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New Cuban Ambassador Calls On PLP

29 November 2019 Incoming Ambassador from the Republic of Cuba, HE Alejandro Garcia del Toro, paid a courtesy call on the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis, at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition on Friday, 29th November 2019. The Opposition Leader is pictured presenting a gift to the Cuban Ambassador. In the group photo from left are Kevin Simmons, former Straw Market Authority Chairman; Yusimi Pompa Santos, First Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba; Mr. Davis, HE del Toro and Senator Fred Mitchell, Opposition spokesman on Foreign Affairs

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Did English Q C Get 68,000 pounds Per Week In Gibson Case?

Englishman James Guthrie Q C loses the case reported high fees for the crown’s prosecutions The FNM Attorney General Carl Bethel has refused to say how much the cases against Shane Gibson and Frank Smith have cost the public purse only to end in abject failure. The first report is that the case was costing 20,000 dollars per day.  The Attorney General has denied this but now new information has come that the latest Q C who also lost the case was paid 68,000 pounds per week for his work plus expenses.  He reportedly stayed at the British Colonial Hilton

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 Kay Forbes Resigns… Lisa Bostwick Dean To Replace

The PLP is set to bring a  vote of no confidence in the President of the Senate Kay Forbes Smith for being involved in an obvious conflict of interest between her duty to the Senate and working for the executive as the hurricane czar in Grand Bahama.  She refuses up to now to step down. However, the late report is that she is quietly resigning and will sneak out the back door to be replaced in the Senate by Henry and Janet Bostwick’s daughter Lisa who is married to the former Nassau Guardia publisher Brent Dean. No word on who

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BPL Plunges The Whole OF Nassau Into Darkness Again

This was posted on Friday 29 November 2019 on What’s App shortly after 6:40 p.m. when the island of New Providence was plunged into total darkness for about four hours. There were reports that Atlantis resort was in darkness due to their standby generator failing. There were reports that a Bahamasair jet languished on the runaway because the stand by power at the airport failed and the tower was offline. This is the same BPL that is expecting consumers to fork up 30 dollars per month on their existing bill per account to pay for their 650 million dollar loan.

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Leader of The Opposition on Shane: It’s A Miracle

27 November 2019 Today’s not guilty verdict is a miracle. My colleagues and I have prayed for this moment and we are pleased that the jury saw it the way we had been seeing it. This case should never have been brought. It should not have gone to the jury. It was clear from the start that this was simply victor’s justice, the political party in power taking advantage of its position as guardians of the state to oppress the political minority. Prime Minister Hubert Minnis goes down in history of our country as the meanest and most vengeful Prime

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Rights Bahamas Causing Mischief

During the past week, the fake and phony Rights Bahamas Organization, a front body for the weird ideas of Fred Smith Q C, was in the press congratulating the PLP for supporting the Pride Week March which the local LGBTQ community plans to have next year in Nassau. Why having this march is causing such a kerfuffle is beyond logic but such is the prejudice in The Bahamas on this issue. The Bahamas Christian Council in a knee jerk reaction said that they will be countering with a march of their own to denounce it.  At his last press conference,

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Felix Bethel Dies

The lecturer in politics and government at the University of The Bahamas Felix Bethel has died.  He passed away on Friday 22 November 2019 after a long fight reportedly with cancer. Mr. Bethel was known for his intellectual acuity and sharp wit. He was a well known feature on radio and television and in the press. He will be missed by his contemporaries and the thousands of students that passed his way at the university. 

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The MOU For The Fox Hill Community Centre

The Chairman of the Board of the Fox Hill Community Centre Maurice Tynes signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of National Security as part of the Citizens Security Initiative sponsored by the Inter American Development Bank on 22 November 2019.

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Peter Turnquest Turns Out To Be Dullard

Politicians are always in the pubic spotlight and they end up saying some unfortunate things no matter how practiced. However, there are some who are just bloody minded and act to type no matter how long they have been in the game. One of them is Peter Turnquest, the Deputy Prime Minister, whose arrogance, knows no bounds. He is always the smartest man in the room.

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Illegals Discovered In Inagua

The past week saw 58 Haitians caught trying to enter the country illegally in Exuma.  By week’s end 110 more in Inagua.  There was also a report that three Bahamians were threatened by Haitians who tossed them off their boat, stole it and they had to swim back to shore, one and a half miles off Inagua. The Bahamian public is  panicked by what they see as a invasion of their country which the Government does not take seriously enough.  While immigration acted swiftly, there was no presence of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. The people of Inagua are saying

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New Industrial Tribunal President

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Simone Fitzcharles was sworn in as Acting President of the Industrial Tribunal by His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, during a brief ceremony at Government House on Thursday, November 14, 2019. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)

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ZNS Staff In Freeport Being Victimized

There was a sick out at ZNS Freeport last week over the fact that two months after the storm Dorian and with all other employees out of the building that they are housed in from all other agencies except ZNS, the staff is ill because of mold and the inattention of the Broadcasting Corporation and the Manager at Freeport Meadows.  Stephen Farquharson, husband of one of the staff of ZNS Freeport, posted this message on his Facebook page 15 November 2019:  FOLKS: Breaking News !! ZNS staff is right now being victimized for taking part in the recent sick-out, staged

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Marco City PLP Congratulates PLP Leaders

PLP Distributes Disaster Relief In Grand Bahama Statement from Executive Members Of The Marco City PLP Branch Thanking the Leadership of the Progressive Liberal Party For Immediate Release 15th November, 2019 The executives and members of the Marco City Constituency are taking this opportunity to thank, the Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party, The Honourable Brave Davis; Deputy Leader Chester Cooper MP, other executives and members, and persons who contributed to the recent Hurricane Relief Drive on behalf of the residents of the Marco City Constituency. Since the passage of Dorian September 3rd , 2019 you and your leadership team

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Latrae Rahming Speaks At Yamacraw PLP | 11 November 2019

Thelma Gibson Primary  Latrae Rahming is a man on a mission. He is a popular speaker at PLP Meetings around the island. Wants to be Chairman of the PLP. Here’s what he said to the Yamacraw Branch on Monday 11 November 2019 in summary: Education must be a critical component of restructuring our economy by cultivating talent and preparing Bahamians with the skills relevant to our national development needs. Restructuring the Bahamian economy is centered around building a knowledge-intensive economy. The truth of the matter is to improve the Bahamas economy our education system must be relevant to proving the

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Junkanoo Protest Rush

This was the scene on Bay Street on Thursday 7th November 2019 when the Junkanoo Groups took to the streets to protest the decision of the Minister of Culture Lanisha Rolle to allow a new B Group into Junkanoo without checking first through the channels with the Junkanoo Corporation. Since then the PLP has called for her resignation.

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