Punch Up In Parliament!!

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  1. dreamer20

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    An LPSG Exclusive:
    From the Halls of Nassau's Parliament:


    The Punch Up was a scandal that the press brought to
    our attention on Sept. 27, 2006 via the newspapers.
    Apparently after a meeting in the Cabinet Room on the
    evening of Sept. 25 ,06 two MPs, Kenyatta Gibson and
    Keod Smith, got into a fight after a heated exchange
    of insults. The combat lasted for several minutes.
    The PM and Deputy PM had already left before the
    hostilities started.

    During the scuffle it was reported that two windows
    were smashed and the glass top of the large mahogany
    table in the Cabinet room was broken. The Social
    Services Minister, Melanie Griffin, was said to have
    received a few stray blows as she tried to part the
    two men. Many claimed that both men had bruised faces
    after the incident. The dispute may or may not have
    been about Government business.

    Many Bahamians, via radio talk shows, condemned the
    conduct of these men and the Primeminister too as he
    stated that the incident was more "apparent than
    real". Of course there were calls for the
    resignation of the MPs for being bad examples to the
    nation's youth. Kenyatta Gibson apologized publicly
    for the so called "apparent" incident on Oct. 1, 2006.
    Both of the men eventually resigned from their
    Governmental positions. Keod Smith submitted his resignation Oct. 3rd and
    Kenyatta Gibson's was turned in on Oct. 5th, effective on Oct. 9th.

    The Office of the Prime Minister informed the Tribune newspaper
    that the cost of the damage to the Cabinet Room was estimated at *$769.
    The government's spokesperson also said that the
    Government was already reimbursed for the cost of the
    repairs by the two MPs.

    *Source=The Tribune Oct. 18, 2006 issue.

    Next Week:An Anna Nicole Smith Scandal
     
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    I am quite late with regard to my Anna Nicole Smith entry. Better late than never, as they say.

    On Sept. 10, 2006 Vicky Lynn Marshall (aka A.N.S.) was blessed with a birth of a daughter and cursed with the tragic death of her son, Daniel, in Doctors Hospital. It was said that Daniel had "chicken" in his stomach. That Doctors hospital was advertising for a new chef at the time was purely a coincidence.:rolleyes:

    It was later learned that the interaction of a number of prescription medications led to Daniel's death.

    Anna Nicole's Son -- Fatal Drug Combo? - TMZ.com


    Anna Nicole announced that her daughter Danielynn was the child of her companion Howard. However this triggered a paternity suit by photogragher Larry Birkhead who claimed that he fathered the child.

    TMZ Photo Galleries

    Mr. Birkhead has petitioned a Los Angeles court to have A.N.S. bring the the child to the U.S.A. to for a paternity test. Anna has refused his request to appear before that court.

    Daniel Smith - Daniel Smith @ SearchGossip.com

    She supposedly married Howard aboard a boat on Sept. 28, 2006 and as such a court could not force her to submit the child for such a test. Yet the "marriage" was not a marriage at all but a "committment ceromony." This ceremony was attended by the Minister of Immigration who claimed to be a friend of Anna Nicole.

    Currently a foreigner can apply to become a Bahamian resident if they have purchased a property in these islands that is valued at $500,000 or more. For such an application to be approved it may take as much as 3 years or more, usually. We learned that her application , that was submitted in August, was approved as of Sept. 11, 2006. The Minister of Immigration was said to have recieved a cheque of $10,000 to facilitate this matter. The property that Anna claimed to own, when she made her application, does not belong to her at all according to American businessman Ben Thompson. He had conveyed the property to her on the condition that she signed a mortgage agreement to pay for it. On Nov. 2, 2006 he claimed he was "double-crossed" by Anna Nicole Smith as she described the house as a gift and refused to execute a mortgage to repay him.

    Ben Thompson is trying to establish ownership of the Horizons property in the courts and to evict Anna from it. In Parliament the opposition has been calling for the Immigration Minister, Shane Gibson, to revoke ANS's residency and resign over this matter. He has refused to do so. It has been reported that ANS is looking to purchase some other property in case the courts rule against her.

