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BRIAN SEYMOUR WRITES ABOUT THE AIRPORT IN FREEPORT

In 2054 the Hawksbill Creek Agreement comes to an end. Like Hong Kong, the government of Bahamas will take full control of the City of Freeport. The long lens of History will not treat this FNM Administration kindly. This duly elected “it’s the people’s time” government of the Bahamas has been outwitted once again for […]

Brian Seymour Writes On the Director General of Tourism Director General

Joy Jibrilu is the Director General of Tourism, she is the highest ranking technocrat in our country’s principal business,Tourism. Her principal job is to work for and on behalf of the people of The Bahamas in all things related to Tourism. Last week, the Director was seen on public television admitting that there was not […]

BRIAN SEYMOUR ON THE RAND SO CALLED HOSPITAL FREEPORT

Grand Bahama has five FNM members of Parliament . It has a Minister specifically for the Island, Sen. Kwasi Thompson, and three other Ministers that sit around the cabinet table weekly. So, this Island should lack nothing. It is the nation’s second (2nd) City; and the industrial capital of the Bahamas. Grand Bahama also has […]

LOFTUS ROKERS FULL LETTER ABOUT KEN DORSETT

( The letter first appeared in The Nassau Guardian on 26 March 2021) Dear Editor, The leaders of this country are heading in a very dangerous direction. Before World War II, Germany had a weak leadership and Hitler was able to take control. What followed ended with worldwide destruction.  In The Bahamas, our democratic system […]

MAURICE TYNES DEFENDS THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE

( Originally published in The Nassau Guardian) 16 March 2021 Dear Editor, One of the principles of the Westminster system is that civil servants should remain anonymous. This anonymity is necessary to protect public officers from public ridicule and abuse when acting on behalf of the government. Cabinet ministers are supposed to defend and shield […]

LETTER FROM MAURICE TYNES ON THE SPEAKER RESIGNING

This letter first appeared in The Nassau Guardian on 10 February 2021 Dear Editor, Since the resignation of Speaker Halson Moultrie on February 4, I have received numerous calls and messages from members of the press, friends and other persons asking for my views on the resignation. So here goes. Firstly, the constitution is silent […]

KELLY BURROWS WRITES ON MICHAEL SCOTT Q C

Below is part of a statement from a letter to the Editor of the Tribune on February 24, 2016 regarding Mr. Michael Scott, the learned QC, who negotiated the Lucayan sale with Royal Caribbean, who now says it’s a bad deal, in contradiction to the Minister. The Honourable. Dionisio D’Aguilar who stated that it’s a […]

ANDREW ALLEN ON THE PROPOSED BAHAMAS VISA

EDITOR, Any doubt that the present crew governing this country have lost all contact with sense and sanity should have been dispelled for anyone listening to Financial Services Minister Ellsworth Johnson expounding the benefits of opening wide our country for anyone wishing to come here and work, study or just hang out like they’re back […]

PIERRE DUPUCH SAYS THE COUNTRY IS BROKE

EDITOR THE country’s broke. The Bahamas Minister of Finance says there’s lots of money. Some say that there will be a devaluation. Others say they’ll guarantee there will be no devaluation. Many say they’re taking a page about lying out of Trump’s playbook. You be the judge. For those who are encouraging devaluation I hope […]

A blatant disregard for standards and traditions – Brian Seymore

Attorney General Carl Bethel A blatant disregard for standards and traditions that have served us well have been cast aside by Cabinet Ministers. The Honorable Carl Bethel is our Attorney General, and is, also, a Queen’s Counsel, QC. He has been active in front line politics for the past twenty-five years. He is the most […]

THE ORTLAND BODIE LETTER ON THE CABINET

Editor,             I have long suspected that there is disarray and contention within the Minnis led cabinet. The demonstration/protest led by my colleague and brother, Adrian Francis of Sovereign Bahamas, a few days ago, when female Bahamians were rudely (in my opinion) manhandled by male police officers and piled into a small bus, has […]

T’SEAN MOTT ONE OF THE V BRAVE MEN WRITES ON CANNIBIS

Letter to the Editor by T’Sean Mott 2nd Vice Chairman Progressive Young Liberals. One of the Five Brave Men Dear Editor I thank you for the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing national dialogue on the legalization and economic impact of marijuana and its by-products. The 12 August 2020 edition of the Nassau Guardian featured […]

BRIAN SEYMOUR FROM FREEPORT SAYS: PIN THE TAIL ON THE DONKEY

Minister Quasi Thompson gave new meaning to the children’s game of Pin the tail on the donkey. The Bahamian people play acting as the Donkey. Minister Thompson disclosed that the Government was about to purchase the Hurricane damaged Grand Bahama International Airport which was severely damaged by hurricane Dorian in September 2019. Under the terms […]

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 […]

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 […]

BRIAN SEYMOUR WRITES PLAYING WITH FIRE

Playing With Fire Below is the last paragraph of a statement posted by myself on my Facebook page, June 8th, under the heading, Vision. If after 1st July 2020 opening of the economy without rigorous protocols in place that will keep the population safe from Covid-19, we will see, by August, a surge in numbers […]

REV KEITH RUSSELL ON FREEPORT CAMPUS OF U B

Dear Editor,  The University of Bahamas (UB) is prominently in the news again; and this time the news is troubling. There is talk being bantered about in the undercurrents of society that the university’s board is considering discontinuing the northern campus. If this is the case, it would be a colossal mistake. It would be […]

REV KEITH RUSSELL WRITES ON POLICE KILLINGS

On policing I don’t believe the police’s version—on hardly anything. I certainly don’t believe them on the killing of those three young men on Cowpen Road, on Saturday June 13, 2020.  Did we hear any compassion from any of the police spokespersons so far? Is there any hint of remorse or empathy in their narrative […]

THE FIVE BRAVE MEN ON COLUMBUS

Donneldo Harris, T’Sean Mott, Amad Burns, Duran Saunders and Jerad Darville, aka The V Brave Men all appeared before the Columbus Statue 10 June 2020 at Government House and demanded its removal. The five men were joined in their campaign by an unlikely ally, The Tribune who argued that the statue had lost its relevance. […]

BRIAN SEYMOUR WRITES WHEN LEADERS LACK VISION

When leaders lack vision, poor people suffer. Today, as the government of The Bahamas celebrate the impending 1 July reopening of the Bahamas to the world, and as the government dismantles all the mechanisms and protocols that were put in place to protect its people from covid-19; the individual citizen of this country must now […]

REVEREND KEITH RUSSELL SAYS HE HAS HAD ENOUGH | 22 May 2020

I am the Pastor of First Baptist Church, Freeport Bahamas. Some nine weeks ago, in compliance with the order of the competent authority, I shut down services at this local church. Now I have had enough. When I discontinued services nine weeks ago, I did so in good faith. It was to help mitigate the […]