In Passing

Mrs. Davis Reports For Duty

Nassau, The Bahamas – Mrs. Ann Marie Davis, wife of Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis, QC, paid a courtesy call at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and met with the Minister, the Hon. Frederick Mitchell, and senior officers on Monday, October 18.  She also viewed the facilities of the Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister at MOFA.   (BIS Photos/Ulric Woodside).

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Exercised about Shenique Miller

So Facebook was screaming with complaints this past week.  Perhaps the owners of Island Luck TV ought to have a second look at the replacement for Clint Watson with Shenqiue Miller on Island Luck TV’s Beyond The Headlines.  It looks like  a rant against the PLP is the order of the day without balance or equity.  Is this what we want?  Just asking for a friend. It looks like with the departure of Clint Watson, the whole character of the show has changed. Well as they say , it’s a free country. But the point is we have enough anti

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A Farewell To Elvis McPhee

Fred Mitchell MP, Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party, at the memorial service for the late Elvis McPhee, late of the Dept. Of Environmental Health at PLP HQ, the Lynden Pindling Centre 13 October 2021.

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A Thank You In Grand Bahama

Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Public Service, after mass at Ascension Church in Freeport, Grand Bahama 10 October 2021. Rector is Archdeacon Earle Hepburn.

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Visiting Henry Wemyss Of Wemco

Fred Mitchell MP visits the home of Henry Wemyss who is the proprietor of Wemco Security, whose grand daughter Quanajia Solomon is the God child of Mr Mitchell. With them is the younger grand child Skylar Lightbourne. 13 October 2021

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Columbus Statue Is Damaged

The statue of Christopher Columbus that sits in front of Government House was damaged by a man who was submenta arrested. Tomorrow is National Heroes Day when Bahamians will be honoured for their contributions to the nation.  The old Discovery Day was abolished in 2016 to make way for National Heroes Day.  The day marked the time Christopher Columbus arrived in The Bahamas. This is not in step with the modern Bahamas. His arrival led to the decimation of the indigenous population.  So a number of young Bahamians have been calling for the removal of the statue but was needed

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The U S Officials Come Calling Thursday 7 October 2021

NASSAU, The Bahamas — The US State Department Director of Caribbean Affairs Nan Fife led a delegation in paying a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Public Service the Hon. Frederick Mitchell at the Ministry’s offices, on October 7, 2021. Also in the delegation were Chargé d’Affaires Usha E. Pitts; Acting Deputy Chief of Missions Daniel Villanueva; and Political Officer Todd Sargent. Joining Minister Mitchell in receiving the delegation were Permanent Secretary Peter Deveaux-Isaacs; Director General Sharon Brennen-Haylock; Head of the International Relations Division Eugene Torchon-Newry; Parliamentary Secretary Jamahl Strachan; and other Ministry officials. Gifts were also

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Mitchell At Birthday Celebrations

5 October 2021 68 years old Wild Thyme: Sean McWeeney, Cy McWeeney, Esther Cartwright, Frank Walkine, Carla Seymour, Henry Dean, Matthew Mitchell, Cheryl Mitchell, Peteche Bethel, Nicholas Mitchell, Samara Mitchell, Ian Mitchell, Lowell Mortimer, Fred Mitchell Michelle Knowles and Angelo Swann musicians for the occasion.

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PM Expresses Condolences On The Passing Of Former Customs Controller

27 September 2021 My government and I note with sadness the passing of John Rolle early this morning. Mr. Rolle was a career public servant who served the Bahamas government and our country with distinction. He rose through the ranks at the Bahamas Customs Department, achieving the rank of Comptroller. He is credited with leading many of the reforms, upgrades and the modernization of the country’s principal revenue collection and administrative infrastructure. Mr. Rolle is also distinguished with being that department’s longest serving Comptroller. He will forever be seen as one of the shining examples and success stories of the

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Rev Tony Farrington’s Birthday Party

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Farrington at this 50th birthday celebration 12 September 2021 with Fred Mitchell MP and Shane Gibson Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Ministers. Philip Davis, Prime Minister, Randy Penn, Businessman, Rev. Tony Farrington and Fred Mitchell MP

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UN Meetings

Prime Minister’s reception for the diplomatic corps 25 September 2021 Le Bernadin Fred Mitchell Minister of Foreign Affairs with Prime Minister Philip Davis, Marva Mitchell, and Zoe Clarke Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs with Prime Minister Philip Davis and the Ambassador to the UN for South Africa. Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs with Prime Minister Philip Davis and Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs Jamaica Prime Minister Philip Davis with Secretary General United Nations and Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs Reception for Bahamian community and embassy staff by Prime Minister Davis at Tudor City Prime Minister

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A Thank You Trip To Freeport

Monday 27 September 2021 Fred Mitchell MP with Tenisha Tynes, Mario Donato, Chala Cartwright, Brian Seymour, Laquay Laing, Dashie Williams,  Rev. Keith Russell, Kevin Tomlinson, Nat Williams, Gilbert Kemp, Al Dillette and Fr. Oswald Ferguson Fred Mitchell MP with Mario Donato Fred Mitchell MP with Rev. Keith Russell

