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Letter To The Editor From Kelly Burrows On Michael Scott Q C

Dear. Editor. Below is a quote from your Editorial February 16. 2016 from Mr. Michael Scott, he was rewarded for the attack on the Prime Minister as Chairman of the Hotel Corporation, now his open disagreement with the Minister of Tourism on the Lucayan Sale that he put together, also his involvement in the Deputy Prime Minister having to resign, causes one to wonder what’s is his agenda He should have never been made Chairman, he’s a loose canon, under Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, perish the thought it would have never entered their minds. Then we have Mr. Ruben Rahming

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ANDREW ALLEN WRITES

EDITOR, The Tribune. The reasons for the upcoming snap election (the first in Bahamian history) are as clear as daylight. The unprecedented fiscal challenges posed by a year of lost economic activity have the government facing a dilemma long in the making. Any attempt to borrow money (the favoured tactic of this administration), will be met with demands from would-be creditors to either dramatically cut spending or to reform taxes (either by increasing present ones, or shifting to new sources). The former choice will outrage a population already abused by years of irresponsible austerity, while the latter will force the

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CARL CULMER: THE TRUTH IS NOT IN HIM

Following the press conference of the Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis on the FNM and the fake sites that it sponsors on Facebook on 16 February 2021, Carl Culmer said that the FNM does not do that. He said that they would never engage in such tactics.  We know that is untrue because the only party that has the resources and that would benefit from the disinformation is the FNM.  The Chairman of the FNM also told The Tribune that there will be no early election.  The Chairman of the PLP Fred Mitchell issued the following statement: 17 February

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LETTER FROM MICHAEL STEVENSON ON OIL AND DEMOCRACY

( This letter first appeared in The Tribune) EDITOR: In a previous letter (published on January 12, 2021), I maintained that a legislative ban on oil drilling and extraction would not amount to compulsory possession or acquisition without compensation of BPC’s property under Article 27 of The Constitution. I also pointed out possible risks with this position – risks the legislative branch of government should not allow to deter it from enacting a ban on oil extraction. These risks are even smaller if the limitations in Article 27 are considered. In a follow-up letter (published on January 20, 2021), I

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PETER WITHDRAWING HIS CANDIDACY: COWARDICE

The weekend of 6 February 2021, Peter Turnquest, the disgraced former Finance Minister, wrote this to his campaign team: “By now you would have no doubt heard the report that I have been advised by the party leader that I will not receive the nomination for East Grand Bahama.  “I assume that council will give final confirmation or otherwise on that decision at its next sitting.” Then on 10 February 2021, he wrote this: “ “Serving the people of East Grand Bahama has been one of the greatest privileges of my life. The relationships we have formed have nurtured my family

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RENEWING A CONTRACT FOR AN FNM TROLL

The report in social media is that FNM Troll Xavier Knowles has had his contract to continue writing filth on line renewed by the Minister of Health Renward Wells to work as an amanuensis at the health ministry.  This is the same man who got married and then his guests were all fined for violating the rules of COVID-19, including the son of the Attorney General, the joker Carlyle Bethel.  Mr. Knowles was Dr. Duane Sands’ man, having helped the disgraced former Health minister in the last campaign. But the king is dead, but long live the king

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COMMENT ON THE PHONY ENVIRONMENTALISTS

This comment first appeared in What’s App on 10 February 2021: Not too sure who this unelected self appointed group is celebrating BPC’s exploratory stoppage, but if they were to examine closely the following wording that they quote (below) from BPC’s release, they might wish to sit down and consider how globalists think, and the potential cost to The Bahamas: “A core focus of this review will be an assessment of the technical and value potential established by the drilling of Perseverance #1, and the definition of *further activities that will maximise the Company’s ability to monetise and thus create

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THE DECISION TO CHARGE OR NOT TO CHARGE

File photo not related Last week, the police without the review of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) charged a case of sex with a minor of the same sex. This is an offence which was created under the Hubert Ingraham administration which draws a life imprisonment punishment, which in itself is extraordinary.  However, given the prejudicial nature of these charges, it is inconceivable that in this day and time, the police are able to bring such a charge without the review of lawyers who can determine from a more objective point of view whether or not it is appropriate

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FNM VACCINE DEBACLE

Freeport News Image of Dr. Merceline Dahl Regis Anti Covid Consultant So the FNM has announced that the vaccine will soon be here. There will be 100,000 doses of it.  However, the vaccine will not be available to the over 65 population. They got a vaccine that is not tested and approved for that category.  So only those between 18 and 65 will get it.  That’s a  fat lot of good eh? The most vulnerable in the population will not get the vaccine. How stupid.  But that’s the FNM for you.

