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The Ides Of March Have Come

Today is the 15th March 2020. In the history of the Roman Empire in year 44 b c Caesar Augustus was murdered in the Senate by Senators who thought he was seeking to take on dictatorial powers. He had been warned by a soothsayer in the version told by William Shakespeare: “Beware the Ides of March”.  He shook it off. On the day of the 15 March, the ides, a day which was a public holiday in Rome and a time for settling financial debts, as he strode to  the Senate meeting, he met the soothsayer again. He said to

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St John’s 195 Anniversary

PLP Leader Philip Davis with Minister of Works Desmond Bannister, former Minister Leslie Miller, Senator Fred Mitchell at the 195th anniversary of the St John’s Native Baptist Society. 1 March 2020 A Gun To The Leader’s Head Statement From The Progressive Liberal Party On FNM Inspired Post With Gun To Leader of the Opposition’s Head 5 March 2020 Yesterday in a slimy and sickening attempt to be funny, some FNM trolls published a meme with a gun to the head of the Leader of the Opposition. The FNM may find that funny but we do not. It is an act

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Roman Catholic Church Changing The Rules For Corona Virus

Archbishop Patrick Pinder Writes A Letter: Excerpt Letter From Anglican Bishop Boyd On Corona Virus An excerpt A PASTORAL LETTER FROM BISHOP LAISH BOYD REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC  To be Read in and Distributed in all Parishes in the Diocese on Sunday, 8th March, 2020   … In the Diocese, please note the following which are TEMPORARY measures designed as a part of our responsible Christian stewardship:  (a) Intinction will be suspended until further notice.  Such persons may receive in one kind i.e., the Body of Christ only. The Church’s teaching is that the whole Christ is received whether one receives only

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The Freeport News Is Lost In Space

Last week the Freeport News put a story in the paper on 5 March 2020 in which it claimed that the PLP was too low key in Grand Bahama. It is obvious that they are badly misinformed and engaging in singing for their supper.  There is an agenda it appears, pushing someone into a  leadership position who may not be a fit and proper person. Newspapers of record have to be  very careful about parroting untruths and subjective commentary as news. The PLP is more active than ever before.  We have pointed this out to the Freeport News before. The

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Six Years For The Consulate In Chicago

The Bahamas Honorary Consulate in Chicago celebrates six years the first fully accredited diplomatic post representing the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in the Midwestern United States: 6 March 2014 – 6 March 2020.  We think that Consul Michael Fountain has done an excellent job.  Thank you for your leadership and the special efforts which you make to hold up the flag.

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The Fox Hill Community Centre

The Minister of National Security Marvin Dames has issued an edict that no PLPs are to be hired at the Fox Hill Community Centre.  He singled out one of the employees of the centre for dismissal saying that because she had been rude to the Member of Parliament for Fox Hill Shonel Ferguson she could not work in Fox Hill.  It is really a shame that the MP for Fox Hill would encourage her colleague in this foolishness. PLPs must eat too. The employee in question has a special needs son and has lost her home all because this government

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Daylight Saving Time Friggin Nonsense

It neither provides daylight or saves time but these folks in authority continue to fool with the time.  So this morning we woke up and lost one hour of sleep which you never catch up.  The late mother of Senator Fred Mitchell had one engagement every year with the political authorities in her life time and that was to complain about changing the time.  She wrote the Prime Minister Pindling religiously every year to say stop it because it gives me great problems getting my children up in the morning for school. Amen Mrs. Mitchell. We say it is stupid.

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Leader of The Opposition’s Courtesy Calls |Turkey

The Ambassador-Designate of the Republic of Turkey to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Her Excellency Berris Ekinci paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Philip Brave Davis, Leader of the Opposition. In the group photo from left are Senator Fred Mitchell, Opposition Foreign Affairs spokesman; Mr. Davis, Ambassador Ekinci and Nilùfer Aksoy Balci, Second Secretary in the Turkish Embassy in Havana, Cuba

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Brian Seymour Writes From Grand Bahama Upending The Freeport News

Editor of the Freeport News Dear Editor, Your Thursday, March 5th, publication of the Freeport News under the heading “PLP Image Low Key” in Grand Bahama by Fred Sturrup, you incorrectly and erroneously stated that one Brian Seymour is the spokesperson for the PLP on Grand Bahama, that sir, is a falsehood. As a paper of record, I call upon you to immediately retract your erroneous statement. I consider your statement about me, a private citizen, insulting and disparaging to my character. The Freeport News is a broad sheet, a local paper of record, and not a tabloid. It is

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Congratulations To Danavio Neely

The Chaplain of the Progressive Young Liberals Danavio Neely won the top award to become Mr. University of The Bahamas 2020. Congratulations. A fine young example of male leadership in The Bahamas. We wish him well as he continues on his upward journey.  Here is what he posted on his FB page on 6 March 2020: These past few weeks have been nothing short of memorable moments and life changing experiences. Tonight I stood on the shoulders of Englerston (My humble beginning). I started out as 1 of 7. Right now I feel like one in a million. After months

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No To Royal Caribbean For Paradise Island

The FNM should not grant permission to Royal Caribbean to acquire crown land or any other parcels of land for a cruise port for their guests .  That would be the death knell of the Port of Nassau and the Bay Street shopping area and taxi drivers. 

