Editorial

SO THE GOVERNMENT GETS IT WRONG ON THE POST OFFICE

Brent Says He Spoke To The Prime Minister and they together decided on the deal for the Town Centre Mall where the General Post Office is to be for next five years. Here’s our take on it the scandal which will bring the scandal which will bring the FNM government down: We believe that the Prime Minister and his colleagues misled the House of Assembly and the country when they passed a resolution on 24th October 2018, to authorize Brent Symonette, then a Minister of the Government and a Member of the House of Assembly to enter into a lease

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FROM DR. GILBERT MORRIS: DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS

From his Facebook Page 13 July 2019, Gilbert Morris talks about the financial services sector in The Bahamas: The Bahamas financial services sector is a carnival of failures that exhibits the worst habits, inclinations and character of our self-conception as Bahamians.  That is to say, the decline of the financial services sector; our failure to meet the challenges posed by cross-border unconstitutional fiats from G20 nation’s; our notion that the role of any Minister of Financial Services (a ridiculous title that shows our cluelessness), is just to oversee capitulation and grovelling survivalism, then to lotion the public by claiming such a

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THE HOSPITAL STOPS OPERATIONS

Editor’s Note: just when you think things are bad, they get worse. Here is a note sent about this matter to Bahamasuncenroed.com, followed by the Government’s announcement) This business of sabotage is serious because only one of the 4 chiller systems is up and running effectively. During our watch in 2017 we awarded a contract for the installation of a new chiller system to replace one installed by the former FNM administration and that contract was completed in late 2017 after we left office. Apparently that is the only system that is running effectively as we speak.  A few days

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LIFE IN A BUBBLE

LIFE IN A BUBBLE: these are the leaders of the country. They are having a good time. The pomp and pageantry of independence had their waters running last week. They can’t believe that they are actually officers of the state. But the life which they lead does not match with the suffering that is going on right around them. We say to them enjoy it while you can.  FNM appointed Prime Minister, Governor General and Chief Justice. Let them eat cake. You know not the day or the hour. But reckoning is coming.  The leaders of the country mark Independence

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR ON RACE AND BRENT SYMONETTE BY DAMIEN GOMEZ Q C

Yes there is a need to discuss race in The Bahamas! Dear Editor I am a Bahamian of African decent. I am here because over 300 years ago some wicked white people motivated by the prospect of profit, engaged in the slave trade and in the economy of slavery. In the process of making money white people killed tens of millions of people in the middle passage and in the abuse of African slaves. After the abolition of slavery, the emancipated Africans were forced into servitude for a fixed period. Black Bahamians of African decent are entitled to be outraged

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MIRIAM SHOULD BE QUIET ( AND ALSO THE PRIME MINISTER’S WIFE)

Miriam Emanuel, the MP for MICAL, has kept herself in the news ever since she caused a firestorm of laughter when she could not pronounce some figures on the paper she was reading during the budget debate. But sometimes, less is more. This was one of those times. She ought to simply be quiet into the good night. Instead, she tried to defend herself and only dug a deeper hole. She even had people like Duane Sands, the Minister and the wife of the Prime Minister Patricia Minnis try to defend her. The wife of the Prime Minister warned the

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REECE CHIPMAN SPEAKS OF THE WOES OF BEING BAHAMIAN UNDER THE FNM

Free National Movement MP Reece Chipman told the House of Assembly how hard it is to make ends meet under the FNM. He spoke on Thursday 13 June during the budget debate. Here is what he said in his own words as reported by Jasper Ward of the Nassau Guardian: ” When the cost of living continues to increase, unemployment rises and crime becomes unpredictable, you get frustrated,” Chipman said during his contribution to the budget debate on Thursday. “Mr. Speaker, our nation is frustrated. When churches need politicians to get a piece of land and when your promotion or

