In Passing

Derek Handfield Memorialized By Kelly Burrows

From Kelly Burrows a friend as was this columnist of a fine man who died too soon. He was ambitious and determined to make it from the bowels of Hawksbill to success as a Freeport businessman and then in the Turks and Caicos Islands.  God bless him as he goes on his way. Mr. Burrows wrote: A memorial service was held with an overflowing crowd at the Church Of God Of Prophecy Hawksbill on Tuesday evening the 28th January, for the late Elder. Derek Handfield who died on Saturday the 25th in Provo, at the age of 49 whose funeral

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Meeting At The Pharmacy

Each month if you are sixty or over, there seems to be a very special place that you must go. The end of the month tells you it’s time to fill your medications. It has become a specialized business now, trying to anticipate when the insurance company is going to allow you to get your refill. But every month, if you want to stay alive and healthy, you  have to meet at that counter.  It is a tiresome ritual. It is not a very private matter, but in a choice between being six foot under, pushing up daisies and walking

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Sparky Says He’s A Brave Man

The internet personality Vincent Fountain also known as Sparky has broken ranks with the FNM it appears.  Many people remember Mr. Fountain as quite a mild mannered child and young man. So the man the country now knows as Sparky is unrecognizable from that Vincent Fountain of yore. He has been a real hatchet and hammer for the FNM.  On Friday 31st January 2020 an audio note was passed around with Sparky speaking on one of the talk shows.  This was no anti PLP rat but a calm voiced Vincent Fountain urging people to vote for Brave Davis, a compassionate

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Shenique Miller Given The Boot From ZNS

Four days after hosting PLP National Vice Chair Obie Roberts on her television talk show programme on the publicly owned Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas TV station,  Shenique Miller, an FNM supporter, was given the boot from ZNS with four days’ notice. She posted the decision on her Facebook page.  When will we ever learn? The FNM continues to abuse people on political grounds, even their own.  Yes indeed! It’s the people’s time.

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T Connection Musician Dies

This came from the T Connection Band on Facebook: It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our former guitarist, vocalist,songwriter and founding member of T Connection, Montgomery Vincent Kemp. His stage name was Monty Brown. Monty died November 2, 2019 however, we just became aware of his passing on Saturday January 25th. Monty was with T Connection up until we left TK Records to record with Capitol Records. Monty had six brothers and one sister and he was blessed with 3 Children; Melissa Kemp, Montoya Kemp and Sasha Watkins who provided him with 4 Grandchildren; Te’ah,

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We Are Not For A Credit Bureau…We Are Not For Abolishing Paper Currency

The Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest last week commissioned the Bahamas Credit Bureau.  This is a bureaucracy invented by the Central Bank to provide guidance for banks when they want to lend money to people.  You will have to get a report from the credit bureau in order to borrow.  This is just another scheme to stop people from borrowing money and to control the poor and their progress forward. Then there is the scheme to have everyone convert to digital currency.  Imagine that, the Central Bank will then know exactly what you are purchasing and when and why and

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PANDERING ON WEED SMOKING

The Co-Chairs Bishop Simeon Hall and Quinton McCartney present the interim report on smoking weed. 21 January 2020. Photo by Ahvia J Campbell of the Nassau Guardian. There is a word which best describes the Prime Minister Hubert Minnis.  That word is craven.  He is worse than the Republican Senators that are defending Donald Trump’s unlawful behaviour in the United States.  What it means is that Hubert Minnis will do anything to stay in power, even allow Rupert Roberts to sell plastic bags imported at one cent and then sell them to the public at 25 cents. But we digress.

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PLP Meets With CARDI

Opposition Leader, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis QC, MP, met with the Local Representative of the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), Dr. Michele D. Singh (Ph.D), during a courtesy call at his downtown Opposition office on Monday, 20 January 2020. Pictured from left are Mr. Davis, Dr. Singh, Ambassador Godfrey Eneas and Senator Fred Mitchell.

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Government To Buy The Airport In Grand Bahama. Not Again?

So the Government of The Bahamas is going to get ripped off again by the forces of evil in Freeport the Hutchison Whampoa business. The talk is the Hutchison group who together with the Grand Bahama Port Authority own the Grand Bahama International Airport have decided to collect the insurance money following the hurricane, take it and run without returning the airport to some functionality and its old glory. They will give the airport to the government for 1 dollar, then flee with the insurance cash and leave it to the government to fix it.  This is the same trick

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A Visit To Newport Beach For Fox Hill

Senator Fred Mitchell with attorney Barry Resnick for the Friends of the Fox Hill Community Centre, the U S non profit at the annual open house 22 January 2020 in Newport Beach, California.

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NICHOLAS MITCHELL AND PARTNERS START A NEW LAW FIRM

I. Nicholas Mitchell with David P Cash and Tonique K Lewis have started a new practice known as CML Chambers. The Chambers are located in the Bethell Estates on East Bay Street. The firm specializes in Criminal Defense, Civil, commercial, and constitutional law. The official launch took place at at a cocktail reception on Friday 24 January 2020. The photo shows at the reception from left Charles Banner QC (visiting from Landmark Chambers in the UK), I. A. Nicholas Mitchell, David P. Cash, Tonique K. Lewis and John Litton QC (visiting from Landmark Chambers in the UK)

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PLP Meets UNDP

For Immediate Release 17 January 2020 Senior representatives from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) paid a courtesy call on the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis QC, MP, at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition on Friday, 17 January 2020. Pictured from left are Senator Fred Mitchell, Mr. Davis, Denise Antonio, UNDP Resident Representative for parts of the Caribbean; Kenroy Roach, UNDP Bahamas Team Leader; and Senator Dr. Michael Darville.

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PLP Lunches With The Governor General

Senator Fred Mitchell with the PLP Parliamentary Caucus 14 January 2020  with Leader Philip Davis, Chester Cooper, Senator Clay Sweeting, Picewell Forbes, Glenys Hanna Martin at the annual luncheon given by the Governor General Sir Cornelius Smith.

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PLP Fox Hill Branch Meeting

Senator Fred Mitchell at the Fox Hill Branch 15 January 2020 at Sandilands Primary School with Bishop Leroy Burrows, Chair Tammi Ferguson Culmer and birthday celebrants Ida Symonette and Wendell Edgecombe.

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