PHOTO OF THE WEEK

SUCCESS IN DUBAI: Prime Minister Philip Davis looks on as Fred Mitchell, the Foreign Minister of The Bahamas, exchanges a copy of the technical cooperation agreement signed with the United Emirates on  17 January 2022 in Dubai.  Our photo of the week.

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THE FAKE COVID QUARANTINE CRISIS

The Prime Minister Philip Davis was speaking at the memorial of the late Leon Griffin, husband of the former Minister Melanie Griffin on Thursday 20 January 2022.  Mr. Griffin was tragically murdered outside his home.  The Prime Minister recounted how he had seen Mr. Griffin earlier,  just before the murder.  He had visited the shop […]

AGREEMENT WITH EMIRATES ON TOURISM

Dubai, UAE, 21 January 2022– Emirates has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Public Service of The Bahamas to explore joint initiatives to promote tourism to the island nation.  The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates Group Chairman and Chief […]

THE PRIME MINISTER IS MAN OF THE YEAR

Joined by a number of Cabinet Members, Members of Parliament, senior Government Officials, clergy, family and well-wishers, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip “Brave” Davis received the Jones Communications Network (JCN) Person of the Year Award from JCN CEO Wendall Jones during a brief ceremony held on 20 January 2022, at JCN […]

MAJORITY RULE DAY OBSERVANCES

10 January 2022

CHANGES HAVE TO BE MADE IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE

We once again seek to support the call for reform of the processes of the public service.  There are two that are particularly vexing.  One is when you retire it takes almost a year to get the gratuity and pension to which you are entitled.  The other is the lack of personnel policies which will […]

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ABACO VAT TAX

The following statement was issued by the Minister for Grand Bahama. Almost immediately some FNM trolls went about trashing it saying that this would add taxes to construction in Abaco.  Turns out that it will really only affect high end construction like  that at Baker’s Bay which is already getting away with too many concessions.  […]

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RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE

We again urge the PLP to move with dispatch to raise the minimum wage in The Bahamas.  The weekly minimum wage now stands at 210 dollars per week.  This is pitiful.  Who can live off that in this country?  Even the proposed 250 dollars per week is pitiful.  The minimum wage in this country should […]

THE CENTRAL BANK NOT DOING ITS JOB: RBC

Last week the Royal Bank of Canada was at it again in The Bahamas.  They announced a temporary pause in  some services for their customers which seemed designed once again to stop face to face contact with human beings in the bank.  The Central Bank said nothing in  response to this. They are the regulator […]

THE STRANGE CASE OF SHENIQUE MILLER TV HOSTESS

This is a facsimile of the page of the successor to Clint Watson on TV Eyewitness News.  Where Mr. Watson was pro PLP, he at least tried to put some balance  by allowing FNM opinions on the air.  This lady has no such pretense. But she thinks she is smarter than she is. So last […]

WHEN WILL PLPS STAND UP FOR THEIR PARTY

We continue to be perplexed by the inability of PLPs to stand up for their party.  All over social media this last week was a lot of foolishness about an official visit to Dubai by the Prime Minister and a group of Bahamas sponsored in part by The Bahamas government and the Government of Dubai.  […]

ANDREW BURROWS STORY OF FNM VICTIMIZATION

( This first appeared on Facebook) On 6 November 2017 I was victimized officially when I was seconded to a ministry that was notoriously the “Siberia of the Public Service” – Agriculture. I was one of the corporation’s best assets. Kicked to the curb over politics, nothing else. I could have been mad at every […]

OLD PICTURES OF OUR FRIEND SIDNEY

Thanks to Oswald Brown for the reprint of this picture at one of the birthday parties of the late Percy Munnings at the old Central Highway In on Wulff Road, now the site of the National Insurance Board.  The birthday celebrations were legendary and were organized  by Donald “ Nine” Rolle, a well-known golfer and […]

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Fred Mitchell In Dubai

17 December 2022 to 19 December 2022

PICTURES FROM DUBAI

17 December 2022

Fred Mitchell With Veronica Bishop The Songstress

Fred Mitchell MP with Veronica Bishop the songstress Tell Ole I Ain’t Here He Better Come Now at De Forest 11 January 2022

Sub Lt Delroy Dennis Gets A Promotion

Kudos to Sub Lt Delroy Dennis on his recent promotion.  He is now on the administrative track in the Ministry of National Security and it looks like he has a bright future there. Congratulations

Foreign Service Officers

Fred Mitchell Foreign Affairs Minister greets the wife of the Prime Minister Ann Marie Davis at the Ministry with the cohort of new officers and Dr Gilbert Morris with Ambassador Alma Adams. 12 January 2022

The New Hotel Licensing Board

Nassau, The Bahamas – The Hon. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation (MOTIA) met with the new Hotel Licensing Board, January 12, 2022.  Also at the meeting were Reginald Saunders, Permanent Secretary, MOTIA; John Pinder, Parliamentary Secretary, MOTIA; and Ms .Glenda Johnson, Chief Licensing Officer, Hotel Licensing Department, MOTIA. […]