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THE BUDGET WOWS THE YOUNG PLPS

05/31/15 1:41 PM

 

image002Well there was no talk on their chat webs, that of the young PLPs, about old men falling asleep in their House of Assembly and church seats and a need for change.  What a difference a day or a week makes in politics.  The young PLPs lit up the web with positive commentary about the annual budget of the country which was presented over some three hours at the House of Assembly on Wednesday 27th May.  The Prime Minister began the day walking over with his colleagues from the Cabinet office, the budget traditional walk, and then entered the House and began.  There was something for everyone.

The good news is that the budget since the implementation of value added tax at the start of the year has seen a significant improvement in the deficit.  The deficit appears to have been cut by two thirds.  This means that the annual deficit will come somewhere under two hundred million instead of the closer to three hundred million and a half. 

No one in the country cares about the deficit however; the question is what is in it for people?  There appears to be plenty.  A reduction in the overall duty on cars from 85 per cent to 65 per cent.  There is 20 million set aside to tackle the issue of youth unemployment.  MPs got some relief for their allowances for constituency offices with it being taken up from 1500 to 2500 per month.  Over all the young ones seem to have the impression that the PLP was cranking up to run for office again and to win the country.

Cars over ten years will be banned from importation into the country.  That too is a good thing.

The result or bottom line as they say is that the fundamental issue which the PLP faces in its so called PR dilemma is that of the confidence of its young leaders in where the party is going seems on the mend.  They thought the budget was great.  They started circulating spontaneously memes promoting the budget and the ideas therein. We show a sample of them below.   No one had to prompt them and they took on the FNM trolls on the web.  That is what they are supposed to do instead of concentrating on attacking this one or that because well the public relations is not right.

We hope the older ones get the message.  The PLP’s PR problem is not that the country does not know what the PLP is doing; it’s the fact that the supporters don’t feel engaged in the process.  You know all politics is local.  What’s in it for me?

The FNM’s response was hopeless.  They claimed in their press conference on Budget Day that there was no hope in the budget, there was no way forward.  Well one supposes that they have to say something.  Didn’t amount to much.  What is clear though is that there is no need for fancy consultants, paid large sums to get the message across.  What is needed is the younger ones to get on their bikes, and start spreading the message, the PLP is back.  The PLP is here and that the PLP is going to win the next general election.

Bottom line again as they say, turn the country over to the younger ones to run.  Let it be seen to be so. You will be surprised what the Lord can do.

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THE SKUNK AT THE GARDEN PARTY

05/31/15 1:41 PM

(FIFA AND THE OVERREACH OF THE UNITED STATES)

 

