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New Industrial Tribunal President

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Simone Fitzcharles was sworn in as Acting President of the Industrial Tribunal by His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, during a brief ceremony at Government House on Thursday, November 14, 2019. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)

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ZNS Staff In Freeport Being Victimized

There was a sick out at ZNS Freeport last week over the fact that two months after the storm Dorian and with all other employees out of the building that they are housed in from all other agencies except ZNS, the staff is ill because of mold and the inattention of the Broadcasting Corporation and the Manager at Freeport Meadows.  Stephen Farquharson, husband of one of the staff of ZNS Freeport, posted this message on his Facebook page 15 November 2019:  FOLKS: Breaking News !! ZNS staff is right now being victimized for taking part in the recent sick-out, staged

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Marco City PLP Congratulates PLP Leaders

PLP Distributes Disaster Relief In Grand Bahama Statement from Executive Members Of The Marco City PLP Branch Thanking the Leadership of the Progressive Liberal Party For Immediate Release 15th November, 2019 The executives and members of the Marco City Constituency are taking this opportunity to thank, the Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party, The Honourable Brave Davis; Deputy Leader Chester Cooper MP, other executives and members, and persons who contributed to the recent Hurricane Relief Drive on behalf of the residents of the Marco City Constituency. Since the passage of Dorian September 3rd , 2019 you and your leadership team

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Latrae Rahming Speaks At Yamacraw PLP | 11 November 2019

Thelma Gibson Primary  Latrae Rahming is a man on a mission. He is a popular speaker at PLP Meetings around the island. Wants to be Chairman of the PLP. Here’s what he said to the Yamacraw Branch on Monday 11 November 2019 in summary: Education must be a critical component of restructuring our economy by cultivating talent and preparing Bahamians with the skills relevant to our national development needs. Restructuring the Bahamian economy is centered around building a knowledge-intensive economy. The truth of the matter is to improve the Bahamas economy our education system must be relevant to proving the

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Junkanoo Protest Rush

This was the scene on Bay Street on Thursday 7th November 2019 when the Junkanoo Groups took to the streets to protest the decision of the Minister of Culture Lanisha Rolle to allow a new B Group into Junkanoo without checking first through the channels with the Junkanoo Corporation. Since then the PLP has called for her resignation.

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Remembrance Day Bahamians To Be Honoured

Basil Johnson was a bomber in the Royal Airforce in the United Kingdom during the Second World War. He is the father of Ivan Johnson of The Punch. Unfortunately, the son pales in comparison to the father.

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Joint Statement PLP Says Lanisha Should Be Dismissed

Joint Statement by Picewell Forbes MP, Opposition spokesman for Culture and Sports and Senator Jobeth Coleby-Davis, Opposition spokesperson on Youth. Call for the dismissal of Lanisha Rolle For Immediate Release 7 November 2019 It is not enough for the Prime Minister to publicly reverse a decision made by his Cabinet colleague Lanisha Rolle on Junkanoo. Further, in publicly calling for Minister Rolle to reimburse the government over the National Youth Award medallion controversy, the Prime concedes that his Minister is guilty of abuse of power.  Additionally, there is a specific legal and regulatory regime governing the use of the country’s

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Mitchell In Tokyo

Senator Fred Mitchell on a tour of the Japanese Diet ( Parliament ) hosted by Dr Kazu Hamada, former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and still Member of the Upper House in Japan…in discussions seated on traditional Japanese furniture in the state supplied office of Councillor Matsushita Shimpei, in Dr Hamada’s office and the chef at the Parliamentary Restaurant and at the sushi bar in the Parliamentary Restaurant 31 October 2019. The two exchanged views on Japan and the Caribbean and developments between Asia and the world.

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Calsey Johnson Passes Away

The former Broadcaster, Senator, Diplomat and Politician Calsey Johnson died in Nassau at the Doctor’s Hospital at the age of 82 on Thursday 24th October 2019 .  The following statement was issued by Senator Fred Mitchell on Behalf of the Progressive Liberal Party: Statement From Chairman of The Progressive Liberal PartyOn The Passing of Calsey Johnson For Immediate Release 24 October 2019 It was with great sadness that the party learned this morning of the passing of former Senator and High Commissioner Calsey Johnson. He was one of our Stalwart Councillors. He supported the Progressive cause to the end and

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Shaunae Gets Her Medal

Senator Fred Mitchell with Picewell Forbes MP the Governor General C A Smith at Government House for the award of the Order of Lignum Vitae 22 October 2019 to Shaunae Miller Uibo. This is an award named and given to those Bahamians who have excelled and did so under the age of 25. The pictures also show Mark Humes, Chair of the National Honours Advisory Committee, Marciel,, Husband of Shaunae and her parents.

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Doswell Coakley’s Funeral

Senator Fred Mitchell wrote this tribute to the late former Senator Doswell Coakley which was read in his absence from the country by Al Dillette. He was buried following a state funeral at Christ Church Cathedral on Friday 25th October 2019. His body lay in state at the Senate on 24th October 2019. Leader of the PLP Philip Davis signs the book of condolences on 24th October 2019: Message From Senator Fred Mitchell Funeral Of the Late Doswell CoakleyChrist Church Cathedral Nassau25 October 2019 I apologise to the family and friends this morning for not being able to speak in person at

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