The Athena Damianos Letter

Former journalist Athena Damianos had that cynical response to the result of the referendum on 7 June.  She was blaming the generation of PLPs who were supporters of the late Sir Lynden Pindling who used the P R device in the 1982 general election of the University of Wulff Road.  Thousands of PLPs gathered on Windsor Park  which […]

Andre Jumps Out Front

(Is he spending his nights and days at Hubert Ingraham’s House, the master’s feet?) Before the ink was dry on the referendum result, André Rollins was posting wildly on Facebook to say that the PLP was suppressing the results. Not so.  The Parliamentary Commissioner of his own volition decided that he would wait until all results […]

Fred Mitchell Thanks His Workers For Referendum

The following statement as issue by Fred Mitchell MP for Fox Hill for those who helped him in the referendum campaign and the voting day on 7 June:    Mr. Mitchell is shown greeting voters on 7 June outside Sandilands Primary School  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8 June 2017  I wish to thank all of the members of […]

FNM Is About To Dump Minnis

The rumour mill has been going overtime in the past two weeks from the FNM inner workings.  There was circulating on Carvel Francis’ pages Bahamaspress.com  and his What’s App column a story that the FNM had decided that former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham would come back at the convention  as leader of the Party, with Loretta Butler Turner […]

The PM, The Chief Justice And The Minister

This photo was taken at the Government House on the day of the presentation of insignia and awards for the Queens New Year’s honours on Thursday 2nd June.  It shows the Prime Minister Perry Christie, the Chief Justice Sir Hartman Longley and Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell.  The photo is by Peter Ramsay of the Bahamas Information Services.  

Dame Marguerite In London

Dame Marguerite speaks with Prince William.   The Queen invited the Governors General of what the British call the Realms to a small party to mark her 90th birthday in London on Thursday 9th June.  Governor General Dame Marguerite attended from The Bahamas and is shown greeting Prince Charles and sitting with the other Governor General for the […]

THE WORK OF THE MISSIONS ABROAD

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — When he graduated from Highbury High School in Nassau, Bahamas, in 1973, Sidney McPhee had a deep love for music and his career goal at the time was to be a high school band instructor. He also, however, had a burning desire to obtain a college education, which led to him […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (6-10 JUNE)

By Elcott Coleby Bahamians reject all four gender equality referendum bills The biggest story of the week was the second constitutional referendum in The Bahamas’ forty-two year history as an independent nation; the historic vote was held on Tuesday of this week. The referendum sought to create gender equality in citizenship matters involving both spouses and children […]

LORETTA BUTLER TURNER SLAMS MINNIS

The Tribune reported these words of Loretta Butler Turner FNM MP about the Leader of her party Dr. Hubert Minnis and his role in the failure of the  referendum on 7 June In her own words are reported on 9th June: “ He should have stood by his original convictions and not shift mid-stream depending on which […]

THE VOTE FAILS (IGNORANCE PREVAILS)

Prime Minister Perry Christie with Sean McWeeney Q C, Chairman of the Constitutional Commission. Congratulations are in order for the referendum event on 7 June to the Constitutional Commissioner and its Chair Sean McWeeney, to Lynn Holowesko, Lady Sharon Wilson, Cheryl Buzzard and Heather Hunt, Brandice Duncanson and Rubie Nottage.  You all did a great job. […]