PLP CONVENTION ANNOUNCED

The following is an announcement from the PLP Chair Bradley Roberts on the date of the National General Convention:  “Fellow Councilors, a pleasant good evening to all. After exhaustive and vigorous debates during the past council meeting, it was overwhelmingly agreed to postpone our National General Convention in solidarity with our brothers and sisters who suffered […]

HILARY SHOULD GET A FULL PARDON

Hilary Clinton, the lady who should have been president, and the losing candidate in the recent American elections made her first appearance since losing the election last week.  She looked like hell.  At least that’s how her detractors saw it.  She appeared in public without makeup and without the carefully coiffed look that she displayed […]

CARICOM SUPPORT SG SCOTLAND!

Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell with the Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerritt, Baroness Patricia Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth at his departure from Marrakech 17 November The Prime Minister of Antigua Gaston Brown issued a statement last week in which he said that the Baroness Patricia Scotland, the new Secretary General of the Commonwealth, […]

THE NEW PLP CANDIDATES

We congratulate the two newest candidates for the PLP: I Chester Cooper for Exuma and Ragged Island and Eva Bain for the South Abaco constituency.  You can click here for their statements to the PLP council when they were nominated and they accepted their nominations on Thursday 17 November.

ACCEPTANCE REMARKS BY CHESTER COOPER AND EVA BAIN

ACCEPTANCE REMARKS BY CHESTER COOPER ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RATIFICATION EXUMA AND RAGGED ISLAND CONSTITUENCY NATIONAL GENERAL COUNCIL MEETING PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL PARTY LYNDEN PINDLING CENTER NASSAU, BAHAMAS 17th NOVEMBER 2016 Thank you so much PLPs for your warm welcome here tonight. I’m Chester Cooper and I don’t think it’s any secret that Exuma is PLP country and […]

THE NEW FNM CANDIDATES

The newest candidates for the FNM are Jeffery Lloyd for South Beach, Rueben Rahming for Pinewood and Renward Wells for Bamboo Town.  They presented themselves to the country on Thursday 17 November.

BRADLEY ROBERTS: FNM CORRUPTION

The following statement was delivered by Bradley Roberts, Chair of the PLP, at the National General Council meeting of the PLP.  Mr. Roberts put into perspective the allegations of corruption made by the FNM against the PLP. Bottom line is the only proven cases of corruption are against the FNM.  Not one PLP in the […]

Remarks By Bradley B Roberts National Chairman National General Council November 17th 2016

Remarks By Bradley B Roberts National Chairman National General Council November 17th 2016 BRADLEY B ROBERTS·FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016 Remarks By Bradley B Roberts National Chairman National General Council November 17th 2016 Fellow Councillors, a pleasant good evening to all. After exhaustive and vigorous debates during the past council meeting, it was overwhelmingly agreed to […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY 14 – 18 NOVEMBER 2016

Prime Minister Christie: Freeport hotel properties up for sale. During his address on Monday at the 2016 Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) Accountants Week here in Nassau, Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie reiterated the role of accountants in safeguarding the country’s economy, but in the margins he gave reporters an update […]

THIS WEEK CONTINUED…

  Hanna-Martin: more air service agreements signed; more to come. The International Civil Aviation Negotiation Conference (ICAN) is scheduled to be held in Nassau from the 5th to the 9th of December and according to Transport and Aviation Minister the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, the more than one thousand delegates from one hundred member countries and […]

THE WORK OF THE MISSIONS ABROAD

Geneva 14 November Ambassador Rhoda Jackson is interviewed by local primary school students in Geneva for careers day On Thursday 10 November 2016, H.E. Rhoda M. Jackson, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of The Bahamas in Geneva, met with two Geneva-based primary school students who interviewed her on aspects of her work and that of the […]

Thinking About Jeffery Lloyd In Politics

Can you actually believe the photograph of Jeff Lloyd, “the neutral talk show host” now dressed up in a red tie and proclaiming to be an FNM.  Things get curiouser and curiouser.  He of the Roman faith, and lover of mankind, is now dressed up in the garb of red which stands for wicked and […]

Some Thoughts On Brent Symonette’s Return

The FNM is now considering allowing Brent Symonette to return to front line politics by giving him the St Anne’s seat.  It’s their business but you know we are disappointed that Dr. Hubert Minnis who made all that noise about fighting the power of Bay Street is now going to capitulate by allowing a spoilt […]

Jamaican PM In Nassau For Sandals Reopening

High Commissioner for The Bahama to Jamaica Picewell Forbes meets the Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness at the Lynden Pindling International Airport.  Mr. Holness was in Nassau for the official reopening of Sandals at Cable Beach on Friday 18th November.