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Miriam Emanuel MP Flubs It

For the second time in as many years, Miriam Emanuel, the MP for MICAL and the Chair of the Education Loan Authority had a problem getting her words out.  She could not pronounce a figure which seemed to be either 70 million or 7 million.  It was apparently written in figures and she just couldn’t figure out what it was.  Before that she could not pronounce the word “ electorate”.  The leader Dr. Hubert Minnis is not better.  He could not pronounce the word “ entrepreneur”.  It goes to show that speaking English in proper words and sentences is not

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Stupid Things Said By FNM Leaders

Stupidity starts at the Top: The justified national outrage and ridicule isn’t because an MP had a momentary case of “stuttering.” Rather, her incident only shed light on the constant systemic pattern of ridiculous utterances by various members of this FNM Administration. The following is a just a partial list of their blatant stupidity and ineptness on public display:  “A is a, b is b, 1, 2 3” – Hubert Minnis  “My wife is an indigenous Bahamian woman.  Don’t mix me up. I am not a soft powder puff man.” – Halson Moultrie “[Rape] is an issue that is private.”

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D’Aguilar An Un Class Act

Having been to the manor born, it is easy for the Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar to cancel a contract with Rex Rolle’s Western Air at the North Andros Airport. Mr Rolle despite being their FNM supporter has apparently fallen victim to the stop, review and cancel programme of the FNM government with the Minister claiming that they can’t find the paper work for the use of the Western facility in North Andros. Of course if it were Brent Symonette, paper work be damned. It would have been yes sir boss. But Mr Rolle is from the wrong side of

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BRIAN SEYMOUR RATES THE MINISTER OF HEALTH

Report Card #6. Dr. Duane Ernie Sands, Minister of Health. Behaviour “beneath” his Dignity. If we were to judge the Minister of Health by regional standards as a surgeon, and from an educational point of view, his skills and competencies as a heart specialist, Dr. Sands has no equal. In the Caribbean region, he has done our country proud. As a Minister of Health, and politician on paper, his credentials say he could have been Prime Minister. As the Minister of Health for The Bahamas, in reality he is cold and indifferent to the plight of the poor, and sees

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BRIAN SEYMOUR CONTINUES TO RATE MPS

Attorney General Carl Bethel Report Card # 5.  Attorney General, Carl Bethel “When you are rich don’t squander, and when you are poor, don’t cry”!!!! The Bahamia people have lost patience waiting to finish of the last portion of that old  wise saying, “Today for you, tomorrow for me”!!!. Two years into  Dr. Minnis’ and his FNM administration, all the  goodwill is gone.  The celebrations have turned into wholesale despair, and hopelessness.  It has become clear to all, that would look with a critical eye, that an Uncle Tom and Puppet has become a prime minister, and now leads our

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THE HYPOCRISY ON THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE BILL

The crowds who protested when the PLP was in power are nowhere to be found. The PLP voted against the new National Intelligence Bill which the people in the Black shirts marched under the leadership of the craven Ranard Henfield and called “ the spy bill”.  But like everything else with this crooked FNM Government, their words and objections meant nothing.  They only meant to stop the PLP.  The PLP had circulated a draft just before the general election in February 2017 but they withdrew it to deal with it after the general election.  The idea was simply to get

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PLP SCORCHES DAMES

The following statements were issued during the week about Marvin Dames  by the Progressive Liberal Party.  The party has called for Marvin Dames to resign or be dismissed: Statement From The Chairman of The PLPOn Marvin Dames Attack On The PLPFor Immediate Release24 May 2019 Marvin Dames should shut his mouth. The very nerve of him, a disgraced and judicially condemned minister of the government, who should resign or be dismissed, calling the Leader of the PLP’S conduct disgraceful. Mr Dames sits in a corrupt government. It is corrupt to its core. His conduct is the prime example of that

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TRIBUTE TO FALLEN MARINE

The Smarty Pants Minister Of National Security, Mr. Smart Ass Minister of National Security Marvin Dames says that he is going to investigate what happened at Government House when a marine came in an allegedly killed another and whether or not there was a security breach.  He made the announcement on 9 May 2019.  He filled the Committee up with his retired FNM Security friends the former Commissioner of Police Reginald Ferguson, the former Commodore of the RBDF Roderick Bowe.  The two unattached politically professional people are former retired Superintendent of Police Douglas Hanna and retired Police Officer Paul Jones

