Editorial

LETTER TO THE EDITOR ABOUT FRED MITCHELL

The Prime Minister claiming credit for the solar project at the parking lot Q E Sports Centre EDITOR, The Tribune Kudos to Hon Fred Mitchell for the insight when he was Foreign Minister of persuading the UAE to make the $4million donation and yesterday the largest solar generating unit was opened officially – of course the Minnis government made no mention or reference to the work of Mr Mitchell – would never expect that. Comments during the ceremony – 30% reusables by 2030? Why by 2030 that’s more than 10 years time… surely Nassau it should be the highest priority

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Freeport Power and Light: Double Standard On The Coopers

There was a vicious note sent around by one Navardo Saunders, one of the FNM trolls, which claimed that the Cooper family who owns the franchises for Burger King, KFC and other fast food franchises in Grand Bahama were in trouble with the electricity company because they were using a device allegedly that lowers how much electricity they use. Freeport Power apparently has started an investigation and is accusing the company of allegedly abstracting power before the meter. Our bet is that it is absolutely false. The thing is the device which the power company is concerned about is in

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BOEING AND THE FAA OUGHT TO BE ASHAMED

Four hundred or close enough people have died in two brand new Boeing 737 aircraft crashes within the last six months. The Ethiopian Airlines Company that flew the last of them that crashed immediately grounded all the rest of their fleet. They were followed by the British, the Chinese, the Indians. The Americans kept insisting that the aircraft was airworthy and that there was no need to intervene. Ultimately, they did. This seems a not so strange case in America today of putting money over the lives of people. This is the America of President Donald Trump. Then the President

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VIOLENCE ALL AROUND US

While the Minister of National Security Marvin Dames was contemplating whether he should resign or not, he was in Vienna for a narcotic drug conference. No doubt he feasted on Vienna Sausages in that exciting and sexy capital of Austria.  He should resign.  In the meantime, he might have something to say about the avalanche of homicides, shootings, and two suicides that took place in The Bahamas.  He has a lot to say about too much except when he is going to resign  after being judicially condemned but nothing to say about that.

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WILL THERE BE ANYTHING LEFT AFTER THE FNM IS FINISHED?

Would the FNM sell their Ma in the kitchen? Well the Port of Nassau is gone, both the cruise port and the commercial port.  The FNM has sold everything that they can get their hands on.  We hear that the Morgan’s Bluff Port in Andros is next on their agenda.  Then they want to sell Nassau Flight Services.  The problem is twofold.  They are selling these national equity positions to their friends, family and lovers at fire sale prices.  The public wants to know will there be anything left the time they are finished? This makes the issue of their

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Candia Dames In Flagrante Delicto

We in the PLP are characterized by this lady in the press as immoral, unethical, corrupt, stupid and ignorant.  No doubt we witness the immaculate conception. When you look into the east tomorrow morning, you will no doubt see a bright shining star.

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JUAN MCCARTNEY’S PIECE MODEL OF JOURNALISM

For some reason the wicked vixen Candia Dames did not write the usual tendentious anti PLP drivel last week.  Instead the column was turned over to Juan McCartney, the talk show host.  He of the various tirades and anti PLP rants, has suddenly (can you believe it) seemed the very picture of reason when compared with the wicked vixen. We mention him in particular to distinguish our own passions about the unethical actions of Ms. Dames and our respect for journalism that even though you don’t agree with every thought, you can say “well that’s fair comment”.  Such was the

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BRIAN SEYMOUR WRITES FROM FREEPORT HANDS OFF OUR PRINCE GEORGE PORT

Prince George’s Wharf Since 1718, when the first Royal Governor, Woodes Rogers, expelled the pirates from the city of Nassau, the harbor has been under the control of the indigenous people of the Bahamas. 45 years, after the attainment of Independence,  thirty-five (35) members of the governing party, The Free National Movement, is preparing to sell 50% of the country’s “crown jewel”, the port of Nassau.  This port is strategically place 180 miles east of Miami, Florida; 100% control of Nassau’s harbor is in our country’s economic and national security interest.  To give even 1% of Prince George’s Wharf to

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PLP CALLS FOR MARVIN TO GO

From The Chairman of the PLP On The Conduct of the National Security Minister For Immediate Release 28 February 2019 The PLP’S Leader Philip Brave Davis witnessed on Wednesday 27 February the most appalling behaviour and loss of temper by Marvin Dames, the Minister of National Security.  The country later learned that the shouting outburst and pointing in another member’s face after the House meeting and in its precincts was in response to a gesture of civility from Rev Frederick McAlpine MP. This gesture came following the latter’s comments about the conduct of the minister in public office. This is

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NO DUANE SANDS IT’S NOT THE DEVIL WHO’S A LIAR

Guardian photo Unlike his voluble and unhinged ministerial colleague, Dr. Duane Sands in the face of the finding of corrupt behavior by Magistrate Joyann Pratt in the case COP vs Frank Smith, has been pretty quiet.  Dr. Sands stands accused of offering what amounted to a bribe to the chief witness in the case, in the form of a 1.8 million dollar contract to the witness just before she testified.  We knew his quiet and keeping his counsel wouldn’t last for long.  A reporter stuck a microphone in front of his face last week and when asked whether he would

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BAHAMAS PRESS REMINDS US ABOUT THE UBP WITH AN OLD LETTER FROM OSWALD BROWN

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Re-emergence of the UBP Dear Editor, There should be growing concern among original members of the Free National Movement (FNM) that the FNM that exists today in no way resembles the political movement that was established at Jimmy Shepherd’s house on Spring Hills Farms in Fox Hill in 1971. In fact, under Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, the current FNM is a reincarnation of the United Bahamian Party (UBP), although it’s not as openly racist and oppressive against blacks as the predominantly white UBP was before the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) defeated them at the polls in

