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EDITOR, The Tribune.
AN OPPOSITION MP took umbrage at a recent letter of mine that suggested he might be misdirected.
He is correct though that one of the main aims of my life is selling cars.
Another equally important goal is to help keep MP's focused on correcting public policy that might be hurting the same people he claims to want to help.
In other words, it is my desire to help prevent unbridled government destroying the fragile economy that's left.
As explained in my previous letter, if City Markets should fail, it would no doubt be a tragedy for their 700 associates, their families and many businesses.
If the country should fail as a result of over reaching MP's ...
By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
WITH their main financier closed for business, organisers of a beach clean up project on Harbour Island are appealing for cash help.
Volunteers bemoan insufficient support from businesses despite the large percentage of tourism dollars the small island generates.
The Beach Clean Up project was founded in 1992 after Hurricane Andrew by residents Sharon King and Humphrey Percentie Jr, owner of the Vic-Hum Club. Participants walk and clean the entire beach daily.
The project receives $500 each month from local government.
Mr Percentie Jr said: "Many businesses, real estate companies, have never given the beach clea ...
Department of Rehabilitative / Welfare Services recognised for helping those who want to be rehabilitated
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Minister
of State in the Ministry of Labour and Social Development the Hon. Loretta
Butler-Turner on Monday recognised the Department of Rehabilitative/Welfare
Services for its work in helping those offenders of the law who choose
to become rehabilitated.
Speaking at the Department
of Rehabilitative/Welfare Services Rehabilitative Week Church Service
at Antioch Baptist Church, Mrs Butler-Turner said the Department's
mission is to develop and provide mechanisms that will control offenders'
By STAFF WRITER
For the Guardian
In a world of violence, deviant behavior and costant negative reports associated with youth, encouraging news of hope and change comes in a heartwarming and positive event produced by young Bahamians with the help of adult mentor Pastor Dave Burrows.
The event is the official Movie release of"Showtime,"the story of a young rap artist who struggles to turn his life around after becoming involved with the dark side of the Hip Hop game.
A series of events in main character"Lil'Weazel's"life causes him to rethink the impact his lyrics are having on young people and the impact his lifestyle is having on him personally. One of the major events ...
By GENEA NOEL
FN Senior Reporter
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama-Members of the Progressive Liberal Party(PLP)are planning an intervention to have the leadership of the Walker Parker Primary School removed.
According to Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell and Alfred Sears, MP for Fort Charlotte this is necessary to avoid any type of industrial action at the school.
The pair met with teachers of the Walter Parker Primary School on Wednesday afternoon for the second time in less than two weeks.
"The discussions are generally about the leadership of the school and the extreme difficulties that the teachers are having relating to the present leadership. The difficulty they find is that every ...
Much of our crime, including murder, is done by repeat offenders, quite a number of who are out on bail. Incidents of crime and murder would be fewer, and the rate of crime would be lower had we addressed earlier how to deal with this class of criminals.
Several years ago, the Privy Council in London made a judgement on how long someone can be held on remand before being allowed bail. After that, the clock started ticking on a potential surge in crime from known criminals who were now going to be free to walk the streets and commit new crimes.
There are things the FNM government could have done better on the crimeÂfront. But for the PLP to continually and conveniently lay ...
Nassau, Bahamas - They appeared over the summer with steady pace and heady feel -- 15
murals and sculptures that have transformed historic sites in downtown Nassau
into photo-worthy stop-and-gaze destinations of their own. Now, the collection
of art known as Love My Bahamas is officially open after an unusual ceremony
that involved dignitaries, a cocktail reception, artists, bus tour and more.
Deputy Governor-General Frank H. Watson and Minister of Culture Charles Maynard
were both on hand for the invitation-only event along with international and
local executives from Love My Bahamas co-sponsor Coca-Cola, and other sponsors
including the Ministry of Tourism, Downtown Nassau Partnership and the National
Art Gallery of The Bahamas...
Nassau, Bahamas - The Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette's remarks about the
arrest of the vendors in New York is unhelpful. A Minister of Foreign
Affairs cannot come off as politically impotent in their situation. When
its citizens are in trouble, they expect that the government will come
to their assistance. Thankfully, the technocrats in Foreign Affairs know
what their job is: to intervene to ensure that there is due process,
that they are being properly treated and have the benefit of all the
rights to which they are entitled. Now is not the time to lecture people
about what they ought to be doing but rather to seek to help in a bad
From what is in the public domain, firstly it is being
said that the Americans conducted a surveillance operation in the
Bahamas which led to the arrest of the individuals...
Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is a Press Statement by Progressive Liberal Party.
The Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette's remarks about the
arrest of the vendors in New York is unhelpful. A Minister of Foreign
Affairs cannot come off as politically impotent in their situation.
When its citizens are in trouble, they expect that the government will
come to their assistance. Thankfully, the technocrats in Foreign
Affairs know what their job is: to intervene to ensure that there is
due process, that they are being properly treated and have the benefit
of all the rights to which they are entitled. Now is not the time to
lecture people about what they ought to be doing but rather to seek to
help in a bad situation...
THE MINISTERS of Education, and Labour and Social Development pledged their assistance yesterday to the families of the nine straw vendors currently being held in the United States.
In a joint statement issued to the media yesterday, Education Minister Desmond Bannister and Labour Minister Dion Foulkes said that their respective ministries are in the process of providing help to the families of the straw vendors here at home.
"The Ministry of Education will offer support and counselling to the children of straw vendors in the school system. The Ministry will continue to monitor their well-being during this difficult time for these children and families.
"Senior officers from the Ministr ...