Dr. Hubert A. Minnis, FNM Leader to address Bahamas Press Club Monthly Meeting
- Feb 5, 2017 - 5:59:58 PM
Free National Movement Leader the Hon Dr Hubert A Minnis will address
The Bahamas Press Club monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at
the British Colonial Hilton.
Dr Minnis, is scheduled to speak to the organization and other media colleagues at 7pm in the Sir Harry Oakes Boardroom.
As the country gears up for General Election, The Press Club will
facilitate a number of such presentations “aimed at strengthening the
democratic process, thus encouraging eligible Bahamians to register to
vote,” says Press Club President Anthony A Newbold...
Marvin Dames responds to PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts
- Feb 5, 2017 - 5:50:02 PM
Bradley Roberts of all people should be the last person to offer advice
on crime. He is delusional and lacks credibility. While our schools and
communities are under siege by gang violence and armed criminals,
Bradley Roberts and the PLP continue to cast blame in a desperate
attempt to remove the focus from their own failures as the government.
Who if I may recall before coming to office convinced Bahamians that
they had the answer for crime.
Daily, mothers sit helplessly at
home awaiting what now appears to be an inevitable fate—to get the news
that they must bury their young sons who have fallen victim to violence
and crime. In a rapidly declining economy, homeowners are having to
spend their meager earnings on erecting bars or installing alarm systems
and CCTV cameras among other security measures to protect their
families at night...
Roberts responds to FNM crime speech
- Feb 5, 2017 - 3:21:26 PM
It’s a shame that after years of service with the Royal Bahamas Police
Force, Marvin Dames is now trying to distance himself from some of the
very anti-crime policies he designed and implemented. When the PLP
entered government in 2012, we were faced with an underfunded police
force, an underfunded education system, coupled with a court system
burdened with a huge backlog of cases.
This was what Dames and his FNM party left us to clean up.
PLP Government worked hard to make our communities safe and beat back
the scourge of crime. We took an aggressive approach with massive
investments in technology and a new fleet for RBDF, more boots on the
Dr. Minnis Remarks at FNM Torchbearers Convention
- Feb 5, 2017 - 1:03:25 PM
The great peril that confronts our country is that the PLP has brought
The Bahamas to its knees over the past five years. There is an
overwhelming danger that with five more years, The Bahamas will be an
even worse living nightmare under the PLP.
Our economy may be beyond repair. Our dollar may be devalued. We may
have to go to the International Monetary Fund to be bailed out of the
mess the PLP and Perry Christie created.
Civil servants will have to worry about their salaries being paid on
time and whether their pensions will be at risk. More hundreds of
millions of our VAT money will be wasted, with no explanation as to
where the money really gone...
Dr. Minnis on the Prime Minister’s Comments on VAT
- Feb 3, 2017 - 1:03:30 PM
“As typical establishment politicians do, the embattled Prime Minister
is attempting to have his cake and eat it too. Last week Minister
Halkitis made a big showing listing all the things the onerous VAT was
spent on, but then in Parliament this week the embattled Prime Minister
stated that most of it went to supplement the reduction in taxes and for
debt reduction. Are the people to believe that Prime Minister Christie
is a magician who can magically stretch the onerous VAT payments to
cover all these things? The truth suggests otherwise, because this
Government is still running deficits, the people are still forced to pay
the VAT and we are all left to wonder just what exactly their VAT did
in fact pay for. A straight answer from this Government would be
Sidney Collie on the Boundaries Commission Report
- Feb 3, 2017 - 10:33:33 AM
“Another deadline missed, and more excuses will soon follow. The
embattled Prime Minister told the Bahamian people to expect the
Boundaries Commission report this week, but yet another session of
Parliament has passed, and still no report. The establishment,
desperate to cling to power will do anything to protect their status-
even if it means trying to rig an election they must call.
“This Government has already tried to intimidate female voters with
their dress code tactics. They have tried to silence people seeking
answers to their lies, and now they are taking steps to prevent the
voters from knowing who is running to represent them...