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Tim Rider Is Still Seen About Town

Tim Rider, the RBC Executive, who left the Royal Bank of Canada because of complaints about him publicly dissing Bahamians as lazy and corrupt is said to be still in The Bahamas. The talk is he is to apply for a work permit to be able to work here again. The Minister of Immigration is hereby put on notice. Not again.

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Sri Lanka

Her Excellency Kshenuka Senewiratne, High Commissioner-Designate from the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to The Bahamas, paid a courtesy call on the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis, on Thursday, 5th March 2020 at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition in downtown Nassau. In attendance and pictured from left are Senator Fred Mitchell, Ms. Savitri Panabokke, Minister; Mr. Davis, HE Senewiratne and HE J. Ravi Jesubatham, Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka

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PLP Responds To FNM Trolls On Rape Whistle

On Social Media Reaction To Rape Whistle Idea 4 March 2020 I understand stand that social media trolls have been flapping up their gums about the suggestion by the Leader of the Opposition at his press conference on Tuesday 3 March 2020 that whistles should be distributed to women as part of an anti rape package. This is not a new idea. Anti rape advocates across many jurisdictions have urged the use of rape whistles as a tool for sounding the alarm when a woman is attacked or threatened. I attach a link to Amazon.com as a place where one

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Deaths In Long Island By Murder

The following statement is from the Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party: On The Homicides In Long Island For Immediate Release 29 February 2020 We are deeply saddened and disturbed by the news of the two deaths by apparent homicide in Long Island. Our sympathies go out to the families of the deceased and to the wider community of Long Island. It all seems quite senseless. There can be no good reason for what has happened. It is our hope that the culprits will be captured and brought to justice. We encourage all people of goodwill to cooperate with the

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Opposition Leader At Bahamas Vs Mexico Game

Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis MP with PLP Chair Senator Fred Mitchell at Atlantis Ball Room for the Mexico vs Bahamas FIBA game 23 February 2020 with Romell Knowles of the Bahamas Olympic Association and Samuel Rodgers of the Bahamas Baseball Association.

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The Park In Fox Hill

Senator Fred Mitchell at Freedom Park recently refurbished by the Harvest Church people in Fox Hill. Perhaps the MP can now move the garbage from the lot next door. 24 February 2020.

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Minnis Town Meeting Flops

So on Tuesday 25 February 2020 the Prime Minister Hubert Minnis held another fake town meeting which was really a rally by the FNM.  He had plenty of empty seats to talk to.  The meeting was a total flop and he spent his time not talking about how he will turn this economy around but about the PLP and Petr Nygard, the same Peter Nygard who it is alleged gave donations to the FNM which allegations the Prime Minister has not denied.

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Deputy To The Governor General

So they went into the ash heap of history and found former Senator Lonnie Rolle from Hatchet Bay to make her the Deputy to the Governor General to act while Sir Cornelius is in Miami until 1 March 2020. The GG had a snafu waiting for him at the airport upon his departure. The Foreign Ministry and Government House forgot to get him a diplomatic visa to travel to the US. Result he had to hoof it over to the US Customs and Immigration to give his fingerprints in order to get out of the country. Then Bahamasair which was

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Picewell Forbes In Fresh Creek

On Saturday 29 February 2020 Picewell Forbes MP opened the Fresh Creek Freedom Farm Baseball League with Rev. Fr.  Nairn at St Paul’s Anglican Church in Calabash Bay, Andros

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Clay Sweeting Loses His Beloved Grand Father

Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis attended the funeral of  Glen Higgs of Spanish Wells, the grandfather of Senator Clay Sweeting and a pioneer in the fishing industry.  He was the first Captain to set up commercially condo lobster traps.

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The Swiss Ambassador Calls

The Ambassador of Switzerland to The Bahamas, HE Salome Meyer, paid a courtesy call on the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis QC, MP on Thursday, 27th February 2020 at the office of the Leader of the Opposition in downtown Nassau.

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The Annual Public Disclosure Ritual Nonsense

So on Friday 28 February 2020, Sharon Turner of the Nassau Guardian started calling around Senators and Members of the House to ask whether they had field their public disclosure statements.  There is a law in The Bahamas that says that by 1 March every year, Parliamentarians have to disclose their assets income and liabilities to the Public Disclosure Commission and thereafter they are published in the gazette. It is a whole lot of rubbish. The press and the public seem to get a delight out of who has complied with the deadline. You just have to roll your eyes.

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