In Passing

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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The Synod Of The Anglican Church | 21 October 2019

We congratulate the Anglican Bishop Laish Boyd for his challenge at the opening of the 116th Anglican Synod of the Diocese of The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands at the Christ Church Cathedral on Monday 21st October 2019.  Amongst his subjects the treatment of Haitians in The Bahamas. He denounced the way people talk and treat Haitians in The Bahamas and said we must recognize that they made a contribution to the building of our country.  He also criticized the work ethic of Bahamians who see the Haitians working but are standing on the sidelines criticizing.  These are

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The Press Club On The House Speaker

(From Bahamas Chronicle) NASSAU, Bahamas, 24 October 2019 — Speaker of the House of Assembly the Hon. Halson Moultrie has come under fire from the Bahamas Press Club for a ruling he made in the House and was sternly warned that “he must be careful that that he is not seen to be, and does not become a dictator” in that Chamber. In a press statement, the Press Club said it was “appalled by the ruling of the Speaker of the House of Assembly, the Hon Halson Moultrie on Wednesday, that a Nassau Guardian reporter’s cell phone be turned over

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Brave Davis Draws Attention To The Straw Market

17 October 2019 My office has received complaints today about alleged threats by the authorities at the Nassau Straw Market to the employees of the Corporation. They have been told that their jobs are in jeopardy as at 1st January 2020. I would like to know why such a thing would be said and what the reason for laying off staff members is. In addition, I am advised that the Corporation may be in violation of the labour laws in that they are demanding that employees show up on Saturdays and days off to attend what are called mandatory staff

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Fox Hill Old Scholars On National Heroes Day

Senator Fred Mitchell with Philip Simon, Trevor Pratt and Tunde Davis as they were honoured by the Fox Hill Old Scholars Association as heroes of Fox Hill on the eve of National Heroes Day 13 October 2019. The ceremony was held at St Paul’s Fox Hill.

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Mitchell Visits Grand Bahama

Senator Fred Mitchell and Senator Michael Darville visited Hudson Estates to bring attention to the fact that in this private subdivision in Grand Bahama, the Government and the Grand Bahama Port Authority have neglected the people there on some spurious excuse that because it is not a port subdivision, the people have to pay for the removal of the debris.  The result a growing public health problem, Dr. Darville recalled that when he was minister he used his constituency allowance after the hurricane to clean up the area. The people still voted against him. However, he was back on Friday

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The Crown Appeals The Frank Smith Case

The Prosecution in the case of former Senator Senator Frank Smith vs Barbara Hanna has filed for special leave to appeal the verdict at the Privy Council level. The Government notified Damien Gomez Q C for Mr. Smith on Thursday 17 October 2019.  Chairman of the PLP Senator Fred Mitchell derided the decision as another example of victor’s justice and persecution of PLPs and a complete waste of money.  Mr. Smith was acquitted at the Magistrate’s Court level and at the Court of Appeal level.  The Crown has no right of appeal so they have to convince the Privy Council

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Farewell To Doswell Coakley Former Senator

Doswell Coakley sworn in as a Senator on Monday 29th January 2007 Statement From The Chairman of The PLP On the Passing Of Doswell CoakleyFor Immediate Release15 October 2019 The party learned with great sadness last evening of the passing of Doswell Coakley late of Freeport, formerly of Nassau. Mr Coakley was a Bahamian patriot and one who gave yeoman’s service to his country. He served in many capacities in his lifetime as a police officer, the Director of Immigration, the Consul General in New York, as a candidate for office and as a Senator. His last public role was

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Garden Hills PLP Donation

For Immediate Release  18 October 2019 It has been more than one month since the passage of Hurricane Dorian and the outpouring of love, compassion and acts of benevolence continue from our supporters and people of goodwill. This is heartening and yet another example of the resilience and indomitable spirit of the Bahamian people. We are indeed our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers. On behalf of the executives and members of the Garden Hills Branch of the PLP, our Chairman, Javon T. Rolle, expresses his thanks and appreciation to all those who participated in our recent Hurricane relief fundraiser.  Special thanks

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Cuban Ambassador Bids Farewell

16 October 2019 NASSAU, The Bahamas — As her diplomatic tour of duty comes to an end, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Her Excellency Ismara M. Vargas Walter, third from left, said farewell as she met with the Opposition’s spokesman on Foreign Affairs Senator Fred Mitchell, far right, at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition on Wednesday, 16th October 2019. Also present was Senator Michael Darville, far left and Yusimi Pompa, First Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba here in Nassau. The PLP Visits Sweeting’s Cay

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Mitchell Says FNMs Need Psychologists.. Peter Turnquest Agrees

The press reported that Peter Turnquest, the Minister for Finance, said that he might need to consult a psychiatrist following the trauma he experienced during Hurricane Dorian. Strangely that same day of the report the Chairman of the PLP Senator Fred Mitchell issued the following statement: 8 October 2019 Given the latest statement by the FNM attacking the PLP on hurricane relief, we are very concerned as a party that the FNM leadership is facing severe mental challenges. They all need to have a chat from the psychologist’s bench. We remind them again. The PLP is not the issue in

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Progressive Young Liberal Elections At UB

The Progressive Young Liberals extends congratulations to the newly elected officers of the UB Branch of PYL. Successful elections were held today with the results as follows: Chair –  Kaméra Cartwright 1st Vice – Jackson Cooper 2nd Vice –  Ranjan Johnson Treasurer – Koréh King Secretary – Crystal Lotmore Public Relations Officer – Danavio Neely Chaplin – Britnell Knowles Executives – Antonique Burns and Desirea Taylor PYL extends thanks to the outgoing board and looks forward to great things from this dynamic new executive group. END

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