Bahamian Cultural Icon “Chippie” Chipman Dies

Our drummer boy is gone. John “Chippie” Chipman, a Bahamian cultural icon who spent his life marching to the beat of his own goat skin drum, has died. Chippie, who was known as the “godfather of Bahamian drumming,” passed away at the Princess Margaret Hospital Monday afternoon. He was 90. Known for his insane drumming …

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Calling No Challengers: The Hypocrisy Of The PLP

Well, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, I guess.  Philip ‘Brave’ Davis, I. Chester Cooper and Fred Mitchell were returned as leader, deputy leader and chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) during its 54thNational Convention last week. The suspense was killing me.  Some 1,800 PLP delegates from throughout the country re-elected Messrs. Davis …

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