image009Well despite the high level publicity stunt pulled by the United States Justice Department on Wednesday 27th May on the world’s most popular game, the man who they were trying to get rid of survived so far without indictment and also as leader of FIFA again.  Yes Sepp Blatter once again leads FIFA, re-elected on Friday 29th May.  No doubt he has not seen the end of the Americans.  They mean to get him.   Yes you will remember that on the eve of the election, the US  Attorney General Loretta Lynch called a press conference and with much drama and grave faces pronounced that they were indicting people across the globe for using the US financial system and the geographical offices in the US to bribe officials to  decide where world cup games in football are to be held.  The next games are set for 2016 in arid hot Qatar. They are going to be held in the winter because it’s so darned hot in Qatar in the summer it will simply be impossible to play them.  The choice of Qatar in 2016 and then  Russia in 2018 as against the United States by the FIFA board did not sit well with the Americans.  So they decided well it must be because the Russians and the Qataris bribed officials to do it.  What better targets than the products of small island developing states, after all they are always  with their hands out.  So Jack Warner of Trinidad who in the midst of attacks on him about the subject in 2011 abandoned his job as a minister and as a FIFA official.  Jeffery Web who heads the Americas and Caribbean Division  who is from the Cayman is also indicted.  The Americans said that poor old Jack who is in the middle of an election campaign against  his former party took ten million dollars.  They didn’t say how much Mr. Webb got but they had  Mr. Webb arrested and another 83 year old and put them all in the clink in Switzerland and in Trinidad.  Mr. Warner couldn’t make bail despite the fact that he is not a security risk, no flight risk.  The Magistrate suddenly had difficulty determining whether his property was good enough to stand  surety for his bail.  So now these people will have their reputations and fortunes destroyed because of all of this.  If  this column seems skeptical about all of this you are right.  The American Justice system is corrupt. image010There are too many instances of it, from a Supreme Court that threw an obvious win  from one person to the next in the presidential race where the winner’s  father put the judges on the Supreme Court that made the decision to hand him the election.  Then you had the case of the black people in a small town in Texas all locked up by the police only for all the cases to fall apart.  Similarly a white family all locked up for molesting kids and the cases fell apart.  The  examples now of policemen shooting down black men in the streets unarmed and no justice.  The US justice system cannot defend itself as one of integrity.  So for this well dramatized show , one of the prosecutors said this was “ the world cup of fraud”,   too many people smell a rat.  It smacks of vengeance justice because they lost the bid to host the World Cup. We hold no brief for these people but this act by the US Justice Department is not right. Soccer is a game they don’t even play  really in the US.  How does any of this get to be their business.  They use as the jurisdictional point that the money passed through their banking system and that  the offices were in Miami.  Now you see why the Chinese are trying to create a separate banking system so one does not have to put up with this kind of nonsense.  The US argues free trade, tells you are good to do business in their country, and then ends up arresting you on the flimsiest of pretexts.  Well we will watch for the outcome. Problem is there is such a high cost to defending oneself that the US at bottom forces people who are innocent to give in and pronounce yourself corrupt just to get rid of the problems with the government.  Sad on all accounts.  No doubt there is a rush to judgment throughout our region: Jack did it.  Few will one see it the way we see it.  So we are the skunk at the garden party.

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SIGNING THE AIR SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH CHINA

05/31/15 1:41 PM

The Bahamas and China signed an air services agreement between the two countries on Thursday 28th May at the Office of the Prime Minister.  The agreement is designed to govern flight traffic between the two countries and ground handling.  The agreement was signed by the Minister of Transport Glenys Hanna Martin on behalf of the government of The Bahamas and the           of China.

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REACTION TO THE HOUSE ON TUESDAY ROW OVER PAC COMMITTEE

05/31/15 1:41 PM

 

There was a huge row at the end of the session of the House on Tuesday 26th May over a decision by the Chair of the Opposition led Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to get up on the adjournment and attack a ruling of the Speaker.  Fred Mitchell MP and Minister of Foreign Affairs objected to the points raised by the Chair of the Committee Hubert Chipman FNM for St Anne’s.  The video is captured by C Allen Johnson.

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THE WORK OF THE MISSIONS ABROAD

05/31/15 1:41 PM

 

ATLANTA, Georgia ( 29 May 2015) – After having a very successful meet and greet last month with Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell, several members of the Atlanta business community met at the Bahamas Consulate in Atlanta this past week to discuss planning a visit to Nassau to look at opportunities to do business in The Bahamas. Pictured from left to right are Mia Ferguson, Vice Consul; Milton Jones, Peachtree Providence Partners; Thomas Dorch, Entrepreneur; Bahamas Consul General to Atlanta Randy Rolle; Deputy Consul General Monique D. Vanderpool; and Leona Davenport, President and CEO of Atlanta Business League.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mrs. Gina Rodgers Sealy, daughter of the late Andre Rodgers, the first Bahamian to play professional baseball, presented copies of her acclaimed biographical documentary on her father, “Gentle Giant—The Andre Rodgers Story,” to His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, and Mrs. Paulette Zonicle, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C., during a courtesy call at the Bahamas Embassy, 2220 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Mrs. Sealy was accompanied by her husband, Mr. Leslie Sealy. Pictured from left to right are: Consul General Zonicle, Deputy Chief of Mission Chet Neymour, Mrs. Sealy, Ambassador Newry, and Mr. Sealy.

