Are we no longer governed by the rule of law? Dear Editor, 1. How is it that we permit the police to invite suspected persons to their office on the pretext of questioning them about a matter, only to detain the person all day and then make them languish one night in a police cell? […]
The PLP has warned the FNM government of Hubert Minnis that he is now going down a very dangerous road. He has ignored it. He tried to belittle the words of the Leader of the Opposition when he warned him in a letter that the treatment meted out to the former PLP parliamentarians was inhumane. […]
It was Clarence Bain, the late Andros politician and National Hero, who first brought into popularity the expression the “apologetic Negro”. He no doubt got it from the United States where he worked and he saw Black people being obsequious Uncle Toms and later here in The Bahamas who apologised for the misconduct of White […]
This has become in many senses of the word a mean and uncivil country. As former Minister of Labour Shane Gibson was being frog marched up to the courts without his crutches and in obvious pain, the police allowed people who were FNM partisans to get within arm shot of him and shout obscenities at […]
Headquarters 4 August 2017 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Bahamas Embassy in Washington have been observing the confirmation hearing for the United States Ambassador nominee to The Bahamas, Mr. Douglas Manchester. During the hearing before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations held on 2 August 2017 a number of views were […]
Last week we reported a complaint by Sir Burton Hall, now a judge on an international tribunal dealing with war crimes in the former Yugoslavia, about the lack of reporting ethics by ZNS News. A few days later ZNS offered a mealy mouthed apology saying that their lack of reporting was not meant as disrespect […]
The picture is that of the business of Eric Gibson Jr, the brother of Shane Gibson, the Minister in Florida. The FNM claimed that the restaurant is built off monies of Shane Gibson which they claimed were siphoned off from monies of Shane Gibson which they claimed were siphoned from the gains that are the […]
Peter Turnquest turns out to be hopeless when it comes to running the Ministry of Finance. Can’t get his facts and figures right. He borrowed 722 million dollars on the basis that they needed to get this money right away, 322 million of it to pay outstanding bills. It was all a figment of his […]
Last week, one of the preachers who led the fight against extending gambling to Bahamians went on radio to say that he was going to hold the government to the position that all the web shops had to be closed down because that is what the Bahamian people wanted when they voted in the referendum. […]
It is time to move on for Administrator Cleola Pinder in the Central Andros Constituency. Picewell Forbes MP for the area wishes her a fond farewell as she takes her leave. The photo was taken on 4 August.
A new school, a new community centre and a new dock, all ordered and now being built because of the PLP’s decisions. The FNM will try to take credit but our man Chester Cooper MP is on the scene 5 August in Staniel Cay.
Jonathan Ash is supposedly now in a witness protection programme after having flipped to Crown’s Evidence to allow Shane Gibson and Ken Dorsett to be arrested and charged. No one seemed to know who he is or what he looks like. These photos surfaced and it appears that he is also a newly ordained minister […]
New Bank of The Bahamas Chair Wayne Arahna has said that the government will have to generate 166 million dollars and they have agreed to do so to aid the Bank of The Bahamas. He also indicated that more bad loans will be moved to Resolve, the special purpose vehicle made by the last PLP […]
It was Thursday 3 August and the night in Freeport, Grand Bahama was young. It was almost a full moon. The police decided that they would block the roads and directed that all people riding on the road should stick on the right side of the Port Lucaya road. There was no apparent reason for […]
Geoffrey Johnstone, the last leader of the United Bahamian Party, died on Friday 4 August at the age of 89. Sir Geoffrey presided over the dissolution of the UBP and joined his party with the Free PLP to from the FNM. He never served in Government but was an MP when the loss in 1967 […]
Senator Fred Mitchell with the girls of the Maypole Dance troupe of Fox Hill at practice. Fox Hill day is next Tuesday 8 August. Junkanoo takes place on 7 August beginning at 1 a.m. The Ecumenical Service is at 11 a. m. in the presence of the Governor General on Monday 7 August.
The Government of transparency must say what has happened to the Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade who is like a virtual ghost. He has disappeared from the scene since the 10 May General Election. All this locking up of politicians and he is nowhere to be seen or heard. The rumours abound that they are […]
Stupid Fred Smith Q C issued yet another one his statements last week. We can’t remember which of the phoney front organizations he used to spew forth his usual bile. This time it was to tell people that the PLP should not be concerned about the crooked dealings of the FNM government as they lock […]
“…Now I can’t speak for the Progressive Liberal Party, but let me tell you what my personal position is: he’ll get no apology from me except this one. I want to apologise to Lynden Pindling for allowing this country to be turned over to a set of gangsters and crooks dressed up in white gowns […]
Statement by Fred Mitchell Opposition Spokesman on Foreign Affairs On Reported Comments by Doug Manchester Ambassador Designate of the U S at Senate Hearings 3 August The reported comments of the Ambassador Designate Doug Manchester describing The Bahamas as a protectorate of the United States are patently offensive. They require the immediate demand from our […]
The webmaster has reported that every week there are more and more cyber-attacks on this site. The attacks appear to come from the same people who run and control Save The Bays and the other phoney organisations which claim to want transparency in The Bahamas. The language used is very similar to that of the […]
Senator Fred Mitchell with Sawyer Boy star of Sawyer Boy TV at Port Lucaya 3 August Senator Fred Mitchell on a tour of the Xanadu Hotel taken from the Howard Hughes Penthouse suite 4 August Senator Fred Mitchell at the reception put on by Esquire Shop in Freeport to mark the opening of their expanded […]
The Leader of the PLP Philip Davis at the Branch Meeting in Bimini on Wednesday 2 August. He was accompanied by Senators Jobeth Davis and Fred Mitchell with Party Vice Chairs Keenan Johnson, Pia Rolle and former Consul General Randy Rolle.
We reported on this site just after the local government elections took place nationwide that former Local Government councillor Kevin Ferguson of Freeport, Grand Bahama was defeated in part by a vicious campaign of disinformation by the Free National Movement and its supporters. Just before the election took place, they circulated a cheque which purported […]
The following report appeared in The Tribune on Friday 4 August by Krishna Virgil about a speech made by Senator Fred Mitchell in Bimini on 2 August at PLP Branch meeting: IF the Free National Movement loses the next general election, National Security Minister Marvin Dames “will understand what tit-for-tat means,” Senator Fred Mitchell has […]
My Fellow Mount Taborites, As you’d be aware, I am presently out of the country. Of course, you all remain in my thoughts and prayers. A few days ago, a faithful member of our congregation, The Hon. Shane Gibson was arraigned before the magistrate’s court and certain charges were made against him. As you also […]
The Public Service Minister, newly promoted to substantive Minister, doesn’t know who is working for him. The FNM put out a rumour that there are ghost workers on the payroll costing the Government some eighty million dollars. So they put out a flier saying everyone should show up to station and show their i.d including […]
Senator Fred Mitchell with former Prime Minister P J Patterson of Jamaica at the latter’s home in Kingston 31 July. Senator Fred Mitchell with Mike Henry, Minister of Transport and Mining, Jamaica at the Minister’s office in Kingston 31 July. The minister is a good friend of former Minister of Works Bradley Roberts, former Education […]