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TELEPHONE AND DATA LOUSY IN GRAND BAHAMA

The Minister for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson was speaking in the Senate on Thursday 4 February 2021. He was boasting about the Government’s new internet platform. According to the Minister, this is supposed to allow the citizen to apply to any government office for a service without having to repeat information about the citizen to each office. It means that when you apply to one office and given the information like your driver’s license or National Insurance card, it will be available as information on you whenever and wherever you apply for a government service.  He claimed that the FNM

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LAYOFFS AT KFC

KFC, the fast food chicken company, should not be laying off employees.  If any company has had a windfall since the pandemic, it should be KFC.  Yet, the company announced last week some 35 people have been aid off.  They say they have tried to get an exemption from the restriction of closing at 10 p.m. to meet the requirements of the curfew but to no avail. The result, they lose a significant portion of their business.  The result is layoffs.

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THE LIES TOLD ABOUT NYGAARD

The Save The Bays, Fred Smith et al nasty anti Bahamian crowd are at it again. They are using the same playbook from the last general election.  The arrest of Peter Nygard in Canada at the behest of the Americans has Fred Smith and is principals the nasty other man from Lyford Cay at it again.  Mr. Nygaard who is a well-known public figure is in jail and the Canadians will not give him bail.  He stands accused of assault young women in The Bahamas. So on Thursday 28 January 2020, the Canadians broadcast a programme in which they  made

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UNDERSTANDING SUICIDE

So the Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle was having an otherwise good day.  On 18 January 2021, he had plenty to talk about with regard to the crime report for last year.  Under his direction, he argued that crime had fallen.  He struck back at critics who said it was simply because the pandemic had everyone bottled up inside. He said it was good policing. So that was fine.  But as it happens in this era, he had a gotcha moment when the press asked him about the fact that suicide had risen 38 per cent over last year. He

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THE SORDID STORY OF HANK JOHNSON FNM MP?

Where is Sandra Dean Patterson, the advocate for women who condemned former PLP MP Leslie Miller for his comments about beating women?  She was nowhere to be found as the sordid story of Hank Johnson the FNM MP unfolded across the press. There was silence from every women’s group and no criticism from the  anti PLP press about the fact that Hank Johnson, MP for Central and South Eleuthera, is alleged to have battered his wife. The police charged his brother in law for beating him up. There is a complaint on file with the police that Hank Johnson beat

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POLICE HARRASSMENT INSPIRED BY THE FNM ON OUR STREETS

So one police officer boasted to Jasper Ward of The Nassau Guardian that the police had written some 395,000 dollars’ worth of tickets to motorists. He was boasting about this in a country where people are unemployed, no food and no housing. Is that anything to be proud about?  In Grand Bahama it is ridiculous, ten roadbooks throughout the city that does not have a pot to piss in. The courts are overwhelmed with citations for traffic violations. In Nassau, they are stopping you they say to search for guns and ammunition. This is all unlawful said Senator Fred Michell

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THE LAST WEEK OF DONALD TRUMP

It looks like we are finally near the end of the nightmare which the United States voters imposed on the world.  The elected an idiot, a man sick in mind, a racist, a liar and a mad man.  He was helped by a group craven senators who would rather bow to his nonsense than fight back.  Last week he was impeached for the second time for inciting a riot to overthrow the legitimately elected government of the United States.  This is the work of a traitor.  This week his presidency comes to an end. He is not going out gracefully

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THE STUPIDTY OF THE OIL DRILLING OPPONENTS

The Progressive Liberal Party’s Shadow Attorney General issued the following statement after the news that despite the promise of the Government to resist the trifling application of Fred Smith QC, the Government has now conceded that the action can proceed without the demand for security for costs: 15 January 2021 The government’s decision to forgo security of costs in the ongoing oil drilling court is a show of weakness and a lack of political will on the part of the government. How else can this decision be explained when this FNM government approved the oil drilling; filed a notice of 

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THE COURTS SHOULD END THE FRED SMITH POLITICAL CHARADE

The disappointing news came from the Courts that despite the fact that the Court would not stop the exploratory oil drilling from proceeding by Bahamas Petroleum Company, the Court was going to allow the judicial review of the decision of the Government to licence the drilling to proceed.  This is most unfortunate.  The dog and pony show of the dummy and the ventriloquist Q C and his phony environmentalist  now gets a life. It is quite a shame that these political clowns are able to interfere in the country’s public policy with their treacherous behaviour.

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NATIONAL HONOURS FROM THE QUEEN DISGRACE

Merceline Dahl Regis M D So the first thing is you want to congratulate all those who got these British honours from the Queen on the 31st December 2020. So this comment is not about their service but about the silliness of these British honours. Amongst them is Merceline Dahl Regis who saved the backside of Hubert Minnis from the pandemic disaster by at least putting some order into the  health care system, even though it is almost now right back into a state of collapse. They made her a Companion of St Michael and St George (CMG), the status

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WILL PETER TURNQUEST GET THE NOMINATION AGAIN?

