In Passing

Mitchell Meets King Erisson

Senator Fred Mitchell posted this on Facebook on 26 September 2019: “I can’t believe I have met the great King Erisson, king of the drums, at the memorial for John ” Chippie” Chipman with whom I share a birthday 5 October. He died at 90 and I will turn 66 on 5 October 2019. But fantastic to meet King Erisson. 26 September 2019 in Rawson Square.”

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Leader Of The Opposition Accuses The Government Of Negligence

Senator Fred Mitchell with Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis, MP Picewell Forbes, Senator Michael Darville at the press conference of the Leader of the Opposition 24 September 2019 Statement by the Leader of the OppositionOn the Government’s post Hurricane efforts and announcementsFor Immediate Release 24 September 2019 To date, three weeks after the passage of Hurricane Dorian, our message has not changed. From the beginning we called for bipartisanship in the planning and execution of this national effort that must be led by the Government.  Throughout this process, we have sought to bring to the public’s attention the concerns

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McAlpine Left Out In The Cold

The report coming out of Grand Bahama is that the PLP was forced to turn over the goods it solicited to the Government and NEMA. The goods were for Freeport people.  Turns out the NEMA people handed them over to the FNM for distribution from the FNM’s headquarters.  Then the other report is that notwithstanding the fact that Frederick McAlpine is an FNM MP, no official relief supplied has been given to him by the FNM. So, he has had to make do on his own.  What a shame. The FNM is unhappy because he keeps calling them out on

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Glass Window Bridge Had To Close

Hurricane Humberto never made it to The Bahamas but cast a glancing blow on Bermuda. It churned up the waters and the air and within hours we felt here on the north west flank of our country. The Glass Window Bridge in Eleuthera had to close to all traffic and the western shores in New Providence were choppy and the land nearby flooded.

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Justice Osadebay Is Buried

There was a State Recognized Funeral will be held for the late Honourable Mr. Justice (Ogbueshi, Ugodimma) Emmanuel Enebeli Osadebay (Retired) on Friday, 13th September, 2019 at 11:00a.m at St. Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill Road and Cockburn Street. Interment  followed in St. Agnes Cemetery, Nassau Street. His body will lay-in-state in the Court Room of the Supreme Court, Bank Lane from 9:00am on Thursday, 12th September until the body departed for the church on Friday, 13th September 2019. Viewing took place by the Governor General, Parliamentarians, Senior Government Officials and members of the Judiciary on Thursday, 12th September 2019. 

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John Chipman Dies

Statement From The Leader of The Opposition On The Passing of John Chippie Chipman 9 September 2019 I have learned with sadness that we have lost another cultural icon in John “Chippie” Chipman. The great drummer’s drum is now silent. The shake of the cowbells is stilled. The Bahamas will not be the same. John Chipman lived a long and fruitful life. He helped to define the modern Bahamas through the sound and beat of his drum and his pioneering contribution to Junkanoo. He and his wife, the great Becky Chipman, were cultural icons separately and as a couple. They

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Chester Cooper Joins With The PM On Hurricane Damage Tour

Exuma and Ragged Island MP and Deputy Leader of the PLP Hon. I. Chester Cooper represented Opposition  and PLP Leader Hon. Philip Brave Davis as he accompanied PM Minnis and area MP Hendfield on a humanitarian trip to Green Turtle Cay, Coopers Town and North Abaco on Wednesday, 11 September 2019 to assess Hurricane damages there and to deliver relief supplies. Bahamas Christian Council President the Rev. Delton Fernander also travelled with the delegation.

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Mitchell Meets Dr. Ingrid Hart

Senator Fred Mitchell greets Bahamian Professor Dr Ingrid Hart in Chicago where he is for meetings of the non profit Friends of the Fox Hill Community Centre. Dr Hart teaches at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is the daughter of Bishop Neville Hart, former Head of the Church of God. 11 September 2019. Bahamians excelling across the world.

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The Collapse Of Telecommunications

The headline in the press said that Garfield Sinclair, the CEO of Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) said that the company was not sitting on its hands.  By that he was suggesting that the lousy company which he now leads was doing all it could to get the telephone network up and running.  The storm stuck a week ago today and the telephone service is spotty at best around the country, even in New Providence where nothing happened. For example, the 364  exchange in New Providence  you still cannot get calls through to those numbers.  The service into Abaco is up

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The CARICOM Visitors

On Thursday 5 September 2019, Allen Chastanet, Prime Minister of St Lucia and Chair of CARICOM, together with his colleague Mia Mottley of Barbados and Secretary General Irwin Laroq visited The Bahamas to inspect the hurricane damage in The Bahamas.  They ended up having lunch at the Poop Deck Hotel out west it seems , with the disapproval of the population.  Th criticism was that the Prime Minister was hobnobbing and fine dining while people were dying and suffering from the hurricane.

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