    And that is the story so far. This is turning out much better than her television show.:wink:
     
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    The Front Page of Today's Tribune created a stir in Nassau town as it featured photos of the Minister of Immigration, Shane Gibson, and Anna Nicole Smith in bed.
    I found the photos amusing. The self righteous thought they were immoral. And TMZ.com wondered if A.N.S. used sex as a means to obtain her Bahamian residency here:

    Did Anna Use Sex to Gain Residency? - TMZ.com

    Excerpt from Article:

    In yet another major twist in the saga of Anna Nicole Smith, this morning a Bahamian newspaper published two photographs on its front page -- showing the former TRIMSPA spokesperson in her bed with the Bahamian immigration minister, Shane Gibson -- the same guy who approved her application for permanent residency.

    While Smith appears to be clothed in the photos, the two are locked in a romantic embrace, "their faces only a couple inches apart."


    See the photos here:

    http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.tmz.com/media/2007/02/0212_ans_bahamas_2.jpg
     
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    geez, who is this person who is all up in my country's business! I'M supposed to be the only Bahamian here!
     
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    And I'm supposed to be "jonb", so I guess you still are.:biggrin1:

    :wink::27:
     
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    haha..i guess we could share. (but alot of shit happening over here, huh?)
     
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    The release of the Shane Gibson & Anna Nicole Smith photos on Feb. 12, 2007 led to a repeated call for the resignation of the Minister of Immigration in light of last year's immigration scandal. He resigned from his Cabinet position on Feb. 18,2007.


    Despite a last ditch effort by Virgie Arthur to prevent the burial of her daughter in the Bahamas the day before the sheduled event, on March 2, 2007 Anna Nicole Smith was laid to rest at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery alongside the remains of Daniel Smith. Oddly enough Shane Gibson, who spent ~six months defending his relationship with Anna, did not attend her funeral.

    Billy Smith, the father of Daniel Smith, and Virgie Arthur each have petitioned the local courts to have the bodies of their children exhumed and sent to Texas for reburial. Both petitions were denied.
     
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    You'll have to brush up on your DeGrassi for that.
     
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    This is what we need in America to see the Left and Right just beat the shit out of each other right on C-Span... :tongue: Smack down...........:wink:
     
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    Haha, and I want to see Hilary laying a beating on Condoleeza first. Maybe in jell-o.
     
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    At this point i think they are all a bunch off assholes. Thats a good match yes. A real cat fight. Women fight dirty too. That would be even more fun:tongue: :wink:
     
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    He knows that show so well I suspect he is one of the writers.:wink:
     
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    Hell, I'd lay out for pay-per-view for that show..:tongue:
     
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    The verdict is in. The DNA results revealed that Larry Birkhead is the biological father of Dannie Lynn Hope.
     
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    Would it be something like this?
     
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    Will you update us tomorrow after the election, dreamer20?
     
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    I shall indeed AE.:smile:
     
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    And now for the latest updates.:smile:

    On April 4, 2007 Prime Minister Perry Christie named May 2, 2007 as the day of the general election. The Punch Up scandal MPs and the former Minister Of Labor (Shane Gibson), who had resigned over the Anna Nicole Smith scandal, ran as candidates for the ruling PLP party. Not a very wise decision for the PLP party as the opposition FNM party already had plenty of ammunition to use against their opponents.

    I predicted that the PLP party would be defeated in the General Election and they were. Of the 41 polling divisions the FNM won 23 seats and the PLP 18 seats. Shane Gibson and Kenyatta Gibson retained their seats. Keod Smith, who initiated the fight in the Cabinet Room (See the OP), lost his seat to his FNM opponent. The former ruling party had the votes recounted in 19 of the polling divisions and because of this the overall election results were not made official until the morning of May 4, 2007. The Bahamas has never experienced such a long delay before receiving these results - nevertheless the outcome was unchanged.

    And there it is in a nutshell AlteredEgo as you requested.:wink:
     
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