Dame Marguerite Marks 60 Years

Shortly before her husband Sir Lynden Pindling, the founding Prime Minister of the country was elected to office as a Member of Parliament in 1956 Marguerite McKenzie, self-described as a barefoot girl from Andros, married him.  She was his wife and consort until he died in 2000 and after that has been the keeper of his […]

RBDF Fired Upon By Dominican Vessels

Minister of National Security, the Hon. Dr. Bernard J. Nottage (right) addressed members of the media during a press conference Tuesday at the Ministry of National Security. Also pictured is Minister of State for National Security, Senator the Hon. Keith Bell. (BIS Photo/Derek Smith) NASSAU, The Bahamas – The crew of Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship […]

Roberts On Andre Rollins

PLP Chair Bradley Roberts issued the following statement after another asinine performance by Andre Rollins in the House of Assembly on Thursday 16 June: During his contribution to the 2016/2017 Budget Debate yesterday, Fort Charlotte M.P. Dr Andre Rollins threatened that a future FNM Government “reserve the right to void any and all agreements deemed […]

Mitchell On Fox Hill Shootings

Two people were shot dead in Adderley Street in the Fox Hill Village.  The MP for Fox Hill Fred Mitchell issued this statement:  13 June 2016  I am deeply saddened and distressed at these latest killings in the community of Adderley Street which abuts the Fox Hill constituency but which the people of Fox Hill consider […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (13 – 17 JUNE 2016)

BUDGET DEBATE CONTINUED THIS WEEK IN PARLIAMENT Parliament met this week from Monday to Thursday to debate the $2 billion 2016/2017 budget. Below is a summary of the contributions: Grand Bahama Affairs Minister Dr. Michael Darville was clearly the most demonstrative of all Parliamentarians in his House presentation, making extensive use of visual aids. Following […]

WHAT’S WITH JEFF LLOYD?

16 June  PLPs have appeared on Jeff Lloyds radio show because they believed that here was an opportunity to be given a fair chance at explaining the government’s policy and the PLP’s position on various matters.  Now it appears that this was just a pretense to give legitimacy to his programme.  Turns out that we have an […]

BRENT: LORETTA’S MORE POPULAR THAN MINNIS

17 June 2016 In the ongoing warfare in the FNM, there is a new twist.  Brent Symonette, the former Deputy Prime Minister, has said that Loretta Butler Turner, who ran against Mr. Minnis for Leader of the FNM is more popular today than he is.  He wants Mrs. Butler Turner to run for leader at the next […]