 

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BRADLEY SAYS MINNIS ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY

05/31/15 1:41 PM

bradleyrobertsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
26th May 2015

That familiar FNM refrain of oppose and delay, reprobate and approbate is stale and rings hollow and after forty years of the same old tune is simply tiresome. Such was the case this morning in one of the dailies when Dr. Minnis called for yet another delay in the implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI).

The FNM claimed to support independence, but not in 1973; they thought the country was not ready for the College of The Bahamas in 1974; wrongly predicted economic catastrophe with National Insurance; they opposed ZNS national television; they said no to the Royal Bahamas Defense Force in 1979; opposed Bahamianization; they opposed national service and canceled the National Youth Restorative Program; so Bahamians far and wide were not surprised when Minnis as FNM leader called for another delay in the implementation of NHI. History has well recorded FNM short-sightedness and ideological bankruptcies in the form of opposition to all of the major public institutions that collectively form the modern Bahamas. This is a terrible legacy that he perpetuates to this very day. The record is clear; the FNM opposed all progressive initiatives for the Bahamas.

One needs only look to FNM opposition to fiscal reform; gaming reform, Urban Renewal; Swift Justice; and Carnival to see their legacy of error on pivotal and transformational policies. The public can only expect opposition, delay and one red herring after the other and in the end history has proven the FNM wrong on one national issue after the other. How much longer and how many more times the FNM must find themselves on the wrong side of history before they come to their senses?

With more than half of our Bahamians brothers and sisters without health insurance for one reason or the other, the time for talk about implementing this important transformational policy is over and the country must act in the national interest.

Minnis and the FNM are about playing politics with the health and wellbeing of Bahamians while the PLP believes that access to affordable and quality health care is a human right and not a privilege. This is a fundamental tenet and value of the PLP.

The PLP fully supports the government’s plans to implement National Health Insurance in January 2016 and commends them on this bold initiative.

 

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MITCHELL MEETS QATAR’S AMBASSADOR

05/31/15 1:41 PM

29th May 2015

  

BAHAMAS, Nassau – His Excellency Rashid Mairza Mahmoud Al-Mulla, Ambassador-Designate of Qatar to The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration on Wednesday, 27th May 2015 at the Ministry’s headquarters on West Bay Street. (BIS Photos/Elcott Coleby)

Later the Ambassador on Thursday 28th May presented his credentials to the Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling and becoming Qatar’s first Ambassador to The Bahamas.  He will be resident in Cuba.

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THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS 25-29 MAY 2015

05/31/15 1:41 PM

elcott This week in The Bahamas Parliament, Tuesday 26th May 2015

When the House last met on the 20th May 2015, debate on the Petroleum Act was suspended pending the addition of amendments the opposition claimed were necessary to facilitate a full and proper debate on the bill. The amendments were delivered to opposition members but they claimed that they did not have sufficient time to review the amendments so debate on the Petroleum Bill was deferred.

 

The existing bill, number 138 on the House agenda, was withdrawn by its sponsor, the member for Southern Shores and the newly amended bill was introduced and read for the first time effectively paving the way for a full House debate on the Petroleum Bill. The long title of the bill reads as follows: “A Bill for an Act to provide for the exploration and production of petroleum and for matters incidental thereto.”

 

The State Minister for Finance and member for Golden Isles the Hon. Michael Halkitis tabled a resolution for a government guaranteed loan in the amount of $35 million for the Public Hospital Authority to improve the country’s health infrastructure in preparation for the introduction National Health Insurance (NHI). The first phase is scheduled for introduction in January 2016.

 

The member for Englerston paid tribute to the life and work of former Senator Mizpah Tertullien. Her body will lie in the foyer of the Senate on Thursday, 28th May 2015 and her remains will be funeralized and interred at St. Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on Friday, 29th May 2015.

 

There was an animated exchange in the House during a presentation by the member for St. Anne’s and PAC chair Hon. Hubert Chipman. He accused the government of breaking the law, said the judgment of the chair was in error and bogus. His assertions were challenged by the member for Fox Hill who referenced the Privileges Act or the Immunities Act as support. The speaker characterized the presentation as contemptuous to the chair; disrespectful to the chair; ultra vires the rules of the House and that the presentation did cast aspersions on the chair.       

