At the official opening of the Legal Year for the Industrial Tribunal Fred Mitchell with President Indira Francis, Minister of State Jomo Campbell, Prime Minister Philip Davis, Minister of Labour Keith Bell, Justice of Appeal Jon Isaacs, and the other Vice Presidents or the Tribunal at Saffrey Square 21 November 2022.
I have been away from Grand Bahama for too long. It is a place that rivals Exuma for the claim to paradise. This photo is a reflection after the morning run. I see where the old domestic departure terminal for Bahamasair is being repaired. Praise God. I assume, thanks to the Minister of Tourism, that Canadian tourists are back and should have a proper departure point. This only heightens my anger at the absolute stupidity and shortsightedness of the Hubert Minnis FNM administration: in not simply making the owners of the airport repair it after the hurricane. Instead, they let them get clean away. Grand Bahama lost pre-clearance as a result. There has been no hurricane for three years, and the old U.S. departure terminal sits idle, a testament to FNM incompetence. It could have been repaired and used. Pre-clearance would still have been here, and the place would have been jumping. Now it’s our turn to fix it. This must not be a paradise lost. Love you Grand Bahama.
Progressive Liberal Party
26 November 2022
Fred Mitchell MP Fox Hill addressing the students of Sandilands Primary School on their Thanksgiving Day 25 November 2022
The poor Leader of the Opposition Michael Pintard, he has to worry about so much going on in his own organization. There is a rearguard flank that is trying to unseat him. There you have at the head of the attempt the former Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, who disregards party discipline and does what he damn well pleases. That means that the FNM leader can’t concentrate and is flailing all over the place trying to make headlines and falling flat. The latest was storming the battlements at the Office of the Prime Minister to demand that the PLP says whether any PLP spoke to people at FTX. He has a fixation about FTX and has been trying to pin the failure of FTX on the PLP. But hang on a second, was that not Kwasi Thompson back in the spring of this year, their Finance Shadow Minister, praising FTX and saying how happy he was that the FNM licensed FTX and that his only sorrow was that it was not in Grand Bahama instead of Nassau. What a web we weave when first we practice to deceive. The FNM is one big joke.
The 22 November 2022 was the birthday of the wife of the Prime Minister ANN Marie Davis. She was treated to a birthday gift by the staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where the Office of the Spouse is housed. Happy birthday.
Fred Mitchell MP Fox Hill speaking at the memorial service at Sandilands Primary School for Dennisha Balfour five years old who died of a respiratory illness affecting young children. 23 November 2022
Scenes from the Seniors Luncheon today at the Fox Hill Community Centre. 24 November 2022. The photo shows the full hall at the Community Centre and the presentation of a thank you gift to Rev. Patrick Rahming and Mrs. Rahming of Mt Carey Baptist Church for the message on the occasion.
23rd November 2022
The former Prime Minister Hubert Minnis’ supporters say he is within one vote in the Parliamentary group of the FNM to take back the reins of leadership from Michael Pintard. His supporters say sometime this week that may be confirmed, and the Parliamentarism of the FNM will pull another: Loretta Butler-Turner and go to the Governor General and remove Mr. Pintard. That would not be wise since it would leave Mr. Pintard with the party base and all Mr. Minnis would have is the MPs. He will be wiped out when the election comes.