In Passing

The Speaker Loses It

So Halson Moultrie, the dumbest Speaker in the history of the Parliament bar none, has to go to the bathroom from his office with the plebes and criminals who visit with the lawyers who also occupy the building the Government is renting for his office.  This has pretty much pissed him off and he told the Parliament when it met on 21 October 2020 that if he building is not fixed, he will turn in the keys and not return to the office.  He went further to say that  he is sick and tired of having to go buying paper

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Foolish Decision By Privvy Council

This was circulated by the Court of Appeal in The Bahamas. What on earth?  This is the second time in living memory that Courts of The Bahamas have gagged pubic discussion about a case in our country.  No human rights activist had anything to say.  The press was utterly silent. This in a democratic society.

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Brave’s Opportunity To Succeed

This election coming up is shaping up to be the PLP’s to lose or more particularly Philip Brave Davis’ to lose. The stars seem to be aligning in the direction of a clear and decisive election victory for the PLP.  Mr. Davis has been quietly and patiently reconstructing a party left in ruins after the 2017 election loss. The party seems to have gotten its sea legs.  However there is a concerted campaign by the FNM to attack Mr. Davis as not fit and proper. This is fed by some elements within the PLP who identify with class and racial

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PLP Getting Closer To Choosing Candidates

Alfred Sears before PLP HQ after appearing before Candidates Committee of the PLP. Letters went out this week to all branches from the central PLP office informing them that now is the time to make their recommendations for those they think would be suitable for the constituency as candidates.  The branches do not make the final choice.  The choice is for the Candidates Committee and NGC.  However, the recommendation of the branches is an important input into the decision of the Candidates  Committee. The Chair of the Candidates Committee is the Leader of the Party Philip Davis.  The party hopes

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The Punch Attacks Peter Turnquest

Political analysis often requires reading the tea leaves.  You younger ones will pretty soon learn that the social construct of the landscape is as important as the direct clues as to what is going on. So it is with The Punch.  It is a lousy, nasty rag, full of lies and defamatory information but it has become of late the mouthpiece of the Prime Minister.  You will remember a picture of the Publisher Ivan Johnson sitting at  a meal with the Prime Minister Hubert Minnis. So we have started looking at The Punch as a clue as to what the

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Adrian Gibson In Big Trouble Over Water In Eleuthera

So last week, the charges by the Management Union of the Water and Sewerage Corporation of personal abuse and malfeasance in office against the Chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation were ignored by  Chairman Adrian Gibson MP, who proceeded instead to say that he was going to file a writ against the Union.  Now he has bigger problems. All last week, the water in the Central and Couth Eleuthera Constituency of Hank Johnson was disconnected. The Corporation ignored the pleas of the constituents who lost water in the middle of a health pandemic when sanitary measures were necessary.  Not

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The Lockdown Is Stopping The PLP’s Campaign

PLP Campaigners have been out in the streets trying to ensure that voters are apprised of the PLP’s policies and programmes for the various areas and to give aspirants a chance to show off their wares. Now the lockdown in New Providence and Abaco has come that has shut down the ability of the party to move around.  The lockdowns have not been successful so the question many have asked is why are they continuing.  Many people believe that it is precisely to stop the PLP from moving around New Providence and the  country.

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Farewell Courtenay Strachan

So Courtenay Strachan, two years or so after the death of his wife Marilyn, has gone on to join her.  The Kiwanian, the businessman, the St Agnes member, the Lunch Bunch member, all gone with the wind, just like that. Covid has cut a swath in this country across the  mature generation.  Mr. Strachan is emblematic of the huge losses we are taking in this country with our knowledge base, and our sense of stability.  His loss is a huge loss and there are other families and sub communities that feel similar losses. One cannot help but think that we

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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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