5 Vote

lkalikl 8 years, 3 months ago on Peter Nygard 'hired hitmen': Court documents detail alleged murder conspiracy

The Brits don't have the answers either. We need to fix our own problems. We can start by throwing corrupt politicians in jail and deporting Nygard. F$%^ the PLP! If Bahamians say goodbye to the PLP forever, the country will already be much better off overnight basically. All this s$%^ happens in the Bahamas because of the PLP. We should let the Americans have Davis. They wanted him from that time and we were the country that was foolish enough to make him a DPM. This is what you get when you vote in criminals and criminal lawyers in particular to high office.

7 Vote

flamingoman 8 years, 3 months ago on Peter Nygard 'hired hitmen': Court documents detail alleged murder conspiracy

This country has NO checks and balances...NONE! This confirms what the majority already knew...that our government officials are corrupt and think that they are above the law. Who do we turn to for help...The AG...The Commissioner...The Senate...every one is in somebodies pocket. Wake up Bahamas!!! These allegations are serious...and even more serious since elected officials are supposedly tied to it. May be Britain needs to take us back over and sort it out like they had to in the Turks and Caicos back in 2009/2010...since all we have done is make a mess of this nation these almost 42 years.

3 Vote

lkalikl 8 years, 3 months ago on EDITORIAL: Time for Fred Mitchell to give accounting of his travels

F$%^ the PLP! Flying Fred flies first class every where he can on the tax payer dime, stays in five star resorts every where he can and lives the high life on the backs of poor, tax paying Bahamians. His arrogance and profligacy is a disgrace to the Bahamian people who are hurting every day in this beautiful country. Not only does he waste our money, but his arrogance chases away viable foreign investors who want nothing to do with the Chinese owned Banana Republic that the PLP is trying to build for themselves and their cronies, not for the Bahamian people. The Bahamas, it is paradise, but we have the most lousy bunch of thieves and prostitutes in our government.

2 Vote

DonAnthony 9 years, 1 month ago on Say it ain’t so

It is very interesting and telling that the attorney general's office sits ( hides ) a report for over a year that has an impact on the health and very survival of many bahamians, yet in a matter of days issues an unsolicited opinion on whether an auditor's report has to be tabled in parliament. It shows where her priorities are, certainly not on the health of bahamians, or on transparency and accountability. We deserve much better and she should be ashamed of herself.

1 Vote

Sickened 9 years, 1 month ago on Fighting for the right to breathe

Thank you RABL. Thank you Ms. Carey.

Loretta, good for you for being the ONLY politician to attend. It is sad that our health officials and landfill operator did not send anyone to represent, let alone speak. As a father of two and who lives in the West I had to show up to show my support. I only wished that someone from the PLP would have shown up to see the tears in the eyes of so many who have suffered over the years.

Out of more than 250,000 affected Bahamians, only 500 give a shit!!!! Sickening!!

2 Vote

Well_mudda_take_sic 9 years, 1 month ago on Say it ain’t so

Here we once again see the AG's Office being misused and abused by the AG (Allyson Maynard-Gibson) with the objective of shielding and providing political cover for serious transgressions of incompetent appointees and corrupt supporters of the Christie-led administration. Maynard-Gibson has time and time again acted in a way that should leave her stripped of the protections afforded her Office by our Constitution. She has repeatedly demonstrated her willingness to egregiously abuse the AG's Office to the detriment of the Bahamian people. The Bahamian people should be insisting with a mighty voice that she be held accountable for her many egregious acts as AG, and equally egregious failures to properly act in accordance with the requirements and decorum expected of her Office. When the time is right her many instances of misconduct as AG should be made the subject of a full and proper investigation and hopefully that time is not too far off now.

3 Vote

bahamalove 8 years, 3 months ago on EDITORIAL: Time for Fred Mitchell to give accounting of his travels

I swear the man travels more than US Secretary of State, John Kerry. It sickens me to see this man posing for pictures with foreign dignitaries or celebrities all over the world! It could be the most obscure function and you are sure to see Mitchell posing for a photo op with his smug smile. Even when it involves local travel within the Bahamas, he feels that he has to be at every function. And he can't seem to get enough of seeing Sir Sidney in LA! Your stature on the world stage is not as big as you think it is. Like the Tribune has said in the past, he is looking to fill up his scrapbook with all of his exotic travels, but on the backs of Bahamians. Please turn over all of your earned frequent flyer miles because they belong to the Bahamian people!

