BBC reported that Sean Connery, the Scottish actor, who moved to The Bahamas following his starring in the 1965 picture Thunderball, one of 7 James Bond films in which he acted in the starring role, died on Saturday 31 October 2020 at home in Lyford Cay following a long illness. He was 90 years old.
Statement by the Leader of the Opposition In response to the Prime Minister on free COVID-19 testing For Immediate Release 28 October 2020 Only this PM would respond to a reporter’s question about free COVID testing with insults and partisan politics. Many countries offer free testing to their citizens, including Turks and Caicos. A successful […]
The following report appeared on Eyewitness News’ website: Broward County’s Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director Jonathan Daniels has appointed Ricardo D. Charlton as the new Director of Operations. Port Everglades is a self-supporting enterprise fund of Broward County, Florida, generating more than $170 million in revenues in the fiscal year 2019 (October 1, […]
The official state observances for the Hon Darrell Rolle will take place on Thursday 5th November 2020 at the House of Assembly between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. The funeral will take place the next day. The Progressive Liberal Party will pay their respects to Mr. Rolle at a memorial service at […]
Glenys Hanna Martin PLP MP for Englerston celebrated her Birthday Day On 27 October 2020. She was 62 years old on that birthday. Congratulations.
Social media was all ablaze on the last two days of the week about an allegation that Michelle Malcolm, the talk show host, had been sacked from her job at the Nassau Guardian’s radio station because she allowed Lincoln Bain, the activist, to come on her show and make allegations about the Symonette family and […]
The following statement was issued by the Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party in response to an attack on Bishop Neil Ellis by the Chairman of the Free National Movement: 26 October 2020 The tone and tenor of the statements by the Free National Movement yesterday about comments made by Bishop Neil Ellis were disrespectful […]
The following statement was issued by Chester Cooper, the Shadow Finance Minister in response to the latest Moody’s forecast on the borrowing needs of the country. 27 October 2020 We note the comments of Moody’s that appear in today’s paper forecasting that the government would need to borrow $2 billion this fiscal year. We note […]
The following statement was issued by the Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party on the killing of Jarvis Burrows of Harts, Exuma on 30 October 2020. Sargent Jason Anderson who has since been discharged from the Force shot Mr. Burrows and video of the incident’s aftermath was shown across social media. He allowed the man […]
Senator Fred Mitchell, Chairman of the PLP, responds to the FNM propagandist at work spreading falsehoods about the Leader of the PLP Philip Davis:
On Thursday 29 February 2020, Adam Stewart, the Deputy Chair of the Sandals Hotel Group, told the Euxma Business Seminar, that the problem with the opening of Sandals in The Bahamas was uncertainty in the market about the Government’s Covid rules. Told you so.
Marlon Johnson is the Acting Financial Secretary. Instead of policy being discussed, he is consumed now in controversy over the fact that he does not believe in God. His name was never called but by deductive reasoning, an address by Bishop Neil Ellis last Sunday in his pulpit led to the conclusion that the atheist […]
Statement from the Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party On The PLP’s Vote Against The Extension Of The Proclamation of Emergency For Immediate Release 27 October 2020 Today in the Senate, the PLP senators voted against the extension of the FNM’s proclamation of emergency to 30 November 2020. This no vote was in line with […]
So Diane Philips, the public relations lady, parades herself around as this sweet charming figure who cannot hurt a fly. Certainly works on some but there is a darker side to the portrait. She is allied with Fred Smith, the Q C in Grand Bahama and that is not a good thing. She proved that […]
Politics is an all or nothing game, sometimes. You cannot be half pregnant and you cannot straddle the fence for long. We say that in the context of the double declarations made Dr. Duane Sands MP, sacked by Hubert Minnis as Minister of Health, and now desperately searching round for a role in life. From […]
Dionisio D’Aguilar had a bad week last week. The Minister of Tourism found out that the deal for the Lucayan Beach Hotel that this FNM Government paid 65 million dollars for, then spent up to 100 million and counting in total to keep the thing open, then laying off the staff, hoping that they could […]
So about 4 p.m. on Friday 30 2020, the equivalent in journalism to the dead of night, the Government published the rules that are to govern us under their new emergency powers which are to last until 30 November. Now remember that the Minister of Tourism and the Prime Minister were both boasting about how […]
So Scotiabank is downsizing again. Last week without fanfare and with no pushback from the regulator the Central Bank, the bank announced that it would close the branches in Exuma, Long Island, North Andros and Eleuthera. That leaves these communities essentially unbanked. The Government seemed to shrug their shoulders. The Central Bank is useless. It […]