COMMENTARY BY BAHAMAS SCOOP THE PLP VIS-A-VIS THE FNM ADMINISTRATIONS AT 100 DAYS IN OFFICE At their 100-day mark in office after much electoral pomp, pageantry and fanfare, many Bahamians are finding it near impossible to identify one substantive policy or legislative success story by the Minnis administration that can be used to shape the […]
Every police officer who is a part of the witch hunt in which FNM politicians Hubert Minnis, Carl Bethel and Marvin Dames are involved in locking up PLP politicians should remember the Nuremberg trials. Those trials established the legal principle that you cannot as a defence to carrying out an unlawful order say “ I […]
Last week there was an amusing headline in the press when The Tribune on Friday 18 August reported that Brent Symonette, the only white man in Hubert Minnis Cabinet and the richest of the MPs at net worth 156 million, and the representative of the United Bahamian Party (UBP), the old Bay Street Boys, told […]
Headquarters His Excellency Lowell Mortimer, OBE, non-resident High Commissioner of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to India paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Darren Henfield. Geneva 7 August 2017 For immediate release Bahamian awarded 2017/18 Chevening Scholarship The British High Commission is pleased to announce that a Bahamian national has been […]
The results are in following the melt down of the United States President Donald Trump at a news conference on 15August. Mr. Trump decided to double down on his comments that both sides were responsible for the racist violence that took place in Charlottesville. Neo Nazis and White Supremacists held a rally on Saturday 12 […]
The march is scheduled for 2nd September 2017 It is our hope that the march being organized by the PLP support group We Rise will be supported by all people of goodwill. The march is set for the Southern Recreation grounds on Saturday 2nd September. We must not be risk averse. All PLPs should be […]
Saturday 19 August is a date that lives in infamy in The Bahamas. It was the day the Free National Movement was first elected to office under Hubert Ingraham. Politically it unleashed the forces of evil and degradation for a decade. The PLP took over after that in 2002 but the evil returned in 2007. […]
Senator Fred Mitchell with the Leaders of We Rise Too at their planning meeting for 2 September march at Southern Recreation Grounds 6:30p m. 16 August in Gambier House
The former Press and Cultural Attaché of The Bahamas Embassy in Washington D C posted this on this on his Facebook page 19 August: GOD IS CERTAINLY GOOD: The first printed copy of my novel WOES OF LIFE arrived in the mail yesterday for final review. After closely checking all 341 pages and 24 chapters, I’m […]
NASSAU, Bahamas (BIS) — Bahamas Red Cross Society President Craig Gomez and Director General Caroline Turnquest (right) paid a courtesy call on the Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, at Government House, August 16, 2017. (BIS Photo/Derek Smith) 16 August.
PM, DPM LEAD VERIFICATION PROCESS FOR CABINET MINISTERS By MATT MAURA Bahamas Information Services NASSAU, Bahamas – Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Kevin Peter Turnquest, led the verification process for Members of Parliament prior to participating in the weekly Cabinet Meeting on […]
University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr. Pandora Johnson as the Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives Liaison in the Office of the Provost. As the Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives Liaison, Dr. Johnson coordinates strategic academic affairs partnerships and initiatives, leveraging both existing and new strategic partnerships to advance and grow UB’s teaching, research, […]
NASSAU, Bahamas – Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of The Bahamas, is pictured greeting the family of the late Sir Geoffrey Johnstone at the funeral service held for the noted Bahamian lawyer and politician at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Kirk on Saturday morning, 12 August 2017. The service was conducted St. Andrew’s Kirk pastor, […]
Bahamian musician Julian Believe wrote this in tribute to musical icon Ronnie Butler on Facebook 17 August: “The most memorable performance of my career was with our very own Bahamian Legend Ronnie Butler! “As we enjoy his Birthday breakfast post your Happy Birthday comments so he can see the love from his people!”
Statement by Senator Fred Mitchell Opposition Spokesman on Foreign Affairs, Labour and Immigration On Remarks By John Pinder Public Service Union President On Steve McKinney Show 15 August For Immediate Release 16 August 2017 One of my former constituents reported to me that on the Steve McKinney Radio show yesterday, John Pinder, the President of […]
Statement By Senator Fred Mitchell In Response To Dame Joan Sawyer’s personal attacks 16 August 2017 For Immediate Release There is a headline in The Nassau Guardian reporting that Dame Joan Sawyer lashed me. What a privilege and pleasure to be at the end of the lash of so distinguished a person as Joan Sawyer. […]
(First published in The Nassau Guardian 16 August 2017) My time on the frontlines of politics was enormously exciting and instructive. Representing people in both Fort Charlotte and Marco City was an honor, even if challenging at times. Serving as a Cabinet minister in the areas of youth, sports, culture, education, economic development and finance […]
There is hardly anyone who can remember the time when the restaurant Pisces was not in Port Lucaya in Freeport. Now it appears that enduring restaurant is going to close its doors. Things are that bad in Freeport. It is the people’s time they say. Several other restaurants are set to close.
Senator Fred Mitchell with former Prime Minister Perry Christie and Mrs Christie and former Ambassador Alma Adams, former High Commissioner Ed Bethel at a welcome home dinner for returning ambassadors and consuls general to The Bahamas at Sapodillas 19 August.
Congratulations to the new leaders of the Progressive Young Liberals (PYL) of the PLP. At elections on 18 August, a new team was elected, headed by Attorney Barry Griffin. Mr Griffin is at 7th from the left. The new executive board is as follows: Chairman – Barry Griffin 1st Vice Chair – Neressa Seymour 2nd […]
19 August 20, 2017 Photo by Peter Ramsay