Editorial

GLENYS HANNA MARTIN’S ACTIVE POLITICAL COMMENTS

We repeat a series of posts by Glenys Hanna Martin, the Shadow Minister of Transport, from her Facebook Page. Boxing Day On The Commissioner Of Police As we approach 2020 we must not tolerate the blurring of constitutional lines between the political directorate and the RBPF. We have constitutional protections as citizens in a democratic state and they must not be compromised under any circumstance. The COP, in the execution of his mandate according to law, does not work for the PM nor any politician and he must not allow a perception which would bring that into question. He must

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THE BIG DRONE RIP OFF

That Marvin Dames is a political nitwit and an insensitive twit, the world knows it. The part that they do not know is that he is a spendthrift. Last year he signed a two million dollars contract to install something called shot spotter technology which was supposed to spot gunshots in the town and stop all the shootings.  It turned out to be an absolutely useless piece of technology, Now comes the drones. He has a man Warren Johnson on the Force who is an expert on drones and drone systems and technology but they think he is too close

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UH OH! MICHAEL PINTARD: YOU CAN’T BE HALF PREGNANT

From The Tribune13 December 2019 (Editor’s Note: we print below the report from The Tribune of the statement in support of Prime Minister Hubert Minnis by Michael Pintard MP. This does not sound like a ringing endorsement to us.  This sounds like a man who is struggling to be free. We say to Mr. Pintard: you cannot be half pregnant.  We know that you are unhappy in there.  We know that you and Minnis don’t go two steps together. Just leave. After all there are fifty ways to leave your lover.) MARCO City MP Michael Pintard joined his Free National

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BORIS AND LUNACY IN THE U.K.

The people of the united Kingdom have surely lost their minds. They have now given the Government into the hands of an imbecile, albeit one educated at Oxford.

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WHAT DOES HIRING KAY FORBES SMITH MEAN POLITICALLY

The dirty deed has been done by Hubert Minnis, the Prime Minister. He passed a whole act to create a superfluous hurricane relief agency, just to create a sinecure for Kay Forbes Smith, to whom he owes the slogan: It’s the people’s time.

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THE SAD TALE OF A SCUM BAG NAMED OMAR ARCHER

The question everyone is asking and in answer to which all FNMs from the Hubert Minnis own down are blind, deaf and dumb, is how is that a man who is obviously a damn fool, wacky in the extreme, a crooked bad a criminal, continuing to be on the public payroll dissing officials of the country and there appears to be no one who can govern him?

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THE JUSTCE SYSTEM MESS

The picture shows the now discredited Jonathan Ash, the star witness in the concocted case of the Crown against Shane Gibson.  This big grown man who claimed to be a born again Christian came to court hiding like a little bitch behind seven policemen and sung for his supper, that is, got immunity to tell lies on Shane Gibson. He couldn’t remember 136 times. Good man he. Then the police investigator admitted she tampered with the evidence and said that the Commissioner of Police was aware of it.  Glory be. Our justice system is in a mess. When it came

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BIASED HEADLINES IN THE PRESS ON GIBSON

This is but one example of the tendentious and inflammatory headlines by the press over the course of the Shane Gibson trial.  They were obviously designed to create prejudice against the defendant. There is no press council or legislation to provide redress for this and the Judge on the case Carolita Bethel refused to do anything about it. But in the future, we have to consider whether in these circumstances it is possible to get a fair trial. Or whether this sort of headline, prejudicial statements, are the new normal particularly if a PLP is on trial.

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THE FAKE AND PHONY RIGHTS BAHAMAS

 So the fake and phony Fred Smith front organization was offended this past week because someone, who they didn’t name and couldn’t seem to identify, published what they claimed were lies about the principals of the fake and phony organization that were unflattering and defamatory, so they said. In an angry press statement, they claimed that they will hunt down their detractors and  will bring legal actions against them. In the meantime, they issued a warning to all people who received the  posts allegedly defaming them that if they passed it around, they too would be responsible for the alleged

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FAKE STORY BY DUANE SANDS ON THE PUBLIC HOSPITALS

 The headline in The Tribune last week was as startling and it was untrue. According to Dr Duane Sands, the PLP put in place a contract with a vendor called All Scripts, for the installation of a Health Management Information System. This system was designed to rationalize the billing process across all public service health entry points and thus capture more revenue for the Public Hospitals Authority. The contract was signed in 2016.  According to Dr. Sands, the vendor never delivered.  He forgot to say that he cancelled the contract before the vendors could put in the first phase of

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STATEMENT FROM THE PLP ON KAY FORBES SMITH

Statement From The Chairman  of the PLP On Kay Forbes Smith  Continuing  As President  of The Senate  For Immediate  Release  13 November  2019 What is taking place in the Senate  today with a debate on hurricane  relief and the President of the Senate who is also in charge  of hurricane relief in Grand  Bahama, sitting in the chair  is a natural disgrace. She is responsible for the chaos  and disorder for hurricane  relief in Freeport. We thought that Kay Forbes  Smith had higher public standards  than this. We thought  that despite the fact that she is part of a corrupt  and

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FNM PROPAGANDISTS AT WORK IN THE PUNCH LIES ON THE PLP

The down market rag called The Punch, written and directed by ethically challenged and amoral Ivan Johnson, was at it again last week.  First he claimed that Senior PLPs were being investigated because a commission was paid to someone named Stephen Hobson for brokering the deal to Damen Shipyard in in the Netherlands to build the 9 new Defence Force boats. The truth is that the investigation is not one into any PLP official at all. The investigation is into Stephen Hobson. The PLP issued a statement saying the whole allegation was nonsense. The contract was the same one that

