the Bahamas Christian Council is always falling into error and nonsense by engaging in homophobic rants. In the last referendum campaign, to give women the rights they deserve as equal to men , some homophobic and intellectually dishonest pastors engaged in the same pattern that we now see […]
Bruce Raine was a letter writer to The Tribune. In his letter, he explained that the service of his bank the Royal Bank of Canada was poor. He is one of many Bahamian consumers who are daily vexed by the poor service of Bahamian banks and who seem to have no recompense for the sheer […]
Reece Chipman MP for Centreville has resigned from the Free National Movement, the governing party in The Bahamas. It was not unexpected and the question most people were asking was: what took him so long. Mr. Chipman spoke at his grandfather John Chipman’s funeral on 28th September 2019 and gave a rally type speech. So […]
The Bahamas could use the office of a public commentator. That person would have the responsibility to comment on the contradictions and nonsense that occurs in public life and public policy. He or she should be paid by the state to point out to us how we do not live by the creeds that we […]
The police dragged Shane Gibson to court in hand cuffs even though he had an injured leg when he was first charged. The second of four politically inspired cases by the Free National Movement Government has begun. Last week a jury was empaneled. This time the FNM is persecuting Shane Gibson in the courts. Mr. […]
It got to the point on Saturday 20th September 2019 that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had to issue a statement saying that the foreign nationals in The Bahamas are safe and that there is no specific danger to them. The ministry’s announcement said that all nationals of all countries who were affected by the […]
The Prime Minister of The Bahamas Hubert Minnis is having a great time right now. If you were to look at him at work, in the public domain, you would think he does not have a care in the world. He is flying up and down the streets of Nassau with police motorcycles and chase […]
Western Air Terminal In Freeport Wrecked Let us start from the outset. We condemn Hubert Minnis and his entire government over the way they have managed Hurricane Dorian and its aftermath. They are lousy, incompetent and insensitive. There is no kumbyha moment here. There are scores who have died. They have died because of the […]
The evidence is that the northern Bahamas is going to feel the hit and weight of a substantial hurricane called Dorian. The American press is going wild with predictions of winds up to 140 miles per hour. Most Bahamians follow the drama which the U S media makes out of hurricanes, as if they some […]
The following statement was issued by the Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party: Statement From The Chairman of the Progressive Liberal PartyOn DPM’s Response To The Alleged Attack On His Son For Immediate Release 22 August 2019 The PLP notes the response of the Deputy Prime Minister to an attack on his son which he […]
It has now been more than a month since Bennett Minnis, the Member of the Board of the Water and Sewerage Corporation, spewed a vile and hate filled message at the Progressive Liberal Party. The message was homophobic and also racist. It has been widely condemned by both FNMS and PLPs. The mainstream press has […]
The President of the Electrical Workers Union, representing its line staff is Paul Maynard. Paul Maynard is the spitting image of his pa Andrew Dud Maynard and is just as frank. When he tells you something, you better believe it. He was in full flight on Thursday 8th August 2019 when he told the country […]
When Kirk Bodie aka K.B. was on the Save Bays payroll and wrote the song Jokey Leaders, he thought he was talking about the then PLP Government. The problem is that the song has endured and we now have a new government. The joke is now on the FNM. They are a bunch of jokey […]
The Progressive Liberal Party has put to bed its third general convention in two years. The first came in November 2017 when Philip Brave Davis MP defeated Glenys Hanna Martin for the leadership of the PLP which he had inherited by reason of office once Perry Christie retired after the general election defeat on 10 […]