Weekly Comments

MINNIS CAUSES CONFUSION ABOUT CORRUPTION

  The Prime Minister Hubert Minnis is doubling down on the nonsense that he has been spinning on a monthly basis about this nation and corruption.  He has been the subject of adverse commentary in this country since the day he was elected and decided to go down to Caricom in Grenada to tell the people of the Caribbean that his nation was corrupt.  His government did not stop there.  You know his government has been arresting and harassing his political opponents in the PLP since he got to office, actually bringing three former PLP politicians to court on charges

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A SLAVE HOB NOBS WITH THE QUEEN

Thursday 19 April 2018 The trip to London to see the Queen was just the best example of what big friggin phonies that the Prime Minster Hubert Minnis and his colleagues are.  They campaigned on not travelling saying that the PLP travelled too much.  Mr. Minnis took 31 people with him including his wife, the wife of some of his aides.  The lists seemed endless.  The cost of hotel rooms 150,000 dollars.  They had a grand old time. The other thing that the photo shows is that anyone can get to see the Queen. All you have to do is

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DUANE SANDS CAN’T SEEM TO GET OVER CORNED BEEF

It is a point of amusement in PLP circles that Dr. Duane Sands, the hapless Minister of Health, is still running on about how Bahamians shouldn’t be eating corned beef.  The PLP got him off course as he was trying to explain that he intended to use the price control mechanism, to get people to stop eating corned beef.  What a stupid suggestion?  His colleagues must have told him about it.  Ever since he has been on the radio and TV talking about corned beef.  His colleague the Deputy Prime Minister tried to help him out when he was opening

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THE FNM WALLOWS IN INCOMPETENCE

(THE STORY OF CORNED BEEF) To show you how lost the FNM and its leaders are, when faced with the bad news poll about their ratings in the country after one year, the Minister of Education Jeffery Lloyd said that the FNM was doing a phenomenal job.  Ha! Ha!  He actually said that. Let’s see what the Opposition Leader Philip Davis had to say about the state of FNM governance when he responded to Peter Turnquest attacking the Opposition on finance issues: “In real human terms, what does the FNM have to show for 1.7 billion dollars in borrowing? We

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THE BI POLAR MAKE UP OF THE FNM

  The FNM is in complete disarray; that much is clear. You cannot figure out what they are going to do next or for that matter what is going to come out of their mouths. Leading the pack of lost souls is of course the Prime Minister Hubert Minnis. Before you get to his vacuous mind, bereft of ideas, you have to get past his grammar. Who can remember when he talked about the quagmire of a web? People said then: “say what?” Today they can only shake their heads. The latest was when confronted about the failure to appoint

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THE PASSING OF GEORGE COX

George And Setella Cox If you were born in the 1950s 1960s and 1970s, maybe even the 1980s, and a stranger asked you to name the Bahamian couple who epitomized panache, grace, class, quiet elegance, unobtrusive good sense, beauty and serenity, a good marriage, great professionals, a perfect family, you would think of Georgie and Setella Cox.  He was an engineer by profession, the premier engineer of his age. having graduated from the McGill University in Canada way back in 1956.  If you wanted something thoroughly designed and built and secure then you went to George Cox.  That was it.

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DOES BRENT SYMONETTE KNOW WHAT HE IS DOING?

The Minister for Immigration Brent Symonette was busy as the devil in the House of Assembly as he spoked in the interminable and wasteful midyear budget debate. He announced that there are going to be changes to the immigration act that will give people who were born in The Bahamas and missed the application deadline for citizenship of their 19th birthday as provided in the constitution  a new status. It would give them it appears a right to permanent residence with the right to work. You have to ask yourself if these people know what they are doing or are

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PETER AND BRENT FAIL US AGAIN

Peter Turnquest, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance (second from right) with Brent Symonette, the Minister for Financial Services ( third from left) were two Ministers of the hopeless and hapless FNM government who flew off to Europe they said to get the European Union’s ministers to take The Bahamas off the latest blacklist of uncooperative tax jurisdictions. The photo was posted on 14 March. The two ministers claimed that they were required by the EU to sign a letter at the highest political level to commit to the tax standards that the EU wants with regard to

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PETER TURNQUEST A USELESS BEAN COUNTER

(SOULESS AS A DEAD FISH) The joys of Bahamian democracy: one day you are a bean counter for a three aircraft company flying domestic routes in The Bahamas, the next day you are the Finance Minister for a nation with a 2 billion dollar or so budget. Some people take to it like a fish to water, others are simply lost and get too grand and take on a personality like you’ve never seen. Peter Turnquest, the Minister of Finance of The Bahamas falls into that category, the latter one. You cannot believe that this pompous silly, soulless individual who

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A SPECTACULARLY BAD WEEK FOR MINNIS

(Cavorting With Crooks To Get A Deal In Freeport) On 19 February, the man dubbed the dumbest Prime Minister the country has ever had sat in on what was supposed to have been a signing ceremony for a 5.5 billion dollar deal between the Government of The Bahamas and a company that was newly minted with no track record on oil called Oban Energy.  There was a man named Peter Krieger who represented himself to be the President and representative of the company and he was there next to the Prime Minister and the Secretary to the Cabinet and an