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WE OBJECT TO THE NAME TOUTED FOR NEW CHIEF JUSTICE

The talk around town is that Prime Minister Hubert Minnis plans to appoint Brian Moree Q C to be Chief Justice.  The PLP should not agree to this appointment.  Mr. Moree does not deserve the appointment. We have to be very careful about these appointments. He spoke out against the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).  Mr. Moree who is supposed to be lawyer was against the Bahamas signing on to the treaty which would have eased a lot of the issues that surround us now joining the World Trae Organization. Instead, his words played to the prejudices and racism

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DAMES IS UNFIT FOR MINISTERIAL DUTY

Even while his sister Candia Dames was telling the nation in an editorial in the Nassau Guardian that the country ought to grow up and stop arresting women for doing strip dancing, the Minister for National Security Marvin Dames was telling the country that he was going to continue the crusade.  These younger men continue to disappoint us.  They are simply lost in space. Why would the country employ its resources chasing after a victimless “crime”? If men and women want to see naked people dancing in a private setting, what the frig do we care?  You gotta shake your

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THE NASSAU GUARDIAN HAS BECOME A RAG

Last week on 15 February, the Nassau Guardian decided that it would attack the PLP again.  This time they did not like the fact that the Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis was complaining about the persecution of PLP supporters by the state and in particular the FNM. Mr. Davis’s statement came following the arrest of four people who were PLPs and who served in the Urban Renewal Department under the PLP administration.  Since coming to power, the FNM dismissed the three people in Grand Bahama because they were PLPs and then the fourth in Nassau has had no work

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ALFRED SEARS ON HOW TO RESPOND TO THE E.U.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALFRED M. SEARS, QC February 14, 2019 The Bahamian Government seems to have been caught by surprise by the punitive action taken by the European Commission against The Bahamas on Wednesday February 13, 2019, alleging that The Bahamas has 7 strategic deficiencies in its AML/CFT regime, based on Article 9 of the European Union’s Directive 2015/849. I caution the Prime Minister, the Attorney General, the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry against rushing off to Brussels, in a panic, to make any ill-considered appeasements and secret agreements.  The Cabinet of The

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Russian Ambassador Calls On Leader Of The Opposition

For Immediate Release14th February 2019 Opposition Leader, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis, received a courtesy call from the Ambassador from the Federation of Russia at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition on 14th February 2019. Mr. Davis presented the Ambassador with a book, Breaching The Gates, by noted local Attorney and author of late Sean McWeeney QC. Also in attendance was Senator Fred Mitchell.

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Mitchell Addresses Inagua Issues

There is industrial action at Morton Salt in Inagua. Senator Fred Mitchell on 13 February 2019 addressed the issues and decried the fact that the Department of Labour is not taking a more vigourous stand in the matter to settle the issues.

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BRIAN SEYMOUR WRITES OF A MORTAL POLITICAL DANGER

We are not safe. “I believe that political scores are settled on Election Day”. Hubert A Ingraham . The maxim of the former Prime Minister was clearly rejected in the Frank Smith extortion trial. Unbridled state power in the hands of novice political leaders threatens the safety and stability of our democracy and is playing with fire. What was even more worrisome for our Bahamian democracy, there was no one around the cabinet table who was man enough to say, end this now. When a Magistrate publicly rebukes two sitting Cabinet Ministers, in open court, then you know the ministers

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MITCHELL BREAKS HIS FOOT A PERSONAL HEALTH CARE TESTIMONY

There was a brief statement from the Chairman of the PLP explaining the nature of an accident which took place in the early hours of 7 February 2019 while jogging.  Mr. Mitchell recounted the story of how Obie Wilchcombe called him and said how could he in his old age get a sports injury.  They had a good laugh.  What was interesting about the issue though was Mr. Mitchell recounting the efficiency with which he obtained the medical treatment.  The accident happened at 5:30 a.m.  By 7:30 a.m. he had been diagnosed and discharged.  That happened through a combination of

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TRYING TO FLAM GRAND BAHAMA THE FNM IS

On Monday of this week, the Prime Minister Hubert Minnis took the whole cabinet up to Freeport for a dog and pony show. This time he was announcing the cruise port that the PLP signed a heads of agreement for a new cruise port in 2017 just before losing office. The Port was to create an alternative to the existing Freeport Harbour where the cruise ships complain that the industrial nature of the harbour makes it unattractive for their cruise passengers. The graceless human being that he is, the Prime Minister gave no credit to the PLP for this project. 

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HAITIANS DIE TO COME TO THE BAHAMAS

As this site is posted, the funeral services are beginning for the 31 or so bodies and souls that have been identified who drowned following an unsuccessful try to smuggle their way into The Bahamas.  This tragedy continues to happen. Our Defence Force seems unable to stop it. The people will not stop coming despite the dangers of the journey.  The talk is that some 87 people were on board and all may have perished.  We reported the first sightings last week.  May they rest in peace.

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FRITZ THOMPSON SHOULD THINK AGAIN ON CONCH

The scientists published a study which indicated that if we do not manage the conch populations in our country today, we will see the total collapse of the resource in ten to fifteen years.  Casuarina McKinney, the Executive Director of the Environmental Group BREEF believes the science and asked for the creation of managed replenishment zones.  On Friday 8th February Fritz Thompson, a fisherman from West End, said he believes that we ought to be taking more conch out.  He doesn’t believe the science.  This is a real problem.   The northern cod fishery collapsed in 1992 after 500 years of

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