I watched with keen interest the debate of the Attorney General the Hon. Carl Bethel and several assertions he made were both questionable and materially inaccurate. The AG said that the PLP government went on a spending spree and spent $722 million in excess of the budget during the 2016/2017 fiscal year. This is materially […]
It’s June and the whole island of New Providence is dotted with the red of the Poinciana trees. But there is also one tree that blooms in gold. A moral tale. Try as the reds might try to destroy the gold…we are still standing.
The folk at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts and Shakespeare In Paradise announced that Keva Cartwright, the long serving Lighting Director for the theatre, passed away at two thirty a m this morning. She joins in the great beyond Winston Saunders, Betty Knowles, Clement Bethel. May she rest in peace.
They left it to Carl Bethel, the Attorney General to do all the splaining. The Bahamar deal which they said they wanted unsealed was unsealed by the courts and it turns out that there was nothing there at all. In fact, the deal had already been announced to the public by the PLP way back […]
The following is the audio of the statement of the Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis at his press conference 22 June at the House of Assembly:
Statement by Senator Fred Mitchell Nassau, The Bahamas Raising A Matter of Privilege I have received a number of inquiries from my family and from the Leader of the Opposition about a campaign of full page ads that is being run in The Tribune by a nameless, faceless group calling itself Committee Against Mitchell or […]
Cancun (OAS) OAS Bahamas Civil Society Engagement: Meeting in the margins of the 47th OAS General Assembly. From left- right: Director Director General of Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sharon Brennen-Haylock; Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Darren Henfield; Alexus D’Marco of the DMarco Organization, a CSO based in The Bahamas; and Foreign Service Officer […]
“Strengthening Dialogue and Concerted Action for Prosperity” 47th Regular Session of the OAS General Assembly Tuesday, 20th June, 2017 Plenary Remarks of the Honourable Darren Henfield, MP Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas Check against Delivery. Colleague Foreign Ministers, Secretary General Almagro and Assistant Secretary General Mendez, Permanent Representatives and other […]
Peter Ramsay, the BIS photographer and the man we call the recorder of our times in The Bahamas, suffered both the loss of his mother and older sister in the last month. His mother Carmita Theresa is pictured. We say rest in peace for them both and extend the warmest condolences from this column. There […]
The University Professor and playwright Ian Strachan posted these provocative questions on Facebook. He and his colleague Dr. Nicolette Bethel did not participate in the last election and ran a campaign for people to stay at home: “We stand at the end of the Budget debate. I have 4 questions. 1) What is the FNM’s […]
Despite the fact that the Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis and the Shadow Minister of Transport an former Minister Glenys Hanna Martin brought the facts of what happened with the Board of the Airport Authority and the contract of PatMor at the Lynden Pindling International Airport, that the write off of the million or […]
The backbenchers of the FNM are grumbling. A month after the general election and their financial fortunes have not changed. They have been hustling on the blocks for some time. Some of them didn’t even have place to live and now that it’s the people’s time, they thought that they would be able to cash […]
“…the PLP lost the election; go get a life and go govern. Stop being stupid”– Fred Mitchell (at the Leader of the Opposition’s press conference 22 June)
Senator Fred Mitchell with Senators Clay Sweeting and Jobeth Davis and Fox Hill Chair Charlene Marshall at PLP Branch Fox Hill meeting 21 June
Senator Fred Mitchell speaking at the Golden Isles branch of the PLP at Gerald Cash Primary School 22 January. Michael Halkitas is the PLP’s caretaker for that branch. Branch Chair Greg Smith is standing next to Senator Mitchell.
Senator Fred Mitchell with Dame Marguerite Pindling at her 85 th birthday celebration at Government House 23 June Senator Fred Mitchell with Elaine Williams Pinder at the 85 th birthday celebration of the Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House 23 June
Statement to the National General Council of the PLP (Editor: The latest information is that about 7 30 p m accompanied by his wife Portia, Dr. Bernard Nottage was airlifted to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and the Cleveland Clinic where he is in stable condition. He is still listed as gravely ill.” By Bradley Roberts Chairman […]
Senator Michael Darville speaking in the Senate on Friday 23 June told the country that NHI was good thing and that the Government ought to implement the programme. He spoke to a variety of subjects including the Ministry of Grand Bahama, health care and infrastructural development and urban renewal. On NHI he said: “Madam President, […]
Senator, The Honourable Dr. Michael R. Darville Contribution to the 2017 – 2018 Budget Honourable Senate of the Commonwealth of the Bahama Friday, 23rd June, 2017 Thank you, Madam President, and once again congratulations to you, and all Honourable Senators around the table. Madam President, today […]