Rev Cedric Beckles, not normally a supporter of the progressive cause, and a pastor of Life Community Church in Grand Bahama, said in a seven minute and fifty eight second voice note that he had had enough with the Government telling the church that they cannot have services. He invited his congregation to join him […]
Grand Bahama was sent into panic on Tuesday 21 July 2020 after the Prime Minister announced without notice, the shutting down of the island. This is really good practice at being a police state. There were long lines at the food stores, gas stations and pharmacies. Stupidity reigns in this Government. Smooth talking Minister for […]
Panic stations in Grand Bahama with reports that there are three new cases of Covid 19, none of them travel related. This means that there is community spread. Two of the people work in the courts and have symptoms. Others in whom they have come into contact have been put in self isolation. There is […]
Our columnist Keely Burrows was not happy at all about the treatment received at a private health care facility in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Here is what he writes after his visit there: After pondering an experience I went through this morning, I feel the need to share how I was physically attacked by a psychopathic […]
Senator Fred Mitchell meeting with community leaders in Freeport 10 June 2020.
The residents of Grand Cay say that BTC showed up last week in Grand Cay to fix their telephone and data system. This is eight months after Hurricane Dorian destroyed the telephonic infrastructure. Better late than never we guess.
Kwasi Thompson, the Minister with a red mask. Hmm 7 May 2020 If you don’t laugh, you will cry as the FNM tries to take credit for the PLP’s projects in Grand Bahama. So with nothing else to report, they were all gathered all of them, accept our friend Rev Fredrick McAlpine, to say what […]
So our local correspondent told us that last week came a monetary gift to everyone in Grand Cay, a little island off Abaco, of 300 dollars per adult over the age of 21 and senior citizens are to get 500 dollars. The sums are to be supplied every week reportedly during the emergency. The money […]
Senator Fred Mitchell was in Freeport on 4 March 2020 and made this statement about the sale of the Grand Lucayan Hotel.
Editor of the Freeport News Dear Editor, Your Thursday, March 5th, publication of the Freeport News under the heading “PLP Image Low Key” in Grand Bahama by Fred Sturrup, you incorrectly and erroneously stated that one Brian Seymour is the spokesperson for the PLP on Grand Bahama, that sir, is a falsehood. As a paper […]
Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis attended the funeral of Glen Higgs of Spanish Wells, the grandfather of Senator Clay Sweeting and a pioneer in the fishing industry. He was the first Captain to set up commercially condo lobster traps.
From a Grand Bahamian on FB *From the Heart* So let me get this straight…. You want to come to Grand Bahama to have a ‘Community Meeting’ (aka Rally) at FNM Headquarters after coming into office on a pack of lies and leaving us to die… 1. You gave yourselves the first few months as […]
Senator Fred Mitchell at the Marco City Branch of the PLP’s monthly meeting with from left Chala Cartwright, Assistant Secretary General, National Vice Chair Julian Sawyer, Tamar Moss, NGC Member Marco City, Leslie Dorsett Lewis, Chair National Progressive Institute Grand Bahama, Keitron Meadows, Branch Chair and Nevar Smith, Branch Vice Chair at PLP House 17 […]
A group of Grand Bahama businesses asked to see the Leader of the Opposition as the debate began in the Parliament for the on the supplementary budget where the Minister of Finance is seeking to get borrowing authority for 587 million more dollars. The FNM says it is for hurricane relief but conveniently tucked in […]
The Bahamas Government is about to enter into another costly deal and allow the Grand Bahama Port Authority and Hutchinson Whampoa to renege on their obligations to the people of The Bahamas and Grand Bahama in particular. It was bad news all around. Layoffs predicted at Polymers, the industrial company still suffering after storm damage. […]
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 […]
Senator Fred Mitchell with Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis with the coaches of Sunland School and St George’s High 24 January 2020.
The following statement was delivered by the Leader of the Opposition at his press conference in Freeport, Grand Bahama after his site visit to the east end of the island: STATEMENT BY THE HON PHILIP BRAVE DAVIS QC MP Leader of the Opposition At Freeport Press Conference For Immediate Release 24 January 2020 Today I […]
We repeat this story by Denise Maycock of The Tribune in Freeport. The Speaker again has misspoken. First, he ought to stay out of controversy. If he wants a position where he can vent his spleen as he likes, then step down as Speaker. Then what he says betrays like most FNM politicians the woeful […]
The vote which took place in the House of Assembly on Wednesday 19 September 2018, the anniversary date of the general election which decided independence for the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, was a vote to confirm the bad deal that the Government negotiated with the Hutchison Whampoa company in Freeport to dump the Grand Lucayan […]
The Progressive Liberal Party’s three MPs who were present voted to support the resolution of the Government to borrow 35 million dollars to complete the purchase of the Grand Lucayan Hotel, even though they were opposed to the purchase. The MPs felt that they had to support the deal which was already complete or be […]
The FNM Government is as crooked as a corkscrew. They are masters of deceit. This has become the mantra of the PLP and the wider public since these folks came to office in 2017. They came to office on lies: saying one thing and then doing another. Nowhere is this starker in reality than with […]
The administration of Hubert Minnis is learning a lesson the hard way. You can come up with all kinds of ideological nonsense on economic polices but at the end of the day if you want to save your hide politically, you had better act. Such was lesson number one as the Prime Minister, speaking at […]
Senator Fred Mitchell at the Smith’s Point wall construction in Grand Bahama. He stands on the Wilson property where the Government is refusing to restore the level of the ground to that adjacent to the property. The result is a big drop which effectively leaves a situation where tourists who come to the Wilson […]
These photos were taken by Brian Seymour, a Freeport businessman at around midday at the Port Lucaya Marketplace on Friday 29 June. Dead as a doornail. This is in sharp contrast to the words of the Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson who waxing eloquent in the Senate on Monday 25 June said […]