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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.

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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Murder trial under way

By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter 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


MAN CHARGED WITH STABBING MURDER BY DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter FREEPORT - William Leslie Forbes was charged with murder in Eight Mile Rock Magistrate's Court on Thursday Forbes, 36, is accused of the stabbing d

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DNA 'READY FOR UPCOMING ELECTION' By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter FREEPORT - Calling on the government to "ring the bell," DNA Leader Branville McCartney says his party is ready for the upcoming general elections