9 Vote

newcitizen 9 years, 1 month ago on British man shot dead after armed robbers board his sailboat

This is what happens when succesive corrupt governments spend all the their effort and time trying to rape and steal from the Bahamian people instead of working to improve the education system and social services. And it's also what happens when the vast majority of Bahamian citizen, sit around and do and say nothing about it.

The failure of school system has left most of this country illiterate and uneducated. Citizens lack the basic skills required to do the simplest jobs. Unemployment is at it's current level because the unemployed are not trained to work. This leaves them with little to no options. As crime rises, tourists stop coming and 70% of the economy of the Bahamas will begin to grind to a halt. The longer this is left to fester, as the leaders flip flop back and forth between excuses while the Bahamian people sit around and suck their teeth while doing absolutely nothing, the worse it's going to get.

It is a past time of the Bahamian people to blame others for everything that does not go their way in life, and in this case it is true. The governments of this country have done nothing to help it, but that is the fault of every Bahamian. It is the people who put these corrupt leaders into power and it is the people who refuse to stand up and demand something better for the country. For once we could actually do something, actually demand something of our governments and our leaders.

1 Vote

EnoughIsEnough 9 years, 1 month ago on BAPD boosted by $100,000 donation from Mark Holowesko

Great donation for an important cause. The Holowesko family really is an example of what more Bahamians should be doing to help in the community. duppyVAT not quite sure how to interpret your comment but surely you cannot in any way shape or form be implying that this is a bad thing? you seem to be passing judgement. so out of curiousity, what was the last charitable thing you did to assist your community/a neighbour/?

3 Vote

proudloudandfnm 8 years, 3 months ago on EDITORIAL: Time for Fred Mitchell to give accounting of his travels

For real. I am sick and tired of him now. All he does is galavant all over the world. First class all the way with an entourage like he's some kind of celebrity. Take his damn credit card away....

3 Vote

Reality_Check 8 years, 11 months ago on UPDATED: 'Door closing' on Izmirlian's opportunity to strike a deal

None other than our State Minister for Legal Affairs, Damian Gomez aka the Minion, states to the Tribune: "We're moving forward to secure a liquidator,....once that's done it's in his {Sarkis Izmirlian} interest to strike a deal as soon as possible otherwise creditors will take over and the restructuring will not be to his liking." This is tantamount to a public admission that by filing an application for the liquidation of Baha Mar, the Christie-led PLP government is seeking to force Baha Mar and the Izmirlian family to accept whatever unfair terms are put to them by both the Chinese general contractor (CCA) and the Chinese Export Import Bank. In a liquidation supervised by the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, the shots are called by the largest admitted creditors which would be the two aforementioned Chinese stakeholders. In other words, notwithstanding the appointment of one or more "neutral" liquidators acceptable to the largest creditors, the Chinese stakeholders would be, for all intents and purposes, firmly in the driving seat of the entire liquidation process. This seems to be precisely what the Christie-led PLP government wants to happen notwithstanding that Baha Mar (and the Izmirlian family through Baha Mar) have already found it necessary to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware as a result of the severity of its grievances with the Chinese stakeholders, which grievances are the subject of very weighty legal claims that have already been asserted and are now before the High Court in the U.K. By all appearances, our Christie-led PLP government is wrongfully in bed with the Chinese stakeholders to unjustly wrest control and possession of the Baha Mar project away from the rightful principle developer of the project (Sarkis Izmirlian). It would be a travesty of monumental proportion for the Bahamas and the Bahamian people if the Delaware court (judge) permitted the Christie-led PLP government to effectively nationalize the Baha Mar property for the benefit of the Chinese stakeholders by abuse of due process. The Christie-led PLP government is notorious for its willingness to wrongfully "lean" on matters before our Supreme Court in an effort to affect a desired outcome.

