DEFENDING SENATOR JOBETH COLEBY DAVIS

The Attorney General Carl Bethel made a serious error in judgement when responding to Senator JoBeth Coleby Davis in the Senate on Thursday 25th June 2020 he said to Senator JoBeth Coleby Davis on his feet: “ Don’t shout at me young lady”. It was an amazingly insensitive and tone deaf and insulting thing to […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (22 – 26 MAY 2017) COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT G. COLEBY  THE SPEECH FROM THE THRONE PART ONE: THE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA Amid the excitement, pomp, pageantry and high fashion that have come to define the Bahamian culture surrounding opening of the Bahamas Parliament, HE Dame Marguerite Pindling, Bahamas Governor General, delivered […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (15 – 19 MAY 2017) COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT G. COLEBY  Thirteen substantive and three State Ministers sworn in As Prime Minister Minnis continues the process of assembling his cabinet, sixteen substantive and state ministers were sworn in at Government House on the evening of Monday, 15th May 2017 by Her […]

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(8 – 12 MAY 2017) FNM WINS 10 May 2017 GENERAL ELECTION IN A LANDSLIDE There were thirty-nine seats contested in the 10th May general elections and when the hotly contested battle was over, the opposition Free National Movement had secured thirty-five of the thirty-nine seats. For the first time in our history, a sitting […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELECOTT COLEBY

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (1 – 5 MAY 2017) COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT G. COLEBY The controversy of 3rd May Advance Poll The Advance Poll locations were published by the Parliamentary Registration Department and gazetted in the local newspapers according to local election laws. The voting locations were the Kendal G. L. Gymnasium and the […]

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THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (24 – 28 APRIL 2017) COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT G. COLEBY NHI ENROLMENT PHASE LAUNCHED The enrolment phase of NHI was launched on Monday, April 24, 2017, with NHI Bahamas Project Manager, Dr. Delon Brennen reporting some 350 persons already enrolled within hours of the launch. Dr. Brennen said that Bahamians […]

THE WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT G. COLEBY Baha Mar opens An investment journey that began in 2004 is nearing the finish line with a red letter day for The Bahamas in the phased opening of Baha Mar on Friday 21st April 2017. This Cable Beach project, termed the Bahamian Riviera, drew international […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (27 – 31 MARCH 2017) COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT G. COLEBY This Week in Parliament Even though the amended labour bills (the Employment Act and the Industrial Relations Act) passed the House on Wednesday of this week, the highlight of the sitting was the much anticipated comprehensive Value Added Tax (VAT) […]

THE WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (6 – 10 MARCH 2017) COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT G. COLEBY Over $100 million spent on Grand Bahama Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie told delegates at the ninth annual Grand Bahama Business Outlook Conference that his Government has spent over $100 Million on specific […]

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HIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (27 FEB – 3 MAR 2017) COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT COLEBY   This Week in Parliament The House of Assembly on Wednesday moved the second reading of an amendment to the Trafficking in Persons Prevention and Suppression Act 2008 to bring the legislation in line with the current standards of the […]

THE WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (13 – 17 FEBRUARY 2017) COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT G. COLEBY     THIS WEEK IN PARLIAMENT The Bahamas Parliament met Wednesday of this week to continue debate on Boundaries Commission Report resolution. Amidst much back and forth on the report about its “late” tabling, calls for a delay in the […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (6 – 10 FEBRUARY 2017) COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT G. COLEBY   This week in Parliament The Parliament of The Bahamas met on Wednesday and Thursday of this week where parliamentarians completed debate and unanimously passed into law the much anticipated Freedom of Information Act 2017. The bill is on its […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (16 – 20 JANUARY 2017) COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT G. COLEBY  Prime Minister Christie breaks ground on multi-million dollar cruise port Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie led a ministerial delegation to Ocean Cay on Monday to break ground on a multimillion dollar cruise destination, complete with a marina, […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY

HIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (9 – 13 JANUARY 2017)  COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT COLEBY   Bahamians celebrate Fifty years of Majority Rule On Tuesday 10th January 2017, thousands of Bahamians marched in solidarity in a government sponsored march to commemorate 50 years of Majority Rule. The marchers literally traced the steps of giants such as Sir […]

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(2 – 6 JANUARY 2017) GOVERNMENT RELEASES FLY FISHING REGULATIONS It was twenty-three years in the making said industry stakeholders, but on Wednesday of this week, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. V. Alfred Gray announced that on Monday, the 9th January, 2017 regulations governing the $500 million fly fishing industry will come […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY

19 December to 23 December 31,735 jobs added to the economy in 4.5 years The latest labour statistics were released by the Department of Statistics on Wednesday of this week where the department reported that since May 2016, “the unemployment rate declined from 12.7% to 11.6% due to an increase (4,025) of employed persons and […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (28 NOV – 2 DEC 2016) COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT COLEBY Bahamas government delegation head to Hong Kong to conclude Baha Mar As more than 400 workers assess and recommence construction at the Baha Mar property and as unsecured Bahamian creditors receive payments for services rendered, a Ministerial delegation heads to […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (7th – 11th November 2016) COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT COLEBY This Week in Parliament The Bahamas Parliament (Lower House) met on Monday of this week to debate and pass the Construction Contractors Bill; the Bill’s sponsor was Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Brave Davis. The Construction Contractors Bill 2016 was […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY

31 October to 4 November This week in Parliament The Bahamas Parliament met on Wednesday of this week and as expected Parliamentarians provided updates on the restoration efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Additionally and at long last the Public Accounts Committee tabled its report on the Urban Renewal Small Homes repair program. Prime […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY

24 -28 October New Baha Mar buyer revealed Hong Kong based Chow Tai Fook Enterprise (CTFE), viagra canada the parent company of the Rosewood Hotel management group and a global conglomerate, viagra emerged as the world class resort developer to secure government approval to engage in negotiations with Special Purpose Vehicle Perfect Luck holding company […]

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THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY 17 – 21 October Parliament approves $150 million loan to fund Matthew’s recovery Parliament met on Wednesday of this week and as expected, viagra sales Matthew took center stage with the government moving a resolution for a loan of up to $150m to defray the costs of […]

THE WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (10 – 14 OCTOBER 2016) COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT COLEBY Prime Minister Christie announces “Mathew” Exigency Order Top on the minds of many Bahamians who suffered total loss and structural damage to both personal and commercial properties was state intervention in facilitating a return to some semblance of normalcy to their […]

THE WEEK IN REVIEW IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (3 – 8 OCTOBER 2016) COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT COLEBY  THE HURRICANE MATTHEW DOSSIER An Overview: Matthew dominated the news headlines this week in The Bahamas and I dare say news in most of Florida. Reaching speeds up to 145 miles per hour and category 4 strength , tadalafil this powerful […]

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The money reach: Claims a “straightforward process” says Smith “It’s kind of like putting money in an account and freezing it and saying don’t release this until September 15. It is equivalent to buying property. You put the money in the bank in an escrow account.” These were the words of the Chairman of the […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY (15 – 19 AUGUST 2016)

Prime Minister Christie urges bipartisanship on NHI Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said, viagra sale on August 15, 2016, that the both sides of the political divide in the House of Assembly must devise a way together to introduce what is being done in the National Health Insurance initiative, […]