Garrett Harte, is the founder of Harte Media, specialising in PR and Communications strategy. A native of Raphoe, he is the former Editor in Chief of Newstalk. His band The Lost play at Oakfest in Raphoe this evening. This is his ‘My Donegal.’Garrett HarteWhere is your favourite place in Donegal and why?Tough one as there are so many places to choose from!If I go back to my childhood then I have great memories of spending weekends with my Mum & Dad at the beach in Rathmullan. Diving off the pier with my brother Emmet and eating sand soaked sandwiches washed down with gallons of Football Special!Going to Rathmullen now still brings back those great times. Where in Donegal do you call home?Raphoe, the smallest city in the British Isles!It was a great town to grow up in. Football, music and devilment!Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?There are two people to be honest. My late father, Paddy, and my mother, Rosaleen. They both dedicated their lives to public service, instilling the importance of social justice, community and fairness. My father was a source of great strength and I miss not being able to call on his advice. My mother is the boss in the house, always with wise words and a positive outlook. What do you think is Donegal’s best tourist attraction?Oakfield Park in Raphoe. Gerry & Heather Robinson have created an amazing, public space with beautiful gardens, walks and a steam train. They are always adding new designs and offerings including the Oakfest music festival. It’s a must visit.Do you prefer Donegal summers or Donegal winters?I’d say summers but there was nothing like sleighing down Mongorry hill in Raphoe on a frosty winter’s night.What would you do on your ideal day out in Donegal? Catch up with a few old school friends in Letterkenny, bit of storytelling and slagging!What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Football Special!Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why? Shay Given – a gentleman who has never forgotten his roots or his Lifford accent!Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?Sir Gerry RobinsonWho is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Jim McGuiness. The masterplan he created to deliver All-Ireland success in 2012 was outstanding. I first met Jim almost 30 years ago when I played in a band called The Lost and we would go on tour to Glenties! The week before the 2012 All Ireland final I sent Jim a text to say if Donegal were to win the All Ireland then The Lost would reform. They did and so did The Lost!!What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Friels of Raphoe. Home from home!If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?I dream about getting the train to Donegal!What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?“Would you catch yourself on…”What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?In my business I never talk about challenges, I talk about opportunities. Beyond Brexit I think Donegal has the potential to be a tech hub for the country. Offering better work life balance and cost of living for companies.What is your favourite Donegal food?Dulse!Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?NoDo you have a favourite local band?Control The Dark & Frankie DolanIf you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?That train line!Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?Packie Bonner.Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of? There are many things. If I was to pick one it would be the people. I think Donegal people have a great outlook on life, passionate about their county and don’t take themselves too seriously!Would you like to take part in the My Donegal interview series? Just send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.orgMy Donegal – with musician, journalist and PR specialist Garrett Harte was last modified: June 4th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Garrett HarteMY DONEGAL
The presidential hotline is buzzing, withover 2 000 calls an hour recorded on thefirst day.(Image: The Presidency) President Jacob Zuma’s much-anticipated hotline went live on 14 September 2009, enabling members of the public to direct government-related complaints or queries straight to his office.The toll-free hotline number is 17737. This will take callers to a Union Buildings-based call centre, which will be open from 7.30am to 10pm, Monday to Friday. Citizens can also fax the call centre on 086 681 0987.Vusi Mona, former City Press editor and now deputy director-general for communications in the Presidency, said that a shift system was in the pipeline, which would extend the hours.While calls from landlines are free, it is unclear whether callers from mobile phones will be charged, as government and mobile providers are still in negotiations.During the first few hours of operation, the call centre reported an average of around 2 400 calls per hour.Efficient serviceThe R4-million service, which will reportedly cost about R1.5-million a year to run, is fronted by 43 public liaison officers. All officers have received specific training in dealing with general enquiries from the public, questions about the government and service delivery complaints.Each government department and province has been assigned its own public liaison officer, who is expected to attend to all issues efficiently and quickly, and to follow up enquiries and complaints received.Eventually it is expected that each provincial government will implement its own hotline.