1 Vote

Well_mudda_take_sic 8 years, 10 months ago on Baha Mar court ruling tomorrow

Hopefully Justice Winder knows only too well how receivership matters and liquidations drag on for many years in our Supreme Court because of the incompetency and/or shenanigans of the very highly paid Bahamian accountants and lawyers who, more often than not, are unable to set aside their enormous egos in order to best serve the interests of their clients as opposed to themselves. The Delaware Bankruptcy Court not only has great expertise and resources to handle large complex and important matters like the Baha Mar debacle, but also has a well-established track record for acting expeditiously. All of this is absolutely critical to the timely completion and ultimate financial success of the project at this critical and most time-sensitive juncture.

4 Vote

Reality_Check 8 years, 10 months ago on Baha Mar court ruling tomorrow

Re-post from another article: The Bahamas also enjoys reciprocating laws with other jurisdictions like the U.S. that require it to recognize the laws of those other jurisdictions. For all of the huff, puff and fluff by the many grossly overpaid lawyers who appeared before Justice Winder yesterday, the main legal issue is really a narrow one which should not take the Judge very long to rule on. There is no good reason (in fact, only many very bad reasons) for the Delaware Court not be fully recognized by the Supreme Court of The Bahamas in this matter.

1 Vote

Sickened 8 years, 10 months ago on Baha Mar court ruling tomorrow

This is modern day piracy being done by our leaders. If the PLP can't solve the country's debt issues then they will just steal the biggest asset in The Bahamas and sell it off. I just hope that most of the revenue from the eventual sale of Baha Mar ends up in our consolidated fund and not in the hands of our MP's.

I imagine if this theft is delayed by the courts then our Government will start confiscating cruise ships and private islands and then sell them off. From piracy to wrecking then blockade running to rum running then drug running to private enterprise theft. What our little country will do to stay afloat.

2 Vote

Well_mudda_take_sic 8 years, 10 months ago on Baha Mar court ruling tomorrow

The following is posted word for word on a U.S. Department of State website: "Article 27 of the Bahamian Constitution prohibits deprivation of property without prompt and adequate compensation. There is no evidence that the Government has ever expropriated a business, and both major political parties have stated that nationalization will not be an instrument of Government policy." However it now seems quite clear that Christie, Maynard-Gibson, Gomez et al. are precipitously (and possibly maliciously) seeking to nationalize the properties under development by Baha Mar, which by public admission of Christie himself is a project 97-98% complete at an out-of-pocket equity cost to the principle developer of about US$900 million. The likely malicious intent of the Christie-led PLP government is probably evidenced by the very fact that they will be relying on the principal Chinese stakeholders in the project to provide them (the Bahamian government) with the financial wherewithal necessary to provide the principle developer (Sarkis Izmirlian and his family) with prompt and adequate compensation as required by Article 27 of our Constitution. In other words, the Christie-led PLP government, in making an application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas for the liquidation of Baha Mar, is aiding and abetting the Chinese stakeholders in their efforts to acquire full ownership and control of the Baha Mar project at a bargain basement price taken out of the hide of the Izmirlian family. A truly disgusting abuse of due legal process!

9 Vote

Reality_Check 8 years, 10 months ago on Chapter 11 bid refused: Baha Mar application denied, Govt ‘vindicated’ by ruling

Baha Mar has suffered great financial harm as a result of a government that we elected; accordingly, we (the Bahamian people) should be prepared to ante up for the mega-millions of dollars in losses we have wrongfully caused the principal developer. Baha Mar will now simultaneously pursue the only two courses of action it is left with in an effort to mitigate its losses; losses that we (the Bahamian voters) have caused it. Baha Mar will file an appeal to Winder's ruling which will slowly make its way to the Privy Council via an upholding of the ruling by our Appeals Court under the sway of Christie & Maynard-Gibson. At the same time Baha Mar will commence a suit against the Bahamian government for damages which will also slowly work its way to the Privy Council. Meanwhile, just about every foreigner will turn their back on the Bahamas, and rightfully so. The U.S. government can also be expected to come down on us like a ton of bricks, which will start with a significant downgrading of our country's credit rating by the U.S. controlled rating agencies.

8 Vote

Reality_Check 8 years, 10 months ago on Chapter 11 bid refused: Baha Mar application denied, Govt ‘vindicated’ by ruling

You and many others like you deserve what's about to come your way my friend; hope you've stocked up on toilet paper, soap, tooth paste, candles, matches, and fresh water! The Greeks will at least be getting basic financial aid from the rest of Europe. But as for us, oh well..good luck begging from the Chinese.