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THE RBC MAN IS GONE THANKS TO BRAVE

The Royal Bank Of Canada announced on 20 February that Tim Rider who spoke at the Bahamas Business Outlook Seminar and trashed Bahamians was going to retire as at the end of the month.  So that brings to an end the sad saga of a loudmouthed, uncouth and indelicate officer of the bank as its Senior Vice President for Sales.  He had complicated life for himself and the bank by trashing the people who live in the country that provided him his livelihood. It is a question, we ask all the time. What is it about Bahamians that is so

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THE SPEAKER STANDS CONDEMNED

A fitting addition to the photo above from The Tribune of Halson Moultrie at work in the House of Assembly would be a noose. There should have been a hangman’s noose and a trap door below and the PLP should have had a lever to pull and drop the floor. The FNM pulled a fast one, a Parliamentary trick and sleight of hand and voted to have confidence in the Speaker. In doing so they failed to address all the nasty perverted things that he said.  He called the Chairman of the PLP perverted and a reprobate but the real

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THE SOFT POWDER PUFF SPEAKER ACTS LIKE A CRAZY MAN

What happened last week was a good week for the Opposition Progressive Liberal Party.  They pushed the FNM with their 35 seat majority into doing something which was disproportionate to the remedy required. They expelled not only Glenys Hanna Martin MP from the House which they had done the week before but expelled all the rest.  So the entire PLP delegation in the House is unrepresented. This was done by the same Speaker Halson Moultrie who was marching in the streets for transparency and accountability.  What he did was foolish.  The Leader of the Opposition called him a buffoon.  That

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ROYAL BANK MAN CALLS BAHAMIANS DUMB

The Royal Bank of Canada has for the second year in a row had a speaker come to the Royal Fidelity Bahamas Economic Outlook Luncheon and trashed The Bahamas and its reputation, a country in which it has made billions of dollars of profits in the 110 years or so that it has been doing business here.  The Bank will no doubt say what it said the last time the lady from Trinidad came and trashed the country’s government saying it was incompetent.  They will say, the person was speaking for himself and not the Bank.  It is a distinction

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MINNIS: THE FAILURE OF THE DOG AND PONY SHOW

Official Photo of Pastor Joel and Victoria Osteen With Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis In The Sanctuary Of Lakewood Church In Houston, Texas. The Washington Post newspaper said that last year the now President of the United States Donald Trump told 2000 lies.  This is the President of the United States now.  We are not talking about the private record but on his public pronouncements.   The man who boasted that he has the larger nuclear button is also an inveterate and proven liar and so named by one of the most prestigious publications in his country. Let’s transfer

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EIGHT O’CLOCK PLANE CRASH

The news of tragedy spreads fast in The Bahamas although sometimes with a delay. The account seems to go like this on Wednesday 17th     January, six people including the pilot got on a Piper Aztec piston engine aircraft and took off for a ten minute flight to Nassau from North Andros.  The weather was bad.  Within ten minutes, four miles off Mastic Point, the plane fell out of the sky and disintegrated. Three bodies have been found floating in the waters off Andros. Hackers, our local name for illegal charter pilots, sit at general aviation in Nassau and hackers sit

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TRUMP: SHIT ASS CALLS AFRICA AND HAITI A SHITHOLE

When the news broke on Thursday 11 January that the President of the United Statas Donald Trump had described African countries and our sister country Haiti as a shithole, there was the usual outrage with which we have now become familiar with Mr. Trump as head of the United States Government. His response to our outrage was also similar. He lied. He said that he did not say it. We know from Senator Dick Durban of Illinois that he did say it. No doubt. This adds to what the Washington Post has said is some 2000 lies that Donald Trump

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MICHAEL PINTARD AND KB DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT

So a group of musicians, all young men under 30, one of them a specialist in air brushing for Junkanoo, were all gathered at the Freeport Airport and they were talking.  They looked up and asked the politician standing by, whether or not he thought the Government was going to cut the funding for the Junkanoo Carnival.  He ventured that they would given the specious and lying explanation that Michael Pintard, the Minister of Culture, gave for not supporting the Junkanoo Carnival which will now be going into its fourth year.  The Minister claims, falsely, that this is foreign culture

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ISMIRLIAN’S FOLLY AT BAHAMAR REVISITED

The PLP really got itself into a quagmire with Sarkis Izmirlian who was the original developer of the Bahamar project now open and successfully operating on Cable Beach. The project was a four billion dollar investment. There are now 2500 new rooms in the Bahamian hotel inventory that has been falling for years. There are 5000 new jobs available to Bahamians. When Mr. Ismirlian first started it all seemed rosy, even though there were those who said he was simply in over his head and did not have the capacity to bring the project to a conclusion. Amongst them was

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A MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OUT IN THE GALAXY

Last week when The Bahamas was called upon to vote in support of a resolution that would have decried the sabotage of the two state solution in the Middle East by a decision made by the United States, The Bahamas punted and abstained.  It was an act of moral cowardice.  It was made in the face of a threat first by the United States President Donald Trump, he is very special, and his Ambassador to the UN Halley Barbar.  They both said that the United States would take the names of those who voted for the resolution and would cut

