RE EARTH PETITION AGAINST THE CHINESE IS RACIST SAM DUNCOMBE MUST EXPLAIN

Editor’s note: Elcott Coleby of BIS puts Sam Duncombe’s racist campaign in perspective From: Elcott Coleby <egcoleby44@gmail.com>; To: Sam Duncombe <sam@reearth.org>; Subject: Re: Bahamian Against Chinese Fishing petition hits over 2700 supporters Sent: Sun, Nov 6, 2016 12:17:24 PM Ms Duncombe Well I will end where I started. The draft proposal (for discussion only) submitted […]

Chinese Investments Under the Free National Movement

Diplomatic Relations Started By the Free National Movement in 1997 2010 2.5 Billion Dollars Baha Mar with China Export-Import Bank. – 8.500 foreign labor work permits – 79% Chinese workers and 21% Bahamian workers China Construction America 2009 58.6 Million increased Loan with China Export-Import Bank Airport Gateway Project to LPIA. – 200 Chinese workers […]

WHATEVER WILL WE DO WITH CANDIA DAMES?

The journalistic vixen from hell was at it again in the press with the exposure of a purloined ( in case you don’t know that means stolen) document to tell the bold faced lie that The Bahamas government was contemplating allowing Chinese to fish in The Bahamas in exchange for an investment of 2.1  billion […]

THE IRRATIONALITY OF THE BAHAMIAN VOTER

Last week, there was a remarkable exchange in the press.  One day the Attorney General Allyson Gibson got in the paper and said that the reason she thought people were not registering is because they were confused about the procedures.  The next day the Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall got in the press and said he […]

SUPERSTITION STILL REIGNS IN THE UNITED STATES

The Chicago Cubs of the United States Major league baseball won the improperly named World Series in baseball in which only American teams participate on Wednesday 2nd November.  They say this is the first time since 1908. They described it as a curse on the Cubs having been broken. It is interesting to us that […]

PLP CHAIR TO FNM: DON’T PROMOTE RACISM

FNM must decry misinformation on agriculture and marine resources proposal Bradley B. Roberts National Chairman Progressive Liberal Party I am concerned about the level of misinformation being spewed into the public domain in the wake of the authorization letter to our embassy in China to pursue economic opportunities for Bahamians in the agriculture and marine […]

THE WORK OF THE MISSIONS ABROAD 

Chicago LANSING, Illinois – The Honourable Michael C Fountain, Bahamas Honorary Consul to Chicago, brought greetings on behalf of the Bahamas Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Honourable Robin L. Kelly, U. S. Representative, Illinois – 2nd Congressional District, at her event celebrating The Honourable John R. Lewis, U. S. Representative, Georgia – […]

THIS WEEK CONTINUED…

Marriage Officers and Notaries Public go digital Attorney General Senator Allyson Maynard-Gibson held a press conference on Tuesday of this week to announce further digitalization of the Registrar General’s Department, effectively improving the ease of doing business in The Bahamas. “It is now possible, as we speak” said Maynard-Gibson, “for persons to view the list […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY

31 October to 4 November This week in Parliament The Bahamas Parliament met on Wednesday of this week and as expected Parliamentarians provided updates on the restoration efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Additionally and at long last the Public Accounts Committee tabled its report on the Urban Renewal Small Homes repair program. Prime […]

THE RON PINDER WEDDING IN PICTURES

3 November 2016 The Deputy Registrar General Ron Pinder, former MP and Parliamentary Secretary got married again for the second time on 3 November on the terrace at Sapodillas in Nassau. The rich power and famous of The Bahamas were there led by Prime Minister Perry Christie and former Deputy Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt.  He married […]

Guy Fawkes Day

Guy Fawkes Night in Mather Town in Grand Bahama back in 2006.  It is not so much practiced these days but 5th November is the anniversary of the plot to blow up the British Parliament by Guy Fawkes, he was discovered and executed.  In remembrance of the event bonfires are lit across the UK and […]

FNMs Split In Exuma

They said it was all a fait accompli with Elliot Lockhart, the former FNM MP for Exuma, running again for the seat.  Not so fast. A young challenger has come up and says that it should be him and there is a Facebook campaign to boot. His name is Navarro Bowe.

Ordinary People

The Prime Minister Perry Christie greets producer Beverly Curry of ZNS TV at the launch of Ordinary People, the second season, at the Paul Farquharson Centre on Friday 4 November. The photo is by Peter Ramsay of the Bahamas Information Services.

Alfred Sears Responds To The Minister Of Tourism

Alfred M. Sears October 31, 2016 It is indeed curious but not surprising the headline attributed to my Honourable colleague and the Minister of Tourism in yesterday’s Nassau Guardian. The Caribbean Muzik Festival is a matter that I have addressed on several occasions. I refer the press to my earlier release on the matter dated […]

Pre-clearance In Grand Bahama

For Immediate Release Further to its notice of 11 October, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration wishes to advise members of the general public that the US Embassy has informed that the Preclearance Facility in Freeport at Grand Bahama International Airport will be operational as of Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6:00 a.m.  The US Embassy has […]

We Ask Americans Again To Vote For Hilary Clinton

So the election is going to take place in the United States on 8 November.  When last we visited this subject, we thought that the insurgent candidate Donald Trump was done.  Then the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation intervened by saying that it was looking again at the Clinton emails, which set off a […]

Bahamian Ambassador To China Clarifies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2nd November 2016 BAHAMAS AMBASSADOR TO THE PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA RESPONDS TO MEDIA REPORTS ABOUT AGRICULTURE AND MARINE RESOURCES PROJECT In pursuit of my responsibilities as Ambassador to China I have engaged in vigorous discussions within China to generate new economic activity for The Bahamas.  The objective is to attract and […]

Bradley Roberts Slams D’Aguilar

Press Statement Bradley B Roberts National Chairman Progressive Liberal Party November 1st, 2016 Only Fools Rush In Where Wise Men Fear To Tread Immediately following the disclosure of Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Ltd (CTFE) of Hong Kong as the selected purchaser of the Baha Mar Resort, Sarkis Izmirlian’s chief surrogate, mouthpiece and parachuted FNM Candidate […]

THE MISS FOX HILL PAGEANT

Maltese Davis who is a community  activist, artist and dance teacher, has revived the  Miss Fox Hill beauty pageant. It is a chance  for  young  women  to get exposure  to poise  and presentation. The judges  had  a look at the young  women  on Saturday 5 November after a float  parade  through  the streets  of Fox Hill. […]

DPM RECEIVES BLESSINGS

Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis receives  a blessing  of the  Pastors  of San Salvador  at a service of blessing  at Church of God  of Prophecy  in Cockburn Town 6 November