“The provinces are expected create a forum that includes liaison officers for each municipality,” said the Presidency in a statement, “so that the service is taken to local government level, including rural municipalities and districts.”Zuma has indicated that he may even take a few calls himself, if his schedule permits. The president’s office will be linked to an online platform that will enable him to take calls directly.On the first day of operation, the president did indeed answer one or two calls personally. He spoke to a widow from the Eastern Cape who was battling to access her late husband’s pension, and a resident of Benoni in Gauteng with a complaint about consistent sewerage leakage.“Government has always communicated with the public before, including through izimbizo,” said Zuma, addressing hotline staff. “We are now taking that interaction a step further, through ensuring that there is two way communication. We want people to be able to tell us what their problems are with service delivery, so that we can assist directly.”Zuma urged operatives to always remain cool and collected, even with angry callers at the other end of the line, adding that they would solve many problems through just being human. He called on them, as the first line of government communications, to help improve government’s image,Language no barrierCallers will be served in their language of choice. South Africa has 11 official languages, and the country’s Constitution states that everyone has the right to use their chosen language in any activity and at any time. The National Language Service of the Department of Arts and Culture is responsible for projects and policies that promote the use of all South Africa’s languages.Former music star Eugene Mthethwa, of the moderately successful kwaito group Trompies, is in charge of the hotline. Mthethwa is the newly appointed deputy director for public liaison and stakeholder management.“This is a way for people to get closer to government, and to express their dissatisfaction with poor service delivery,” said Mthethwa. “We take these matters very seriously.”All hotline calls will be recorded and logged to enable the Presidency to monitor and evaluate the quality of service offered, as well as determine the time taken to deal with complaints. Records will also help staff obtain important statistics to improve performance, such as which government departments receive the most – or the least – complaints.A more interactive government“In this era of renewal, we will move towards a more interactive government,” said Zuma in his maiden State of the Nation speech on 3 June 2009. “To lead by example, work has begun on the establishment of a public liaison capacity in the Presidency. In addition to receiving letters and emails from the public, we will also establish a hotline for easier access.”Zuma went on to assure the country that hotline staff will treat each query as if it was the only one, and would track its progress until it arrived at the person who would handle it properly.Now is the time for Zuma to make good on that promise. The Presidency said it expects around 1 500 calls per day.With the service up and running, said the Presidency, it will spend the next few weeks fine-tuning the system and eliminating any bugs so that it will be fully functional by the end of September.The Presidency also said it hopes the hotline would prompt government departments to remember that they are there to serve the people, and to develop a culture of putting the citizen first.Offering renewed hopeAccording to Vusi Mona, the hotline was a cause close to the president’s heart.Mona also admitted that the fact that hotline exists at all is a sign of failure in service delivery. He added that the hotline would give renewed hope to disgruntled citizens who struggled with “inaccessible government services”.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Leave a Comment The Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions livestock auction, held Sunday afternoon Aug. 5 in the WCOL Celeste Center, showcased Ohio’s premium livestock, premier junior fair exhibitors and generous supporters. On the sale bill were grand champion and reserve champion of many species, including market beef, market barrows, market lambs and market chickens, as well as the grand champion market goat, market turkey and a block of Swiss cheese to represent the seven dairy champions. In full, the livestock was auctioned for a total of $255,000.Ohio Farm Bureau and Bob Evans Farms, Kale Marketing, Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, Event Marketing Strategies and Huffman’s Market purchased the Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow for $33,000, setting a new state fair record with the purchase.