 

The House was suspended until 10 am on Wednesday, 27th May 2015 where the Honourable member for Centerville and Bahamas Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie delivered the budget communication for the government’s 2015/2016 fiscal year.

 

 

PM Christie delivers 2015/2016 budget communication

The highlights of the two and one half hours budget communication delivered by Bahamas Prime Minister and Minister of finance the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie on Wednesday, 27th May 2015 are as follow:

 

The GFS (Government Financial Statistics) deficit was reduced by $342 million or two thirds over the past three years from a high of $539 million during the 2012/2013 fiscal year. The Prime Minister stated that the Government will borrow only $182 million in the 2015/2016 fiscal year compared to some $670 million during the 2012/2013 fiscal year.

 

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THE DEVIL IS AT WORK

05/31/15 1:41 PM

Pastor Mario Moxey of Bahamas Harvest sent out a video in which he says he is going to pray for the nation’s children because they are being taken over by the devil.  This comes on the heels of reports on the web that children have been taken up with game called Charlie Charlie which supposedly calls up the devil.  All of this is superstitious nonsense but church will be full come Sunday we suspect.  Here is a letter purportedly from the Anatol Rodgers High School where they supposedly experienced the phenomenon.

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BISHOP CORNELL MOSS DIES

05/31/15 1:41 PM

We regret to report the death of Bishop Cornell Moss, the Anglican Bishop of Guyana and the formerly the Archdeacon of the Diocese of Nassau, The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands in Miami on 30th May.  He made his reputation as a [ priest at the parish of Ascension in Freeport which congregation is reeling this morning.  We present a tribute to Bishop Moss  from Tristan Lockhart, a server at the Ascension Parish and a friend of the Bishops. Rest In Peace.

 

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From Tristan Lockhart:

image002What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.- Joseph Scriven

I write with a heavy heart tonight as I begin to come to the realization that my bishop, priest and friend is no longer here. Bishop Cornell Moss was the most influential person that ever came into my life. He helped me through the darkest periods of my life, not only as my priest, but as my friend. We shared a very real friendship. One that was filled with the good, the bad and the ugly. However, through it all, we were friends to the end. His death is a shock to many of us, especially to his family, the church family, and the Diocese of Guyana whom he loved dearly. Cornell died empty. He had reached the mark as a priest that most priests could only dream of reaching. He has transformed and build every parish he touched, inspired hope and brought new life to the Diocese of Guyana. Most of all, I will miss our conversations. We touched on every aspect of life itself. Our most recent conversation was 3 weeks ago asking me “when will you offer yourself to the sacred priesthood. Time is running out” I laughed as it reminded me of our first conversation a decade ago. We had come full circle speaking about something we first talked about. Our conversations about current affairs, the church, bahamian politics, the lectures, the scolding and the jokes, I will always remeber. I will miss the bond we shared. The late nights with coffee, chicken in the bag, wine, with a big glass of water conversing I will cherish. I will miss the dedication and love you had for the church. You are truly an inspiration. I will always love you my friend. You have done well. Time to take your rest. I promise you, I will never let you down 

Your boy,

 

Tristan Lockhart

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FORWARD ONWARD FACEBOOK PAGE LAUNCHED BY YOUNG PLPS

05/31/15 1:41 PM

Since the launch of the Budget last Wednesday, the young PLPs have been energized by the news that the government has had some successes in the economy and with the population.  They have galvanized themselves into a new group on Facebook called “Forward Onward” .  It provides new and excerpts and commentary about the PLP and its plans for the future of the country.  Please take a moment this week and join the conversation.  It is an extension of conversations and commentary led by young PLPs about the future of the country.  It is frank, honest and direct, and pulls no punches.  Please have a look on Facebook for the new page and “like” it so that you can always get the latest from the young PLP perspective on Facebook at “Forward Onward”.