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TRUMP AN EMBARASSMENT FOR THE UNITED STATES

The Chinese and the Americans have agreed to remove the tariffs they now impose on each other. Who is the winner of that? Clearly the Chinese. Donald Trump, the US President, accomplished nothing. He did not bring the Chinese to their knees.  He did not lessen the deficit in trade between the countries.  In fact in the last week it was announced that the deficit had in fact widened. In the meantime, the farmers in the US lost their shirts.  All because of an idle and jingoistic policy which  was ill thought out and rambling.   The world order that

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JOAN SAWYER NEEDS TO GO SIT HER CRANKY BUTT DOWN

So the press keeps giving the mad hatter a berth every week in the press.  Well she is not actually mad but she is eccentric and unreliable. We are talking about Dame Joan Sawyer, former President of the Court of Appeal, whose latest rant in the press was to attack the Charge of the Haitian Embassy in The Bahamas because he said that it was not a good idea to send his citizens to prison who came here as illegal or irregular migrants.  Old law and order Joan was having none of that. She attacked him and told him he

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WHAT ABOUT NO VAT FOR RAGGED ISLAND? ( Because they have a PLP MP)

The Prime Minister Hubert Minnis broke his promises to the people of Ragged Island, about one hundred souls, when their island homes were wrecked by Hurricane Irma two years ago.  The truth be told when the Prime Minister made the promise, his heart wasn’t in it, because his first sentiment in public was that Ragged Islanders should abandon their island community and move. It was only political pressure by Ragged Islanders in Nassau that caused them to say that they would rebuild and he promised to rebuild a green city. Today it is green alright but only green because the

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Calsey Johnson To Get State Funeral

The former Senator, Ambassador, PLP Secretary General and General Manager of the Broadcasting Corporation Calsey Johnson will have a state funeral on Friday 8th November 2019 at Rhodes Memorial Methodist Church at 11 a.m.

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THE FNM’S TRIBALISM WILL REAP A BITTER HARVEST

You have a Prime Minister who has engendered so much hatred amongst the supporters of the other side, that it is difficult to see how Hubert Minnis can continue to live in The Bahamas once he loses office. The same will go for so many of them. The country has an unprecedented level of tribalism, with PLPs being fired from positions, overlooked for positions for which they are obviously qualified and the FNM continues oblivious to the hurt being caused.

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RIGHTS BAHAMAS ARE MAD AS HATTERS

Fred Smith sadly did not die in the accident in Italy and was back of the front pages of the newspapers of The Bahamas clowning around in wheel chair in Italy as if he were some conquering lion. That he has survived the accident and promises to return to The Bahamas to  create much more mischief in The Bahamas, was not as a result of the prayers of the faithful.  His front organization called Rights Bahamas was in the press denouncing The Bahamas again because our usually timid government stood up to these international bullies who want to tell us

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PRESSURE ON THE HOUSING MARKET

The Government is proceeding apace with the building of a tent city or dome housing in Abaco.  They are doing it without regard to the fact that the city is being built on the well fields in Abaco.  There is a desperate need for housing in Abaco as people begin to drift back to the island from the U S and from  New Providence where many have run to find shelter.  It is creating quite a lot of housing pressure on New Providence. People report that rents are sky high in New Providence as a result of the increased demand.

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WHAT THE HELL WAS THE SPEAKER THINKING?

The Leader of the Opposition Philip Brave Davis told the press on Friday 25th October 2019 that the Speaker of the House of Assembly Halson Moultrie MP is not fit to be Speaker of the House. There is no question that he is not a fit and proper person for that post.  He is thin skinned, does not have the temperament for the job and is just plain dumb. As a presiding officer, it appears that he does not know how to take advice.  The result is he falls into error. You probably all remember the attack on Glenys Hanna

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DESMOND BANNISTER AND MARVIN DAMES DULL STARS

Watching the House of Assembly is painful these days.  The folk who have 34 seats now reduced to 33, that is the FNM government, and their Members of Parliament, think that they are the smartest people in the world.  Their performances in the House come off like something from a Gilbert and Sullivan opera. It is a comedy.  Examples. On Wednesday 9th October 2019, they would not let the Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis finish his explanation about the report from the Pacific Disaster Centre whose experts have helped The Bahamas in every hurricane for the last ten years.

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SERVICE ISSUES IN THE BAHAMAS

The flight was supposed to leave Long Island’s Deadman’s Cay Airport at 9:30 a m. It did not. True to form in The Bahamas the flight was late.  It was two hours late. The Chairman of the PLP Senator Fred Mitchell was in Long Island on Monday and Tuesday 7th and 8th October 2019 to visit the grave of the late Captain Alphonso Moree. He needed to be in Nassau for the Leader of the Opposition’s press conference scheduled for Tuesday 8th October 2019 at 11 a.m.  There is no reason why if the flight had not been on time

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THE COURTS ARE CUTTING BACK ON FREEDOM IN THE BAHAMAS

The Bahamian people are too silent on this issue. We have raised the alarm several times since the ruling of Indra Charles in the Bahamian courts that sought to stop Parliament from discussing a matter of public importance.  Neither the Speaker nor the Government stood up to the bad ruling that she made in law. The FNM Government craven as they are withdrew the appeal. They love Fred Smith Q C who funded their campaign. He was the lawyer who secured the bad ruling and now of course he is kicking them in the ass because of the immigration issues

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THE ANGLICAN CHURCH DWINDLES

If Laish Boyd is not careful with the Anglican Church which he now superintends, he is looking at the graveyard for the church. There is a lot of promise. The great promise is the fact that so many young men and women want to join the church as priests.  However, as Bishop of the Anglicans and this same applies to Patrick Pinder of the Catholics, if they do not engage in a more dynamic evangelism and a more inclusive leadership, they will continue to have declining memberships. The age has changed in a way, the younger ones have a shorter

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