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Shame On You Shonel Ferguson

This photo was circulated by the MP for Fox Hill from the Fox Hill Community Centre which she had no hand in building and does not see that it is properly kept.   This was a publicity stunt to show she was helping to feed the people of Fox Hill. False.  This is just a big public relations show.  It is dripping with insincerity.  Trying to present that she likes these people.  The problem is there is a general lack of money in Fox Hill because under the FNM government no one is employed. Fix that problem and then you would

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Olympic Association Chief Says FNM Government Fails On Sports Doping

Romell Knowles, Chief of the Bahamas Olympic Association, released this letter warning the Government on the failure of its actions on sports doping: Dear Hon. Minister L. Rolle Dear Hon. P.S. E. Poitier Re:  BADC Doping Code 2021 I am advised that the Bahamas may not be compliant by adopting the BADC new anti doping code for enforcement 2021. It was suggested,- the reasoning perhaps centres around a required approval of and by the Bahamas Parliament. May I humbly suggest, this is NOT necessarily the case in this instance as…many Anti Doping Agencies from  around the world have each signed

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Adrian Gibson Water & Sewerage Chair Condemned

From The Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party: 15 October 2020 The Cabinet of The Bahamas made a policy decision to suspend water disconnection exercises by the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) in the wake of the COVID-19 so the request by the executive chairman of WSC to recommence disconnection exercises has to be seen as a moot point. The country is in the middle of the worst phase of the COVID-19 pandemic to date where infections are on the increase and water disconnections at this critical juncture would make it more difficult for thousands of Bahamians to sanitize their

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The Hon. Darrell Rolle Dies

The following statement of condolences was released  by the Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party Philip Davis MP Q C: 13th October 2020 I am saddened this morning to learn of the passing of my colleague, friend, former Parliamentarian and Cabinet Minister Darrell E. Rolle. Mr. Rolle was 77 years old. A native of Lowe Sound, Andros, Mr. Rolle read law at the University of London, graduating with honours in 1969 before entering public life with the Progressive Liberal Party. Following the death of Clarence A. Bain, Mr. Rolle became one of the youngest elected legislators on record when he

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PLP Chairman Tells Michael Foulkes MP Look In The Mirror

EDITOR, I am responding to the letter published by the Tribune on 15th October, 2020 by Michael Foulkes M.P. which grossly misrepresents the words of the leader of the Progressive Liberal Party. The member for Golden Gates, Michael Foulkes, has some nerves to characterize the comments of the leader of the PLP, Hon. Philip Brave Davis, as reckless. If Mr. Foulkes wants to know what reckless behaviour looks like, he needs only analyse the behaviour of his colleague, the Prime Minister, because actions speak louder than words. It was reckless for the Prime Minister to allow thousands of Bahamians to

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The Foreign Ministry On Bahamians Travelling Abroad Bring Enough Cash

So the Bahamas Foreign Ministry has finally found its voice to give advice to Bahamian travelers abroad.  The message was not very nice but it was clear: “ don’t call us, we can do nothing to help you”.  As a result of the Covid pandemic, it appears that a higher than usual number of requests are being made of the Ministry’s offices overseas to provide emergency funding for Bahamians stuck abroad. We agree that people should pay their own way, even in emergencies. This idea that somehow the Government is responsible for you when you make bad decisions overseas is

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First Caribbean Doesn’t Want You In The Bank

The note to the First Caribbean clients, if you are poor do not come in our bank. Just wait outside in the hot sun and the rain to withdraw your money and don’t trouble us.  We keep complaining that service deteriorates with each passing day from banks in this country. We have asked the Central Bank to intervene. They have refused. There is no consumer advocate for customers. So the service goes from bad to worse. The Government does nothing.

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Sears Appears Before The Candidates Committee

Alfred Sears is shown in this photo with his support team from the Ft Charlotte constituency, after his appearance before the Candidates Committee of the Progressive Liberal Party.  It appears that he will be the standard bearer for the PLP in the next general election for Ft Charlotte.

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Brave Sends Computers To Cat Island

Stanley Webb Deputy Chair of the Cat Island Branch of the PLP presents computers , printer and ink cartridges to the Arthur’s Town ( North) and Old Bight ( South) High Schools on behalf of the  Member of Parliament Philip Brave Davis.  Present to accept the computers at both locations were the principals, staff, students and parents.  Also in attendance  was Omar Stubbs Chief Councilor.

