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Patricia Bell’s 75th: Keith Bell’s Mum

Senator Fred Mitchell celebrates at Holy Family Catholic Church the 75th birthday of the mother of former Minister Keith Bell, Patricia Bell nee Pennerman with former Prime Minister Perry Christie, Minister for Immigration Ellsworth Johnson, Glenys Hanna MP, Sir Franklyn and Lady Wilson. 4 January 2020.  Later Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis joined the reception held to honour Mrs. Bell.

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Leon Williams Says Hubert Ingraham’s Sale Of Btc Not Good

Former BTC Boss  Leon Williams 22 December 2019 Facebook *From the mind of Leon R. Williams* Lester R Cox I believe we had a VISION and the Finances to make The BAHAMAS The Caribbean’s Telecommunications Hub.  We built a Cable to Haiti. Negotiated a Cable to Cuba and got the First Right of Refusal for a GSM License in Haiti. Just those two Markets would have expanded BTC’s Foot Print from 350,000 to 22,000,000 Customers.  But there was a change of Government.  The new Chairman said Haiti had no value. But Digicel entered the market after we turned down the

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Central Bank Governor Launches The Sand Dollar Digital Currency

The central bank of the Bahamas (CBOB) has officially announced the launch of a digital currency test pilot in the Exuma district.  As previously reported, the CBOB has been developing a digital currency called the sand dollar that was originally planned for a test pilot on the island of Abaco. According to the most recent press release, the CBOB will be launching a sand dollar test pilot in the Exuma district with plans to extend the project to Abaco in the first half of next year. 

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Lilla Mitchell (Nee Ford) Would Have Been 97

Senator Fred Mitchell visits the grave of his mother Lilla Angelina Mitchell nee Forde on what would have been her 97th birthday. 24 December 2019. Mrs. Mitchell died in May 1999 and is buried in the Eastern Cemetery. Photo by Paul Clare Jr

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MP South Eleuthera Embarrasses Himself | Monday 16 December 2019

Hank Johnson was a man possessed.  He was upset because Fred Mitchell, the Chairman of the PLP, was in his constituency and sent out a voice note explaining how an MP, unamend, had directed the executives of a foreign company not to stay at a business establishment owned by PLPs and not to eat at their restaurant.  Mr. Johnson confronted Mr. Mitchell in the airport at Governor’s Harbour, cursing like a man o war sailor.  But  Mr. Johnson did not reckon on Mr. Mitchell who has a creed taught to him by the late George Mackey: “ Not only one

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The Former Fr. Prosper (Proper Name Leslie) Burrows Dies In Freeport

When you see this picture of Leslie Burrows and you saw him as  he moved about Freeport, you would not believe that the Freeport personality was the same man.  When he descended upon the students of St Augustine’s College in Nassau in 1968, 1969 or thereabouts, he was a cause celebre.  He was hired a religion teacher in a Catholic High School run by Benedictine monks.  He was a a monk. He certainly didn’t act like a priest or a monk. In his classroom, he would descend into deep silences leaning up against the blackboard while his students in their

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Marvin Dames: The Tight Pants Minister |Where Is Kelly Burrows When We Need Him?

There is a homosexual slur that goes around town which folk use to discredit public officials and that is having young men working for and with you who wear tight pants in the public mix. The fact is it’s the fashion and wearing tight pants and straight leg trousers has nothing to with sexuality.  But it is really a  style that is more suited to younger men with  slim physiques that can actually fit it in the damn clothes, not middle aged men trying to look like they are still young and particularly politicians who ought to know better. Marvin

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Rumour About No Pay In The Public Service Denied

Candia Dames, the Managing Editor of The Nassau Guardian was forced to send out a note denying that she had posted a note on Facebook saying that the expected 1400 dollar lump sum payment due for public servants on Friday 20 December 2019 would not be paid. Turns out someone had photoshopped her image from her Facebook page and then posted a note purportedly from the Cabinet saying there would be no lump sum payment. After her denial came a statement from the Cabinet Office saying that the note was fake. But the report is that yes most were paid

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FNM Cannot Even Get Lunch With The GG Right

Last week the Cabinet of The Bahamas went to lunch with the Governor General C A Smith. The Opposition was invited to lunch as is the tradition on Wednesday 18 December 2019.  Only at the last minute Government House called in to say it was off because the House of Assembly had decided to hold its Christmas lunch for MPs on that day. The Opposition had no intention of going to the MPs luncheon. After all the nastiness they spewed the week before, they could have their lunch by themselves. So no lunch on the 18 December 2019 with the

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The Kennedy Monument Is Destroyed

Statement From Senator Fred Mitchell Opposition Spokesman on Foreign Affairs On The Destruction of The Kennedy McMillan Diefenbaker Monument  13 December 2019 For Immediate Release  Approximately two weeks ago, the monument marking the meeting of John Kennedy, then President of the United States and then Prime Minister Harold McMillan of Great Britain and John Diefenbaker, Prime Minister of Canada was destroyed in a traffic accident. The rubble remains there unattended to. This is disgraceful. At great public expense, the Government of The Bahamas refurbished the monument to mark the 50th anniversary of the visit. It was dedicated as part of

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