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TURKS AND CAICOS DELEGATION IN CANADA

05/31/15 5:47 PM

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This is the official Photograph from the Prime Minister’s Office: L-R: Mr. Forbes; Ms. Wilson, Mr. Fulford The Hon. Stephen Harper; The Hon. Don-hue Gardiner; Professor Gilbert Morris and Mr. James.

Countries must move assiduously to make their names in this world. Turks and Caicos Islands is a British Territory, and may have a difficult time getting the British to treat them seriously, but Canada rolled out the ‘red carpet for TCI.

The history of the two countries is more than 200 years long. Turks and Caicos provided salt for the armies of the American Revolutionary War; without Turks and Caicos’ salt, the Cod industry of 120 years ago, which provided the foundation of Canada’s wealth today could not have thrived.

Today Turks and Caicos’ Healthcare is managed by Inter-health Canada, its power company is FORTIS of Newfoundland, Canada many of its luxury resorts were developed and are owned by Canadians and It former Police Commissioner and first public Prosecutor were all Canadian.

The Premier Rufus Ewing and the Prime Minister of Canada tasked the Joint Working Groups, Canada and TCI to come up with a formula to recognise, confirm and advance the two country’s relationship.

According to the Minister for Immigration Border Security and Labour The Hon. R. Don-hue Gardiner, MP JP – Canada demonstrated its trustworthiness, its foresight and its credibility by engaging the TCI delegation with a series of the highest level members of the Administration, its agencies and associations.

The TCI delegation is constituted by The Hon. Don-Hue Gardiner – who according to Professor Gilbert Morris is a brilliant constitutionalist. In addition is Mr. Shirlen A. Forbes – a mathematician and TCI’s Chief Statistician; Mr. A. Mark Fulford, LLB – former Chief of Staff to the former Premier, and a fast rising lawyer, already trying cases at the Privy Council; also Mr. Ronlee J. James of the Premier’s office, the coordinator of the visit, and Ms. Rosemarie Wilson who represents TCI in Canada. Last is our own Professor Gilbert Morris – an advisor to many governments -whom we are told mastered every detail of the strategic potential inter-relations of the two countries. 

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The TCI Working Group with the Canadian Minister for Foreign Affairs The Hon. Robert Nicholson MP (Centre) and Parliamentary Secretary for the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Hon. David Anderson. (left end).

The Minister, The Hon. Don-hue Gardiner said that ‘it was important to our Premier that we did not show up in Canada with out hand out. We came with strategies for cooperation, working together for our mutual benefit. This is an approach the preserves our dignity and the prestige of our country, even as it respect Canada’s willingness to work in concert.”

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The Article on Minnis Goes Over Big Time

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Last week we carried in the Comment of The Week an analysis of what is happening with the leadership of the Free National Movement.  We led with the headline: Minnis Supporters to Ingraham: Bring Ya Black Ass.  The article was a big hit and the FNM supporters have said that it’s about right on target.   Meanwhile Frank Watson, the former Deputy Prime Minister who is kind of Hubert Ingraham, the former PM’s spokesman, was in the press again last week saying that Mr. Ingraham does not have any plans to come back. We don’t believe him.  Remember that is exactly what Hubert Ingraham said to Tommy Turnquest in 2006.  Tommy Turnquest was then the Leader of the FNM.  He got a call from Hubert Ingraham the night before the convention to assure Mr. Turnquest that he (Mr. Ingraham) was not going to run against him, only to see Mr. Ingraham nominate on the floor of the convention and defeat him and embarrass him.  We don’t think that Hubert Ingraham will pull that maneuver on Hubert Minnis.   But that’s the FNM’s business whatever they do.  Mr. Watson has to answer this question: if Mr. Ingraham has no plans to come back why is Mr. Watson beating the bushes to get him back.

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Our Country’s Future

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Congratulations to the graduating class of the College of The Bahamas 2105, amongst whom is Tyeson McKenzie, formerly of Mangrove Cay and now of Nassau but a hard worker and a leading light in the next generation.  He obtained a degree in Public Administration.  Let’s hope that the administration puts him to work to execute what he has learned.  Not a moment too soon. Good luck to them all.  The graduation took place on 28th May at the Thomas Robinson Auditorium.

