Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell with Portia Simpson Miller, formerly Prime Minister of Jamaica now Leader of the Opposition in Jamaica at the funeral for Fidel Castro in Havana 29 November. There following statement was issued by Portia Simpson Miller former Prime Minister of Jamaica saying that she is stepping down as party leader in Jamaica: […]


Dear. Editor.  Today, Sunday 27/11/2016 is the first Sunday in Advent/ Commitment Sunday, that begins a new year in the Anglican Lectionary cycle, launching a new year for us Anglicans. Here in the Northern Bahamas Archdeaconry comprising all Parishes in Abaco, Bimini & Grand Bahama. An act ofRecommitment service was held this afternoon at 5.00, […]

PYL Election Results

PYL Officers voting results: Ballot count total 153 Spoiled ballot 5 Chairman Kermit Ferguson 73 Jamal Butler 53 Tevin Ferguson 34 1st Vice Chair Neresssa Seymour 98 Jordan Fowler 54 2nd Vice Chair Lamar Matthews 102 Glenisha Albury 56 Secretary Uriza Hutcheson 89 Adrianna Knowles 70 Assistant Secretary Talea Saunders 109 Nahomie Nicholas 109 Treasurer […]


There is a thing called overreach.  It happens all the time when leaders, particularly inexperienced leaders like Renard Henfield, take themselves and their powers too seriously.  They get lost in their new found fame and then think that they have powers that they don’t have.   Such is the place that Renard Henfield now finds himself […]


The United Nations NEW YORK — H.E. Dr. Elliston Rahming, Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the United Nations, hosts the UN President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, at a meeting of the CARICOM Caucus on Friday, December 2, 2016. Mr. Thomson briefed the Caucus on his recent activities in his capacity […]


THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (28 NOV – 2 DEC 2016) COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT COLEBY Bahamas government delegation head to Hong Kong to conclude Baha Mar As more than 400 workers assess and recommence construction at the Baha Mar property and as unsecured Bahamian creditors receive payments for services rendered, a Ministerial delegation heads to […]


Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell encouraging young UB students to register to vote 1 December at the UB campus Nassau. Some PLPs were apoplectic last week that the headline in The Nassau Guardian indicated that the United Sates Embassy in Nassau had asked Bahamians to go out t and register to vote.  Etienne Farquharson writing […]

Statement On Grand Bahama Human Rights Association

For Immediate Release 1 December From The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration On Statement By Grand Bahama Human Rights Association The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration has taken note of a recent article in the Tribune, attributed to the Grand Bahama Human Rights Association, in which it is indicated that the organization has called […]

Mitchell At Christmas Out East

Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell with Minister of Social Services Melanie Griffin at the Christmas programme for the Eastern Community Association 2 December.  Senator Joseph Curry and Mrs. Curry are at the far left.

Fox Hill Tree Lighting

This year the Fox Hill Christmas tree was lit in honour of the three Miss Fox Hills: Miss Fox Hill, Junior Miss Fox Hill and Little Miss Fox Hill.  MP Fred Mitchell sponsored the event which took place on the Fox Hill parade on 3 December.    

A Visit To Abu Dhabi

Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell with Sheik Abdullah bin Zayed Alfred Nanyan who is the Foreign Minister of United Arab Emirates just before signing the visa abolition agreement between the two countries in Abu Dhabi 27 November Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell signing the visa abolition agreement and political consultation agreement with the United Arab Emirates with […]

George Smith On

Editor’s note: The first rule of public commentary is that it should be based on the facts.  The question all of the critics of Fred Mitchell over this past week has to ask is whether or not he released any voice note to the public.  If he did not then what are they talking about […]

Picewell Forbes Visits Andros

Picewell Forbes MP shown inspecting roadworks with Emile Knowles, the contactor for road works in his South Andros constituency on 3rd December. South Andros MP Picewell Forbes visits with constituent Rev. Rosnell Forbes of Congo Town on 30th November.

Niki Kelly Talking Rubbish As Usual

There are three ladies or in journalism who are the usual suspects when it comes to the anti-Fred Mitchell creed.  They’re Eileen Carron, Niki Kelly and Candia Dames.  The first two are critics and detractors from time immemorial (not quite the year 1066 but close enough).  Candia Dames practices a special kind of journalistic wickedness […]

Bahamar Moving Forward

The press reports that the Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe, the Attorney General Allyson Maynard Gibson and Sir Baltron Bethel, Senior Policy Adviser to the Office of Prime Minister are to travel to Hong Kong to meet with the new owners of the Bahamar project.  The new owners want the first hotel rooms to be […]

We In Real Trouble With Trump

The story is told that Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, got to see Donald Trump, the President Elect of the United States, as the first foreign visitor because he happened to be speaking on the telephone to him after having gotten a phone number from a golfing buddy.   Mr. Trump said to him well […]

Juan McCartney at It Again

Last week in the first iteration of this column, there was an error in the name of the satirist who writes on Facebook C A Newry.  It first appeared as C R Newry.  The error was immediately corrected.  However, there is always a smart ass in the bunch and within minutes of the upload, a […]

Immigration Graduation 1 December

Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell with the entire graduation class Squad A 2016 1 December. He us joined by Parliamentary Secretary Cleola Hamilton, Permanent Secretary Sheila Carey and Director of Immigration William Pratt Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell with Immigration Officer Calvaughn Brown his mother Brenda Darville and father Calvin Brown at the graduation ceremony 1 December […]

In Cuba For Fidel’s Funeral

Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell at the funeral of Fidel Castro 29 November in Havana Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell against the backdrop of the crowds at the funeral for Fidel Castro in Havana 29 November Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell with the Foreign Minister of Argentina Susana Malcorra at the funeral for Fidel Castro in Havana 29 […]