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Alfred M. Sears, QC May 20, 2016 Although both major political parties have pledged to put public power in the hands of Bahamian communities, through Local Government, about 70% of the Bahamian population living in New Providence has no organized structure or resources, apart from a vote once every five years, to make decisions […]
Since his return to active politics, Alfred Sears Q C has been making thoughtful interventions in the public domain about the future public policy. Today he writes about local government. He writes: “Although both major political parties have pledged to put public power in the hands of Bahamian communities, through Local Government, about 70% of the Bahamian […]
20 May at Rotary Freeport “This referendum is a test of our commitment to freedom and equality. We should not allow unfounded fears to drown out the call of freedom and hope. Indeed, I find it quite disturbing that much of the debate is characterised by sexist, xenophobic and homophobic rhetoric. The notion that question […]
Fred Mitchell MP appeared before the Nomination Committee of the PLP to say that he would if offered accept a PLP nomination for the Fox Hill constituency. The Committee met on Tuesday 17th June. The next step is for the Leadership of the Branch to appear to confirm that it is their wish for Mr. Mitchell to […]
The team that will lead Fox Hill constituency for the PLP in the next general election: Hazon Pinder, NGC Member, George Miller, Executive member, Ella Collie, Executive Member, Dorothy Miller, Chaplain, Jerome Brown, Executive member, Altamese Isaacs, Treasurer, Christian Adderley, 2nd Vice Chairman, Glen McPhee, Executive Member, Laura Rolle, Assistant Chaplain, Sherine Armbrister, First Vice Chair, the MP Fred Mitchell, Chair Charlene Marshall, Jahmal Butler, […]
Labour and Public Service Minister Shane Gibson moved a bill in the House of Assembly which will allow public servants to designate their beneficiary for the death benefit which comes upon their demise while an employee of the public service. This will avoid having to go by probate to get the money. The present system works hardship on […]
Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis paid a call on the people of Mangrove Cay with their MP Picewell Forbes on 16 May. They are shown at the Mangrove Cay Clarence Bain Airport shortly after arrival with community leaders from left Lenwood Saunders, the MP Mr. Forbes, the Deputy Prime Minister, behind them Glen Green, Lundy Moxey, George […]
Minister for Grand Bahama Michael Darville and his Permanent Secretary Melvin Seymour accompanied Picewell Forbes MP for South Andros on the Urban Renewal Small Homes Repair programme in the Bluff in South Andros on 16 May.
(This article first appeared in the Nassau Guardian on 17 May) There is a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectualism and anti-rationalism with an increasing trend of ignorance and deliberate gullibility in The Bahamas. We’ve sustained this ignorance encouraging people to be more cynical. We’ve used the ignorance of Bahamians to our political advantage […]
The Beatles song says: “ I will get by with a little help from my friends” Kendal “Funky” Demeritte has helped another of his friends with a cash infusion the proceeds of a fundraiser for Jerome Fitzgerald who is the PLP’s standard bearer in the Marathon constituency. This was the crew just before it happened on Monday […]
Fred Mitchell MP was the guest of honour at the Nagico sponsored T 20 Cricket Tournament on Haynes Oval on Whit Monday 16th May.