 

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Minister Mike Darville Must Be A Happy Man

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After years and years of delay and promises, the Grand Bahama community in Freeport is to get a new fire station replacing the one that was destroyed.  The price tag 6 million dollars.  The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works Philip Davis was in Freeport  for the signing of the contract and there also was a very happy Michael Darville, the Minister for Grand Bahama on Friday 29th May.

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Meanwhile the Young Men Keep Killing Each Other

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Our little country up to Thursday 28th May had reached the unenviable record of 62 people dead as homicides.  Even as  the graduating class of the College of The Bahamas 2015 was lauding its success, in Pinewood a young male who should have been in that class of 2015 was gunned down in the streets and killed.  The scene spreads quickly as a fad now on Facebook and the crowds gather, the family screams, the police come and pronounce with indignation, then it’s off to another murder scene.  This is sad. 

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Mitchell In Bahamas Ottawa Office

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell is shown with the staff of the office of the High Commission in Canada.  The Minister made an official visit to the office on Friday 29th May.  The photo shows from left: Lemare Major, LaVaughn Adderley, Roselyn Dorsett Horton, High Commissioner Johnson, the Minister, Alleem Mahamed and Ashley Pinder  Siddiqui.

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Mitchell Visits Canadian Foreign Ministry Officials

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Fred Mitchell MP and Minister of Foreign Affairs paid a courtesy call on the Director General of Foreign Affairs for the Caribbean and the Americas of Canada on Friday 29th May at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ottawa.  Amongst the matters discussed were The Caribbean –US Security Summit to be held in Nassau on 4th June; the issues of Climate Change and the Paris conference in December; the support for Canada on the issue of GDP per capita not being the determinant for concessional financing from international financial institutions for Caricom countries; the end of the ban on Canadian beef into The Bahamas; the Oceana development in Exuma; student visas for Bahamians entering Canada.   From left the photo shows: High Commissioner of The Bahamas to Canada Calsey Johnson;  Johannesburg Forest, Director Central America and the Caribbean Relations ; the Minister; the Director General Heri –Paul Normandin;  and an official of the Ministry in Canada.    

 

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Izmirlian At It Again

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We return to the failed opening of Baha Mar yet again.  Last week we said how the developer Sarkis Izmirlian has the strange public relations habit of picking a fight with everyone while trying to open his new hotel. The list includes a public row with the government, the unions, the contractor, his immediate neighbour on Cable Beach.  Add to that the China Export Import Bank.  In an article in the Business Section of the Tribune last week, a story surfaced that Bahamar feels that the bank needs to do more to force the contractor to perform because after all it argued the Chinese contractor and the Bank have a stake in each other’s success.  Suddenly The Tribune’s editorials by the crotchety wicked lady of the east Eileen Carron is filled with advice to the bank about what they should or should not do.  Mrs. Carron says that the Chinese bank, a state owned entity could foreclose on the project .  She said Hubert Ingraham when he was Prime Minister promised he would not allow that to happen because that would mean that China which owns the bank will be owning real estate once owned by the Crown and the Bahamian people.  Mrs. Carron wants to know what Mr., Christie will do.  Well it’s a commercial transaction, if you don’t pay your bills, then the bank will foreclose what do you want him to do?

 

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Mitchell With Pastors In Fox Hill

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Seemed like it should have been a good week,  on Whit Monday  25th May, the pastors of Fox Hill led by Bishop Arnold Josey of the Commonwealth Baptist Church in Elizabeth Estates led a prayer service to banish crime from the Fox Hill area.  Minister of Foreign Affairs and Fox Hill MP joined them in prayer as did Minister of Social Services Melanie Griffin.  That done, all seemed well.  Except that it appears that the devil was still busy.  There was a report , quite exaggerated, that children in schools throughout New Providence and they mentioned Anatol Rodgers High School and Sandilands Primary School in particular had to bring in preachers again because the children were said to be possessed with the devil.  One teacher or someone connected to events at Sandilands sent an audio around saying how the children were possessed with the devil. That was irresponsible by the teacher but it shows how silly this country is and how difficult it is to govern when people believe nonsense so easily.  There was no  formal comment from the Ministry of Education but the spirit is said to be part of a game called  Charlie Charlie.

