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Hubert Ingraham - an effective public speaker
I am always weary of aspiring leaders who try to convince us of things that they themselves cannot possibly believe. Recently, PLP Leader Perry Christie decried the "jokes" and "one-liners" contained in the Prime Minister's rally speeches. He described the Prime Minister as a comedian and unbecoming a statesman. Mr Christie is sufficiently knowledgeable about the art of public speaking that he must, in truth, admire Mr Ingraham's success in this regard. Mr Ingraham is no comedian.
The dangers of choosing PLP
NO ISSUES more clearly articulate the characteristics which have defined the operating style of a Christie-led government as we have come to know it and to contrast it with what we have come to expect from the present Administration than this issue of oil drilling and the Bahamas Petroleum Company.
Churchill Square to be opened today
FREEPORT - Today's official opening ceremony for the transformed Churchill Square will mark the successful completion of the Downtown Turnaround Project spearheaded by the Grand Bahama Port Authority.
Realism and the DNA
Realism and the DNA EDITOR, The Tribune. While I am enthralled with the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) and of a certainty they shall receive my vote, I am a realist and know that much of what is being espoused by the DNA will not easily be enacted u
All parties to face the same tasks
All parties to face the same tasks EDITOR, The Tribune. It matters who wins the upcoming election, but it really does not matter in terms of what a government has to do when elected. Right now, we have a lot of "union activity" and I guess that a lot
Abaco residents demand monitoring of reef systems
FREEPORT - Concerned residents of Abaco are calling on the developers of Bakers Bay and the Discovery Land Company to recommence t
Shame on public service policy
Recently, some Public Civil Servants were required to take exams and go on interviews for a couple of dollars. The problem is that some of these persons are almost ready to retire and were there some
Haitians will punish the PLP
IF you would have asked me a month ago who I thought would win the general election, I would have told you the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP). Perry G Christie and his so-called new PLP looked poised
Role model for a gloomy future?
Role model for a gloomy future? EDITOR, The Tribune We are frequently reminded that our future lies with our young people - an alarming thought indeed. However, if the tragic but hugely talented Whitney Houston was truly a role model for many of the you
The clergy and politics
The clergy and politics EDITOR, The Tribune. Can someone advise what is the fascination for the political process by some clergy in this country? I was flabbergasted to see yet another clergyman joining hands with one political party. Should not the cl
30 cited at road check in Grand Bahama
30 cited at road check in Grand Bahama FREEPORT - In an effort to keep the streets safe, officers at the Eight Mile Rock Division conducted a road check exercise Friday morning at the Warren J Levarity Highway. ASP Loretta Mackey, press liaison officer
Tv show devotes episode to the bahamas
Tv show devotes episode to the bahamas THE Bahamas got some solid exposure on Monday, February 21, when the New England television show, Chronicle, devoted a 30-minute episode to the country. ABC-TV viewers were whisked away to the Bahamas through host T
First traffic death of year in Grand Bahama
First traffic death of year in Grand Bahama By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter email@example.com FREEPORT - Grand Bahama recorded its first traffic death for the year when a 39-year-old businessman was killed in an accident on East Su
Too much chatter from party leaders
Too much chater from party leaders EDITOR, The Tribune. So far, there has been much jabbering back and forth by the leaders of the three major political parties. However, there are many Bahamians who are not caught up in the partying type frenzy and ar
Androsian speaks out on election
Androsian speaks out on election EDITOR, The Tribune. I'm a 42-year-old female who has only voted twice in my life, 1992 FNM, 2007 for the PLP, because I had rather abandon my party and for Vincent than Mrs Chandrice Woodside Rolle who at the time ha
Cruise arrivals on the up for Grand Bahama
Cruise arrivals on the up for Grand Bahama FREEPORT - Grand Bahama can expect a 29 per cent rise in cruise passenger arrivals this year, Grand Bahama Port Authority president Ian Rolle said. To help the island take advantage of this opportunity, the GBPA
Laing's thanks to Marco City
FREEPORT - Marco City MP Zhivargo Laing has thanked constituents for giving him the opportunity to serve as their representative in Parliament. "Marc
Negative aspects of Nassau life
EDITOR, The Tribune. Akin to Shakespeare to "As you like it", I make the following comments of what I see around me which is so negative. 1) The New Providence Road programme - again, Prince Charles and Market are blocked off and I really wonder if this
Why a foreign deal?
EDITOR, The Tribune. Real Property Tax - IDB and Japanese provide a $765,000 grant to improve collection. Firstly the obvious is the obvious... if you ain't got the spare cash to pay Real Property Tax, that's it.. Japanese or whoever. One of the problem
Murder trial under way
By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org FREEPORT - The murder trial of Dareo Smith is underway in the Supreme Court. The 19-year-old is accused of the stabbing death of Tamaro Johnson at a popular Freeport nightclub, in 2011