PHOTO OF THE WEEK

THE NATIONAL YOUTH GUARD: Prime Minister Philip Davis inspects the National Youth Guard’s latest cohort.  In fulfillment of the Blueprint for Change of the PLP, there is the National Youth Guard which is trained by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.  They are to help in times of weather or other national emergencies. This was Friday […]

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LIVE LOBSTER TO CHINA

File photo of a visit to Tropic Seafood looking at live lobsters 4 March 2024 In a voice note on Friday 24 May 2024 to PLP supporters, Fred Mitchell, the PLP’s Chairman, said that he is working on trying to get live lobsters imported into China. They can do so at this time but it […]

MINNIS VS PINTARD – A FIGHT TO THE DEATH

All last week, we were being treated to competing images of party faithful of the Free National Movement, trying to show that they have more support than the other. The combatants are Dr. Hubert Minnis, the former Prime Minister in one corner, and in the other corner is Michael Pintard.  Both are hapless and hopeless […]

A LINE FROM EVITA: THEY SAY I’M A WHORE

Former Minister Braville McCartney Branville McCartney, there he was on television, telling the world how he was hustling for a job from Dr. Hubert Minnis.  A one minute or so clip showed the former head of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) now defunct saying that he was coming back into politics and fighting to get […]

BEHIND THE EIGHT BALL ON MARIJUANA

Marvin Smith Pharmacist objects to marijuana legislation The first reading of the Bill to legalize medical marijuana was laid in the House of Assembly on Wednesday 15 May 2024.  The bill does not provide for the smoking of weed for recreational use.  This is disappointing because marijuana is just another plant like tobacco. We digress. […]

GRAND BAHAMA PORT AUTHORITY CAN’T FIX IT

The press of The Bahamas has finally caught up to where we are on the Grand Bahama Port Authority.  We have been saying for weeks, if not months, that the Grand Bahama Port Authority has been shockingly derelict in their duties toward the people of Freeport.  We believe the shareholders have the inability or the […]

MITCHELL MEETS COLLEAGUES IN DOMINICA

The Foreign Ministers of Caricom met in their annual convocation at Roseau, Dominica from 23 to 24 May 2024.  They discussed a number of issues concerning the future of the region especially in and around climate change, relations with third states like the United States, the European Union, and the countries of Africa. They also […]

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Fred Mitchell tours the Parliament of Azerbaijan

Fred Mitchell tours the Parliament of Azerbaijan 13 May 2024 with the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament and our Director General Jerusa Ali. Photos by Calvin Brown Jr RBDF.

Fred Mitchell at the COFCOR meeting in Rouseau

Dr. Vince Henderson, Foreign Minister of Dominica, is about to convene the COFCOR meeting in Rouseau with Fred Mitchell, Director General Jerusa Ali, FSO Alexavia Dean, and Trinidad and Tobago’s Attorney General Reginald Armour. 23 May 2024

GRUMBLING IN THE FACE OF GOOD NEWS

File photo There is a strange phenomenon about many voters and the people of The Bahamas.  Eddie Minnis sums it up in his song: “Some People Never Satisfied”. There is no question that the people of The Bahamas are better off than they were three years ago, yet everyday there is some grumbling that they […]

DR. DUANE SANDS IMPLODES: DR. NO AT IT AGAIN

The following statement was issued by Fred Mitchell, Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party, in response to the statement to the Nassau Guardian by Dr Duane Sands, Chairman of the Free National Movement on the building of a new hospital: 23 May 2024 It comes as no surprise that Duane Sands, FNM Chairman, is campaigning […]

Loftus Roker Funeral

There will be a state-recognized funeral for the late Hon A Loftus Roker at the Christ Church Cathedral on Friday 31st May 2024 at 11 a.m. Before that, his body will lie in state at the House of Assembly on Thursday 30th May.

Mitchell At The Mayo Clinic

File photo Fred Mitchell has announced to his constituents his annual physical will take place at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota from Wednesday 29 to Friday 31st May.  He returns to the country on 1 June 2024.

Cyril Fountain Dies

The Prime Minister’s Statement on Sir Cyril Fountain 19 May 2024 With a heavy heart, Ann-Marie and I extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and all who cherished Sir Cyril Stanley Smith Fountain. Today, The Bahamas mourns the loss of a remarkable jurist, a dedicated educator, and above all, a beloved friend. Sir […]

Fred Mitchell With The Children Of Fox Hill

Whit Monday Holiday at Mt Carey Baptist Church 20 May 2024 Photos by Calvin Brown Jr.

Planting A Tree In Dominica

Fred Mitchell On Sir Cyril Fountain