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Nassau Guardian Editorial Of Wednesday: Like When The UBP Ran The Paper.

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The Nassau Guardian and its editorial writers seem to be leaning more and more toward the loony tune FNM ideologues.  On Tuesday of last week 26th May, the editorial claimed that this has been the worst period of governance in the history of the country since Majority Rule.  Really, of course they are not counting the one billion dollars of additional debt run up by Hubert Ingraham when he was Prime Minister from 2007 to 2012 and selling the telephone company to a group that had no clue what it was/is doing, giving away the national patrimony for  a fire sale, pocketing the cash and nothing to show for it but bad phone service.   Their hatred of Perry Christie knows no bounds.   They are getting like the time when the paper was a mouthpiece for the Bay Street boys.

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Bahamasair To Get Five New Planes

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Prime Minister Perry Christie answered the prayers of many when he announced in the budget statement that the government will get five new planes for Bahamasair.  The first of these planes should arrive in December and not a moment too soon.  Bahamasair is plagued by delays and breakdowns from these forty year old planes that they are nursing in the air.  It’s about effen time.

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Citizens Security Meeting To Take Place With U S IN Nassau

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Roberta Jacobson, the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere, in the United States State Department, is to lead the US side in a meeting in The Bahamas with leaders from the Caribbean on Citizen Security.  The exchange of ideas is  convened at the request of the region’s Prime Ministers who  thought that there needed to be a discussion with the US on how they can play a greater role in ensuring that the societies in the region are safe and secure.  The topics to be covered are  human smuggling, gun smuggling, drug trafficking, human trafficking, fish poaching and education of the young and the social mechanisms to be used to  stop crime.  The meeting is a one day meeting on 4th June at the Atlantis Paradise Island.

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Paying Tribute To Former Senator Mizpah Tertullien

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Prime Minister Perry Christie views the body of former Senator Mizpah Tertullien in the foyer of the Senate on Thursday 28th May, the eve of her funeral on Friday 29th May at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral.  Mrs. Tertullien was lauded by head of the Women’s Parliamentary Branch in The Bahamas  Glenys Hanna Martin for her pioneering work on behalf of women in the country as a politician. Photos by Peter Ramsey – BIS

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A Chance Visit In Ottawa

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With Gilbert Morris, Mark Fulford,  The Bahamas High Commissioner Calsey Johnson in Canada and Foreign Minister of The Bahamas Fred Mitchell MP.  The photo was captured of a chance meeting at the Hilton Lac Leamy in Ottawa on Thursday 28th May.  Mr. Morris and Mr. Fulford were in town for consultations with Canadian government officials. They are from the Turks and Caicos Islands.  Mr. Morris is also from Freeport.  Mr. Mitchell was on an official visit to Canada.

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The Present And Future Of The PLP

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Hamming it up in the House of Assembly in this Peter Ramsay of BIS photo on Wednesday 27th May, Budget Day.  A good day was had by all.  The Ministers are all smiles: Fred Mitchell MP Fox Hill and Minister of Foreign Affairs;  Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism and MP for West Grand Bahama and Bimini; and the two women: Glenys Hanna Martin MP for Englerston and Minister of Transport;  Senator Allyson Maynard Gibson, the Attorney General.

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That Ass Omar Archer Is At It Again

05/31/15 1:41 PM

One of the people murdered this past week was the son of the Rev. Lloyd Smith.  The son was from all accounts doing well and respected in his work.  He was ambushed while  dropping off his men from work.  Omar Archer who has now been before the courts for criminal libel, who failed to kill himself when seeking to jump out of the courts to escape the police for yet another arrest, was at it again on Facebook.  This time defaming Rev Smith’s son.  This man is so nuts that it’s hard to describe what he is.  The fact is we say again, the greatest failure for our country was that he did not end his life when he jumped out of the window of the courts.  Instead of breaking his neck, he only broke his legs.

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