“We wouldn’t have such a successful Sale of Champions if it weren’t for our talented and dedicated youth and our incredibly supportive buyers. Our Youth Reserve Program is very impactful to not just those in the Sale of Champions but for everyone involved in the youth organization. It is such an honor to reward everyone involved,” explained General Manager Virgil Strickler. “We are exceptionally pleased with the $167,000 raised for the Youth Reserve Program at today’s Sale of Champions.”While these Junior Fair exhibitors take great pride in raising a quality animal, the ultimate goal each year is to be awarded a grand champion ribbon. Grand or reserve champion is an immense honor for the exhibitor; and with the Youth Reserve Program and generous buyers, it is rewarding for the entire Junior Fair program. This year’s sale broke two records: Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow, which sold for $33,000, and Grand Champion Swiss Cheese, which sold for $28,000.Established in 1995, the Youth Reserve Program’s was developed to reward junior exhibitors who participate in the Ohio State Fair. Funds for the program come from the dollars received over a cap that is placed on the amount an exhibitor can receive from the Sale of Champions. The funds from the program are distributed among carcass contests, scholarships, outstanding market exhibitor program, outstanding breeding exhibitor program, showmanship, skillathons, 4-H and FFA. The Youth Reserve Program has awarded $3,366,815 to approximately 40,000 youth exhibitors since its inception.The 2018 Sale of Champions results are as follows:Grand Champion Market Beef Exhibited by: Caden Jones, Allen CountyPurchased by: Steve R. Rauch, Inc.Price: $41,500Cap: $22,000Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef Exhibited by: Carver Gostomsky, Darke CountyPurchased by: The Kroger CompanyPrice: $20,000Cap: $11,000Grand Champion Market Barrow Exhibited by: Matthew Butterfield, Butler CountyPurchased by: MeijerPrice: $48,000Cap: $10,000*Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow Exhibited by: Grant Adams, Mercer CountyPurchased by: Bob Evans Farms, Kale Marketing, Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, Ohio Farm Bureau, Event Marketing Strategies and Huffman’s MarketPrice: $33,000*Cap: $7,000Grand Champion Meat Chickens Exhibited by: Allison Davis, Carroll CountyPurchased by: The Kroger Company, Gerber PoultryPrice: $14,000Cap: $6,000Reserve Champion Meat Chickens Exhibited by: Meghan O’Reilly, Geauga CountyPurchased by: The Kroger Company, Gerber PoultryPrice: $10,000Cap: $4,000Grand Champion Market Lamb Exhibited by: Grant Johnson, Wayne CountyPurchased by: The Kroger CompanyPrice: $21,000Cap: $10,000Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb Exhibited by: Bailee Amstutz, Union CountyPurchased by: Steve R. Rauch, Inc.Price: $14,000Cap: $7,000Grand Champion Market Goat Exhibited by: Ava Shroyer, Logan CountyPurchased by: The Kroger CompanyPrice: $11,000Cap: $5,000Grand Champion Market Turkey Exhibited by: Myah Jones, Clinton CountyPurchased by: Kale Marketing, Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, Cooper Farms, and RD Jones ExcavatingPrice: $14,500Cap: $3,000*Grand Champion Swiss Cheese, produced by Pearl Valley Cheese Co., representing the seven dairy champions and supreme dairy showmenExhibited by:Grand Champion Ayrshire: Marissa Topp, Auglaize CountyGrand Champion Brown Swiss: Keaton Topp, Shelby CountyGrand Champion Guernsey: Abigayle Dicke, Mercer CountyGrand Champion Holstein: Kristopher Ackley, Logan CountyGrand Champion Jersey: Drake Tompkins, Morgan CountyGrand Champion Red and White: Madeline Topp, Auglaize CountyGrand Champion Milking Shorthorn: Aubree Topp, Shelby CountySupreme Showman, Week 1 – Exhibited by: Madelin Topp, Auglaize CountySupreme Showman, Week 2 – Exhibited by: Kinley Topp, Shelby CountyPurchased by: AG Boogher and Sons, S&S Volvo and GMC TrucksPrice: $28,000*Cap: $3,0002018 total sale: $255,0002018 amount earned for Youth Reserve Program: $167,000*Denotes new record Leave a Comment