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Locking Up A Man For Saying Minnis Gatta Go

The following was posted by the Comedian Wellington Funny ( proper name Wellington Roberts) on his Facebook page following his arrest for leading the demonstration in the photo: Good evening all, yesterday morning while participating in a peaceful protest speaking against the injustices all Bahamians are currently facing. I was ordered to be arrested out of a crowd of almost [200] individuals, allegedly for “insisting (sic.) a riot & disorderly behaviour”. As a result I was booked into the central police station where I was charged, interviewed and sent to court the following morning. I went before a magistrate court

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Former CG For Atlanta Randy Rolle Congratulates Bahamian Judge In Atlanta | 10th October 2020

Today, I join with the Bethel family, my Atlanta family,  and so many other well wishers in congratulating Miss Sonja Natasha Brown, a proud Grand Bahamian on her recent appointment as a Magistrate in Cobb County, Georgia. Ms. Brown previously served as the Deputy District Attorney. Sonja is the daughter of Mrs.  Valencia Bethel, and niece of  former High Commissioner to London, Ed Bethel.  During my time as Consul General to Atlanta, Sonja graciously served as an advisor to my office. She provided legal advice and assistance, especially for Bahamian students in the jurisdiction. Sonja is a pillar of support

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Mitchell Shows PLP Supplied Vouchers

Senator Fred Mitchell showed the press the vouchers which PLP Leader Philip Davis distributed on his return home for those in need. The party gave vouchers to depressed areas of 52 dollars and change which included the VAT so you could get 50 dollars full value for the voucher. They also have 20 dollar vouchers available at Shell gas stations.  This should be contrasted to the FNM Government who started giving out 20 dollar food vouchers, usable at Supervalu.  One woman was outraged.  She said she had six children and 20 dollars could do nothing for her.

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Mitchell Defends Atlantis Workers

8 October 2020 Yesterday, I observed as Opposition Spokesman for Labour the demonstration by Atlantis employees for the monies owed under the redundancy laws. This was not a PLP demonstration, but as the shadow Minister I was tasked by the Leader of the party to ensure that the rights of the demonstrators were protected and they were free to exercise the right of peaceful protest. I expressed my concerns by phone to the Attorney General about the fact that the bridge was closed to access by the protestors, even though any pedestrian is normally free to cross the bridge. Secondly,

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The FNM Must Set The Date For Local Government Elections

The local government elections in The Bahamas were set for June. The government pleading the Covid emergency cancelled them and set them down again for September. September has now passed and we still do not know when the elections are being held. Many of the councils and the spending authorities are controlled by FNM councilors.  We believe that Hubert Minnis and the FNM are deliberately withholding the elections so that their people can continue to spend money to prepare for an FNM battle at the general election. We demand that the FNM government set a date for the local government

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Judy Turns 60

Senator Fred Mitchell says happy 60th birthday to Judymae Gardener of Judy’s Hat Shop who is a resident of the Foxdale Community in the Fox Hill constituency at Mt Horeb Church in Sandy Port, New Providence 27 September 2020.

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Fox Hill Community Centre Board Defends The Centre

2 October 2020 Dear Editor,  The Board of the Fox Hill Community Centre hereby confirms that it is the entity responsible for the management and maintenance of the Fox Hill Community Centre. Under agreement with various governmental and community groups, the Fox Hill Community Centre is utilized almost daily, current circumstances notwithstanding, for various purposes by residents of the Fox Hill community. Regular uses include, but are not limited to, adult education and training classes, after-school tutoring, senior citizen activities, youth band and music activities, cultural group committee meetings, community members’ wedding receptions and repasses and various programs under the

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Picewell Presents Computers

South and Central Andros MP Picewell Forbes presents a gift of a 52 inch smart TV for enhanced teleconferencing at the Fresh Creek Clinic 1 October 2020

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Roland Horton Is Buried

Senator Fred Mitchell at the funeral of Roland Horton Sr of Eastwood in the Fox Hill Constituency at St Peter’s Native Baptist Church in Gambier Village 26 September 2020.

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