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THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY IS EMPTY:  after a furious row by the Speaker of the House of Assembly Halson Moultrie on Wednesday 28 April 2021 over respect for the Parliament and the Speaker, the House was sanitized it seems of covid. The House resumes tomorrow 3 May 2021.  Let’s hope it is safe now for all concerned.

Comment of The Week
IN ONE CORNER THE SPEAKER: IN THE OTHER THE P.M.

The price which Hubert Minnis, the Prime Minister and the FNM, are paying for denying the renomination of Halson Moultrie, the Speaker, is like the poetic fury of a woman scorned. Mr. Moultrie will be, it seems, a thorn in their side from now until the general election is called. He has hung his hat on the themes disrespect of Parliament by the executive and parliamentary independence.  He is now champion of those. It was not so long ago that he was champion of denying Glenys Hanna Martin, the PLP MP and the only woman in the House for the

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Comment of The Week
IN ONE CORNER THE SPEAKER: IN THE OTHER THE P.M.

The price which Hubert Minnis, the Prime Minister and the FNM, are paying for denying the renomination of Halson Moultrie, the Speaker, is like the poetic fury of a woman scorned. Mr. Moultrie will be, it seems, a thorn in their side from now until the general election is called. He has hung his hat on the themes disrespect of Parliament by the executive and parliamentary independence.  He is now champion of those. It was not so long ago that he was champion of denying Glenys Hanna Martin, the PLP MP and the only woman in the House for the

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News

MINNIS DUCKS THE DEBATE

The following statement was issued by the Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party, following the announcement of the Free National Movement that they would not participate in the debate against other political parties in the country in the run up to the general election.  The statement was issued by the Chairman of the PLP: 26 April 2021 While not surprising, it is very disappointing that Prime Minister Minnis continues to duck any and every opportunity to answer the tough questions about his FNM government’s record and performance over these past four years. The PLP has agreed in principle with the

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PLP LEADER DAVIS ON SENATOR FRED MITCHELL

Saturday 24 April 2021 REMARKS FOR THE HON. PHILIP BRAVE DAVIS LEADER – PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL PARTY CAMPAIGN LAUNCH BREAKFAST FOR SENATOR FRED MITCHELL, FOX HILL 23RD APRIL 2021 GOOD MORNING FOX HILL! Nice to see you all out so bright and early. That’s PLPs for you – up and wide-awake, and ready to seize the day! That’s PLPs…..(ALL THE WAY) Friends, I shall keep my remarks extremely brief this morning. These are the times we live in, when we must place our health and well-being at the top of our priorities. Even as we mark this campaign breakfast launch, please,

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TOURISTS MASK FREE BUT BAHAMIANS FINED

File photo An observer was commenting on the dichotomy between how the FNM and the police in The Bahamas treat tourists and treat Bahamians.  They harass  Bahamians about wearing masks and fine them exorbitant sums of money but tourists are  able to walk around the town Scott free, no mask, no fines. A double standard and then they wonder why the numbers are spiking of covid cases.

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MARKING BLACK TUESDAY 27 APRIL 1965

The following statement was issued by the Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party Senator Fred Mitchell on the 56th anniversary of Black Tuesday: 27 April 2021 On this day, the 27th April, we remember Black Tuesday, a seminal moment and a turning point in the fight for civil rights, freedom, equality and social justice in the epic journey toward the landmark event of Majority Rule on 10th January 1967. On this day fifty-six years ago, the Father of the Nation, Sir Lynden Pindling, threw the Mace, the ceremonial symbol of the Speaker’s power and authority, out of the window then

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PLP’S STATEMENT ON THE HOUSE IMPASSE

The following statement was issued by the Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party after the Speaker of the House Halson Moultrie shut down the House of Assembly until 3rd May 2021 with the declaration if you want war, then you will get one. The Speaker of the House was upset that the Prime Minister refused to consult him on the operation of the House of Assembly’s business that day 28 April 2021 in the face of David Forbes, Clerk of the House, with an infection of covid: I observed today with great interest the development in the House where the

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ADRIAN GIBSON’S SHENANIGANS AT WATER AND SEWERAGE

The company Aqua Designs, the reverse osmosis water company, that supplies islands across The Bahamas with fresh water, issued a statement last week that because the Water and Sewerage Corporation did not pay its bill and refuses to renew the contract for water which has expired, they were stopping all service for water on 3 May 2021. This means that the family island communities of Inagua, Eleuthera and San Salvador would all be without water come Monday tomorrow. The fault for this is the Chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation Adrian Gibson MP.  Mr. Gibson has been running the