Leaving the sidelines: Show up. Dive in. Persevere
- Feb 2, 2017 - 11:48:28 PM
I watched with mixed emotions as the outgoing President of the United
States (POTUS), President Barack Obama delivered his farewell speech in
Chicago where it all began. The skinny kid with the funny name from the
south side of Chicago (as President Obama often described himself) was
taking a bow after writing his name in gold on the pages of US history. A
man who is literally an African American – half African and half
American had achieved what many thought was impossible and became the
dream Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had several decades ago.
was much joy and sorrow as President Obama delivered yet another
masterpiece that reminded many of what he has come to embody. In his
final speech as POTUS and amid periodic tears on the faces of his
audience, he inspired hope among his people as he outlined the threats
to the freedom that their ancestors fought so hard to obtain...
Roberts responds to Dr. Minnis statement on Baha Mar
- Feb 2, 2017 - 11:44:41 PM
Another day, another reality-challenged statement from Hubert Minnis.
Yes, it’s Groundhog Day, and it’s all so familiar – the deception, the
hysteria, the delusion.
Hubert Minnis sees every positive act
for The Bahamas as hurting his political chances, so he is now actively
rooting against his own country and his fellow citizens.
On Baha Mar, he’s been wrong every time.
He said there was no deal. But then he saw that mobilization was underway...
DNA: Perry Lies to the People (PLP)
- Feb 2, 2017 - 12:43:49 PM
The DNA is today calling for the resignation of the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
Perry Gladstone Christie has deceived the Bahamian people for the last time.
Today, it has been revealed by no less than the President of Baha Mar, that a sale of the resort has not been completed.
admission stands in stark contrast to what Prime Minister Perry
Christie told the nation via a national press conference that the
project had in fact been sold...
Gatekeepers Bahamas: Congratulations Mr. Christie
- Feb 1, 2017 - 11:52:14 PM
Congratulations, Mr. Christie!
The final night of the P.L.P.
convention was an incredible, mindboggling, and sensational performance.
It was a first class success act, and I can only say, “congratulations,
Mr. Christie”. The lopsided victory experienced in the leadership race
with Mr. Sears, was another remarkable feat, which also deserves
heartiest commendation. Mr. Christie has made believers of many of us
naysayers. It is my hope and prayer that as he indicated, “he intends to
prove himself worthy of the confidence reposed in him, and not fail his
loyal supporters nor the Bahamian people”. My daily prayer is that he
will not fail God, nor the Bahamian people...
Roberts: Pintard ratification demonstrates poor judgment by Dr. Minnis
- Feb 1, 2017 - 3:41:40 PM
The ratification of Michael Pintard by the Free National Movement for
the Marco City constituency is yet another demonstration of the poor
leadership and judgment of that party’s leader, Dr. Hubert Minnis.
Pintard cannot be described as a newcomer having lost twice.
remember very well that not long ago Mr. Pintard was involved in a
murder for hire conspiracy where he was heard on tape negotiating a
$500,000 payoff to individuals Dr. Minnis characterized as ‘criminals’
and ‘gangsters’ in exchange for an affidavit...
Collie: Christie’s Decisions Have Brought The Bahamas to the Brink of Disaster
- Feb 1, 2017 - 1:20:00 PM
Sidney Collie, Chairman of the Free National Movement (FNM), issued the
following statement titled, Prime Minister Christie’s Decisions having
brought The Bahamas to the Brink of disaster:
“The Free National Movement continues to ratify a talented field of
candidates that understands the plight of the Bahamian people and who
have the work ethic, character and plan of action to help improve the
condition of our people. In recent months the governing Progressive
Liberal Party has sought to denigrate and misrepresent a number of FNM
candidates notwithstanding the uninspiring veteran slate of politicians
they have selected as their standard bearers. The FNM is confident that
the practical innovative plans that we rolled out along with our
dynamic team will usher in a new dispensation in Bahamian politics. The
status quo will be dramatically altered by an FNM Government..."
Youri Kemp: Our Finances are Worse off 5 Years Later – Something has to Give!
- Feb 1, 2017 - 11:36:38 AM
We listened to a cringe-worthy interview that Minister of State for
Finance, Michael Halkitis, gave on Guardian Radio 96.9FM’s “The
Revolution” with host Juan McCartney, alongside Editor of The Nassau
Guardian, Candia Dames.
