SUNSHINE MARATHON WINNERS

L-R: Half marathon winner Jonathan Volpi of Boca Raton, Florida poses with Marathon Bahamas Chairman, Sir Franklyn Wilson and marathon winner, Amos DeJardins of Alexandria, Virginia.Photos by Rogan Smith

Week in Review Continued…

Chief Justice proposes the abolition of jury trials During his first address to officers of the courts, Chief Justice Hartman Longley decried the huge backlog of cases, stating that the 10 criminal courts now in operation should have been operational 10 years ago. He called for a revamping of the warrant system and the abolition […]

Mitchell With UAE Minister

Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell with Minister of State of United Arab Emirates Reem Alhashimy and her k at the HQ of the Foreign Ministry 13 January. The Minister of State fourth from the right and the Director General Sharon Brennan Haylock is third left.  

Dame Marguerite For The Red Cross

  Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling hosted a pre-Ball cocktail reception for Platinum sponsors of The Red Cross Ball on Thursday January 14, 2016, held at Government House. Left to right Director General Caroline Turnquest, Chair of The Ball Committe Bernadette Bunch, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling and President of The Bahamas Red Cross Society Craig […]

Funeral Service For Lionel Elliott

   Attorney General Allyson Gibson viewing the remains.  Minister of Youth Danny Johnson, Minister of State Khaalis Rolle and former Tourism Minister Vincent Vanderpool Wallace. Members of the Cabinet turned out to say farewell to Lionel Elliott a tireless youth worker and public servant at the Bahamas Faith Missions Myles Munroe Centre on Saturday 16 […]

Claudia Conliffe Dies

The cofounder of Conliffe’s Bakery, with her husband Andrew, who started home baking and then expanded into a major commercial bakery has died after a long illness.  Claudia Conliffe and her husband Andrew  raised Conliffe’s Bakery from a home business to a successful commercial establishment, one that could be counted on for all seasons with great cakes […]

Mitchell At Community Council

Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell with High Commissioner Picewell Forbes in Guyana at the Caricom Community Council meeting 15 January.  The Community Council is the second highest body of Caricom and sets the agenda for the Heads of Government meeting.  The next Heads meeting will be held in Belize on 16 and 17 of February.

Minnis Is Savaged Again

We admit at this stage we do not have the full story of who was there and not there.  Maybe at the time the photo was taken at the birthday party of Loretta Butler Turner on Friday 15 January, see Dr. Hubert Minnis, the Leader of the Opposition had not yet arrived.  So we give them the […]

PASTOR REX MAJOR IS ROBBED

It seems like each week there is one greater outrage than the week before.  Just as people were getting over the shock of the death of Deangelo Bethel, viagra the businessman in Fox Hill, came the news that some people tried to rob Pastor Rex Major.  Now who the hell would want to do that. The man […]

KEVIN HART GETS A PORTRAIT

  15 January 2016 The Tribune reported as follows: ONE OF the world’s top entertainers who is regarded as ‘the funniest man in America’ was almost stuck for a line when he was presented with a specially-commissioned portrait by Jamaal Rolle, aka The Celebrity Artist, recently.  Kevin Hart, the actor, comedian, writer and producer who […]

WHAT THE US REALLY SAID TO THE PRESS

RBDF at work guarding the beach where the rapes took place ( Tribune photo)    American Charge Lisa Johnson Tribune photo Bahamians got their noses out of joint a bit, a tad because of a statement made by the US Charge Lisa Johnson in a press roundtable on 14th January.  Her aim was to enlighten the Bahamian […]

LEGAL YEAR OPENS 13 JANAURY

Lawyers marching from the Cathedral (photo by The Tribune)    Chief Justice Sir Hartman Longley, with Court of Appeal President Dame Anita Allen and Court of Appeal Justice Neville Adderley (photo by The Tribune)    Sir Hartman inspects the guard of honour ( photo by Peter Ramsay)  The young lawyers ham it up for the […]

AMBASSADOR GOMEZ GETS HIS INSTRUMENTS

   Prime Minister Perry Christie with Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling, Ambassador to China Andy Gomez and Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell at Government House on 13 January for the presentation of the instruments of appointment to the Ambassador by the Governor General.     The Ambassador and the official party with his parents Mr. and Mrs. […]

MORE MAJORITY RULE PHOTOS BY PETER RAMSAY

Members of the Diplomatic Corp and the Clergy with the faithful at the Mausoleum.    Prime Minister Perry Christie at the Mausoleum with Minister of Culture Danny Johnson and Terry Archer, Deputy Chief of Protocol.    Producer Fred Ferguson after the Freddie Munnings retrospective with Prime Minister Perry Christie and Minister of Culture Danny Johnson.  […]

CONCHY JOE DAY

Sir Durward Knowles  Before the Loyalists and their slaves came to The Bahamas, the population of the Bahamas was dominated by the remnants of the British whites who came to The Bahamas at its first settlement. The Loyalists called them “ conchs” and we guess that this is how we came today to speak about […]