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WE BURY HYLAND SMITH BIMINI BRANCH CHAIR

Senator Fred Mitchell took time out from the funeral to visit Joe Jones at Poggy Bay Mini Mart, an old friend. Senators Fred Mitchell and Michael Darville with Leadership Councilor Randy Rolle, Branch First Vice Davon Rolle aka Rivi, Deputy Chair Robyn Lynes, Election Coordinator Kevin Simmons, Kitty Saunders, PLP Branch Chair. 1 May 2021 after the funeral of Hyland Smith, PLP Branch Chair. Hyland Smith, PLP Stalwart Councilor, loved the PLP.  When the party lost in 2017, he was the Branch Chair of the PLP in Bimini and he took it hard.  He set out though almost immediately with

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THE SPIKING COVID NUMBERS

So every day now, there are screaming headlines in the press about the spike in the numbers of covid cases. This is the third wave.  The doctors are so worried about it that they issued a statement calling on the government to change the protocols with regard to it. In a sentence though, Dr. Minnis ain’t checking.  Problem is that he  knows that as a result of his bad decisions, the country is dead broke.  So he has no choice but to open the economy.  All the tourists come from the U S where covid is out of control so

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JOHN PINDER STILL DOES NOT GET IT

John Pinder was seen in Fox Hill two weekends ago when this picture was taken. He was in the FNM Tee Shirt and driving the Government’s car.  He is in breach of general orders which governs civil servants.  He is being cute with the FNM and us.  They have not ratified him, to allow him to continue to work because according to them that it is only when he is ratified that he must resign.  But in the meantime as a public servant, he is busy in politics on the campaign trail.  He must be called out on this and

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Editorial

Fred Mitchell In Blu Restaurant In Exuma

Senator Fred Mitchell with Exuma Chamber President Pedro Rolle and Samantha Wong, the co-owner of the restaurant Blu at Rolletown, Exuma following dinner. Food, service, ambience all excellent. On a bluff overlooking the sound. The full moon was out. Samantha is the daughter of former Cabinet minister Alfred Maycock whose picture adorns the wall, together with a picture of the founders of the People’s Penny Saving Bank, now dissolved. 26 April 2021.  

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THE BAD DECISION ON THE AIRPORT IN GRAND BAHAMA

So the Prime Minister Hubert Minnis was up in Grand Bahama on Thursday 29 April 2021 to put the ink on the “ purchase” of the Grand Bahama International Airport from the combo of Hutchison Whampoa and the Grand Bahama Port Authority.  He and the FNM have been hoodwinked again. This is an asset such as it is that  was ruined by Hurricane Dorian almost two years ago.  The owners have done nothing to fix it.  They are in breach of their obligation to provide an airport for the city and the Government has now allowed them to take the

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In Passing

Rev J Emmet Weir Dies

Long Serving Methodist Minister: Bahamas Press reports: Dr. J. Emmette Weir passed away last evening around 9pm. Let us all lift up before God in much prayer Mrs. Ena Weir (wife), Ellsworth and Erika (children), and the entire Weir family. May God almighty grant unto him eternal Rest In Peace and May he Rise in glory! Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord; even so says the Spirit; for they rest from their labours (Rev. 14:13). 

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Dr. Michael Darville Decries FNM Fraud On Social Media

30 April 2021 It has come to my attention that an anonymous person or persons are fraudulently using my image and name on social media to ask specific questions and make specific policy statements on public health and COVID-19 in particular. The public is advised that these are clearly cases of identity theft and fraud. Do not engage with these anonymous persons or respond to their questions or messages posted in social media. We are working with Facebook’s administration to resolve this matter. Thank you. End 

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Meeting The Chinese Ambassador

From: Bahamas Information Services 28 April 2021 NASSAU, THE Bahamas — Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to The Commonwealth of The Bahamas Her Excellency Dai Qingli paid a courtesy call on Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis at his official office on Wednesday 28 April 2021. Also present were Deputy Leader of the Opposition I. Chester Cooper; Sen. Fred Mitchell, Deputy Chief of Mission Yin Haigang. (BIS Photos/Eric Rose)

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Clarence Carroll Stalwart Councilor Passes Away

The following statement was issued by the Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party on the passing of former Assistant Director of Education Clarence Carroll: 25 April 2021 The Progressive Liberal Party is saddened by the death of Stalwart Councilor, Clarence Carroll. Beyond his staunch support for the ideals and tenets of the Progressive Liberal Party and his active role in the achievements of Majority Rule and our country’s Independence, Clarence Carroll was a trail blazer in the modernization of Education in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. His journey in Education was remarkable. He rose from a class room monitor in

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