BREAKING NEWS: THE DEED IS DONE LORETTA IS OPPOSITION LEADER

MINNIS REACTS TO APPOINTMENT BREAKING: Statement from Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis: Today, the Bahamian people will witness the abuse of our democratic process by the blind, greedy and selfish ambition of a few Members of Parliament. As the duly elected leader of the Free National Movement, I wish to assure our faithful, […]

THE DRAGON LADY

They that have done this deed are honourable. What private griefs they have, alas, I know not, That made them do it. They are wise and honourable, And will, no doubt, with reasons answer you. —- Mark Antony at the funeral of Julius Caesar  “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell […]

THE CABINET AT LUNCH WITH THE GOVERNOR GENERAL

The Governor General held her annual Christmas luncheon for the Cabinet on Tuesday 6 December at Government House.  This year some ministers were missing, being away on business but otherwise the gang was all there.  They were treated to fever grass consume, if you can dig that.  Merry Christmas greetings were exchanged around the table […]

WHAT NOW FOR THE FNM

The back and forth between the Loretta Butler faction, read UBP faction of the FNM, and the Hubert Minnis, read Cecil Wallace Whitfield faction goes on in the press.  Dr. Hubert Minnis, the Leader of the FNM and latterly of the Opposition, demanded that the seven MPs who sought his removal from the post of […]

GLADSTONE THURSTON WRITES FROM LONG ISLAND

The following was posted on the Facebook page of Gladstone Thurston, who is a former Tribune writer and former employee of the Bahamas Information Services.  He is bitterly anti PLP but the letter gives a perspective on where the FNM is right now: SETTING LONG ISLANDERS UP FOR THE SWING Every time I observe the […]

DR. MINNIS’S RESPONSE

 Nassau, Bahamas – Dr. Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), issued the following statement: “Today seven members of the Parliamentary Group of the Free National Movement delivered a letter to the Governor General, Dame Marguerite Pindling, withdrawing their support for me as the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, and recommended the appointment […]

UDP AND GATEKEEPERS MERGE BUT 0+0 = 0

If nothing else Greg Moss has a lot of moxey or chutzpah.  There was a lot of prep that went into his “big” announcement which was to have come on Wednesday 7 December just in front of the House of Assembly.  He made the announcement all right but it disappeared like a puff of wind, […]

KELLY BURROWS WRITES ON FAT POLITICIANS

Dear. Editor   Watching this evening’s 7.00 pm newscast on ZNS. 07/11/2016. It mystified me to see the obesity that exist of so called leaders in our country who want to lead us. When they themselves don’t contribute to a healthy life style from their appearance, including some Government officials, who won’t be around, if […]

THE WORK OF THE MISSIONS ABROAD

Bridgetown Photos from the 50th Independence Celebrations of Barbados Caption 1 Bahamas Delegation participating in the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Barbados Independence -Bahamas High Commissioner to CARICOM, H.E. Picewell Forbes, Foreign Service Officer Allene Ambrose, Minister of Education, the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald, Mrs. Fitzgerald, Honorary Consul of Bahamas to Barbados Selwyn Smith and Bahamas CARICOM […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY (5 – 9 DECEMBER 2016)

This week in Parliament The House of Assembly met on Wednesday of this week to table and debate the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information Bill, 2016. What transpired shortly after the Lower House convened took every honourable House member save for seven by complete surprise. Reading a letter delivered to him by certain members […]

THIS WEEK CONTINUED…

As for the bill, the mover was State Minister for Finance the Hon. Michael Halkitis and it was seconded by the Minister for Financial Services and Local Government the Hon. Hope Strachan. The bill effectively facilitates the implementation of the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and due diligence for financial account information on tax matters as […]

Sir Orville’s New Book

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Former Governor General, Sir Orville Turnquest presented Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, with a copy of his new book What Manner of Man is This? The Duke of Windsor’s Years In The Bahamas during the book’s official launch at Government House on Monday, December 5, 2016. (BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)

Mitchell On Robert Kennedy Jr

Nassau, Bahamas – The following is a statement by the Hon. Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration: In the House of Assembly yesterday, I raised on a point of privilege certain allegations published under the name Robert F Kennedy Jr.  about Ministers of the Bahamas Government of which I am one. The allegations were denounced […]

The ZNS Christmas Party

Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell at the ZNS Northern Service Christmas party 9 December with Board member Brian Seymour, General Manager Diana Swann and Northern Service Manager Stanley Pinder. Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell at the ZNS Freeport Christmas party 9 December 2006 at Our Lucaya. The General Manager Diana Swann and winner of a week off […]

New Immigration Officers In Grand Bahama

Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell with the Grand Bahama recruits of Immigration 2016 9 December Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell inspecting the Guard of Honour in Freeport 9 December recruits 2016. Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell presenting Lechea Charles with the award of excellence as the top recruit for 2016 in Grand Bahama 9 December. Foreign Minister Fred […]

Edison Key Is Happy About His Move

Edison Key, MP for South Abaco, told the press that he had to do what he had to do when defending his decision to trigger the removal of Leader of the FNM Dr. Hubert Minnis.  Mr. Key claimed that Dr. Minnis was holdings secret meetings and trying to unseat him in his own constituency, a […]

Setella Cox Dies

Setella Cox ( far right ) with her sister Iris STATEMENT FROM FRED MITCHELL MP FOX HILL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON THE DEATH OF SETELLA COX NEE DILLET MY GODMOTHER 8 December 2016 I learned with great sadness this morning of the death at 12:50 a m today of my beloved godmother Setella Cox nee […]

Labour Investigation At The Grand Bahama Shipyard

Statement by Fred Mitchell MP Minister for Immigration On Matters Arising at the Grand Bahama Shipyard  4 December 2016 Consequent upon a complaint lodged by the labour union for shipyard workers at the Grand Bahama Shipyard about recent occurrences between the union and management, the matter has been referred to the Department of Labour for […]