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — The 2015 waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule may have suffered a final defeat, as a Texas court Tuesday granted a motion for summary judgement to the American Farm Bureau Federation that sends the rule back to EPA.The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled EPA violated the law in making changes in the final rule that were not proposed in the preliminary rule.“The court finds that the final rule violated the notice-and-comment requirements of the APA (Administrative Procedure Act) and therefore grants summary judgment in favor of the plaintiffs on this ground,” the court said in its ruling.“The court remands the final rule to the appropriate administrative agencies for proceedings consistent with this order.”In drafting the 2015 rule, EPA relied heavily on a so-called draft connectivity report that included the agency’s analysis of numerous studies on the connected nature of the nation’s waters.After an EPA scientific advisory board issued comments on the draft connectivity report on Oct. 24, 2014, the agency re-opened the public comment period on the rule for one month.“However, the agencies declined to do the same after issuing the revised version of the connectivity report on Jan. 15, 2015,” the court said in its ruling.“This meant that the proposed rule was never open for public comment after the final connectivity report was finalized. Almost six months after publishing the final connectivity report, the agencies released the final rule on June 29, 2015, which proposed a different definition of the phrase WOTUS.”In particular, EPA’s final rule departed from the proposed rule in a key aspect. The final rule defined adjacent waters using distance-based criteria rather than the ecologic and hydrologic criteria used in the proposed rule.For example, the final rule changed the term “neighboring” to mean “all waters located within 100 feet of the ordinary high water mark” of a jurisdictional water.“This was the first time that the agencies gave notice that they intended to define adjacency by precise numerical distance-based criteria rather than the ecologic and hydrologic criteria in the proposed rule,” the court said in its ruling.Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said the ruling was important because it will aid EPA in repealing the rule.“This critical federal court decision is a major victory for the people of Texas’ ability to regulate their own natural resources, including ponds, puddles and streams on private property, and a major win for property owners, whose land would have been subject to unlawful and impractical EPA regulations,” Paxton said in a statement.In a statement to DTN Wednesday evening, an EPA spokesperson said the agency has concerns about the 2015 rule and will consider the court’s ruling in repealing the rule.“Like the court, EPA has serious concerns about the legal underpinnings of the 2015 rule,” the agency said in a statement.“EPA and the Army Corps have made these concerns clear in the proposed repeal of the 2015 rule, including that the rule may have exceeded the agencies’ statutory authority under the Clean Water Act. We’re in the process of reviewing the public comments we received on that proposal and anticipate taking a final action on the proposal this summer. We are committed to following the rule of law, and we will take the district court’s order into account when taking final action on its proposed repeal of the 2015 rule.”WOTUS BATTLEOn April 3, 2019, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked the Texas court to issue a national injunction on the 2015 WOTUS rule, after a court in Ohio denied a similar motion earlier this spring.After a long series of court actions the past couple of years, a split remains between states still under jurisdiction of the 2015 rule and those that are not.At present, the rule is on hold in 28 states and in effect in 22.In the meantime, EPA continues to work on finalizing a new rule.For the past three years, the 2015 WOTUS rule has been hung up by dozens of lawsuits and legal procedures across the country.A number of court and government actions were taken in 2018 on the WOTUS rule, including:— In January, EPA finalized a rule to delay the 2015 rule by two years to allow for an agency rewrite.— In February, attorneys general in 10 states sued EPA, alleging the rule to delay was unlawful. A federal court threw out the rule.— Also in February, the AFBF and other agriculture groups asked a court in Texas for a national preliminary injunction to prevent the 2015 rule from taking effect.— In June, the U.S. District Court for the District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against WOTUS in 11 states.— In August, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina ruled EPA did not follow the Administrative Procedures Act in finalizing its rule to delay the 2015 WOTUS for two years. As a result, the rule took effect in 26 states. That meant the rule was on hold in 24 states at that time.— Also in August, the AFBF asked an appeals court in Virginia to stay the ruling in South Carolina.— At the end of August, the AFBF asked the Georgia court to issue a national injunction to prevent the 2015 rule from taking effect.Todd Neeley can be reached at email@example.com.Follow him on Twitter @toddneeleyDTN(CZ)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.