Some white Bahamian business people who live in Peter Turnquest’s East Grand Bahama constituency were all exercised a couple of weeks ago about the way Hubert Minnis is running the Government that they were for the first time considering, they said, a vote for the PLP. We all know that because of racism, they could not do it, but nice try. The have now begun to  tack as is  expected.  Hubert Minnis has apparently heard their cries and  has decided that Peter Turnquest will not get the nomination for the FNM. Instead, Kwasi Thompson, his new man at Finance, will

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THE FNM PICKS UP THE PLP’S FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

The FNM has been circulating a video with the man in the picture who they are crowing to the rafters about as a former PLP, now FNM. This is the same fellow who not six weeks ago, he was slamming an FNM MP for being hopeless. There is plenty parking space up there in that skull. He and Carl Culmer deserve each other.

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MAURICE TYNES SAYS RENWARD WELLS IS WRONG

Dear Editor, I was shocked to hear Renward Wells, who is the leader of government business in the House of Assembly, publicly berate David Forbes, the clerk of the House, for allowing a Private Members Bill to be read for a first time. Even though Minister Wells was seated at the time, in the moment of his anger and frustration, he spoke loud enough that he could be clearly heard over the television. Fred McAlpine, the member of Parliament for Pineridge, had given notice the previous week that he intended to go through the procedure of having a bill placed

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FRED MITCHELL SAYS DO NOT LET THE FNM PLAY MIND GAMES

Senator Fred Mitchell denounces the FNM’s statement  issued  last night  on Peter Nygard and encourages all our  aspirants  and political  leaders  to be strong. Do not allow weaklings  like Hubert Minnis, Fred Smith and Carl Culmer  to play mind games  on us. Be strong. The country  needs  the PLP more than ever. PLP ALL THE WAY. 16 December 2020

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BURYING YOUR MOTHER IN MINNIS’ BAHAMAS

In today’s Bahamas this is what we have come to. You have people who have not been working for nine months or more.  There is no social safety net for any emergency. So there is constant demand for food, for housing and get this for burying your loved ones. Every step you take, there is a request from someone that they do not have the money to bury their loved ones. No wonder the morgue is full. This is Minnis’ Bahamas.  There appears to be no relief in sight.

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THE CABINET MEETING THE DAY AFTER

When a ministerial colleague resigns, the mood in the cabinet is like death warmed over. One day you are sitting in a powerful seat and making decisions, with policemen saluting to you.  The next day, you are gone.  That is the case of Peter Turnquest.  Only one colleague has spoken up for him that is the man who is condemned himself Marvin Dames.  He too needs to go, so birds of a feather flock together. Speaking in the Senate on Friday 27 November, Senator Fred Mitchell said that if Peter Turnquest had been a different kind of person, less haughty,

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TURNQUEST HAS A BILL COSBY PROBLEM

Bill Cosby, the American comedian, is sitting in jail, an old man, his reputation in ruins for a rape that he did not commit. But he is there because the usual protection for a Black man unjustly accused in the United States did not come to his rescue.  The Black community instead of coming to his rescue., helped to put him under.  He spent his considerable fortune and public platform in his heyday trashing young black males about the way they speak and wearing their pants down below their waists. In return, it was a young Black comedian that accused

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MICHAEL SCOTT Q C: ASSASSIN

At the end of the movie “The Prime of Jean Brodie”, the young woman who she had mentored but who had turned against her is walking away in satisfaction at the work of undoing Ms. Brodie her former mentor.  Ms. Brodie shouts out: “Assassin! Assassin!” That is the cry one could give to Michael Scott who is the author and finisher of the fate of Peter Turnquest.  Peter Turnquest learned that in Dr. Minnis’ FNM in a contest between the word of white man and a black man, even a brown skinned Long Island man who thinks he is a

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Carl Bethel Withdraws The Allegation Against Fred Mitchell

https://fb.watch/1WoLpjNRS1/ On 12 November 2020, the Leader for the Government in the Senate Carl Bethel alleged that Senator Fred Mitchell broke the quarantine laws. Senator Mitchell demanded a withdrawal which was refused. Senator Mitchell revisited the matter at the last sitting of the Senate on Monday 15 November and Senator Bethel withdrew the allegation.

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TO DRILL OR NOT TO DRILL THAT IS THE QUESTION

It must be his days as a monk that informs his sanctimoniousness.  We are talking about Brother Joseph Darville, the anti PLP campaigner, who is dressed up in environmental protection clothes. He is the other half of the ventriloquist and the dummy team of Fred Smith, Q C.  So this week he is in the newspaper preaching the gospel of no drilling for oil.  The water is too pristine and the environment will be ruined. He was moved to write the missive because James Smith, the former Minister, trashed the idea of the other half of the ventriloquist and the

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