SHONEL FERGUSON THE FNM MP FOR FOX HILL ABANDONS SHIP

After just short of four miserable years as the Member of Parliament for Fox Hill, elected in the FNM wave of 2017, Shonel Ferguson has announced that she is leaving the job and will not be running in the next election. So the people of Fox Hill she so badly mistreated and fooled will not […]

ALLYSON GIBSON PAYS TRIBUTE TO BASIL ALBURY

Dear Editor, I was very sad to hear the news of Basil Albury’s transition. I first met him during my late father, Sir Clement Maynard’s, tenure as minister of tourism. It was a golden era for tourism in The Bahamas. Smart and enthusiastic young Bahamians held the key positions in tourism, the main engine of […]

BAHAMAS FOREIGN MINISTRY IN THE STATE OF COLLAPSE

The press in The Bahamas quoted a U S General appearing before one of these endless committees in the U S legislature that China was seeking by the use of development assistance to buy influence with China against the United States. Here we go again.  No question that the Chinese want influence but so does […]

DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON

While Marvin Dames, the arrogant and insensitive thug that we have as Minister of National Security, is boasting about how crime figures are down, the carnage in our streets continues.  This was the scene in  broad daylight at 1 p. m.  on Kemp Road, a main thorough fare in New Providence following the gunning down […]

STATEMENT FROM THE PLP ON PRINCE PHILIP’S DEATH

The following statement was issued by the Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis on the death of the husband of the Queen his Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh: Statement From The Leader of The Opposition,  Commonwealth of The Bahamas  On the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip For Immediate Release 9 April […]

PLP’S STATEMENT ON POLITICAL GATHERINGS IN COVID TIMES

For Immediate Release 8 April 2021 The Progressive Liberal Party takes note of the public comments attributed to the country’s Chief Medical Officer regarding political gatherings in the current COVID environment and attendant health and safety regulations. In light of these comments, the leader of the Progressive Liberal Party has ordered a review of all […]

ELEUTHERA SUFFERS FROM COVID REGULATIONS

The following statement was issued by Senator Fred Mitchell, Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party in the face of a decision on 31 March 2021 to impose the requirement of a PCR covid test on travelers to and from Eleuthera to other parts of The Bahamas: 9th April 2021 After the long Easter holiday weekend, […]

JAIL TERM FOR YOUNG WOMEN IS OUTRAGEOUS

We report the case below of a young woman below who was sentenced to six months in jail for presenting a fraudulent PCR test. This is outrageous.  This is a  terrible situation in this country where magistrates just seem to be out of touch with reality. The test requirement should not exist. This is one […]

THE CRISIS IN ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

The Progressive Liberal Party issued the following statement upon the order being given that citizens of the northern half of St Vincent had to evacuate the island for other countries due to the explosion of the volcano Le Soufriere.  This column believes that the PLP should offer practical help in the form of a five […]

PHILIP DAVIS AT WORK IN WASHINGTON D C

DAVIS WROTE: A very productive session with Daniel Runde, the Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. We discussed the urgency of increasing investment and development in The Bahamas, public-private opportunities, and the doors that could be opened by a new Caribbean Basin Initiative. Plus urgency of […]

BRAVE FRESHENS UP FOREIGN POLICY CREDENTIALS

On  8 April 2021, the Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis left for the United Sates capital Washington D C or a series of meetings with public officials there. He returns to The Bahamas today. Mr. Davis is about to become the Prime Minister of The Bahamas. It is important in the run up to […]