National Heroes Day Observances – Remarks by Fred Mitchell

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration at  National Heroes Day Observances  Botanic Gardens  12 October 2015 Check against delivery This is  special honour for me to speak here this morning, having been a part of the genesis of the national lobbying effort and the eventual legislative passage that created this holiday in substitution for what […]

CHURCH AND STATE

Brian Seymour Part I The government of the Bahamas exists for one reason only that is to provide and preserve the peace for the rights of all individuals and encourage the peaceful and orderly development of its people within its territory.  It is also the duty of the government to defend the rule of law.  […]

A DAY AT THE INTERNATIONAL FAIR

Photos by Derek Smith of  the  Bahamas  Information  Services  Deputy Prime Minister The Hon. Phillip E, Brave Davis, offically open the 20th Annual International Culture Wine & Food Festival. on Saturday October 17, 2015, at The Botanical Gardens.The event was originally conceived to recognize United Nations Day, is slated for 17-18 October, 2015 from 10 […]

We Buried Our friend And Colleague Sidney Logan

The place was St Anselm’s Catholic Church in Fox Hill. The Fox Hill Branch with the MP Fred Mitchell turned out in full force. The ritual, a funeral for our fallen brother Sidney Logan. He was the strength of the PLP Branch in Fox Hill. He was committed to our cause.  A fine young man.  […]

Gamble Heights Cleared

Tribune photo The following statement was issued by the Bahamas Information Services on 16th October: 16 October 2015  Joint Statement Department of Environmental Health Services The Department of Immigration For Immediate Release  Acting pursuant to lawful notices served on residents of an unlawful settlement in the Gamble Heights area of New Providence, the Department of Environmental Health began […]

Letter From COB President

Dr. Rodney Smith, President of COB Rodney Smith, President of the College of The Bahamas wrote this op ed piece in the press on Saturday 17th October appealing to the press to behave itself in a more ethical fashion when it comes to the use of frank internally generated documents by the College of The […]

What’s With Mark Humes At COB?

Mark Humes Union President    Alfred Sears Q C COB Chairman Last week, the country was amused by the comments of the President of the Union of Tertiary Educators of The Bahamas Mark Humes calling for the resignation of the Chair of the College Council Alfred Sears. Mr. Humes who is also a part of […]

Harry Collie Dies

You know all the quotes: the best laid plans of mice and men often go algay; never seek to know for whom the bell tolls it tolls for thee.  What can you say?  He was 54 years old.  Bishop Harry Collie is how most PLPs knew him.  He was getting back on his feet financially […]

The PM And Sebass

What a difference a year or two makes or even a decade.  Sebass Bastian of Island Luck Numbers House recalled that when he was a high school student, he had problems getting women to look at him.  That changed dramatically when  at the age of 19 he had two million in the bank and was […]

THIS WEEK CONTINUED…

The work of the committee responsible for National Heroes Day as a national holiday continues. That committee was established in 1989 with the Hon. Fred Mitchell, the Hon. Loretta Butler Turner and Canon Sebastian Campbell to formally honour Sir Milo Butler.  So having secured the second Monday in October to honour Bahamian heroes, the lobbying […]

THE LOWELL MORTIMER ACADMEY GRADUATION

Prime Minister Perry Christie led the train of Government officials who oversaw the first class of maritime officers to graduate from the Lowell Mortimer Academy  on Friday 16th October. Thirty three persons graduated.  The photos are by Peter Ramsay of the Bahamas Information Services

THE WORK OF THE MISSIONS ABROAD

  NEW YORK: The Hon. Forrester J. Carroll, Bahamas Consul General to New York, attended an exhibition on Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Kazakhstan Mission to the United Nations. Entitled “ATOM PROJECT: Abolish Testing Our Mission,” the exhibition was hosted by Ambassador Kairat Abdrakhmanov, Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations. It was […]

CREATING AN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION CENTRE

Hope Strachan, Minister of Financial Services, has announced that plans for the establishment of an international commercial arbitration centre are well under way. “We believe that establishing The Bahamas as a major international arbitration hub, will not only complement our legal profession, but also our financial services, maritime services, foreign direct investment projects, and internal […]

THE PLP POSTPONES ITS CONVENTION

13th October 2015 The general public is advised that the leadership of the Progressive Liberal Party has accepted the recommendation of the convention committee and has agreed to postpone the planned national convention scheduled for the first week in November until 2016. The party’s leadership has determined that the level of devastation caused by hurricane […]

THE HURRICANE RELIEF PRESS Conference

Prime Minister Perry Christie announced on Wednesday 14th October that he had taken personal charge of the hurricane relief effort but had put in place a highly trained and experienced technical officer to help organize the effort.  With that former Director of Works Melanie Roach became the czar for hurricane  relief.  The Prime Minister made […]

THE POWER OF MAURICE GLINTON

Last week we reported on this site that Maurice Glinton Q C was detained by the police on the authority of a bench warrant issued on Friday 9th October.  The press reported that Mr. Glinton was summoned to court to show cause why he should not be held in contempt for allegedly walking out on […]