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Bahamas Power And Light: The Biggest Joke Of The Storm

It all seemed so nice and neat.  A long statement by the official scribe of BPL Quincy Parker said how they would turn off the power when the winds reached 40 miles per hour in New Providence.  Well somewhere around sevenish in the p.m. on the 31 July 2020, we would guess, the power went […]

OWEN ARTHUR DIES: PLP CHAIR SENDS CONDOLENCES

Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party For Immediate Release 27 July 2020 The Progressive Liberal Party is saddened to learn this morning that former Prime Minister of Barbados The Hon. Owen Arthur has died. This is shocking news. He was a Caribbean statesman extraordinaire. Mr. Arthur might be remembered for his many visits to The […]

WHAT THE HELL IS IT WITH THE BANKS IN THIS COUNTRY?

The poor service at banks continues.  The Royal Bank without notice says that they are only taking cash at one or two locations.  Same with Scotiabank.  Then the policy is now at RBC that you cannot deposit cheques, you have to use night deposit bags.  The banks already lie that they can clear cheques within […]

PINTARD: FISH MINISTER BREAKS WITH HIS COLLEAGUES

The Minister for fish Michael Pintard was in the press on Friday 31 July saying that the vendors at Potter’s  Cay and Montagu should get the chance to sell their conchs.  The vendors held a press conference the day before that saying that they had as many as 100k conchs in the water and these […]

The PM Knows Reverse Gear On Covid Best

The Prime Minister Hubert Minnis is learning reverse gear on Covid 19 policies.  The latest gaffe was his Minister of Tourism, mister motor mouth Dionisio D’Aguilar, announcing that  if Bahamians want to stay in hotels in The Bahamas, they had to have a Covid 19 negative test.  That led to the hotels saying that if […]

RENWARD WELLS ONE OUR JOKEY LEADERS

Renward Wells has been thrown into the deep end as the new Minister of Health. He started off wrong with the declaration that fighting Covid 19 was like fighting  Satan. The Guardian quoted one of his colleagues as saying: “ If you didn’t know better and you were listening, you would have thought you were […]

The Lady From Pinewood Who Said The Quote Of The Week

 She was asked by Eyewitness News whether she got sand bags from her MP for flood prone Pinewood. MP Rueben Rahming  was boasting about his good works on sand bags, the day before.  Her response was classic Bahamianese: “ Heen gee ya food… he ga gee ya dirt”.  Translation into standard English, He doesn’t give […]

ANDREW ALLEN WRITES MOCKINGLY OF THE FNM – 27 July 2020

It’s da people’s fault! Dear Editor, From the start of their present term, there has been a pattern of the Free National Movement (FNM) blaming both their critics and even the public itself for the consequences of their own incompetence and downright stupidity. This has often been tinged with a cavalier and condescending attitude toward […]

WE AGREE WITH REV. MORRISON OPEN THE CHURCH

Rev. T. G. Morrison, who is one of the country’s conservative clerics, has now become somewhat of a rebel.  The Government announced yet again that church services are to shut down because of the Covid 19 pandemic.  Rev. Morrison, who pastors the historic Zion Baptist Church at Shirley and East Streets said that he was […]

JUSTICE JEANNE THJOMPSON SAYS: Eggs on our faces over travel ban reversal

27 July 2020 Dear Editor, On July 22, The Bahamas government banned all commercial flights to The Bahamas save for those originating in the United Kingdom, the European Union and Canada. This meant that commercial flights emanating from the USA, where most of our tourists come from, would not be allowed. In an attempt at […]

ATTORNEY DECRIES THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL COMMENT OF PM

Ryan Brown Dear Editor, Yes, the prime minister may make “discriminatory or unconstitutional decisions” to fight COVID-19. But no, he is not authorized by law if he does so and should avoid them at all cost. There is a distinction between whether he may make such decisions and whether they will be enforced in the […]

THE REAL STORY BEHIND THE WEDDING IN HARBOUR IS

(Editor’s Note: FNM’s were frothing at the mouth when The Tribune printed 29 July 2020 an inaccurate headline which suggested that a foreign wedding in Harbour Island was excepted from the Covid 19 regulations by the Prime Minister at the request of the Leader of the Opposition.  As usual it was a lie. Senator Jobeth […]