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A COMMENT ON THE CARNIVAL

By Coderro Edgecombe from F B As I reflect on the morality comments and negative interjections of carnival I cannot but remember as a boy on the church picnics where some girls wore one-piece swimwear and some wore two piece.  When you looked around the beach there were others who wore some really provocative swim wear who were not a part of my church group, all parallel with the church’s moral levels but because there was sand and water this was acceptable.  Now as a man, I see persons on the streets with many of those same “acceptable swim wear”

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BRIAN SEYMOUR’S REPORT CARD ON MPS |Report card #4

Glenys Hanna-Martin, Shadow Minister of National Security, Aviation and Transport. After the May 10th, 2017 general election, Glenys Hanna-Martin was the only surviving PLP, MP, on the island of New Providence.  Hanna-Martin is the daughter a former Deputy Prime Minister and Governor General, The Honorable Arthur Dion Hanna, one of the unapologetic architect of Bahamianization which have since become taboo under this FNM administration. So, it is no surprise that Hanna-Martin has stepped up to the plate (fifty-two) 52 years after her father had fought and won the battle, for the ordinary man. Hanna-Martin finds herself in a pinch battle;

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PUT MONEY ON THE GROUND IN GRAND BAHAMA

The Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest was as they say in Trinidad “ playing de ass” in the House of Assembly when he started an intervention attacking the Chairman of the PLP Senator Fred Mitchell.  He said that Senator Mitchell was always going up to Grand Bahama every weekend; he wasn’t quite sure why Senator Mitchell was going there, but  Senator Mitchell was saying throw money on the ground in Grand Bahama. Well first Senator Mitchell did not say “ throw money on the ground in Grand Bahama”.  He always urges the Government to “ put money on the ground

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ANDREW BURROWS WRITES

From His  Facebook post 26 April 2019 This is from a thread that I commented on. I had to share this with a wider audience. Chester Cooper raised the issue in the House of Assembly the other day, no doubt inspired by the fact that Exuma is hosting the 66th National Family Island Regatta this week.   Sailing will be our national sport and probably sooner than next year and for good reason. Full disclosure, I am deeply involved in making that a reality not only as a part of my job but also based on my conviction. Sailing is the

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BLACK TUESDAY

Lynden Pindling and Milo Butler as they then were marching on Black Tuesday 27 April 1967 Saturday 27 April 2019 marked 54 years since the late Sir Lynden Pindling threw the Speaker’s Mace out of the window of the House of Assembly in protest at the drawing of the boundaries for the 21967 general election. The summary  below Black Tuesday in The Bahamas Black Tuesday 27th April 1965 was a special day in the history of our Party and our country. It was the day that the late Sir Lynden Pindling, the then Leader of the Opposition and later Prime

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BRIAN SEYMOUR’S REPORT CARD NUMBER 3

Peter Turnquest Minister of Finance. Peter Turnquest as Minister of Finance in the Minnis Administration, and as Deputy Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, has to be one of the loneliest, and yet, powerful men in Parliament. He is, today, lonely and isolated from his cabinet colleagues because he did not appreciate that all politics is local. He, secondly, does not appreciate that alliances is a critical component in any organization, and finally, that in the multitude of counselors, there is safety both professionally, and in everyday life; he does not readily accept or receive advice from Bahamians.

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A FIGHT BETWEEN THE MINISTER AND CHIEF COUNCILLOR

On 17 April 2009 in Freeport Kendal Culmer, Chief Councillor in Local Government, and an FNM general almost came to blows in a heated row with Renward Wells, the Minister for Local Government who was on an official visit. Mr Culmer accused Mr Wells of disrespect when Mr Culmer tried to speak to him at the House of Assembly in Nassau. The Minister had no time for him in Nassau and so Mr Culmer said he had no time for the Minister. Mr Wells didn’t take kindly to it at and pushed back and the two had to be parted

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