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The Funeral For Pastor Timothy Stewart

1 October 2021 Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs, greets the widow of Rev Timothy Stewart Sharon at the funeral on Friday 1 October 2021 at Bethel Baptist Church.  Photo by Woody Woodside Viewing the body Fred Mitchell Minister of Foreign Affairs, 2 October 2021 With Gandhi Pinder, Fred Mitchell, Rev. Ivan Butler and Rev. Mcfall

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PM’s Bout Of Discomfort

The following statement was issued by the Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party Fred Mitchell on the state of the Prime Minister after his having to cut short his time at a public swearing in ceremony: On The Prime Minister  For Immediate Release 23 September 2021 At the end of the ceremony for Parliamentary Secretaries this afternoon, the Prime Minister  experienced a bout of discomfort as a result of a combination of his routine medication and missing his morning meal. He left for home. I have spoken to him  and he is recovered. He will Chair today’s first Cabinet  meeting

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Thomas Bastian Passes Away, Veteran Trade Unionist

The following statement was issued by Prime Minister Philip Davis upon learning of the death of Thomas Bastian, trade unionist: Hon. Philip Davis QC MP Prime Minister, Commonwealth of The Bahamas For Immediate Release 22 September 2021 The Bahamas has lost a giant of the labour movement and a nation builder in the name of Thomas Bastian. I join Bahamians from all walks of life in mourning his passing. As the Secretary General and later, president of the Bahamas Hotel, Catering and Allied Workers Union, Mr. Bastian was credited with building that institution into one of the largest and most

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Trade Unionist Keith Archer Passes Away

We join in expressing our condolences on the passing of Keitha Archer, the veteran trade unionists 25 September 2021.  Mr. Archer was for a long time head of the Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union.  May he rest in peace.

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Scenes From The Presentation Of The Instrument for The Prime Minister

18 September 2021 Prime Minister Philip Davis with Governor General Sir C A Smith Senator Fred Mitchell with three of the five Prime Ministers of The Bahamas after the ceremony of the presentation of the instrument of appointment to the Prime Minister 18 September 2021. Left to right Perry Christie, Hubert Ingraham and Philip Davis. Bishop Neil Ellis with Glenys Hanna Martin MP Dame Marguerite Pindling PLP Supporter James Julmis Rev. R E Cooper and Bishop Neil Ellis Sir Franklin and Lady Wilson Senators Fred Mitchell and Michael Darville From Left Ann Marie Davis, Prime Minister Philip Davis, Governor General

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DNA Didn’t Make An Impression

The third party the Democratic National Alliance which  began as a breakaway  movement from the Free National Movement has by this general election become a spent force. They  could not field candidates in the 39 constituencies, managing to place candidates in only 15 of them.  None of them got beyond 100 votes. So that appears to be it for them. In 2012 they were able to get 8 per cent of the vote, which allowed the PLP to win on a plurality. Last election they got about 3 per cent and this time there less than one per cent.

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Mitchell With Commonwealth SG

Senator Fred Mitchell presents a gift on behalf of the Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis at a courtesy call 7 September 2021 to Baroness Patricia Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth. Mr Davis is in MICAL. The book is BREACHING THE GATES by Sean Mcweeney Q C.

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Fake News From The Punch

The Punch has been missing from the streets of Nassau for three weeks. Thank God for small mercies. The owner of The Punch forgot to order paper to print it on so they had to resort to sending the PDF version of it around electronically. That meant a slight respite from the torrent of lies that they parade around. So so no there is no deal  with the Chinese Government and the PLP and no there was no 5k a plate dinner for Brave Davis.  And no there is no investigation into Mr. Davis and his work as an attorney

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The Ballots Have Arrived

File photo from 2016 referendum Bahamaslocal.com No one quite knows why the ballots for use in the general election need to be printed in Florida but they are.  Police officers accompanied the ballots after printing in Florida back to The Bahamas last week.  Not without controversy. We continue to hear that the political level operatives at the Consulates in the U S are trying to break the chain of transport and custody of the ballots and had to be told off about it. Also be careful that Bahamians who are domiciled in the US do not register because they are

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Brave Davis In Abaco Memorializing the Victims Of Hurricane Dorian

1 September 2021 The wider PLP group joined by Ministers Darren Henfield and Pakeisha Parker and Mrs. Ann Davis with Leader Philip Davis, PLP candidate Kirk Cornish, Secretary General Barbara Cartwright and Myles Laroda, the PLP’s candidate for Pinewood Gardens. The wreaths float out to see in memory of the victims of Hurricane Dorian on 1 September 2021 in Abaco

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Coach Denykco Bowles of the Doris Johnson Senior High School coaching staff was married to Heather Bain on Saturday 15 December at the St John’s Church by Rev. T G Morrison.  St John’s is the former Ms. Bain’s father’s church the late Rev. Hervis Bain. Spectacular event.  It was a very happy affair. Congratulations to them.