It all seemed so nice and neat. A long statement by the official scribe of BPL Quincy Parker said how they would turn off the power when the winds reached 40 miles per hour in New Providence. Well somewhere around sevenish in the p.m. on the 31 July 2020, we would guess, the power went off. The wind wasn’t even 2 miles per hour. So much for BPL. You cannot count on them in a storm.
She was asked by Eyewitness News whether she got sand bags from her MP for flood prone Pinewood. MP Rueben Rahming was boasting about his good works on sand bags, the day before. Her response was classic Bahamianese: “ Heen gee ya food… he ga gee ya dirt”. Translation into standard English, He doesn’t give you food, you really think he will give you sandbags.” Priceless.
The decision of the Prime Minister Hubert Minnis to shut down the fish markets at Arawak Cay, Potter’s Cay and Montagu has led to the mass deaths of conchs in the water awaiting sale. Some 8,000 conchs had been caught and were awaiting sale, when the order came to stop selling. Conchs have started dying and have had to be thrown away. The picture shows just one vendor’s haul being disposed of by a Potter’s Cay Vendor. The vendors have tried reaching out to Michael Pintard, the Minister for Marine Resources but nothing so far.
For Immediate Release 23 July 2020 Renowned Evangelist Oral Rex Ricardo Major paid a courtesy call on the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis, on Thursday, 23rd July 2020 at his downtown Opposition office. Evangelist Major was accompanied by Mr. Felton Williamson. Evangelist Major presented Mr. Davis with his book, “MARCH ON TO GLORY AND TO GOD.” The book is semi autobiographical in nature and contains selected radio messages delivered by Rev. Major during The Bahamas’ early days of Independence. Felton Williamson presented his CD to Mr. Davis entitled, “ALL I NEED IS YOUR KINGDOM”, a tribute
For the man who promised to go wherever Hubert Minnis leads and to follow slavishly and who bowed down to him as he was leaving the country once, comes the news that he is the new Minister of Health . His name is Renward Wells. He is not a doctor and he was quick to point out after his swearing in that a doctor is not needed to be health minister. Fair enough. But the social media people were not too kind to him. They said one of the reasons that his lips were swollen as for sucking Dr. Minnis’
Senator Clay Sweeting was concerned that the Spanish Wells Fishermen who have not hit a lick since March and invested all their fortunes in the start of the crawfish season were not going to be able to set out to set out on 1 August 2020 when the season starts. Hubert Minnis has decided that they can after all go fishing. Praise God for that.
Nassau, The Bahamas – Graham Thompson is recognised by London-based Chambers and Partners as a “Band 1” ranked law firm in the High Net Worth (HNW) Offshore Trusts Sector for 2020. The “Band I” designation is the highest firm honour awarded by the prestigious ranking agency. Graham Thompson has received the top award in every year since the 2017 introduction of the HNW industry recognition. Recognised as “providing extensive private client and trust services”, the firm has been lauded by industry insiders as having “good lawyers who are really experts”. Three such attorneys have been awarded by Chambers and Partners with individual ranking for 2020. Sean
Dr. Mercelin Dahl Regis is gone. She was called out of retirement to put some order in the Government’s fight against the pandemic Covid 19. She did that and is generally credited with allowing the country to dodge a bullet. But now her contract has come to an end and she is not interested in renewing it. The Government thanked her for her service and added that she will be available to lend advice. She leaves with the Covid 19 in a surge in Grand Bahama and the country facing the onslaught of American tourists from a Covid 19 hotspot
The Grand Bahama Port Authority neglected to invite anyone from the Official Opposition to be there but in the presence of FNM MPs including the Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest dedicated a memorial to the victims of Hurricane Dorian on Grand Bahama on 14 July 2020. The ceremony was led by the Chair of the Grand Bahama Port Authority Sarah St George. Deputy Prime Minister K. Peter Turnquest, Ian Rolle,President of the Grand Bahama Port Authority (right); and Sarah St. George (centre) Acting Chairman of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, at the official unveiling of the Grand Bahama Port Authority’s
So Fred Smith Q C has set upon the world a protégé who he is boasting about named Crispin Hall. The man has apparently accomplished something on his own that of being reportedly the second person to be appointed to the United Nations Human Rights Commission on Refugees. The source of the information appears to be Fred Smith Q C who claimed credit for the young man’s success and the young man seemed to embrace him. We wish the young man success but what a great pity, his name is now associated with Fred Smith. We suggest to the young
“ They call him the watchman, because he likes to watch man”— Henry Claude Last week the Progressive Liberal Party again put out a note warning its members about wolves in sheep’s clothing who disguise themselves on FB, Instagram and What’s App. There are about five people led by someone who calls himself after a time piece. They fancy themselves as clever political experts but are too clever by half. They are trying to extort Philip Brave Davis to pay money to shut them up. They are a sad and sickening fact of life. The problem so many PLPs have
Tonight I have heard the concerns of the people of Cherokee Sound Abaco – I share in their frustration. The challenges impacting the community of Cherokee and Abaco at large can no longer fall on deaf ears. At the very least, the Government should listen and address their problems.— Philip Brave Davis, Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party 16 July 2020
Today I spent time with the people of Moore’s Island and Sandy Point Abaco. The next PLP administration will ensure that the people of Moore’s Island are not forgotten. Young Bahamians in Moore’s Island deserves access to the sporting facilities that will produce the next generation of Steven Gardiners and a clinic that can adequately serve their community— Philip Brave Davis, Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party 17 July 2020
For Immediate Release 18 July 2020 I am saddened by the news of the passing of the American Civil Rights Icon Congressman John Lewis and that of former SCLC head Rev C T Vivian. The world has lost tireless fighters in these two men. Today I wish to join with my friends in Atlanta and the entire US and here in The Bahamas in paying my respects and extending condolences to the families of Congressman Lewis and Rev. Vivian. I am reminded that while these two great men were fighting for equal rights among their peers in the US, our
According To Me: Sharon T. As a Bahamian, I am tired of government politicians and officials blaming the Bahamian people for an uptick in COVID-19 cases everybody with sense knew to expect when borders reopened to travel from hot spots. Who do folk think is responsible for keeping the spread of COVID-19 at bay before July 1? Did you think it was the politicians? No. It was the Bahamian people. WE suffered. WE lost jobs and incomes and businesses and peace of mind and our freedoms. OUR CHILDREN had their educational process uprooted. SOME OF US suffered domestic abuse and
Last year, the PLP’s Leader Philip Davis led a delegation to Long Island and the Clarence Town Catholic Cemetery in particular to pay tribute to the late Sir Henry Taylor, founder of the PLP and former MP and former Governor General. There was a wild man who is a crazy FNM named Bennet Minnis who serves on the Water and Sewerage Corporation’s Board, who threatened that he will block Mr. Davis and the PLP from going there and then said a number of comments which were racist and homophobic. He said the police could not stop him if the PLP
Delma Smith, the mother of former Ambassador Stan Smith, was buried at Lakeview Cemetery on Saturday 11 July 2020. Rest in peace. In addition to her son Stan, she is survived by daughter Syreeta and son Ollen. The church service took place at Salem Baptist Church Rev. Wilton McKenzie presiding.
The American President Donald Trump never ceases to amaze the world with the foolishness in which he engages. So now the latest is that he has decided apparently that the Chinese owned app Tik Tok, popular with the younger folk, is an enemy of the U S and an intelligence gathering tool for the Chinese government. So the plan is to ban Tik Tok. You can’t make this stuff up.