The Maharashtra unit of the Congress will organise a protest march against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government over the alleged corruption in the Rafale fighter jet deal, in Mumbai on July 30.“Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman have lied to the country by keeping it in the dark over the Rafale deal. The agreement has no clause requiring the government to keep the price of the deal hidden, but only the technicalities of the fighter jets. The government is trying to hide a scam worth ₹41,000 crore,” said Ashok Chavan, president of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee.Mr. Chavan said the agreement signed during the United Progressive Alliance regime in December 2012 stated that the cost of one Rafale jet is ₹526 crore and the total cost of 36 jets works out to ₹18,940 crore. The cost of one jet under the Modi government, though, is ₹1670.70 crore, which is almost 300% higher than the earlier deal. “The current deal does not share the technology with India, whereas the deal made by the Congress emphasised that,” he said.Mumbai Congress Unit Chief Sanjay Nirupam said, “What forced the BJP government to allot this contract to Reliance Defence, a newly-formed company with no experience whatsoever in making defence planes, over a firm like Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, which has been in this industry for years? According to the law, the Standing Committee on Defence and the Comptroller and Auditor General should be informed about any such deal being signed by the government. The fact that Mr. Modi and the Defence Minister have decided to keep the price under wraps reeks of corruption.”
Suarez relieved as Barcelona win at ‘tricky’ Getafeby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLuis Suarez and Leo Messi struck as Barcelona won 2-1 at Getafe on Sunday.Messi scored his 399th La Liga goal and Luis Suarez netted with a stunning volley as Barcelona moved five points clear at the top of the table with victory at Getafe.Argentine Messi opened the scoring in the 20th minute when he slotted in from a very tight angle.Suarez doubled the lead with a venomous shot from the edge of the area.Jaime Mata fired in to reduce the deficit before Jorge Molina missed an open goal for Getafe after the break.”It was very hard and tricky with so many people in the way, but I managed to hit it well,” said Suarez of his goal.”The opponent played well, we knew their qualities, how they defend, and we knew how to get the points, although there’s half a season to go.”On Messi he added: “Leo (Messi) is the best player in the world, wherever he plays. He’s got details of a different class of player and to share the pitch with him is incredible.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
In the aftermath of April’s unfortunate earthquake in Nepal that affected nearly 2 million children, Bulgari’s partnership with Save the Children has benefited more than 28,000 children in the area through a series of programs to protect children, who are the most vulnerable during crises, from harm.Bulgari Global Ambassadors Adrien Brody, Italian actress Isabella Ferrari, Spanish model and actor Jon Kortajarena, and HSH Princess Lilly zu sayn Wittgenstein Berleburg visited the region earlier this week to witness these programs firsthand and learn about the continued recovery efforts in the region through the partnership of Bulgari and Save the Children.Following the earthquake nearly six months ago, Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin donated half a million Euros to support the global humanitarian aid response, allowing Save the Children to enhance their relief and recovery efforts and meet the critical unique needs of children most affected.“Since the beginning of its collaboration with Save the Children in 2009, Bulgari has raised over 30 million Euros, an amazing result which is unique in the luxury sector,” says Babin. “Best of all, thanks to our partnership, living conditions have been improved for 700,000 of the world’s most vulnerable children to date in 25 countries, including Nepal.”The visit to the districts of Kavre and Sindupalchowk allowed the Global Ambassadors an opportunity to interact with children and their families in safe and temporary learning centers established by Save the Children, funded in part by Bulgari, where they are able to learn, play, socialize and return to a sense of normalcy and comfort. More than 5,000 schools in Nepal were destroyed, and many more were damaged, in the earthquake.“The boys and girls I met in Nepal were gentle and kind and full of dignity. Save the Children provides a place for these young minds to flourish. Education affords the tools for self-reliance and I remain impressed by Bulgari’s commitment to helping these children,” said Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody.In response to the quake, Save the Children has been engaged in Nepal to reunite children with their families, prevent children from being exploited or lured into hazardous and illegal labor, establish child protection committees (CPCs) and work in sync with local government officials, teachers and other caregivers to keep children safe from abuse or violence in their communities and with their families.Save the Children has worked in Nepal since 1976, and has extensive health, education and child protection programs throughout the country.“Nearly six months have passed since the devastating earthquake struck Nepal, but children are still in great need of support,” said Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children. “We are grateful to our long-term partner Bulgari for their commitment to our work. Together, we are helping Nepalese children feel safe and secure, so they can be kids again.”