We listened with interest to the way
Minister of State Halkitis tried to sell his most recent convention
speech, which at that time proved to be the talk of the town because of
his supposedly “witty” catch-phrases and juicy sound-bites.
Aside from the cosmetic nature of some of the Minister’s offerings in
his speech and in his interview with Mr. McCartney and Miss Dames, he
had provided a bit more detail about his tenure as Minister of State for
Finance. As a result of that, we in the DNA are now firm in our resolve
that this administration’s tenure has been an unmitigated disaster that
we are paying dearly for...
DNA: Respecting the rights of Citizens to defend themselves
- Jan 30, 2017 - 2:28:32 PM
As has become all too common in recent years, the holiday season, which
is supposed to be a time of joy, thanksgiving, family and togetherness,
was marred by an upturn in criminal violence.
Crime has remained at
unacceptable levels for far too long, especially in the capital. Gun
violence in particular seems to continue unchecked, despite the best
efforts of the police force.
Illegal firearms have taken hundreds of
lives over successive administrations, despite promises from politicians
that they have all the answers...
Prime Minister Christie's address at the 52nd National PLP Convention
- Jan 27, 2017 - 10:04:12 AM
Sixty-four years ago, three men met in a little house at the top of East
Street to map out a journey. It was not a journey across oceans or into
space. It was instead a journey deep into the heart of a people; an
oppressed people; a poor and struggling people; a people upon whom the
weight of the centuries had settled, leaving them without hope; without
faith in a future for themselves or for their children.
Remember from whence we came!
This journey of which I speak saw many a stumble in the years that
followed. It wasn’t easy. It was hard. But they were Pioneers, and
pressed forward through unchartered territory...
Hon. Bernard Nottage address at the 52nd National PLP Convention
- Jan 27, 2017 - 8:59:20 AM
52nd National Convention 2017 Address by Hon. Dr. Bernard J. Nottage, M.P., Minister of National Security on January 26th, 2017:
I consider it an honor and a privilege to address you at this 52nd
National Convention. I represent a wonderful group of intelligent,
resourceful, and proud Bahamians who reside in the great Constituency of
Bain and Grants Town. Thanks to each of you for your unwavering
support. I look forward to representing you again when the PLP is
re-elected as the next Government of The Bahamas.
Nearly 5 years ago, I was tasked with perhaps one of the most challenging Cabinet positions; the Minster of National Security...
Hon. V. Alfred Gray address at the 52nd National PLP Convention -
- Jan 27, 2017 - 1:06:42 AM
Address by the Hon. V. Alfred Gray, MP, Minister
Of Agriculture & Marine Resources at the 52nd National General
Convention at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort on 26th January, 2017:
Delegates, please allow me to thank the Hon. Prime Minister for his
confidence in me, my wife Bessley and our children, and extended family,
the people of the MICAL Constituency, the Permanent Secretary, and the
staff of my ministry of all that they have done for me...
Sidney Collie on Minister Nottage Comments on Crime at the PLP Convention
- Jan 26, 2017 - 11:58:58 PM
Sidney Collie, Chairman of the Free National Movement (FNM), issued the
following statement on Minister Nottage’s comments on crime at the PLP
“To see the PLP – after years of inept leadership as
violence took hold of our communities – talk up their crime
accomplishments is astounding. The PLP has all but ignored sound ideas
and plans to strike at the heart of the growing crime epidemic and then
turned a blind eye as the murder rate hit record highs year after year.
Not only did they ignore our peoples’ cries for help they ignored
repeated international warnings and dismissed other countries when they
issued travel warnings to their citizens..."
Dion Smith remarks at 52nd National PLP Convention
- Jan 26, 2017 - 11:31:04 AM
Hon. Dion D. Smith, Member of Parliament Nassau Village Remarks at the 2017 Convention:
a city of light where there cometh no night, 'Tis a city of beauty
untold; All my treasures are there and its beauty I'll share when I get
to that city of gold. PLPS! PLPS! PLPS!...
First of all, I wish to thank God. I also wish to thank my wife, kids,
entire family and my campaign team. Of course it would be remiss of me
if I didn’t thank the wonderful people of Nassau Village Constituency
for their continued overwhelming support...