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THE FNM LIARS WITH A STRAIGHT FACE

We suppose with Donald Trump in the American Office of President, we should not be surprised that we have someone in The Bahamas whose administration is known for its ability to lie with a straight face in The Bahamas. Hubert Minnis’ FNM administration is a set of liars. They are crude and untrustworthy people, who should be forced out of office as soon as possible. They are a national disgrace and embarrassment to this country. They have no moral conscience and are bankrupt of ideas. Nothing has demonstrated this more to us than the way they gone about this business

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Fred Smith Q C—Slime Ball Politics

Anyone who is not now convinced that Fred Smith Q C is a pretty sick individual should now be convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt.  This is now time for someone to move under the provisions of the Mental Health Act have him committed to the crazy hill for the political lunacy which he has conducted over the last week. Mr. Smith showed up at the Immigration Detention Centre, obviously to make a scene and to have it recorded.  The press duly obliged. He was booted out of the facility because he had no right to be there.  The

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MINNIS IS IN BIG TROUBLE

Lies and more lies… can’t get the story straight turkey, stick a fork in him. He’s done. Seven months into the term, you have never seen a government disintegrate as quickly as this one. This is really a case of dumb and dumber. They stumble and bumble from one thing to the next. Dr. Minnis is a dead man walking. The Prime Minister himself was so despondent about this unfolding public story and the internecine fighting that seems about to imperil his own leadership of the party, that he spoke in a heart to heart with his Cabinet last week.

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BAY STREET AND THE UBP: BACK WITH A VENGEANCE

The Commercial Enterprises Bill is what it is called.  We call it the Brent Symonette Bill.  Mr. Symonette is the clearest example of the fact that the dreaded and racist United Bahamian Party who was booted out for their racist and anti- democratic policies in 1967 is back 50 years later, with consent of the majority population.  The Majority Population that spoke loudly and clearly in 1967 have now walked back all of the progress that was made in fifty years by allowing this UBP and son of Bay Street boy to take over and take away all the things

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PETER TURNQUEST IS THE FNM’S ACHILLES HEEL

The PLP should for the next few months spend its time usefully picking away at the Minister of Finance and the conduct of his office.  It is clear that what is happening there does not serve the country well. One gets the impression that this crew that now runs the Ministry is running it by the seat of their pants and using chewing gum to hold it together. Nothing was more telling last week in support of our central theme than the fact that Gown Bowe, the head of the Chamber of Commerce a usually quite thoughtful and reticent public

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THE FNM’S LIES GET THEM…TRYING TO CHANGE THE CONVERSATION

On Thursday 9th November, the headlines of the anti PLP newspapers The Nassau Guardian and The Tribune all led to with the stories that during the time of the PLP, there were irregular promotions for Royal Bahamas Defence Force Officers and overpayments to the officers of their salaries and then there was a report that a home business had somehow procured improperly a contract to buy weapons and ammunition for the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. This stuff immediately destabilized PLPs. As soon as the radio talk shows begin beating the drums on whatever the subject is for the day, the

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MINNIS ANNOUNCES PAY RAISE FOR MPS

Hubert Minnis, the Prime Minister, became the laughing stock of the country on Thursday 2 November when he announced that he would be giving all MPs a raise in pay come next budget year.  This was a significant climb down from the position that he took as leader of the FNM in 2014 when the Select Committee of the House reported on benefits and allowances for MPs.  The report was a unanimous one chaired by Dr. Bernard Nottage. The report did not make any recommendations on salaries save to say that the salaries were inadequate and were in need of

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FRED MITCHELL NOW THE CHAIRMAN

It was not until Friday 20 October, two days before the start of the convention that Fred Mitchell became a candidate for office in the PLP as Chairman. There had been speculation for days and people connected with the camp of former Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe had been running a salacious campaign against Mr, Mitchell for weeks. They appeared to be allied with Fred Smith’s people over at Save The Bays. Mr. Mitchell had been on the campaign trail for months since the general election an obvious candidate for some office in the PLP but undeclared.  In the end, Mr.

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TRUMP BRINGS SHAME TO HIS NATION EVERY WEEK

It is very strange these times in the Pax Americana when the country that is supposed to be enforcing the peace has a leader who is widely and openly discounted in his own country and increasingly around the world. It has come to this. Every day, commentators in respected news organizations around the world and especially in his own country, and respected officials and leading civic leaders are calling Donald Trump, the President of the United States, a liar. They get away with it because it is the truth. This must be painfully embarrassing to the leading lights of that

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PETER TURNQUEST TRASH TALKING THE ECONOMY INTO THE GROUND

So there is this picture that was floated around last week of Peter Turnquest, the hapless Minister of Finance of the country as he sat mugging for the cameras at the meeting of the IDB in Washington D.C. He looked as proud as peacock. He had truly arrived. All the time they were complaining about travelling by the PLP and the PLP’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell, it was simple All the time they were complaining about travelling by the PLP and the PLP’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell, it was simple jealousy. They wanted to do it

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