In Passing

Gurth Ford Buried

Senator Fred with siblings Carla, Cheryl, wife of brother Matthew, Matthew, Robert Ian at the funeral of their cousin Gurth Ford, son of Jack Fordm the grand uncle of the Mitchells.  Gurth Ford was the last of the first cousins of their mother Lilla in that generation. Their grandfather Kemuel ” Sonny” Ford, brother of Gurth’s father, married Gwendolyn Hanna and produced one issue Lilla, later married to Fred Mitchell Sr. Sonny emigrated with his parents in the year 1900 as a one year old child to The Bahamas from Barbados. Sonny’ s father was a tailor for the police

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Bahamian Musician Giveton Gelin Wins Top Prize

Bahamian jazz musician Giveton Gelin has won the 2020 LetterOne RISING STARS Jazz Award. And that means the up-and-coming Nassau-born trumpeter is about to see his career move up internationally. His win gives him the opportunity to   showcase his talent during a ten-city tour, performing in prestigious festivals across the United States and Canada—including slots at the Blue Note Jazz Festival in New York City, the D.C. Jazz Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival, and Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. The “Rising Stars” Jazz Award also  includes agent and marketing support, a total monetary value of more than $85,000. Mr.

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Open Letter To FNM Leaders From Pastor Keith Russell Of Freeport

Dear FNM Leaders, Here is your moment of truth. This FNM crew in parliament, the most visible face of your organization, has done and is doing irreparable damage to who you are or purport to be. Let me offer at the outset that your party is necessary. Your presence strengthens our fledgling democracy. Of course, I don’t support your trickle-down economics, where you feel that if you give tax breaks to the rich that they will in turn create new or expand investments so that the poor will have more available opportunities. It never works. The rich simply, and always,

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Senator Mitchell At Fox Hill Computer Presentation

Senator Fred Mitchell with supporters of the PLP in Fox Hill gathered for the presentation of computers for the Fox Hill Community Centre by Nicholaos Karathanassis and Barry Resnick ( Friends of the Fox Hill Community Centre) 1 February 2020.

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Derek Handfield Memorialized By Kelly Burrows

From Kelly Burrows a friend as was this columnist of a fine man who died too soon. He was ambitious and determined to make it from the bowels of Hawksbill to success as a Freeport businessman and then in the Turks and Caicos Islands.  God bless him as he goes on his way. Mr. Burrows wrote: A memorial service was held with an overflowing crowd at the Church Of God Of Prophecy Hawksbill on Tuesday evening the 28th January, for the late Elder. Derek Handfield who died on Saturday the 25th in Provo, at the age of 49 whose funeral

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Meeting At The Pharmacy

Each month if you are sixty or over, there seems to be a very special place that you must go. The end of the month tells you it’s time to fill your medications. It has become a specialized business now, trying to anticipate when the insurance company is going to allow you to get your refill. But every month, if you want to stay alive and healthy, you  have to meet at that counter.  It is a tiresome ritual. It is not a very private matter, but in a choice between being six foot under, pushing up daisies and walking

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Sparky Says He’s A Brave Man

The internet personality Vincent Fountain also known as Sparky has broken ranks with the FNM it appears.  Many people remember Mr. Fountain as quite a mild mannered child and young man. So the man the country now knows as Sparky is unrecognizable from that Vincent Fountain of yore. He has been a real hatchet and hammer for the FNM.  On Friday 31st January 2020 an audio note was passed around with Sparky speaking on one of the talk shows.  This was no anti PLP rat but a calm voiced Vincent Fountain urging people to vote for Brave Davis, a compassionate

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Shenique Miller Given The Boot From ZNS

Four days after hosting PLP National Vice Chair Obie Roberts on her television talk show programme on the publicly owned Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas TV station,  Shenique Miller, an FNM supporter, was given the boot from ZNS with four days’ notice. She posted the decision on her Facebook page.  When will we ever learn? The FNM continues to abuse people on political grounds, even their own.  Yes indeed! It’s the people’s time.

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T Connection Musician Dies

This came from the T Connection Band on Facebook: It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our former guitarist, vocalist,songwriter and founding member of T Connection, Montgomery Vincent Kemp. His stage name was Monty Brown. Monty died November 2, 2019 however, we just became aware of his passing on Saturday January 25th. Monty was with T Connection up until we left TK Records to record with Capitol Records. Monty had six brothers and one sister and he was blessed with 3 Children; Melissa Kemp, Montoya Kemp and Sasha Watkins who provided him with 4 Grandchildren; Te’ah,

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