The Climate Change Meeting In Pictures

Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell with The Bahamas delegation to Conference of The Parties at the Climate Change at Marrakesh in Morocco from left Tishka Francis, the Minister, Philip Weech, Arthur Rolle. 14 November. Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell with the Minister of Culture for Morocco Mohamed Amine Sbihi as the Minister departed Marrakesh 17 November. Foreign […]

More Slaughter On Bahamian Streets

Albert Rahming dead Mario Bain dead All week the news has been bad on the murder front: is it 90 or 91 homicides now.  After a break during two periods in the year, the month of July and in the aftermath of the hurricane, the slaughter has begun again.  There does not appear to be […]

Mitchell On The Death Of Vernon Curtis

14 November 2016 STATEMENT BY THE HON. FRED MITCHELL, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND IMMIGRATION, ON THE DEATH OF VERNON CURTIS, CIVIC LEADER, IN EXUMA I am truly saddened this morning at the death of Vernon Curtis, a great civic leader, activist, businessman and community organizer from Exuma. He will truly be missed. Mr. Curtis […]

The Bahamas Speaks Out On Climate Change

“Paris was the deal and a deal is a deal. “This means the commitments to the Green Climate Fund should be honoured.  It means also that GDP per capita must not be used to eliminate The Bahamas for consideration for development assistance. The Executive Secretariat must provide the funding for small-island developing states to get to these […]

Bowe Aint Got The FNM Exuma Nomination

Bahamas New Ma Bey, the Facebook page which specializes in anti PLP propaganda ran a story from Navarro “Slugger” Bowe who is trying to get the FNM nomination for Exuma.  He hasn’t got it yet but they are putting lies from his press release on their site.  He claims no one showed up at the […]

Mitchell Stops Over In London

Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell with High Commissioner Ed Bethel in London at staff briefing 18 November. Left to right The Minister, Aklea Ingraham, Foreign Service Officer (FSO), Sian Thompson, Press Attache, Verinique Joseph, Finance Officer, Wilfred Adderley FSO, Ed Bethel High Commissioner, Allison Booker, Deputy High Commissioner and Marchea Mackey FSO.

Elcott Coleby Straightens Out Minnis

16 November The following comment was contributed by Elcott Coleby Dr. Minnis’ “theft of our birth right” comment unclear FNM Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis on Wednesday renewed his call for PM Perry Christie to reveal whether he supports the proposed $2.1 billion agri-fisheries venture with Chinese investors, as he said Mr. Christie’s “stony silence” may […]

Gwen Ifill Dies

From Wikipedia Gwendolyn L. “Gwen” Ifill (/ˈaɪfəl/;[1] (29 September 1955 – 14 November 2016) [2] was an American Peabody Award-winning journalist, television newscaster, and author. In 1999, she became the first African-American woman to host a nationally-televised U.S. public affairs program with Washington Week in Review.[3] She was the moderator and managing editor of Washington […]

The Tribunes Lies On Fred Mitchell

Photo by Peter Ramsay of the Bahamas Information Services Statement  by Fred Mitchell  Minister of Foreign Affairs  On Tribune Opinion Piece: “Mitchell’s Shame” For Immediate Release 18 November Today I have been shown another piece written in The Tribune under the headline “Mitchell’s Shame”, in which statements are continuing to be attributed to me, statements […]

The Fake And Phony Black Friday March

A few weeks ago the man in the picture Renard Henfield woke up on the wrong side of the bed and said: I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.  His response was to sit down with former FNM Senator and son of the FNM Grand Dame Janet Bostwick Henry Jr […]

Michael Kemp Dies

Attorney Michael Kemp reportedly collapsed and died on    17th November.  He has been in a declining condition for several years now since he was charged with a conspiracy to commit a murder.  No cause of death has been determined but it is thought he had a heart attack.  Elsworth Johnson who is President of the […]