Editorial

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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BRIAN SEYMOUR’S REPORT CARD ON MPS

May 10th 2017, was first thought  to be a disaster to the PLP with a 35 to 4 defeat at polls. Two years later, the defeat has turned into a blessing.  A blessing because it has allowed the PLP to regenerate, and return to its core values, that is, being the party that defends the least of these amount us. The party of the ordinary man. The party that believes in the Bahamian people.  Today begins a four-part series of reporting on the government ministers since their election to office, and MP’s where applicable. Renward Wells, Minister of Transport and

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A WHITE BAHAMIAN COMPLAINS ABOUT THE BANKS

(Editor’s Note:  This was interesting to read because in our country most people believe that only Black businessmen and women run into this problem.  Stuart Cove is white. HE is not a local conchy joe but of British ancestry. OF course that is beside the point but just saying. Most people think that the banks in this country discriminate against Black Bahamians.  He has a successful and tried and tested tourist business.  On the face of it, there is no reason why he should not have obtained his loan by now.  Here is what The Tribune says was his complaint)

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THE RED CROSS FAIR

Senator Fred Mitchell with the grandchildren of Stalwart Councillor John Rolle of Fox Hill at the Red Cross Fair at Clifford Park 7 April 2019 and with Leonardo and Reagan Hidalgo. Well the Red Cross Fair is in the history books for this year.  It was a two day affair and they tried to change to model to attract more people especially the new generation to the fair. Interesting attempt and the pubic seemed generally pleased. Some complaints of sticker shock when asked to pay 10 dollars to get in a five dollar for children. No money left to spend.

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BRIAN SEYMOUR OF FREEPORT GIVES MP’S REPORT CARD

REPORT CARD, #I May 10th 2017, was first thought  to be a disaster to the PLP with a 35 to 4 defeat at polls. Two years later, the defeat has turned into a blessing.  A blessing because it has allowed the PLP to regenerate, and return to its core values, that is, being the party that defends the least of these amount us. The party of the ordinary man. The party that believes in the Bahamian people.  Today begins a four-part series of reporting on the government ministers since their election to office, and MP’s where applicable. Renward Wells, Minister

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THE COLLEGE TUITION SCANDAL

The Progressive Liberal Party’s Chairman addresses the confusion caused   by the Government on the claim that they would have free tuition at the University of The Bahamas:

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The Aftermath Of Buju

by Andrew Burrowsfrom his Facebook Page31 March 2019 So this just happened in the parking lot leaving Buju. I’m ahead of this guy and his female passenger heading toward the bottleneck to leave the parking lot. I see the guy trying to push his way ahead even though my car is clearly in front of him. I rev up just to let him know I’m there plus I had my window down having just witnessed a lady driving into a guy’s car and then claiming she didn’t. We approach the exit and boom. He rolls up on to the back

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JANET GETS A KNIGHTHOOD

While on the one hand you can have some sympathy for Janet Bostwick whose husband Henry may have been the cause of the FNM not giving her this honour of a knighthood before now, you have to remark how silly this all seems that a Bahamian woman who  pioneered the presence of women in the  sovereign Bahamian not British Parliament by being the first, would so lower herself as to accept the award from the British of a knighthood, albeit recommended by this weak  neo colonial government we have here in The Bahamas  under the FNM. It is simply a

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Jarred Higgs Wins His Appeal

The Tribune reported on Thursday 28th March 2019 that Bahamian national soccer player Jared Higgs has won his appeal to the Court of Arbitration in Switzerland against the Bahamas Football Association’s four-year ban for an alleged doping violation.  Congratulations. We never believed that there was an offence for a minute.

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GIVING AWAY THE STORE TO DISNEY

Take a good look at this scene in South Eleuthera. You may see it this way no more. The Disney Company was given permission by the Government of The Bahamas last week without an environmental impact study to develop this pristine area of Eleuthera.  It promises 120 jobs in construction for Bahamians.  All the concessions will be run by Disney.  No Bahaman vendors. There will be dredging of the seabed. The environmental groups are going nuts. The MP for the area Hank Johnson says nothing. He  is thought through his wife to be commercially tied up to this venture. Doesn’t

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