Congratulations to Tim Curry and Luke Barr for winning Madden with Walt as their quarterback.FiveThirtyEight’s Rob Arthur tries to untangle the Nationals’ many woes.The Guardian’s Howard Megdal looks at whether the NWSL is taking advantage of its American fan base.Five things you need to know before Thursday’s NWSL championship game.Significant Digit: 1. The WNBA has admitted that a pivotal call at the end of a playoff game — giving the Minnesota Lynx a 1-point win — was incorrect. Hot Takedown Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (Sept. 29, 2015), we reveal the names of the two people who won the Super Bowl in Madden NFL 16 with FiveThirtyEight’s Walt Hickey at quarterback (his avatar at least). Then we look at the rash of injuries to NFL quarterbacks and whether it’s going to doom their teams, we tour the many, many reasons the Washington Nationals imploded this year, and we preview Thursday’s National Women’s Soccer League championship game. Plus, a Significant Digit on a wild finish in the WNBA playoffs.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above. Below is a video excerpt and links to some of what we discussed on the show. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS What’s to blame for the Nationals’ collapse? If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong.
Celtic advanced to the quarter-finals of the Betfred Scottish League Cup with a 3-1 victory over Patrick Thistle but manager Brendan Rodgers was far from impressed.Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers was unhappy with his side’s performance, saying in the post-match interview that his side was “not very good” and that their “intensity” and “pressure”, were below par, according to Eirsport.Celtic led 1-0 at the break, thanks to a Leigh Griffiths goal, Patrick Thistle equalised on the 73rd minutes.The leveller sparked life into Brendan Rodgers’ side, with two quick-fire goals from Moussa Dembele and Tom Rogic to guarantee Celtic a spot in the last eight of the Scottish League Cup.“We were far too passive in our pressing and [did] not [have] enough intensity. And of course that gave them an opportunity in the game, because of course if you’re slow in that, then normally you’re slow in your attacking play as well.”Match Preview: Manchester United vs Leicester City Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Old Trafford is the venue for the Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Leicester City, which kicks off at 16:00 (CET) on Saturday.“Yeah, okay, we had the ball, and were reasonably comfortable, but a lot of our game wasn’t very good today,” said Rodgers.“When you’re at a club like Celtic you have to win and we didn’t do that [against Athens]. But football, as I say, what you learn is that there are no guarantees, and you always have the opportunity to come back again and we did that today.”“But in terms of performance level, it wasn’t very good,” added Rodgers.“We’ve had a couple of targets we haven’t been able to get in. But I’ll continue to work with the players, and I’ve always had a very good relationship with the board here and that’s the same. We want to improve the team and we’ve got until the end of August to do that.”
#BahamasGeneralElections2017 #ObieWilchcombePromisesToWinBiminiForPLP Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 5th 2017, Bimini: Obie Wilchcombe is promising victory for the PLP in Bimini! The tourism minister send a strong message on Thursday night to his FNM Opponent Pakesia Parker, “You never get a lickin’ til you come to Bimini”. He says “this time we aint taking nobody for fun, this time we are serious here, to continue the path of growth” and promised to score big for the PLP come May 10th. The PLP’s gold team rolled into town, along with a slew of promises to expand the airport. Wilchcombe says flights direct from New York and Mexico were ready to come into Bimini, along with shops and restaurants for Biminites that would promote the sale of indigenous items.He went on to warn constituents not to give the FNM a chance, as Bimini could not afford to stop in its path of growth. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticMediaNews