Dear Editor. Today I had the good fortune to attend the State Recognized Funeral of the Honourable Mr. Justice Roger Keith Gomez, Sr. (Ret) and was baffled with the lack of support from the Clergy, some who personally told me of Bishop Gomez assistance to them in Barbados where he served as Bishop, and particularly the absence of the hierarchy of the Anglican Church. Is there a veiled animus towards Bishop Gomez in the boycotting of his brother’s funeral that was so conspicuous from the Leadership in the Anglican Church? What can be so important on a Friday for such
From left Fred Mitchell, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Kamina Johnson Smith, Foreign Minister Jamaica, Albert Ramden, Foreign Minister Suriname, Keisel Peters, Foreign Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines. 24 January 2023 in Buenos Aires at the Mexico/Caricom meeting. Fred Mitchell with Kerry Simonds, the Foreign Minister of Barbados at the Mexico Caricom meeting in Buenos Aires 24 January 2023 The Foreign Ministers of Caricom with the Foreign Minister of Mexico and the ASG of Caricom at the Mexico Caricom meeting in Buenos Aires 24 January 2023.
The Bahamas and Haiti In recent weeks things in The Republic of Haiti from a government standpoint seem rapidly deteriorating. Sadly for our island nation, The Bahamas with a population of four hundred thousand, there’s very little we can do about Haiti’s instability. Our neighbor to the South with a population of around 11 million will have to determine what is best for their people and the type of government they will have; any other type of artificial arrangement will not work and is a futile effort. The government of the Bahamas has but one choice which is to defend
Fred Mitchell at the patronal festival of St Agnes Church 22 January 2023. With Henry Dean and Douglas Turnquest retired officer of the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band.
Fred Mitchell, Minister for the Public Service, welcomes participants at the symposium for public servants in Nassau on 19 January 2023.
In a chat group called New & Political War Room, there is someone with the cognomen Political Refugees with the telephone number 804-3940 who was offended by the voice note by the PLP Chairman Fred Mitchell telling the FNM they have to change their evil ways. Instead of seeking counterarguments, the individual resorted to what is always the last refuge of a scoundrel, personal attacks. They seem to know a lot about the private life of the man they are attacking. But we always say when people have this preoccupation, the headline tells you they have one of two problems,
Message from PLP Chairman & Minister of Public Service & Foreign Affairs, Friday 20th January 2023. – YouTube
Her husband was Leon “ Doc” Rahming. He was a pioneer in the busing business, with the Economy Jitney franchise. It provided a good living for his wife and large family. When he died, Mama as she was called, or Ola as she was also called led the household of eh children and grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. It was a gathering place for business and family life. Sadly too her kith has gone out on 6 January 2023. She died peacefully at home in the Valley, just a stone’s throw from Rhodes Memorial Church at the age of 89. May she
Of the living and the dead, apart from perhaps Augustine Roberts, you could find no one more dedicated to Bimini and its people and development than Leornard Brave Stuart together with Fred Mitchell, they kept the Glenda’s Road Race going in memory of their mutual friend the late Glenn Rolle. He had just raised over 200,000 dollars in support and aide for Bimini, upgrading the basketball court, and providing garbage bins for the whole township. He had more plans to go. Sadly, he passed away at the age of 67 on 10 January 2023, leaving his wife and family stunned
Fred Mitchell with former President and now Vice President of Guyana Barratt Jagdeo at dinner in Georgetown, Exuma with David Allens, Amber Ferguson, Irvin Brown, Creswell Sturrup. 19 January 2023 Fred Mitchell with the Bahamian delegation at the Community Council meeting of Caricom in Georgetown, Guyana 19 January 2023 with Kemico Sands, Nickeva Eve, Creswell Sturrup Amber Ferguson, David Allens, and Irvin Brown. 19 January 2023 Fred Mitchell as he chaired the Community Council of Caricom, its second highest body, in Georgetown, Guyana on 19 January 2023 with ASG Allison Drayton, SG Carla Barnett, and DSG Armstrong Alexis. Fred Mitchell
Prime Minister Philip Davis with Ambassador Chet Neymour, Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell, and Ambassador Wendall Jones at the bust of Sir Lynden O Pindling at the Organization of American States in Washington DC on the occasion of the Prime Minister’s address to the OAS. 18 January 2023
Tribune photo of the family press conference. The Tribune reported that the family of Kenise Darville deceased has asked for an investigation into her death at the Princess Margaret Hospital on 19 January 2023. Our condolences to her husband and children, May she rest in peace.
MESSAGE FROM PLP CHAIRMAN & MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE & FOREIGN AFFAIRS, THE HON FRED MITCHELL MP. Friday, 20th January 2023.
Fred Mitchell joined the Bahamian community in Atlanta with Consul General Anthony Moss and the staff with Annette Hanna who owns Conch Heaven, a Bahamian restaurant specializing in conch dishes, with Chris ” Fireman ” Brown. 14 January 2023.
Governor General C A Smith with Prime Minister Philip Davis and Mrs Dvais at St Agnes Church. Archdeacon Keith Cartwright Students from St John’s College Anglican High School Bishop Simeon Hall Fred Mitchell with JoBeth Coleby Davis marching Ambassador Leslia Miller Brice with Rev Sebastian Campbell and Fred Mitchell at the Pindling Mausoleum. Leader of Opposition business in the House Adrian White with Fred Mitchell in St Agnes graveyard.
NASSAU, The Bahamas — Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, pictured centre, hosted the Annual Luncheon for His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition on Thursday, 12 January 2023 at Graycliff Restaurant. In attendance was the Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Michael Pintard (front left), and Deputy Leader of the Opposition Shanendon Cartwright (front right). Also pictured, from left: Senator Michela Barnett-Ellis, Adrian Gibson, Adrian White (behind), Senator Maxine Seymour (behind), Kwasi Thompson, and Senator Darren Henfield. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas has entered into formal diplomatic relations with the Sultanate of Oman. This development was announced in a joint communique signed by H.E. Stan Smith, Ambassador to the United Nations and H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al Hassan, Oman Ambassador to the U.N. Here is Ambassador Smith meeting with Dr. Al Hassan
Fred Mitchell MP with Transport Minister JoBeth Coleby Davis at the forum on Economic Empowerment at the Fox Hill Community Centre to mark Majority Rule Day. Thank you to Senator Barry Griffin for organizing the forum. 7 January 2023 with Senator Tyrell Young and Senator Darron Pickstock and panelists Bodene Johnson, D’Arcy Rahming Jr and Samantha Rolle with Parliamentary Secretary Jamahl Strachan.
M V Onego Traveller, a ship registered under the flag of Antigua and Barbuda, ran into rough weather and began to sink in waters off Hole In The Wall in the Northern Bahamas, near Abaco. The ship’s 12 crew were rescued, and the ship was just left floating in the water and was leaking oil. The Ministry of Transport alerted the maritime traffic about the hazard but the pictures of oil leaking into the sea from the ship were disturbing. It appeared that nothing was being done to stop the oil from leaking or to move the vessel. The public
This was posted on FB 6 January 2023: Fred Mitchell MP Fox Hill at the funeral of Hosea Moss at St Anselm’s in Fox Hill. Mr Moss was a popular artisan in Fox Hill. The young men and lady are my godson CJ ( the one in the white spotted shirt) and his friends. They are the future of Fox Hill and I always enjoy their wild eyed sense of fun and excitement. It is uplifting. They told me they were headed to the repass to celebrate Hosea’s life. 6 January 2023
Fred Mitchell PLP Chair treated the officers at PLP Headquarters in Freeport to lunch at Silk Cafe. We were joined by Julian Sawyer Vice Chair for Grand Bahama, Ginger Moxey, the Minister for Grand Bahama, Annie Pinder, office administrative assistant, Rufus Johnson, meeting hall manager and coordinator and Stalwart Councillor. 5 January 2023 Fred Mitchell MP and Chair of the PLP with friends and supporters at lunch at Royal Islander Hotel with Senators Kirk Russell and James Turner and Ambassador Brian Seymour and Consul General AL Dillette and Men’s Branch Chair Ricardo Patton with Julian Cooper of Abaco, Rev Keith
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The march from Pinedale to Seagrape in Eight Mile Rock in Grand Bahama with the Bahama Brass Band in Grand Bahama under the direction of Bishop Barry Morris. 1 January 2023
Fred Mitchell at Ascension shortly after mass at Ascension Anglican Church in Freeport on New Year’s Day 2023
Fred Mitchell at the graveside of former PLP Chair and former Senator Andrew ” Dud ” Maynard at Woodlawn Gardens with Ministers Obie Wilchcombe, Glenys Hanna Martin, Myles LaRoda. 30 December 2022
Coach Denykco Bowles of the Doris Johnson Senior High School coaching staff was married to Heather Bain on Saturday 15 December at the St John’s Church by Rev. T G Morrison. St John’s is the former Ms. Bain’s father’s church the late Rev. Hervis Bain. Spectacular event. It was a very happy affair. Congratulations to them.