THE RAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of a moral crisis maintained their neutrality.” (Dante)  Today, the Rand Memorial Hospital is no better off than it was when I severely criticized the FNM government in February 2012, four years ago.  At the time, the criticism was directed at the […]

The Bahamas Team At Caricom

The  Bahamas delegation at the Caricom Heads of Government conference held last week in Placencia in Belize was headed by Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell from 17 to 18 February.  From left seated: High Commissioner Picewell Forbes, the Minister, Minister of State Michael Halkitis. Back row:  Constable Bernard Ferguson, aide to the Minister,  Granville Butler,  Foreign Service Officer, Christine Thompson, Economic […]

Bahamian Basketball Icons

From Rick Fox on his Facebook page: Finally the one photo I wanted the most @KlayThompson of the #242 bringing the LarryO’Brien #BackHome to #TheBahamas — with Klay thompson. Reposted last week  on 17th February. 

Apple Elliot Honoured

Kevin Tomlinson, the Artistic Director of the Grand Bahama Youth Choir and the founder of the Kevin G. Tomlinson Academy in Freeport, is shown on Friday 19th February at the portrait of Edwin “ Apple “ Elliott” unveiled in honour of the late pianist, and band leader.  Mr. Elliott died in 2007.  The portrait is housed in the […]

Eileen Carron Responds To Bradley Roberts

Eileen Carron was at it again last week, here excoriating Dr. Hubert Minnis as the Leader of the FNM.  The matter was helped along by the scorching attack of Bradley Roberts, Chair of the PLP on her failure to respect Dr. Minnis and to honour his accomplishments.   Here is what Mrs. Carron had to say in reply.  Poor […]

PLP Chairman’s First Salvo At Eileen Carron

One thing you gotta say about Eileen Carron is that she is got a lotta balls, to be able to demand that the FNM has a convention and to really think that Hubert Minnis has to listen to her.  Who died and went to heaven and made her God?  She gets that from having a fawning presence […]

Rowing About Picky Head Of Hair

(From Vanessa Perigord’s Facebook page)         It started off as a post on Facebook.  A student at the C R Walker Senior High School was told by her Principal that she would not be allowed back in school if she did not neaten her Afro puffs.  The student took umbrage and castigated the teacher on the basis that […]

Bradley’s Message To Michael Pintard FNM Chair

14 February 2016  Senator Pintard recently asked if the Bahamas Development Bank (BDB) was being misused to support BAMSI? In asking that question was Pintard being truthful in his intent to draw attention to the incumbent Member of Parliament for Central Grand Bahama whose company (Precision Tune Auto Care) was a recipient of a loan […]

A LETTER FROM PIERRE DUPUCH

February 17, 2016 Former Member of Parliament Pierre Dupuch Explains The Bahamas Parliamentary System. The formation of the Bahamian Government is fashioned around the British Westminster System – with several variations. The Bahamian Constitution calls for a party system where the Leader of the Party which has the majority of seats in the House of Assembly is called by the […]

A.D. HANNA JR HONOURED AKA BOOMSHACK

Retired legal scholar Arthur Dion Hanna Jr. is recognized for his life’s work of advocating for equal access to legal counsel for the poor, marginalized and culturally disadvantaged. He was a member of the Bahamas Bar Association for thirty-seven years having been admitted to The Bahamas Bar and the Bar of England and Wales in […]

THE U. S. GIVES EQUIPMENT TO THE POLICE

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Mr. Carl Smith participate in the official signing ceremony for the Safeboat handover as Minister of National Security, prescription The Hon. Dr. Bernard Nottage, RBPF Commissioner Ellison Greenslade and the U.S. Embassy’s INL Director Kristin Gilmore look on.  Nassau, Bahamas […]

ELMA GARRAWAY WINS THE HEART AWARD

Mr. R.E. Barnes, diagnosis chairman of the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation (left), looks on as Mrs. Elma Garraway accepts the Lady Sassoon Golden Heart Award 2015. The award, annually given to someone who has given of themselves to help their fellow man, was presented to Mrs. Garraway this past weekend at the 52nd […]

THE WORK OF THE MISSIONS ABROAD

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chet Neymour, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Bahamas Embassy in Washington, D.C., was among the representatives of foreign missions paying last respects to Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Antonia Scalia on Friday, February 19, 2016, as his body lie in repose in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court […]

LETTER WRITER REPLIES TO ADRIAN GIBSON

The courts freed two people that the government believed were a security risk.  The Immigration Minister asked why?  He said that he would seek an investigation. The columnist in Tribune said that the Minister was off his rocker.  Here might be an appropriate reply:

THIS WEEK CONTINUED…

On Thursday evening of this week, cheap the Government of The Bahamas released the full text of the National Health Insurance Bahamas (NHI) draft Bill to the public for consultation. This was done via the NHI Bahamas Secretariat. One of the major changes to the legislation was the removal of the individual mandate. In a […]