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We Are Not For A Credit Bureau…We Are Not For Abolishing Paper Currency

The Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest last week commissioned the Bahamas Credit Bureau.  This is a bureaucracy invented by the Central Bank to provide guidance for banks when they want to lend money to people.  You will have to get a report from the credit bureau in order to borrow.  This is just another scheme to stop people from borrowing money and to control the poor and their progress forward. Then there is the scheme to have everyone convert to digital currency.  Imagine that, the Central Bank will then know exactly what you are purchasing and when and why and

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PANDERING ON WEED SMOKING

The Co-Chairs Bishop Simeon Hall and Quinton McCartney present the interim report on smoking weed. 21 January 2020. Photo by Ahvia J Campbell of the Nassau Guardian. There is a word which best describes the Prime Minister Hubert Minnis.  That word is craven.  He is worse than the Republican Senators that are defending Donald Trump’s unlawful behaviour in the United States.  What it means is that Hubert Minnis will do anything to stay in power, even allow Rupert Roberts to sell plastic bags imported at one cent and then sell them to the public at 25 cents. But we digress.

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PLP Meets With CARDI

Opposition Leader, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis QC, MP, met with the Local Representative of the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), Dr. Michele D. Singh (Ph.D), during a courtesy call at his downtown Opposition office on Monday, 20 January 2020. Pictured from left are Mr. Davis, Dr. Singh, Ambassador Godfrey Eneas and Senator Fred Mitchell.

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Government To Buy The Airport In Grand Bahama. Not Again?

So the Government of The Bahamas is going to get ripped off again by the forces of evil in Freeport the Hutchison Whampoa business. The talk is the Hutchison group who together with the Grand Bahama Port Authority own the Grand Bahama International Airport have decided to collect the insurance money following the hurricane, take it and run without returning the airport to some functionality and its old glory. They will give the airport to the government for 1 dollar, then flee with the insurance cash and leave it to the government to fix it.  This is the same trick

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A Visit To Newport Beach For Fox Hill

Senator Fred Mitchell with attorney Barry Resnick for the Friends of the Fox Hill Community Centre, the U S non profit at the annual open house 22 January 2020 in Newport Beach, California.

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NICHOLAS MITCHELL AND PARTNERS START A NEW LAW FIRM

I. Nicholas Mitchell with David P Cash and Tonique K Lewis have started a new practice known as CML Chambers. The Chambers are located in the Bethell Estates on East Bay Street. The firm specializes in Criminal Defense, Civil, commercial, and constitutional law. The official launch took place at at a cocktail reception on Friday 24 January 2020. The photo shows at the reception from left Charles Banner QC (visiting from Landmark Chambers in the UK), I. A. Nicholas Mitchell, David P. Cash, Tonique K. Lewis and John Litton QC (visiting from Landmark Chambers in the UK)

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PLP Meets UNDP

For Immediate Release 17 January 2020 Senior representatives from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) paid a courtesy call on the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis QC, MP, at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition on Friday, 17 January 2020. Pictured from left are Senator Fred Mitchell, Mr. Davis, Denise Antonio, UNDP Resident Representative for parts of the Caribbean; Kenroy Roach, UNDP Bahamas Team Leader; and Senator Dr. Michael Darville.

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PLP Lunches With The Governor General

Senator Fred Mitchell with the PLP Parliamentary Caucus 14 January 2020  with Leader Philip Davis, Chester Cooper, Senator Clay Sweeting, Picewell Forbes, Glenys Hanna Martin at the annual luncheon given by the Governor General Sir Cornelius Smith.

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PLP Fox Hill Branch Meeting

Senator Fred Mitchell at the Fox Hill Branch 15 January 2020 at Sandilands Primary School with Bishop Leroy Burrows, Chair Tammi Ferguson Culmer and birthday celebrants Ida Symonette and Wendell Edgecombe.

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THE PLP LEADER’S WALK IN THE STRAW MARKET

The Leader had been called there by supporters of the PLP because the market is being run unfairly. People who have been paying their rents but not getting the marketing support or the support to keep their stalls in proper order.

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BRIAN SEYMOUR’S UPDATE ON THE MESS IN FREEPORT AFTER DORIAN

The Forgotten Riviera In the aftermath of hurricane Dorian, I have chosen a deliberate path of peace and upliftment of our community. The rebuilding and restoration of our community demanded maturity, sound judgement, a clear vision, and cohesion by the Port Authority and Government working together for a positive outcome, for the city of Freeport. Palm Bay Subdivision is the Riviera we have called home for the last 9 years. It is situated north of the Garden of the Groves along the Grand Lucayan Waterway. The houses in this area were severely impacted by flood waters. What has been even

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The Sad Tale Of Two Lost People: Prince Harry and His Bride

If these folks were not connected to us, what they do would not matter. Except that we decided to keep this ridiculous charade of having the Queen as the Head of State and our representatives MPs, Senators Ministers and Governors General all swear allegiance to her, her heirs and successors. Harry, Duke of Sussex, is one of her successors in law, although remotely so.  The man and his wife Meghan Markle had this fairy tale wedding two years ago, full of pomp and pageantry, just like his Dad and Mom two or so decades before. It appears that the fairy

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Ola Rahming “ Mama” Celebrates Her 86th Birthday

Senator Fred Mitchell joins the Rahming family to celebrate the 86th birthday of Ola Rahming, their matriarch and the widow of the late Leon “ Doc” Rahming of the Valley and Economy jitney.  The celebration took place at a mass at St George’s Anglican Church on Thursday 9 January 2020. Photo by Paul Clare Jr.

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The Plastic Bag Fiasco By Andrew Burrows

( Editor’s note: The writer is the former Director of News for the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas and is now seconded to the Ministry of Agriculture) Post Two from my jaunt to the store this morning.  So I walk into the store and realize I have no reusable bags and will have to buy some. I speak to the manager and she gives me all the info I need. I shop then I get to the cashier.  I say “good morning.” Mind you, this was around 8 so I may have been her first customer for all I know.

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A Gift For Hurricane Relief From Dominican Republic Beauty Queen

Miss Aura Elina De Castro Hernandez, (former Miss Districto Nacional, First Runner Up in Miss Universe Dominican Republic,  former Model of the Year and China Trade Delegate from Dominican Republic) – here with representatives of Inter-Caribbean Airlines delivering goods she has sourced, collected across Dominican Republic for Hurricane Relief for the Ebenezer Foundation, Freeport, in the Bahamas.

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Patricia Bell’s 75th: Keith Bell’s Mum

Senator Fred Mitchell celebrates at Holy Family Catholic Church the 75th birthday of the mother of former Minister Keith Bell, Patricia Bell nee Pennerman with former Prime Minister Perry Christie, Minister for Immigration Ellsworth Johnson, Glenys Hanna MP, Sir Franklyn and Lady Wilson. 4 January 2020.  Later Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis joined the reception held to honour Mrs. Bell.

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